Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon

Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon

Over time, Night has increasingly participated instrumentally as well as singing the vocals, and is competent in a wide variety of Renaissance instruments.

The group performs at Renaissance Faires and Renaissance Festivals, as well as in stand-alone concert tours in appropriate venues including ‘castle tours’ of Europe, where they perform in historic surroundings for an audience dressed largely in period costume. The duo has been successful enough to inspire a number of international tribute bands including: Renaissance Night, the Italian Morning Star and the Midnight.

They have also performed the music for MagiQuest, a live simulation game.

2006–present

In 2006, Night performed a duet with Andi Deris on Helloween’s “Light the Universe”, which was released as a single in certain countries and is available on their album Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy, released in the same year.

On June 27, 2008, the duo released its seventh studio album called Secret Voyage, a mix of medieval-sounding tracks and some contemporary ones. In addition to some covers of some traditional folk music (“Locked Within the Crystal Ball” is from the fourteenth century) and some originals, Blackmore’s Night also performed a cover of a Rainbow song (“Rainbow Eyes”) and an Elvis Presley cover (“Can’t Help Falling in Love”).

On October 5, 2008, Night and Blackmore were married after 19 years together. This is the fourth marriage for Blackmore.

Autumn Esmerelda Blackmore was born on May 27, 2010. A new album titled Autumn Sky was released soon afterwards. Their son Rory Dartanyan was born on February 7, 2012.

Personnel
Members

Ritchie Blackmore – guitars, mandolin, domra, hurdy-gurdy
Candice Night – vocals, chanter, cornamuse, shawm, rauschpfeife, tambourine

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