Excalibur is, today, the legend of legends, the greatest of myths. From the Middle Ages onwards the story has known many authors. Monks, poets and storytellers have all glorified the epic adventures of King Arthur and his knights; each author adding a piece here and a chapter there thus creating a great canvas, a huge labyrinth strewn with heroic tales and marvellous quests.
Now 9 centuries later it is my immense pleasure and great honour, today, to introduce a new episode to this musical trilogy, bringing together many talented musicians from all over the Celtic world. A symphonic orchestra, British pop-rock groups, folk music stars and traditional instrumentalists have all answered enthusiastically to the call of the legend.
Alan Simon is the mainforce behind this project, he made his first Excalibur album in '98
(with Roger Hodgson, Tri Yann, Dan Ar Braz, Fairport Convention, Didier Lockwood, Gabriel
Yacoub, Carlos Nunez, Gildas Arzel, Nikki Matheson L'orchestre symphonique de Prague, Les
choeurs Bulgares, Le Bagad de Kemperlé, Didier Squiban etc ...).
produced a Roger Hodgens album (Open Door).
In 2003 he wrote a concept album concerned envrinmental prservation, which included many guest like Zucchero, Jane Birkin, Midnight Oil and others. Gaia was performed for 60.000 people in Zürci ('04)!
He made a movie and is now back with Excalibur II.
The project had his launch party in Paris.
With John Wetton, Justin Hayward (above), Maddy Prior (left), Andreas (right) and many others.
Excalibur will hit the road:
|07.01.2010||Hamburg||Color Line Arena||»Tickets|
|26.01.2010||Nuremberg||Arena Nürnberger Versicherung|
Excalibur live is: