***NEW CD ALBUM, "...and there's a Silver Stream Cascading. Download from Bandcamp (click logo above) or CD copies available here
"An enticing kaleidoscope of delights" - fRoots 2019
'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
Next event: Cheese and Grain, Frome: Wed 30th October 2019, 8pm
"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
"A mega-freaky trip" Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News
"A seriously magical set of original acoustic music" - Venue
LightGarden are David Moss: singing/overtone chanting, bouzouki, fiddle,
Masha Kastner: harmonium, singing/overtone chanting, piano,
Rob Colquhoun: guitar, singing, mandolin.
We are sometimes joined by Dave McKeown, (clarinet / sax maestro) adding another layer of warmth and beauty to the sound. An old friend and collaborator of David's, he is always welcome to join us as and when his many other committments allow. Of all the bands he has worked with, LightGarden is the only one which lets him play his uillean pipes. There may be a good reason for this, but when he played them in a duet with Masha on church organ the general consensus of the audience was definitely "More of this sort of thing".
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 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...