Tunes used by Eluveitie

Tunes used by Eluveitie

Hello All

I am trying to trace the tunes used by folk metal band Eluveitie. Below is a list of their tracks that I haven’t been able to find names for. The entire mission is messy because some of the tunes have been composed by the band but it not clear which ones have. So if anyone has time to have a listen (all the tracks can be found on youtube) and recognises any tunes I would be grateful if you could let me know. Some tunes are listed as suggestions and I would value a second opinion. In the case of An Dro’s if they have an associated name or reference (e.g. St Patricks, or Lorient or number 6) that would be really useful.

Thank you for your assistance :)


D’Veritu Agage D’Bitu (Kid on the Mountain https://thesession.org/tunes/52, trad. breton andro????)
Uis Elveti (Dix marins sur mer, Breton Gavotte??)
Lament (Irish Reel???)
Spirit (An Dro????)
The dance of victory (Dunmore Lasses , Two Breton Tunes, Last 30 second very similar to B part of Catharsis by Amy Cann?)
The Somber lay (???? Gerry/Garry O’Connors???)
Elembivos (An Dro???)
The Arcane Dominion ( Llantwit An Dro??)
Nata (Irish Church Hymn?/Chant? )
Carnutian Forest (trad. air ???)
Slania (Folk Medley) (Drowsy Maggie, Cooley’s, ?????)
The essence of ashes (Tunes by Liam Kelly &Michael Holmes (Dervish) but what is it called?)
Setlon (??)
Sempiternal embers (???)
Lugdunon (??)
Home (?)
Neverland (a tune byValerie Casey)
Santonian Shores (Plane Tree http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/182674(Mominette by Maxou Heintzen see https://altonsteadysession.wordpress.com/about/tune-of-the-month/the-plane-tree/) and an An Dro????)
Meet the enemy (?)
Havoc (?)
The uprising (?)
The Siege (?)
Alesia (?)
Uxellodunon (?)
Prologue for Helvetios (Poor man’s fortune? http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/183516)
From Darkness (??? Then Dr Gilbert https://thesession.org/tunes/129)
Celtos (Song tune – Tri Martolod? Jig???)
Sucellos (????)
Inception (????)
Vianna (????)
The silver sister (???)
King????
The day of strife????
Carry the torch ?????
Eternity????

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Hi!

only know one song but isn´t your list:

Virunus (at 03:45 start "Swallowtail Jig")

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Sorry, can’t help you with new names, but in Slania (Folk Medley), the first tune isn’t Drowsie Maggie, it’s a three part reel, that sounds familiar in some parts, but i can’t find a name. The second tune is Cooley’s, the third I don’t know and at the end they play the first reel again.

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In Havoc they use parts of https://thesession.org/tunes/33 Farewell to Erin. The A-part for sure as the second melody, the first melody I think is the C-part. I don’t know the melody in the slow part in the middle of the song.

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« … the first tune isn’t Drowsie Maggie, it’s a three part reel, that sounds familiar in some parts… »

Sounds a bit like a mash of DM and this one https://thesession.org/tunes/7862.
The third is https://thesession.org/tunes/637.

I can’t believe I actually listened to the whole thing. Now I feel a strong urge to grow a beard, wrap myself in a cloak, and gnaw elk bones in a cave on a mountainside.

https://youtu.be/DvBFgAhCkEQ

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As for Santonian Shores, I don’t think it’s the Plain Tree, it’s not a jig, it’s in 4/4. This is what I hear in the first part:
K:Bm
B2df B2df | g2fe f4 | gaba g2fe | d2e2f4 | B2df B2df | g2fe f4 | gaba g2fe | d2c2B4

The melody that follows is similar, but to transcribe this parts I had to slow down.

Stiamh:"I can’t believe I actually listened to the whole thing" Me too. I’m into heavy music, but not so much metal.

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Thanks for the replies, I thought this thread might die before it got going :P

R.E. Slania there is a detailed session thread about that here: https://thesession.org/discussions/30068
R.E. The Plane tree - look up the disambiguation on the link provided, it is the same tune but it is great to have another name for it :)

I’m going to post my Eluveitie tune list on their forum and see if I can get any response from Chrigel.

After two days (!) listening to their albums intensely I too would also grow a beard, but for the estrogen :P

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Well my request hasn’t been accepted by the Forum (yet) so I’m going to post the list here:

An expanded version of the lists made by Chrigel Glanzmann and fans on the Eluveitie Forum, Swordchant Forum, The Session.org and Youtube.

Ven (2008 Release)

D’Veritu Agage D’Bitu
• Kid on the Mountain https://thesession.org/tunes/52
• trad. breton andro; name unknown
Uis Elveti
• Dix marins sur mer
• Breton Gavotte??
Lament
• Irish Reel???
Druid
• Caisleán An Óir (The Golden Castle) https://thesession.org/tunes/2170
Jêzaig
• Jizaique https://thesession.org/tunes/1089

Spirit (2007)

Spirit
• An Dro????
Uis elveti
• Y’a dix marins sur mer
Your gaulish war
• Rogues and Rascals by Eoin Duignan (Ancient Rite 2002)
Of fire, wind and wisdom
• Tunes by Ivo henzi and Chrigel Glanzmann
Aidû
• Tune by Chrigel Glanzmann
The song of life
• Tam Lin(aka Glasgow Reel)by Davey Arthur https://thesession.org/tunes/248
Tegernakô
• Kid on the mountain https://thesession.org/tunes/52
• Morrison’s Jig https://thesession.org/tunes/71
Siraxta
• ‘Thaney’ Karine Polwart (Three ravens by Malinky, 2002)
The dance of victory
• Dunmore Lasses
• Two Breton Tunes???
• Last 30 second very similar to B part of Catharsis by Amy Cann???
The endless knot
• Uaine Bheag by Daire Bracken ( “Harmonic Motion” 2002 )
Andro
• Saint Patricks AnDro with added 3rd part http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/Brittany/andro/Saint_Patricks_An_Dro_Am/0000

Slania

Samon
• Amhran a Leabhair (The Books’ Song)written by Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabháin https://thesession.org/tunes/814
Primordial breath
• Tune by Chrigel Glanzmann
• Sleepy Maggie http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/26551
Inis Mona
• An Dro (rhythmically re-written by Chrigel Glanzmann)
• Tri martolod
Gray sublime archon
• Reel by Daire Bracken
Anagantios
• The Unquiet Grave http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/75907.html
Bloodstained ground
• The Roscommon reel
The Somber lay
• ???? Gerry/Garry O’Connors???
Slania’s song
• The Best of the Banner (Part A) http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/86626
Giamonios
• The source of the spey (or Meg Mhor na Lurachan) by Lachlan McPherson of Strathmashy https://thesession.org/tunes/7965
Tarvos
• Cooley’s Reel https://thesession.org/tunes/1
Calling the rain
• E-minor Jig http://www.partitions.bzh/partition/138_E_Minor_Jig
Elembivos
• An Dro???

Evocation 1

1. Sacrapos
Written by Anna
2.Britcom
Gladez by Johnathan Shorland
3.A Girls Oath
Written by Anna
4. The Arcane Dominion
Tunes used: Danse Breton & (Llantwit An Dro?)
https://thesession.org/tunes/6932
5.Within the Grove
Castle Kelly https://thesession.org/tunes/21
6.Nata
Irish Church Hymn?/Chant? ??
7.Carnutian Forest
trad. air ???
8.Gobanno
Julia Delaney’s https://thesession.org/tunes/589
9.Ne Regv
An anglezed bonetou ruz - En Dro http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/1600
10.Slania (Folk Medley)
Drowsy Maggie ?
Cooleys Reel
Man on the House?
Reel with the Burl?
Roscommon?
The Mountain Lark?
11.Omnos
Band composed tune

Everything remains as it never was

1.Otherworld
An Raibh Tu Ar An GCarraig
https://thesession.org/tunes/9695
2.Everything remains as it never was
???
3.Thousandfold
?????
4.Nil
Paddy Fahy’s Reel #1 http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/11785
5.The essence of ashes
Liam Kelly &Michael Holmes (Dervish)
6.Isara
By Chrigel Glanzmann https://thesession.org/tunes/12004
7.Kingdom come undone
gillou goes to jallerange by Blackwater (Gael Rutlowski, Sebastien Lagrange, Giles Sommet and Didier Gris)from “don’t relax do it” (2008)
8.Quoth the raven
9.(do)minion
10.Setlon
??
11.Sempiternal embers
???
12.Lugdunon
???
13. The luminal passage
(After) the Battle of Augrim https://thesession.org/tunes/1308
http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/94608


Helvetios

1.Prologue
/
2.Helvetios
????
3.Luxtos
La Jument de Michao/ Le Loup, le Renard et la Belette
Adapted by Kouerien (1973)
Cam ye o’er frae France? https://thesession.org/tunes/8145
4.Home
???
5.Santonian Shores
Plane Tree http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/182674
(Mominette by Maxou Heintzen see https://altonsteadysession.wordpress.com/about/tune-of-the-month/the-plane-tree/) also known as Ça ira
An Dro????
6.Scorched Earth
//
7. Meet the enemy
Johnny Harling’s https://thesession.org/tunes/6641 written by Liz Carroll???
8.Neverland
A tune by Valerie Casey????
9. A rose for Epona
//
10. Havoc
Farewell to Erin
11. The Uprising
????
12. Hope
Fairhaired Mary
http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/123736
13.The siege
????
14. Alesia
(???0
15. tullianum
///
16. Ucellodunon
???
17. Epilogue
Poor man’s fortune? http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/183516

Origins

1. Origins
Young Nedd of the Hill http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/164239
2. The nameless
????
la petite cascade?
3. From Darkness
???
Dr Gilbert https://thesession.org/tunes/129
4. Celtos
Tri Martolod?
Virunus Air???, Swallowtail https://thesession.org/tunes/106
5. Nothing
///
6. The call of the mountains
7. Sucellos????
8. Inception????
9. Vianna????
10. The silver sister?????
11. King????
12. The day of strife????
13. Ogmios ////
14. Carry the torch ?????
15. Eternity????

Re: Tunes used by Eluveitie

Jezaig - "Jesaig" or "Jezaique", first recorded by Galorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Njfo_IdIQ

Anagantios - "Star of County Down"
Carnutian Forest - intro = "The Sweetest Joy" by Lothlorien, perhaps trad
Uis Elveti - of various titles to the Bretonic sailor tune, another is also"Y´a Sept Marin"
Arcane Dominion , similar to "Danse Breton" ("Kerfank 1870") https://thesession.org/tunes/6932
Isara - intro is similar to "Rain" by Dax Johnson
Epilogue - similar to "Cuckoo´s Nest" (some or another of the numerous ones titled so) and "Jacky Tar", also similar to "Caislean anOir" used in "Druid"… checkit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq7N5iYuieQ

Celtos - "Maluron Malurette", also uses "Tri Martolod"
Eternity - "Floating from Skerry" a.k.a "Archibald McDonnell of Kepoch" https://thesession.org/tunes/6999
Divico - "Man of the House" + "Haughs of Cromdale" (a.k.a. "Tralee Gaol")
Slania Folk Medley - mi guess is that they meddled numerous melodies played metal on Slania, as it opens very similarly to "Somber Lay"
A few admittedly used tunes - http://forum.eluveitie.ch/viewtopic.php?t=24&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=120
- "Helvetios": "The anvil"
- "The uprising": "Ruined old cottage in the glen"
- "Luxtos": "come ye o’er frae france"
- "Hope": "Teehan’s"
- "The siege": "casadh na taoide" (by Valery Casey of Liadan)
- "Neverland": "Da sneck o’da smaalie" (by Chris Stout of Fiddler’s Bid)

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Ven:
D’Veritu Agage D’Bitu ( breton andro I believe )
Uis Elveti (y’a Dix marins sur mer, Breton Gavotte??)
Lament (Irish Reel???)
Druid (trad. irish reel called Caisleán An óir & Carolan’s dream)
Jezaig (trad. breton air called Jizaique)
Divico (Man of the house I think)
Spirit:
Spirit (Hanter Dro I believe)
Your Gaulish War (Rouges (and rascals)? by Eoin Duignan?
Song of Life (Tam Lin)
Tegernako (Kid on the Mountain & Morrison’s Jig)
Siraxta (I think it was known as a "Beardance"? and a Scottish tune by someone named I think Katherine Polwart might be called thaney)
The dance of victory (Dunmore Lasses (I’m sure) , Two Breton Tunes, Last 30 second very similar to B part of Catharsis by Amy Cann?)(no idea)
The Endless Knot (trad waltz by Daire Bracken)
AnDro (Breton An Dro name unknown as far as I’m aware of, sometimes nicknamed "St. Patrick’s An Dro" Carlos Nuñez has a version of it as does Faun)
Slania
Samon (Amhrán a Leabhair)
Primordial Breath (Scottish trad name unknown to Chrigel anymore)
Inis Mona (Breton Tri martolod)
Gray sublime archon (trad by daire bracken)
Anagantios (Star of County Down)
Bloodstained ground (Roscommon Reel)
The Somber lay (???? Gerry/Garry O’Connors???)
Slania’s song (I think it was some sort of welsh hornpipe trad but need to make sure, Chrigel says it’s an irish reel)
Gianominos (Breton trad "The Source of the Spey")
Tarvos (Cooley’s reel)
Calling the rain (The E-minor jig)
Elembivos (An Dro???)
Evocation
The Arcane Dominion ( Llantwit An Dro??)
Nata (Irish Church song )
Carnutian Forest (trad. air ???)
Slania (Folk Medley) (Drowsy Maggie, Cooley’s, ?????)
Everything remains
Otherworld (An raibh tú an gCarraig)
The essence of ashes (Tunes by Liam Kelly &Michael Holmes (Dervish) but what is it called?)
Setlon (??)
Sempiternal embers (???)
Lugdunon (??)
Helvetios
Helvetios (Breton An Dro (same one as D’veritu agage d’bitu and Ne Rgav Na)
Luxtos (Breton trad: La jument de michao & Scottish trad in bridge: Cam ye o’er frae France)
Home (?)
Santonian Shores (Plane Tree http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/182674(Mominette by Maxou Heintzen see https://altonsteadysession.wordpress.com/about/tune-of-the-month/the-plane-tree/) and an An Dro????)
Meet the enemy (whistle part by Chrigel is Johnny Harling’s)
Neverland (fiddle composed by Chris strout)
Havoc (Farewell to Erin)
The uprising (?)
The Siege (fiddle part composed by Valarie Casey)
Alesia (?)
Uxellodunon (?)
Prologue for Helvetios (Poor man’s fortune? http://folktunefinder.com/tunes/183516)
Origins
Origins and The nameless (Young ned on the hill)
From Darkness (??? Then Dr Gilbert https://thesession.org/tunes/129)
Celtos (Song tune – Tri Martolod? Jig???)
Virinus (Swallowtail jig)
Sucellos (????)
Inception (????)
Vianna (????)
The silver sister (???)
King(?)
The day of strife????
Carry the torch ?????
Eternity????

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Thanks Gaedheal - good work on the French tunes!

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I have made progress on listing the trads they have used but it is still a work in progress, here is what I have gotten so far:
Eluveitie Trads:
Ven: Dveritu Agage D’bitu- Breton Hanter Dro, name unknown (same trad used in Helvetios and Ne Regv Na)
Uis Elveti- primary melody is "Y’a Dix Marins Sur Mer" a breton sailor song which is a Hanter Dro (Type of Breton dance), the instrumental part in the middle is a Breton Gavotte (Type of dance popular in the 18th century)
Oro- first part is improvised, second part is a composition by Dide Mafurt the then hurdy gurdy player of the band who also played bagpipes on that song. (The 2012 re-recorded version was written and performed by Chrigel Glanzmann)
Lament- intro melody is a band composition (written by Chrigel I think), most of the song is a band composition with exception to I think the bridge which is said to be an Irish reel (name unknown to me)
Druid- primary melody is "Caisleáin an Óir" (Castle of Gold) an irish trad, fiddle piece is "Carolan’s Dream"
Jezaig- Breton air called "Jizaique"
Divico- two trads "Man of the house" and "The Haughs of Crommdale" (the latter is certainly Scottish, dunno about the former)

Spirit:
Spirit- Breton Hanter Dro (name unknown)
Uis Elveti- "Y’a Dix Marins Sur Mer", "Breton Gavotte"
Your Gaulish War- "Rouges and Rascals" by Eoin Duignan
Of Fire Wind and Wisdom- band composition (Chrigel’s composition)
Aidu- band composition (Chrigel wrote it I think)
The Song of Life- intro is band composition, chorus is "Tam Lin" a Scottish/Irish trad
Tegernako- main melody is "Kid on the Mountain" an Irish slip jig, ending tune is "Morrison’s Jig" another Irish jig
Siraxta- (I think it was known as a "Beardance"? and a Scottish tune by someone named I think Katherine Polwart might be called "thaney")
The Dance of Victory- "Dunmore Lasses" Two Breton Tunes, Last 30 second very similar to B part of Catharsis by Amy Cann?
The Endless Knot- Trad Waltz known as "Uaine Bheag" (I think) by DAire Bracken
AnDro- Breton AnDro (name unknown but popuarly called "St Patrick’s An Dro") this tune is popular among folk and medieval artists like Carlos Nuñez and Faun)

Slania:
Samon- Irish trad "Amhrán a Leabhair"
Primordial Breath- beginning/chorus tune and tune in bridge: non-traditional, written by Chrigel Glanzmann / tune in instrumental-part Scottish trad name unknown to Chrigel (I think it’s Drowsy Maggie)
Inis Mona- "Tri Martolod" a breton trad, whislte piece performed by Chrigel is I think a trad
Gray Sublime Archon- trad by Daire Bracken
Anagantios- "Star of County Down"
Bloodstained Ground- tune in bridge & chorus: trad. irish reel called "the roscommon reel" / tune in instrumental-part: non-trad. written by Chrigel Glanzmann
The Somber Lay- "Garry O’Connors" an Irish reel
Slania’s Song- "The Humours of Tullycrine"
Giamonios- "The source of sprey"
Tarvos- "Cooley’s reel" an irish trad
Calling the Rain- "E-minor Jig" a scottish jig
Elembivos- AnDro (name unknown)

Evocation:
Sacrapos (intro)- Llantwit An Dro? (other sources say written by Anna)
Brictom- Gladez (Breton song) Jonathan Shorland is typically associated with it
A Girl’s Oath- Written by Anna
The Arcane Dominion- Danse Breton & (Llantwit An Dro?)
Within the Grove- Castlekelly reel
The Cauldron of Renascence- Written by chrigel
Nata- Irish church song. Jig at end written by chrigel
Omnos- Band composed (Chirgel)
Carnutian Forest- 1st part Trad. air??? (concensus seems to infdicate a trad was used plus Chirgel statd it too, but name is undisclosed so probably unknown)
2nd part composed by Chrigel
"Tour : J’ai dix sous" sounds like it was used
intro of song probably "The Sweetest Joy"
Desumiis Luge- wirtten by Meri and Anna
Gobanno- Irish reel Julia Delaney’s
Vovesso In Mori- song: non trad; written by anna
jig (after first verse/end): non trad; written by chrigel
Memento- non trad; written by efren lopez & Päde
Ne Regv Na- whistle tune in the beginning: trad. breton hanter dro "An anglezed bonetou ruz - En Dro" (Breton song, same one used in Helvetios, D’veritu agage d’bitu/verija uit an bitus on Ven)
Sacrapos (outro)- same tune as in the intro so Anna composition

Everything Remains:
Otherworld- Irish trad "An raibh tú an gCarraig" (Irish trad)
Everything Remains As It Never Was-
Thousandfold- Band composition?*
Nil- Paddy Fahy’s Reel
The Essence of Ashes- Tunes by Liam Kelly &Michael Holmes (Dervish) (Name unknown)
Isara- possibly a breton trad but may also be a band composition, intro is similar to "Rain" by Dax Johnson
Kigdom Come Undone- gillou goes to jallerange by Blackwater (Gael Rutlowski, Sebastien Lagrange, Giles Sommet and Didier Gris)from “don’t relax do it” (2008)
Quoth The Raven- Band composition?*
(Do)Minion-Band composition?*
Setlon- Reel used in song by Gael Rutlowski, Sebastien Lagrange, Giles Sommet and Didier Gris
Sempiternal Embers- Band composition?*
Lugdunnon-Band composition?*
The Liminal Passage- The Battle of Aughrim (Irish trad)

Helvetios:
Prologue- N/A
Helvetios- Breton Hanter Dro (same one as D’veritu agage D’bitu)
Luxtos- main melody is La Jument De Michao a Breton Hanter Dro
Home-
Santonian Shores- "Plane Tree" by Maxou Heintzen is the main melody played by the Hurdy Gurdy and an AnDro is thought to also be featured
Scorched Earth- probably a band composition,* on an interesting note the style of singing used is called "Gwerz" singing, a traditional Breton style of singing)
Meet the Enemy- whistle/dulcimer piece is a trad composed by Johnny Harling and the name of the reel is With Ourselves
Neverland- fiddle tune in the instrumental part was written by Chris Stout
A Rose for Epona- I believe it’s an original composition, however, I recall coming across some comparisons between that and a song (I think it was) called "blood child"? or something like that but as far as I’m aware of this song is meant to be a band compositon
Havoc- Irish tune called "Farwell to Erin" I initially had thought it was "Toss the Feathers" but it isn’t
The Uprising- here’s different tunes in ‘the uprising’. the first one (in the beginning part of the song) is a trad. irish reel called "The Ruined Old Cottage In The Glen". (it maybe sounds a little unusual since chrigel kinda played it close to Matt Molloy’s version as performed on the album "the fire aflame"
however, the tune in the chorus was actually written by ivo & Chrigel . or more precise, it was written by ivo. Chrigel just made it "folky/whistly/irish"
there’s another ‘tune’ (if you can call it that; it’s actually rather kind of an accompanyment), played on the uilleann pipes & the hurdygurdy in the middle part of the song (with the spoken part). it was either written by ivo or Chrigel (chrigel doesn’t remember)
Hope- I had thought a slowed down version of "Cooley’s Reel" however names of another trad have been mentioned instead so I’m not sure (tune called "Teehan’s")
The Siege- Fiddle piece is a tune composed by Valery Casey
Alesia-
Tullianum-
Uxellodunnon-
Epilogue- similar to "Cuckoo´s Nest" (some or another of the numerous ones titled so) and "Jacky Tar"

Origins-
Origins (intro)- "Young Ned of the Hill" by the Pouges was used
The Nameless- the tune in the bridge on From Darkness is Dr. Gilbert’s and the rest of the song is "youn Ned of the hill"
From Darkness-
Celtos- 3 Breton trads: verses are "Maluron Lurette", chorus is "Tri Martolod" and the instrumental section is "Les Filles de Forge"
Virinus- end of the song is "Swallowtail jig"
Nothing-
The Call of the Mountains-
Sucellos-
Inception-
Vianna-
The Silver Sister-
King-
The Day of Strife-
Ogmios-
Carry the Torch-
Eternity- "Floating from Skerry" a.k.a "Archibald McDonnell of Kepoch"

*-means uncertain, lack of information on the song may result in an uncertain judgement that it’s a band composition

I will eventually wokr on Evocation 2 once I get the rest of their discography done.
I am in need of assistance for the rest of Helvetios and Origins so if anyone knows please can they assist me, thanks

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Thank you for researching Eluveitie’s traditional tunes! I’ve got a little addition to what you’ve found so far:

- The Raven Hill (the whistle melody played once or twice during the song): "As I Roved Out", also known as "The Night Visit" or recorded by Omnia as "Who Are You" (https://thesession.org/tunes/1594)

- Epilogue from Helvetios is deffinitely a welsh tune called "Nyth Y Gog" (https://thesession.org/tunes/6380)

- The Siege (the fiddle solo): kind of similar to The Star Of Munster (https://thesession.org/tunes/197)

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Something else I found:

- Deathwalker: Fairmoye (Fermoy) Lasses

- The Raven Hill (low whistle + hurdy gurdy solo): medieval tune Ai Vis Lo Lop

Re: Tunes used by Eluveitie

Great, the list keeps of growing. Just a shame that folk metal bands that do use trad tunes don’t usually name them in the sleeve notes.

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Yeah. Although they mentioned the Fermoy Lasses (Deathwalker) in one of the Ategnatos track-by-track videos.

Anyway, next one I found:

- The Raven Hill (chorus melody): Óró ‘sé do bheatha ‘bhaile

Re: Tunes used by Eluveitie

Yes, the Fermoy Lasses is on one of those albums. There are a fair few trad tunes, but I don’t know offhand — I’ll recognise them when I’m subjected to that album again.

No, I haven’t become a metal head. My partner likes metal, and Eluveitie is on the mutual car playlist because I can tolerate the tracks that aren’t screamy. I’m quick with the fast forward button on the screamy ones. Which means it’s just tunes, like everything else (luckily he has more patience for trad than I have for metal).

Re: Tunes used by Eluveitie

Great this is still getting some traffic and updates, well here’s all the progress I’ve made thus far

Ven:
Dveritu Agage D’bitu- Breton Hanter Dro, name unknown (same trad used in Helvetios and Ne Regv Na)
Uis Elveti- primary melody is "Y’a Dix Marins Sur Mer" a breton sailor song which is a Hanter Dro (Type of Breton dance), the instrumental part in the middle is a Breton Gavotte (Type of dance popular in the 18th century)
Oro- first part is improvised, second part is a composition by Dide Mafurt the then hurdy gurdy player of the band who also played bagpipes on that song. (The 2012 re-recorded version was written and performed by Chrigel Glanzmann)
Lament- intro melody is a band composition (written by Chrigel I think), most of the song is a band composition with exception to I think the bridge which is said to be an Irish reel (name unknown to me)
Druid- primary melody is "Caisleáin an Óir" (Castle of Gold) an irish trad, bridge is "Carolan’s Dream"
Jezaig- Breton air called "Jizaique"
Divico- two trads "Man of the house" and "The Haughs of Crommdale" (the latter is certainly Scottish, dunno about the former)

Spirit:
Spirit- Breton Hanter Dro (name unknown)
Uis Elveti- "Y’a Dix Marins Sur Mer", "Breton Gavotte"
Your Gaulish War- "Rouges and Rascals" by Eoin Duignan
Of Fire Wind and Wisdom- band composition (Chrigel’s composition)
Aidu- band composition (Chrigel wrote it I think)
The Song of Life- intro is band composition, chorus is "Tam Lin" a Scottish/Irish trad
Tegernako- main melody is "Kid on the Mountain" an Irish slip jig, ending tune is "Morrison’s Jig" another Irish jig
Siraxta- I think it was known as a "Beardance”? might have been used in that instrumental section played by chrigel from 03:28-03:57. The way Sarah [the then Hurdy-Gurdy player who also did accordion, vocals, shawm and krummhorn and did accordion on later releases] sang the song is very much the melody of the Scottish tune “Thaney” by Kathrine Polwart who at the time was a part of the group “Malinky”. The whistle parts I believe are band compositions.
The Dance of Victory- "Dunmore Lasses" 2 unnamed Hanter Dros, Last 30 second very similar to B part of Catharsis by Amy Cann? Chrigel claims to have written a part of it
The Endless Knot- Trad Waltz known as "Uaine Bheag" (I think) by Daire Bracken [sounds kinda like it)
AnDro- Breton AnDro (name unknown but popularly called "St Patrick’s An Dro") this tune is popular among folk and medieval artists like Carlos Nuñez and Faun)

Slania:
Samon- Irish trad "Amhrán a Leabhair"
Primordial Breath- beginning/chorus tune and tune in bridge: non-traditional, written by Chrigel Glanzmann / tune in instrumental-part Scottish trad name unknown to Chrigel (I think it’s Drowsy Maggie)
Inis Mona- "Tri Martolod" a breton trad, whistle piece performed by Chrigel is I think a trad
Gray Sublime Archon- trad by Daire Bracken
Anagantios- "Star of County Down"
Bloodstained Ground- tune in bridge & chorus: trad. irish reel called "the Roscommon reel" / tune in instrumental-part: non-trad. written by Chrigel Glanzmann
The Somber Lay- "Garry O’Connor’s" an Irish reel
Slania’s Song- "The Humours of Tullycrine"
Giamonios- "The source of sprey"
Tarvos- "Cooley’s reel" an irish trad
Calling the Rain- "E-minor Jig" a Scottish jig
Elembivos- AnDro (name unknown)

Evocation:
Sacrapos (intro)- Llantwit An Dro? (other sources say written by Anna)
Brictom- Gladez (Breton song) Jonathan Shorland is typically associated with it
A Girl’s Oath- Written by Anna
The Arcane Dominion- Danse Breton & (Llantwit An Dro?)
Within the Grove- Castlekelly reel
The Cauldron of Renascence- Written by chrigel
Nata- Irish church song. Jig at end written by chrigel
Omnos- Band composed (Chrigel)
Carnutian Forest- 1st part Trad. air??? (consensus seems to indicate a trad was used plus Chrigel stated it too, but name is undisclosed so probably unknown)
2nd part composed by Chrigel
"Tour : J’ai dix sous" sounds like it was used
intro of song probably "The Sweetest Joy"
Desumiis Luge- written by Meri and Anna
Gobanno- Irish reel Julia Delaney’s
Vovesso In Mori- song: non-trad; written by anna
jig (after first verse/end): non-trad; written by chrigel
Memento- non-trad; written by efren lopez & Päde
Ne Regv Na- whistle tune in the beginning: trad. breton hanter dro "An anglezed bonetou ruz - En Dro" (Breton song, same one used in Helvetios, D’veritu agage d’bitu/verija uit an bitus on Ven)
Sacrapos (outro)- same tune as in the intro so Anna composition

Everything Remains:
Otherworld- Irish trad "An raibh tú an gCarraig" (Irish trad)
Everything Remains as It Never Was-
Thousandfold- Band composition? *
Nil- Paddy Fahy’s Reel
The Essence of Ashes- Tunes by Liam Kelly &Michael Holmes (Dervish) (Name unknown)
Isara- possibly a breton trad but may also be a band composition, intro is similar to "Rain" by Dax Johnson
Kingdom Come Undone- gillou goes to jallerange by Blackwater (Gael Rutlowski, Sebastien Lagrange, Giles Sommet and Didier Gris)from “don’t relax do it” (2008)
Quoth The Raven- Band composition?*
(Do)Minion-Band composition?*
Setlon- Reel used in song by Gael Rutlowski, Sebastien Lagrange, Giles Sommet and Didier Gris
Sempiternal Embers- Band composition?*
Lugdunnon-Band composition?*
The Liminal Passage- The Battle of Aughrim (Irish trad)

Helvetios:
Prologue- N/A
Helvetios- Breton Hanter Dro (same one as D’veritu agage D’bitu)
Luxtos- main melody is La Jument De Michao a Breton Hanter Dro. Scottish Jacobite tune “Cam Ye O’er Frae France” was also used in the instrumental section mid song (around from 02:45-03:11)
Home-
Santonian Shores- "Plane Tree" by Maxou Heintzen is the main melody played by the Hurdy Gurdy and an AnDro is thought to also be featured
Scorched Earth- probably a band composition,* on an interesting note the style of singing used is called "Gwerz" singing, a traditional Breton style of singing)
Meet the Enemy- whistle/dulcimer piece is a trad composed by Johnny Harling and the name of the reel is With Ourselves
Neverland- fiddle tune in the instrumental part was written by Chris Stout
A Rose for Epona- I believe it’s an original composition, however, I recall coming across some comparisons between that and a song called "Metropolice” by the Japanese band “Blood Stain Child”, from hearing that song the melody used it identical but faster, however, as far as I’m aware of this song is meant to be a band composition.
Havoc- Irish tune called "Farwell to Erin" I initially had thought it was "Toss the Feathers" but it isn’t
The Uprising- here’s different tunes in ‘the uprising’. the first one (in the beginning part of the song) is a trad. Irish reel called "The Ruined Old Cottage in The Glen". (it maybe sounds a little unusual since chrigel kinda played it close to Matt Molloy’s version as performed on the album "the fire aflame"
however, the tune in the chorus was actually written by ivo & Chrigel. or more precise, it was written by ivo. Chrigel just made it "folky/whistly/irish"
there’s another ‘tune’ (if you can call it that; it’s actually rather kind of an accompaniment), played on the uilleann pipes & the hurdy-gurdy in the middle part of the song (with the spoken part). it was either written by ivo or Chrigel (chrigel doesn’t remember)
Hope- I had thought a slowed down version of "Cooley’s Reel" however names of another trad have been mentioned instead so I’m not sure (tune called "Teehan’s"). The tune sounds similar to the Maids of Mitchelstown so I’m not 100% sure which trad this song is based off, but it’s certainly based off a traditional piece
The Siege- Fiddle piece is a tune composed by Valery Casey could be “Star of Munster”
Alesia-
Tullianum- Band Composition (composed by Chrigel it seems)
Uxellodunnon-
Epilogue- similar to "Cuckoo´s Nest" (some or another of the numerous ones titled so) and "Jacky Tar" or “Nyth Y Gog” a Welsh tune

Origins:
Origins (intro)- "Young Ned of the Hill" by the Pouges was used
The Nameless- the tune in the bridge on From Darkness is Dr. Gilbert’s and the rest of the song is "young Ned of the hill"
From Darkness- Bad Composition*
Celtos- 3 Breton trads: verses are "Maluron Lurette", chorus is "Tri Martolod" and the instrumental section is "Les Filles de Forge"
Virinus- end of the song is "Swallowtail jig"
Nothing- N/A
The Call of the Mountains-
Sucellos-
Inception-
Vianna-
The Silver Sister-
King-
The Day of Strife-
Ogmios- N/A
Carry the Torch-
Eternity- "Floating from Skerry" a.k.a "Archibald McDonnell of Kepoch"

Evocation 2:
Dureððu-
Epona- Irish trad called "King of the Fairies"
Svcellos II-
Nantosvelta- Starts off with a tune that was used in the instrumental section of "The Dance of Victory" probably the unnamed Hanter Dro
Tovtatis-
Lvgvs- Breton piece called son ar chistr though it’s also popular in places like Germany as a drinking song called Was wollen wir trinken
Grannos- starts off with "The humours of Tullycrine" (which was also used in Salnia’s Song off Slania which is a reoccurring thing in this record where most melodies are from previously used traditional pieces)
Cernvnnos- Breton tune called "la petite cascade"
Catvrix-
Artio-
Aventia- The Butterfly Jig
Ogmios- Basically Tri Martolod ver batum with a melody that was used in the day of strife (the name of it is unknown to me)
Esvs- The main melody is some Breton AnDro Tri Yann did called "Pelot d’Hannebont" also I also hear the AnDro that was featured on the track of the same name on Spirit
Antvmnos- Scarborough Fair
Tarvos II-
Belenos-
Taranis-
Nemeton-

Rebirth:
Rebirth- Irish tune, “Lads of Laois”

Ategnatos:
Ategnatos- Irish tune, “Lads of Laois” is included at the start
Ancus-
Deathwalker- Irish reel “Fairmoye/Fairmore Lasses” used in the middle of the song
Black Water Down-
A Cry in the Wilderness-
The Raven Hill- Óro Sé do bheatha bhaile, Ai Vis Lo Lop and/or “As I Roved Out”
The Silvern Glow- Irish Reel (name undisclosed)
Ambriamus-
Mine Is the Fury-
The Slumber-
Worship-
Trinoxtion-
Threefold Death-
Breathe-
Rebirth- Irish tune, “Lads of Laois”
Eclipse-