Cesair | Epic Folk & Mythic Music


Ever since mankind learned how to speak, stories have been shared and passed down through generations. As such, legends gave birth to epic songs. It is this manner of storytelling that lies at the heart of Cesair's music. As a band, they aim to bring to life the epic tale of the eponymous Cesair, a mythological princess that sailed the oceans 5,000 years ago.
They set to music the chapters of her story, captured by the words of many romantic souls, with unique, original compositions, performed on a great variety of instruments. Their music incorporates the musical, spiritual and historical heritage of cultures from all around the Orient and Occident, creating a mixture of eastern sounds and rhythms and traditional as well as modern European folk music. They invite you to join them in a world of timeless adventures and colourful characters, and to take part in a story that may last a lifetime.

Discography

Albums


Omphalos

Full-length album
Foxy Records
Releases 1.9.2017

Remember, there was a time before us. In this old world, a sense of belonging and feeling of oneness kept us together through storm and flood. Remember, there was a place; a center in the cycles of life, a portal to the inner earth. Marked with stone monuments, such places stood aligned with the pathway to the stars. Remember, there was a name at the beginning: Omphalos, the navel of the earth.

A bridge between the old and the new, Omphalos is the long awaited follow-up to Cesair's debut Dies, Nox et Omnia, featuring 12 original songs performed by former and current band members, as well as a guest appearance by FAUN's Stephan Groth.

Produced, recorded & mixed by Fieke van den Hurk | Dearworld studio
Mastered by Darius van Hefteren | Amsterdam Mastering

Dies, Nox et Omnia: SINE FINE

Special edition album
Screaming Banshee Records (2015)

This is a special edition of our debut album, fully remastered by triple Grammy Award winner Darcy Proper, presented in a deluxe digipack and featuring a 32-page booklet with lyrics and information for all songs. "Dies, Nox et Omnia: Sine Fine" features remixed versions of four of our tracks by Orchus, Corvus Corax, Schwarzblut and Niel Mitra from FAUN.

Tracklist
1. Prologue
2. Enuma Elish
3. Minnic soe Stervic
4. Ishtar
5. Dies, Nox et Omnia
6. Du Som Har
7. The Wanderings of Oisín
8. Atiny Naya
9. Y Gododdin
10. Canso (Niel Mitra remix)
11. Mal Casada (Corvus Corax remix)
12. Graeica (Schwarzblut remix)
13. Bergatrollets Friari (Orchus remix)

Dies, Nox et Omnia

Full-length debut album (2013)
Digital edition (2016)

Our debut album contains 13 epic songs, over 60 minutes of mythic music... We started preproduction in the winter of 2012. It was then recorded by Fieke at the legendary Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum, and finally released at Castlefest in 2013. The booklet contains many pages of beautiful artwork, photography and information about the origin of the texts we use and the hidden messages in the songs.

Dies, Nox et Omnia is now available in all digital shops! This version includes all songs featured on our debut album as well as the remixes from "SINE FINE", all fully remastered by Darcy Proper in the Wisseloord Studios.

Tracklist
1. Prologue
2. Enuma Elish
3. Minnic soe Stervic
4. Graeica
5. Mal Casada
6. Isthar
7. Bergatrollets Friari
8. Du Som Har
9. Canso
10. The Wanderings of Oisín
11. Atiny Naya
12. Dies, Nox et Omnia
13. Y Gododdin
14. Canso (Niel Mitra Remix)
15. Mal Casada (Corvus Corax Remix)
16. Graeica (Schwarzblut Remix)
17. Bergatrollets Friari (Orchus Remix)

Compilations


Best of MPS 2017

Totentanz Records (2017)

Compilation CD

NORDICA

Miroque (2017)

Compilation CD

Pagan Spirit Vol. II

Pagan Spirit (2016)

Digital compilation album

HerbstMond 2

At Sea Compilations (2016)

Digital compilation album

Castlefest 2016

Totentanz Records (2016)

Compilation CD

Best of MPS 2016

Totentanz Records (2016)

Compilation 2CD

Miroque Viking: Lieder von Feuer und Eis

Totentanz Records (2016)

Compilation CD

Castlefest 2015

Totentanz Records (2015)

Compilation 2CD

Wyldwood Radio On the Move

Wyldwood Radio (2015)

Digital compilation album

Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 165

Sonic Seducer (2015)

Compilation CD

Mittelalter Musik 5

Sonic Seducer (2015)

Compilation DVD

Wild Folk Pagan Vol. III

La Guilde Folk (2015)

Digital compilation album

Orkus! Compilation 110

Orkus (2015)

Compilation CD

Folk For the People

Self Published (2014)

Benefit compilation album for the victims of repression in Ukraine

Castlefest 2014

Totentanz Records (2014)

Compilation CD

Zillo Medieval - Mittelalter und Musik 02/2014

Zillo Medieval (2014)

Compilation CD

Castlefest 2013

Totentanz Records (2013)

Compilation CD

Band Members


Sophie Zaaijer

Violin, viola, cello, vocals

Monique van Deursen

Vocals, bodhrán, frame drum

Faber Horbach

Piano, nyckelharpa, vocals

Luka Aubri

Slideridoo, vocals

Jan de Vries

Drums & percussion

Thomas Biesmeijer

Guitars, Irish bouzouki, frame drum, vocals

Upcoming concerts


Castlefest 2017
MPS Telgte
MPS Speyer
MPS Hamburg Öjendorf
Gothic & Fantasy Beurs
Clubshow with SeeD & EMIAN PaganFolk
PLWM Silvester Party Dortmund

Past Concerts


Show

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Ancient History

Contact


Contact info

General
  info@cesair.nl
Shop
  merch@cesair.nl
Find out much more about Cesair via the following social media platforms:

Booking info

Bookings contact
  thomas@cesair.nl
  +31 6 14 28 90 51
BTW-ID: NL853018728B01
KVK: 58391177

Photography Credits

Band photography
Photographer: Sonja de Ridder  
Concept & styling: Monique van Deursen
Hair & styling: Jessica van Deursen 
MUA: Linda Brakenhoff