Cordelia's Lament

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They must fight every May Day until the end of time--the dark half of the year surrendering to the light only to reverse its stance six months later--while Cordelia remains ever a maiden. In the Welsh legend "Culhwch and Olwen" from the Mabinogion, Gwyn ap Nudd (the king of the underworld) and Gwythyr fab Greidawl fight an eternal duel to win Creiddylad's (Cordelia's) hand in marriage. My song “Cordelia's Lament” explores this storyline from her point of view.

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from West of Twilight, released July 10, 2015

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Katje Janisch Gainesville, Florida

Katje Janisch's otherworldly psych folk stirs with enchantment, reflecting her lifelong interest in matters mythic and mystic. Weaving together voice, fretted strings, flutes and other instruments, Janisch's intricately crafted arrangements conjure folkloric imagery in music characterized by listeners as ethereal and haunting. May the music carry you “West of Twilight.” ... more

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