Marie Kvamme, Barry
Kavanagh and Håkon Larsen, Nystua festival, Eidsvoll Verk, Norway,
9 July 2010. Photo by Lasse W. Fosshaug.
melodic music... poignant music punctuated with moments of genuine joy.'
So Dacianos were described on Irish television in 2002.
In May 2011, the fifth and final album by Dacianos was released, entitled
Fables for Another Time. It was recorded
in Norway and featured, in order of appearance: Barry Kavanagh (piano,
voice, elka organ, pss-380 keyboard, guitar), Håkon Larsen (drums,
egg, tambourine), Marius Kolbenstvedt (metallophones, bass, sampler, moogerfoogers,
synths, zithers, baritone guitar), Marius Ergo (elka organ), Sara Cools
Yri (accordion & glockenspiel), Marie Kvamme (voice) and Ilmar Wilbers
Only Barry Kavanagh
remains from the original band that first took form in Ireland and created
two mini-albums, the mostly-acoustic Mis-showbusiness,
released in 2000, and Hold Music, released
in 2002, which went the other direction with drum machine and sampler.
Over the next few years, Kavanagh was in the UK , then he moved to Oslo
in 2005. A collection of Irish, British and Norwegian recordings were
compiled on the CD In a Weird Chalet 2004-2006.
became a wholly Oslo-based project, with Håkon Larsen, Marius Kolbenstvedt,
Marie Kvamme and Ilmar Wilbers all appearing on Gratis?
(2009) and Fables for Another Time
You can buy the five
Dacianos CDs online from our shop using Paypal.
You can also buy downloads from Gratis?
on cdbaby and
downloads from Fables for Another Time on
coming soon. For now listen on YouTube, on the Dave
Walsh channel or the Dacianos