Omnia (band)

Omnia is a self-described "neoceltic pagan folk" band based in the Netherlands, whose members over the years have had Irish, Dutch, Cornish, Belgian, Indonesian, and Persian backgrounds. Their music takes the form of various cultural routes, from places such as Ireland, England, Cornwall, and Iran. The name of the band is a Latin word that means "everything".

Omnia
Omnia in Dortmund, 2014
Omnia performing in 2014
Background information
OriginNetherlands
GenresPagan folk
Years active1996–present
LabelsPaganScum Records
Members
  • Steve "Sic" Evans-van der Harten
  • Jennifer Evans-van der Harten
Websitewww.worldofomnia.com

They sing in English, French, Breton, Finnish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Latin, and Hindi, and play Celtic harp, mouth harp, hurdy-gurdy, bodhrán, guitar, bouzouki, didgeridoo, flutes of all kinds, bagpipes, various drums and percussion instruments.

Band line-upEdit

Present band line-upEdit

Prior band membersEdit

  • Rob "Raido" van Barschot (drums and percussion)
  • Satria Karsono (acoustic guitar and backing vocals)
  • Luka Aubri-Krieger (didgeridoo and backing vocals)

DiscographyEdit

 
Daphyd "Crow" Sens with Didgeridoo
 
Steve and Jenny

Studio albums[1]Edit

  • Sine Missione (recorded 1999, released 2000, no label)
  • Sine Missione II (2002, Emmuty records)
  • OMNIA "3" (2003, Zap Prod.)
  • Crone of War (2004, Zap Prod.) — An album that focuses on Celtic mythology, such as the Mabon festival and gods such as Cernunnos and Taranis.[2]
  • PaganFolk (2006, PaganScum records) — An album with numerous traditional instruments employed. The style has been compared to the music of the German band Faun.[3]
  • Alive! (2007 PaganScum records). — The witches scene from Shakespeare's Macbeth, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe and a poem by Lewis Carroll were set to music on this release. The artwork was created together with Alan Lee.[4]
  • Wolf Love (2010, PaganScum records)[5] — Contains all the different music styles OMNIA is capable of. Includes a free DVD of live material of the 2010 line-up . "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll was set to music on this release.[6]
  • Musick and Poëtree (2011, PaganScum records) — a two-disc CD with one recorded with members of the 2011 line-up and the other recorded by Stenny, solo. Notable songs are Free and a cover of the classic Wim Sonneveld song Het dorp about the modernisation of rural life in the Netherlands, which is sung by Steve Sic in Dutch, the first ever Dutch language song by OMNIA.
  • Earth Warrior (2014)
  • Naked Harp (2015) Jenny's solo album.
  • Prayer (2016)
  • Reflexions (2018)

Live albumsEdit

  • Live Religion (2005, PaganScum records) — Live album recorded in a church with one microphone.
  • PaganFolk At The Fairy Ball (2008, PaganScum records) — A live album downloadable for free from the official website[7]
  • Live on Earth (2012)

Compilations and remixesEdit

  • Cybershaman (2007, PaganScum records) — A remix album featuring eight Omnia songs in Trance music and Electronic style.[8]
  • History (2007, PaganScum records) (American sampler) — Compilation album specifically made and remastered for United States sales.
  • World Of Omnia (2009, PaganScum records) — Partly a re-mastered compilation of older OMNIA works together with reworked new recordings and two original tracks.

DVDEdit

  • Pagan Folk Lore (2008, PaganScum records) — live DVD containing interviews and performances of the 2008 line-up

Links related to songs performed by OmniaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Omnia - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". www.spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ Lohmann, Stephanie. "Omnia. Crown [sic] Of War". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 10/2004. Thomas Vogel Media e.K. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  3. ^ Lohmann, Stephanie. "Omnia, Pagan Folk". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 5/2006. Thomas Vogel Media e.K. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  4. ^ Castelnau, Peter. "Omnia. Alive!". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 10/2007. Thomas Vogel Media e.K. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  5. ^ Kubanke, Ulf. "Omnia Wolf Love". Laut.de. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  6. ^ Omnia — Jabberwocky on YouTube
  7. ^ "World of OMNIA". Worldofomnia.com. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  8. ^ Castelnau, Peter. "Omnia. Cybershaman". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 7/2007. Thomas Vogel Media e.K. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2010-08-12.

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