MP3 Darowyn - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...
Singer/songwriter, folk, anti folk, folk rock, UK country.
10 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Love Songs, FOLK: Modern Folk
Darowyn is not my real name. In fact it’s not anybody’s real name, not at the moment anyhow. It came about as the result of a computer programme I wrote to create the names for heroic characters in adventures. I like the coincidence of creating a possible name, with a fortunate meaning, which has never belonged to anyone else, so I took the name as my alias. Darowyn could almost be a Welsh name, and if it was, it would mean “White Oak”
I grew up on the edge of an oak wood, making things from wood is a favourite pastime, and white oak is an excellent boatbuilding timber. I like that.
So I am Darowyn.
I first used the name to describe a character who sometimes appears in my dreams. He is, or was, a wandering bard, armourer and swordsmith from around the 6th Century. Maybe these dreams are reincarnation memories– I can certainly make pretty authentic dark age helmets.
Maybe I was Darowyn too.
If you were to ask me what I do, I''d probably say I make things.
I make guitars, motorbikes, boats, furniture, songs and gardens.
I make replica dark age armour.
I make young people into employable adults.
I make love; I make merry; I make plans; I make computers do what I want; I make people laugh.
I make things.
I hope you like my songs. I have a very special reason why I am putting them out now. You might be able to find out why if you look on my website
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