The Fellowship takes a musicological approach to imagine how the ancient cultures described by J.R.R. Tolkien might have sounded, performing on
an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments that includes harp, lute, hurdy-gurdy, krumhorn and gong. Their international cast of singers
deliver stunning performances using dialects of Sindarin, Quenya, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English. Their songs are based on ancient composition techniques which
can be at times delicate and at others, quite bombastic.
The Fellowship's songs are all drawn from aspects of J.R.R. Tolkien's myths of Middle-earth. The album title, "IN ELVEN LANDS" is taken from the lyrics of
their song "Beware The Wolf":
...let us ride before the break of day
through woven woods in Elven lands
to find the starry-jeweled hand...
This digitally remastered Second Edition features previously unreleased material and several entirely new performances, including J.R.R. Tolkien's original song
"Namárië", plus an entirely new song with lyrics by the noted Tolkien linguist
Helge Kåre Fauskanger.
Digital album downloads include a fully illustrated 50-Page digital booklet with album notes and lyrics.