Connemara Stone Company are a German group who play Celtic folk rock.
They strive to create their own sound which will appeal to all generations independent of their music al taste and not just Celtic Folk fans. The sound varies all the time as they arrange the songs letting the music guide them.
When playing live, they like to have a varied programme with no two songs alike.
The band consists of vocalist and keyboard player, Dino Serci, guitarists Georg Spellerberg and Michael Cernik, Michael Künzel on flute, low whistle and tin whistle, bass player, Horst ‘Ofri’ Pohl and Hans Steinforth on drums. Spellerberg also plays fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and keyboard.
They play Celtic music because although the members all have wide and varied musical tastes, Irish music is one style they can all agree on. They like the stories behind the songs and the Celtic history. They also enjoy the opportunity to vary the instrumentation.
They have performed in several European countries including Germany, Ireland, Italy, Holland and Switzerland. They are looking forward to returning to Ireland and also playing in the UK.
They play at folk festivals and city festivals as well as music clubs, wedding parties and company celebrations.
In 2010, they were named Best Scottish Folk Band at the German Rock and Pop Awards. The following year they came third in the Best Folk Rock Band category. Front man, Dino Serci was also named Best Folk Rock Singer at the awards in 2011.
They have released six CDs to date including; From Celtic to Rock in 1997, For one Ireland in 1998, Live in Ringlokschuppen in 2001, Boys from the Ruhr (EP) in 2002, Birds & Beasts in 2004, For one Ireland….again (Re-release with bonus tracks) in 2009 and Dragonfly, also in 2009.