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WALDORF STRING BAND

Rael Birns started Waldorf String Band in 1987, and by 2008 had produced eight CDs and three DVDs. These include the enormous hit 'Singalong Party' and an annual release of the 'Spirit of Christmas' CD, which features well-known traditional Christmas Carols.

DISCOGRAPHY

  • WALDORF STRING BAND IN A CELTIC CELEBRATION Double CD (2010)
  • Waldorf String Band's 21st Anniversary DVD/CD 'SINGALONG TOO'
  • WALDORF STRING BAND - REVIVAL
    Uncovers the Folkin' Hits of the 60s & 70s (2006) Gallo CD & DVD
  • 'BEST OF ... SO FAR' CD and DVD.
  • Waldorf String Band's 'SINGALONG PARTY' CD and DVD (2004)
  • 'NOW & THEN' contains a selection of un-released recordings of the original band together with latest recordings of the newer line-up (Gallo CDRED 679)

WALDORF STRING BAND 2008

  • 'WALDORF STRING BAND & FRIENDS -OLD FAVOURITES' CD was released by Gallo (Gallo GWVCD 11) in 1999
  • The 'SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS' CD, a selection of traditional Christmas Carols, is released annually by Gallo
  • The band's first recording 'WALDORF STRING BAND' was released in 1990 by Transistor
JOURNEY OF LOVE TRUE BLUES
As ANDRÉ HATTINGH's Producer and Manager, Rael negotiated for the publishing and recording of her original work, producing her 'Journey of Love' CD and then producing her concert series at Carnival City.

The production team Rael used for DAN PATLANSKY's 'True Blues' Album, included Peter Pearlson (SAMA's award winning Sound Engineer of the year for the fourth consecutive year running) and Alistair Coakley arranging horns. A wonderful team of session musicians included Barry Van Zyl and Mike Canfield on drums, Nippy Cripwell on bass, Gus Rose on keyboards, Sez Adamson on dobro, John Zerbinis on mouth organ, a brass section including Adam Howard, Bez Roberts and Kevin Davidson on trumpet, trombone and sax, Dan's own "Mississippi Muthers" (Gordon Legg on drums and Mike Van Tonder on bass) and backing vocals from Kathy Van Rensburg. Dan's CD was released on USA's Blue Note Records label in South Africa.

WENDY OLDFIELD
Rael Birns was contracted as Executive Producer and Executive Manager for WENDY OLDFIELD in the 1990s.
HIDDEN YEARS
In 1997 Rael was contracted as Tour Manager and Executive Producer by CF Beyers Naude Development Foundation to produce and manage The Hidden Years Band and Alexandra Choir trip to USA. The SABC/RPS Music and 3rd EAR MUSIC co-production of the historic HIDDEN YEARS recordings featuring DAVID MARKS and guests, was released by GALLO.
TRUTH OMISSIONS
In the capacity of Executive producer,  Rael Birns negotiated and arranged for the release of the PIETER-DIRK UYS CD recording, TRUTH OMISSIONS. 
KUSILE BOSELE
RAEL BIRNS & DAN PATLANSKY
Contracted as Executive Producer, Rael Birns arranged for Govin Reddy's private and limited edition recordings of the KUSILE BOSELE CD in celebration of the re-launch of SABC Radio.
 

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