Folk metal band Ceolskog, the personal project of singer and guitarist Adam Helliwell from Hamilton, New Zealand presents it’s new song “Red Rocking Chair” from its upcoming album, scheduled for release in 2018.
Ceolskog’s style is a cross between traditional folk music, particularly Celtic and Nordic, and heavy metal. Ceol is an Irish Gaelic word meaning music, and skog means forest in Norwegian and Swedish. Although a solo project for now, it will hopefully become an entire band in the future. As Adam states: “Red Rocking Chair is an old American folk song, suggested to me by horrorfan 1996. I was unable to find much information about it, but I believe it originates from the bluegrass of the southern Appalachian region. It seems to go by a number of other names, such as Red Apple Juice; Sugar Baby; Honey Baby, and I Ain’t Got No Honey Baby Now. There is quite a number of different versions. As far as I can tell, the older versions have a much sadder tone, but I went for a more modern (relatively speaking) and upbeat version, played (among others) by Bruce Molsky“.
You can download this song and the rest of the EP from Ceolskog’s official Bandcamp page.