The Charmin' Elf Bio:
On Fall 1999 some musicians and friends decided to gather together. They had been friends for years but as musicians they had walked different paths. The love for ancient melodies put them together as much as the need to give life to an experience to be a "free zone" for their restless creativity. The starting up was the so-called Celtic music (Irish, Scottish, Breton folk music, etc.). It was not the choice of a music "genre", but the natural approaching to a tradition pervaded with those "modes" they love. They magically stimulate the search of a lost sound, dwelling in the recesses of our souls; a resonance that can't be described by words and whose origin can't be set in time and space.
Besides Celtic music, they also hear "the call" of music and instruments from other traditions - including from Apulia region, of course. What prevails in their music is a personal interpretation of the traditional music, in harmony with the different experiences and personalities of the group members.
Mara Campobasso: Vocals, Harp
Nicola Cicerale: Guitar
Giovanni Mastrangelo: Double Bass, Bouzouki
Emanuela Lioy: Violin, Cello
Aldo Grillo: Percussions
Massimo La Zazzera: Alto Recorder, Low whistle
Music and Lyrics: Giovanni Mastrangelo
Cover Art: Maddalena Gatta.
Recorded at Mastering.it, acoustic environment, in year 2011.
Produced by Marco Maffei - (C) and (P) 2012 RadioSpia records -
Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)
She'll Wear My Ring - Lyrics (G. Mastrangelo)
I am the son of the house carpenter
And I fell in love with a court damsel
She was in her prime so pretty and young
And gave a smile that I buried in my heart
I gave her all, all that I had
Stole diamonds and gold to take her hand
I burnt my heart and tied my soul
At the end of the day she broke her promise
We will marry tomorrow my dear
You will wear my ring
Tomorrow we’ll dance all the night
You will free my love
And then came the night and the stars were so bright