Anagram of "Findlay Gordon". Thank you John-in-leeds.
Dragonflies, or damselflies, were connected to Freya the Norse goddess of love, fertility and warfare. Freya was famous for her beauty and her knowledge as a magician. It was she who taught Odin the shamanic practices known as seidr which were still practiced during Christian times. The paired bodies of mating dragonflies form the shape of a heart, perhaps being the source for that modern symbol of love. In ancient lore, the dragonfly represents transformation, adaptation and insight. By Nick Byron.
"Featuring assuredly delivered; divinely sung lead vocals and the most spine tingling of harmonies from both Heather and Angela, piano, acoustic guitar and flute, Odin Dragonfly create a very dynamic audio visual experience.
Odin Dragonfly happens to be one of the only female, multi-instrumental duo’s on the circuit, creating an appeal that is both very fresh and unique. These women are already gathering a reputation for their musical prowess alone, which, has been described as beautiful, accomplished, elegant, and varied.
Read more on their site.
Mostly Autumn and a shining Heather Findlay,
by Chris Walkden.
News august 2007;
Live performances of Heather Findlay and Angela Gordon, took place in the Autumn and
Winter 2005 in York at Fibbers (in York) & Blakely (headline act!).
4th nov with Circulus
14 November at Jabez Clegg in Manchester (supporting Circulus).
1th December at The Lion Inn, Blakely
4th dec with Waking the Witch
25th February - Classic Rock Society:
Part of the Review by David Meadow.
Fibbers, York 18 October 2005
.....First was a new band called Odin Dragonfly, which consists of two women: one sang and played acoustic guitar, the other one sang and played keyboard and flute. (I don't think they actually gave their names!) Now it's probably not a secret that I'm rather fond of flutes, so I was quite happy with this combination. Both have beautiful voices and both are very good with their instruments. If I had one complaint, it’s that they were actually over-amplified — I think they would have suited a venue where they didn't have to compete with the bar crowd and could have played a "proper" acoustic set. Their set lasted about 35 minutes and included Steal Away, The Eyes of the Forest, Bitterness Burnt, Caught in a Fold, a Jethro Tull song (Witch's Promise, unless I’m very much mistaken), and two or three other (new) songs that I unfortunately don't recall the names of (one was called Give it Time, or something like that, and was most Divinely sung). Overall I was very impressed. This is a band I definitely want to see again. And they said they were part of another band, too. Called Mostly Autumn, or something like that... Pictures Read more.
Review by Roger N.:
Fibbers, York 04 November 2005
Making a round trip of 7 hours to see an unknown duo play for 30 or 40 minutes could be considered as rather eccentric behaviour. However, once you realise that the duo concerned is Heather Findlay and Angela Gordon, it all starts to make sense. This turned out to be a great opportunity to see two incredibly talented musicians show us a different side of themselves. In Mostly Autumn all we get to hear of Heather’s guitar playing is the occasional bit of acoustic strumming but last night she demonstrated that not only can she play guitar but do so very well. Her playing ranged from purposeful strumming to a very delicate (and quite unusual) finger-picking technique.
The time has now come for Odin Dragonfly to put on their very first headline show at none
other than the Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge on Thursday December 1st with very special guests GT
Turbo and Adam Rogowski.
Bryan Josh was so friendly and played guitar on one track; Bitterness Burnt.
Some new songs were played: Waiting For The Snow', 'Magnolia Half-Moon' and 'Magpie'. Of course some rare Mostly Autumn tracks such as a stripped down acoustic version of 'Heartlife'.
Sound Samples on their site!
NightTown, Rotterdam 7th of May 2006.
Heather & Angela, thanks for your support, I was glad to see you as Odin Dragonfly it was worthed
(even I the fact that I didn't could see RPWL
in Zoetermeer, so that should be a great compliment
Gonna see you all, Fish, RPWL and you two with the band in Loreley, see Ya!).
x x x Nick from....
An Marie Helder.
Odin Dragonfly In Studio
You would have thought that after recording a double Mostly Autumn album and completing a follow-up tour, it would be time to take a break! Not so for Heather and Angela, who are now in the studio working on Odin Dragonfly's debut album 'Offerings', which will be available from mid February. Pre-production for the album has gone very well and both Heather and Angela are really excited about the project (as indeed are we!).
‘Offerings ‘ will be a full-length studio album. Currently 13 tracks are planned, 11 of which will be originals. None of the recordings of all of these songs have been released before.
There will be regular updates and insights on their progress available on www.odindragonfly.com from Monday 8th January. We will of course aim to keep you up to date on ‘Out Of The Inn’ too!
Angela Gordon and Heather Findlay, both of Mostly Autumn, have released their debut album called "Offerings".
Buy it here.
More news soon.
The duo will be celebrating 'Offerings' completion and launch with a small tour. The confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Saturday 25th 2007 The Fly London, with special guest Anne-Marie Helder
Sunday 26th August 2007 The Little Civic Wolverhampton, with special guest Anne-Marie Helder
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