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Dandelion Wine's third CD "The Face on Mars" has won the first ever Aurora Award for Excellence in Canadian Science Fiction Filk!  Wow are we ever delighted!

Since we've been asked, you can buy the CD from CDBaby, or directly from Tom or Dave if you see them in person, or email "Sue AT DandelionWine DOT ca" if you would like to order a copy by mail.

You can also pick up a copy from one of your friendly filk dealers!

 

 

A bit of history...

Photo: Tom and DaveDandelion Wine started its musical existence at a science fiction convention back in 1985, playing "Filk Music" - songs of science fiction and fantasy. Being folkies at heart, the band quickly moved into the contemporary folk music field.

The music of Dandelion Wine ranges from songs of the sea, songs of the earth, to songs of worlds beyond. This is music with a twist of something strange, something exciting, something wonderful.

Arising from the combination of folk music and science fiction and fantasy literature, these musicians and songwriters have created a startling fresh blend of the two and if this sounds intriguing give Dandelion Wine a listen.

The Band Dandelion Wine got its start back in 1985 at a local science fiction convention where we went under the name "Prairie Wind" and experimented with something new called "Filk Music".

Succumbing to pressure from our fans in both Winnipeg and the U.S., we released our first album "Circles in the Grain" in 1992 and changed our name to "Dandelion Wine" after the now famous book by Ray Bradbury. Photo: Dandelion Wine 1993

The "Dandelion" is also the symbol of Filk Music, so it won over the band's votes beating out "Alien Kelp Farmers" suggested by Tom (Now you know why Tom's recording studio is called "AKF"). The album contained half filk and half folk music and was recorded in Winnipeg and produced and mastered by Bill Roper of Dodeka Records in Chicago.

1994 marked another milestone in the band's career having played filk and folk music at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, performing Kathy Mar's "Drink Up The River" for ex-president Jimmy Carter and his wife (who got up and danced to the song) and the release of our 2nd CD "Cheap Hooch". The Cd was recorded and produced in Winnipeg by a wonderful producer "Dan Donahue".

In 1995 John Speelman and Cheryl Miki left the band due to medical and family reasons and Tom Jeffers and Dave Clement made the decision to carry on as a duet. To date we have performed in Canada, the U.S. and England and are working on our next CD.

We hope you enjoy our site, take a listen to our music, check out our other band "Curraugh" and send us a message.

To all our friends and supporters around the world, "The Worlds Too Big", "We Love You".

"Viele Gruesse und Umarmungen an unsere deutschen Freunde. Wir hoffen, dass Euch unsere Website gefaellt und dass wir Euch alle bald wiedersehen. Die Welt ist zu gross. Wir lieben Euch."

Tom & Dave

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Until this site is completely revised, you may find some links that are dead ends, or that take you somewhere you can't get back from. We know, we're sorry, and we're trying to fix them. If you'd like to talk to the web guy, please contact webstuff AT dandelionwine DOT ca. You'll get me. I'll answer you. Thanks!