***NEW CD ALBUM, "...and there's a Silver Stream Cascading..." Launch Party at THE BELL INN, Bath, Sat. 19th May from 8pm*** And what a lovely night it was! Order your CD copy here and now!
'And There’s A Silver Stream Cascading' is one of those rare albums that scores maximum points for its enlightened, open-minded music-making and its deeply joyous invocation of the magic powers of fresh invention.' - David Kidman, FATEA August 2018
"LightGarden - A beacon of international folk for all!" Bob Berry, Devizes folk club, 2017
"...the versatility of LightGarden's unique sound is nothing short of astounding. And we haven't even mentioned the heavenly harmonies yet!" Musicport Festival 2017
“Pan-European folk and acoustic...inner space and outer. Fiercely original but very friendly.” The Bell, Bath 2017
LightGarden's broad creative outlook is matched by the wide range of venues played including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Rural Arts Touring programme, folk clubs, and festivals including Glastonbury, Bath Fringe and Folk Festivals, and Musicport World Music Festival. We have also enjoyed doing our thing in pubs, and (once) in a potting shed - which looking back probably made sense for a band called LightGarden. Incidentally, the name, as we're often asked, came from Masha and David on a long drive wondering what to call the duo as it was then. They travelled many strange miles thinking of one word each then saying them aloud. Eventually 'garden' and 'light' came up. An online search revealed that an area of Persia now including parts of Afghanistan was once known as the Garden of Light. As they were exploring Persian poetry and the writings of Rumi at the time, the name arrived like a gift, and also an aspiration...
LightGarden are David Moss: singing/overtone chanting, bouzouki, fiddle,
Masha Kastner: harmonium, singing/overtone chanting, piano,
Rob Colquhoun: guitar, singing, mandolin. Rob joined in 2011 after a chance encounter at the Trowbridge Village Pump folk club. He brings a powerful driving energy to the sound, further increasing the band's versatility.