Irish folk-metal legends Cruachan release new single ‘The Hawthorn’ – out now! 03/10/2020 News 11 THE NEW SINGLE OUT 2/10/2020 Stream ‘The Hawthorn’ here: https://despotz.ffm.to/thehawthorn Legendary Irish folk/metal pioneers return with their brand-new single ‘The Hawthorn’. A track steeped in Irish folklore, ‘The Hawthorn’ is set in Ireland during the 1700’s when the population were heavily under the influence of the Catholic church while still holding onto old Pagan beliefs. It balances the band’s love of Irish traditional folk music with uncompromising metal, a style of music the band helped develop back in the early 1990’s. Frontman Keith Fay comments, “The Hawthorn tree is a fairy tree, you will see them all over Ireland growing in strange unlikely places where other trees would have been cut down. It is extremely unlucky to cut down a hawthorn tree else you anger the Faerie folk. In the song, the woman is taking her dead baby to bury under the tree, to give her baby to the faeries. We don’t know how the baby died or what has led to this decision but she is set in her ways and the baby will not have a Christian burial.” The Hawthorn is taken from the bands upcoming new album, due early 2021 on Despotz Records. Cruachan Discography Tuatha na Gael (1995) The Middle Kingdom (2000) Folk-Lore (2002) Pagan (2004) The Morrigan’s Call (2006) Blood on the Black Robe (2011) Blood for the Blood God (2014) Nine Years of Blood (2018) Connect with Cruachan: https://www.facebook.com/cruachanclan http://www.cruachanireland.com/ www.instagram.com/cruachan_official www.youtube.com/cruachankeith Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.