The Celtic Music Fan

Staying true to the roots while having a firm grip on the present!

About

Céad mile fáilte !

With the growing frustration in the music industry, I decided to create my own website where I can talk about my kind of music. It is not often that Celtic music is well represented in the popular media. Not everyone knows the extent of the net that genre aficionados cast when they coin the term Celtic music. After all we don’t really know what kind of music the ancient Celts made way back. Yet they left and echo. ..an atmosphere that resonates in the kind of music featured in this website.

My aim is not only to reach listeners all over the world but also a way to feature artists who are just starting out in the business. Once in a while I come up with big names from major labels but this website celebrates the spirit of independent music. I think artists can only come up with something really pure when there is no intervention from money wagging executives.

You have seen the growth of this website from being a mere blog from wordpress into something that is becoming into a E magazine. This is my vision for the future. To my readers, happy browsing and blogging. May you find happiness in whatever that inspires you and gives you passion.

With music we build bridges!

Apart from blogging I am also an online DJ on www.radiohappy.eu. My show is from 3 to 6 pm German time. If you you have requests relation to the genre I play feel free to message me and the email is on this page.

I am also writing for Goth magazine Subkulture covering bands in the darkwave, postpunk,industrial and death rock genre: http://subkulture.net/index.php/sk-magazine.html

Support this Blog:

If you like what you read, consider donating to The Celtic Music Fan to help keep this site  growing. My paypal ID  is  pinoycelt33@live.com.

The goal of The Celtic Music Fan:

This is the website that bridges artists, musicians, events organizers AND FANS. I try my best to cover as many terrains as possible. The news is just within reach. Musicians who are traveling to another country will find this as a good source of  info if they are looking for other musicians to jam with. Readers who are searching for Celtic bands can always find music of their choice here. All in all I am just here to provide trivia, amusement, reflection, artist interview and album reviews.

Site FAQs:

1. We now have the Featured Artist of the Week in place of Interviews. I was thinking that everyone who appeared in that section through the years did have my respect and admiration and I think it is only fitting to change the name. Please take note that the artist of the week gets updated every Tuesday.

2. I own another site called Sphere Music. Although it is somewhat different from this one, it still has something great in terms of music to offer. Please check it out too.

3. All the mp3 downloads featured in this website are all approved by the artists themselves and are done out of their generosity to help this site and to give the readers a sampler of their music. I would however encourage everyone to buy songs from the artists. It is through your generosity that the musical culture continues to thrive. Thank you so much for those who have helped. Threefold karma to you all. Remember, without music buyers, audience for the concerts the music will not survive. We are counting on you to buy the songs to help our Celtic artists.

If you have questions, feel free to email me: pinoycelt33@live.com

30 comments on “About

  1. Loic Rathscheck
    June 1, 2009

    Hey…

    Yes, Enya is incredibly produced and very enchanting. I love her music.

    You qoted: “I reflect like a monk but I party like a rock star.”
    I can relate to that. :-)

    Interesting blog. Keep me up to date!

    Take care,

    Loic

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    • celticmusicfan
      June 1, 2009

      Aww thanks Loic. You’ve been my pal for a long time now and coming from you it’s really an honor.

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  2. mark
    June 14, 2009

    hi baxter!

    how are you mate? writing you from the northern part of Mindanao! your blog rocks! this is one blog which not much of negrense or the country would appreciate! this is where emo, goth and alike came from!

    mark

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    • celticmusicfan
      June 14, 2009

      Cheers Mark.You hit the nail in the head there :)I am glad to get a visit from a friend.Yes I agree.Just writing and writing here to keep sane. We gotta have passion in what we do to stay alive. I am with you in your day to day struggles.We have to always remember to smile .

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  3. kerry
    August 11, 2009

    “With music, we build bridges.”

    Yes, music is universal – it does not reflect our differences, but our similarities.

    Great site!

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    May 28, 2010

    I think you will find this link of interest. It’s all about Brenda Wootton

    http://www.livingincornwall.com

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  5. Brendan O'Loughlin
    July 29, 2010

    Hi, would you be interested in exchanging links ? BrendanO’Loughlin Celtic folk rock Sing/songwriter.

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    • celticmusicfan
      July 30, 2010

      Sure Brendan. Always willing to help out. :) I’ll see what I can do later.

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  13. Eliseo Mauas Pinto
    February 3, 2011

    Hi kind Rommel… it’s always nice to receive you on my blog and know about your efforts to spread the celtic word!
    Keep up the good work…best wishes and blessings….☼
    Long Live to the Celts!

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  14. CelticLady
    February 21, 2011

    Thank you for posting on my blog and leaving a great comment. I started listening to Celtic music the same way you did. My oldest daughter, when she was in high school, around 1987, had a tape, yes I said tape lol, of Enya. I heard it and asked her what it was. I listened to it, loved it and when I got my first computer, one of the things I did was do some research of Irish music… and the restthey say is history. We go to the Milwaukee Irish fest every year and that is the only music we listen to in the house. As a matter of fact, today, we just got back from seeing Gaelic Storm. Braved the Wisconsin winter storm. It was worth it though…

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  18. baseball91
    September 3, 2011

    I started reading your piece about peace. Was there an irony to read an Irishman writing about peace? I am not sure the history of the world did not contain the lesson that peace was never to be achieved on earth. If it was, why the need to die?

    I think it was Chaim Potok ho wrote: “Something that is yours forever is never really precious.”

    There seems a lot of hooligans drunk on the concept of peace, without giving the proper amount of thought that went behind whatever it is that creates true peace. I do believe people who have lived through turbulent times are the best dedicated teachers — a lot like the best counselors dealing with addictions are those who have lived with them.

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    “So how long was this gonna take?”

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    March 5, 2012

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  20. Brian
    March 30, 2012

    Nice new trad group out of Boston the Ivy leaf, saw them last night in Quincy at a cd release party, you might want to check them out, the web is ,a href=”http://www.ivyleafmusic.com”>ivyleafmusic.com

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  21. Eric Johnson
    May 9, 2012

    Hello there Baxter!
    Just discovered your page via a Facebook mention by Anita Daly. Can’t believe I hadn’t bumped into you yet. I’ve been working in support of Irish, Scottish, and American artists with those roots for several years now. I live in New England, work as far south as Florida, west to Chicago/Milwaukee, with occasional trips over The Pond. Hope to be able to meet you someday. Until then, I’ll look forward to keeping up via social media. Best to you!

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  22. robyatkins
    September 27, 2012

    Hello. I wonder if you’d like to listen to this music, please. Welsh, not Irish but still . . .

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    • Baxter Labatos
      September 27, 2012

      Welsh is wonderful Roby as any of the Celtic languages that is represented here including Cornish, Breton , Manx and the rest of the Celtic nations. Thanks for the feedback and yes I totally appreciate the music!

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  23. robyatkins
    September 28, 2012

    Thank you very much indeed. Would you like me to send you the album for review or perhaps you could say something about the set? Hwyl nawr!

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    • Baxter Labatos
      September 28, 2012

      Hi Roby, thanks for the prompt response. My mailing address is located on the ‘reviews’ section so you have an idea where to send your music for an album review :D I will include a mention of you in my next edition. Iechyd da!

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  24. robyatkins
    September 28, 2012

    Diolch yn fawr !

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