The Celtic Music Fan

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

Mountain Rose by The Gothard Sisters: Girl Power in Celtic Music!

Just say you are a casual listener and you happen you see one of the performances of The Gothard Sisters. I am pretty sure you would be amazed how these … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Moxie: Taking the Heat for Being an Innovative Trad Band?

As a blogger, I learned to be careful what I write online. Well, it doesn’t matter what I write about myself especially if I do it in a self-deprecating manner. … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wow: Why Should I, Abby Green’s 3rd CD

I’sé mo laoch mo Ghile Mear. He is my hero, my bright strength/spirit. ‘Sé mo Chaesar, Ghile Mear, He is my Caesar, true strength,- One of the songs from Why … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Lush and Vibrant “The Promise” by Caitlin Grey is Here!

I am enjoying the new album of Caitlin Grey called The Promise. One thing I noticed upon playing this album for the first time is her beautiful and supple voice. … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Amazing Songs For This Week.

Erin So Green.   Think of the best melodic folk bands in the 70s and then combine that with pop rock sensibility and you have one of the best songs … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

 Learn a tune from “The Waylaid Man” and get a FREE CD.

Do you want to get a free copy of an Irish traditional record? Well you better hurry before offer runs out. According to Irish recording artist Michael McCague:    So grab … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Karl Nesbitt is working on a new album The Constant!

Karl Nesbitt, The multi instrumentalist Irish musician is working on a new album. The album is titled The Constant . Details are coming soon. He has been busy with many … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Live shows for this month and beyond

because I am not posting any album reviews at this time, I’d rather post something about live music. I am hoping that you’ll be able to watch your favorite artists performing … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

This week’s beautiful songs

   Music is better than coffee. It is timeless and created with the finest musicians and state of the  art studio equiptments. I am always excited with each preview or … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Irish heart, American Soul artist Danny Burns will be releasing his new cd, ‘Highway Artwork’ this summer “Irish heart, American soul” artist Danny Burns will be releasing his new cd, ‘Highway Artwork’ this summer. If you haven’t heard his music yet then visit his official … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Larry Kirwan of Black 47 has the history of Irishmusic beautifully written

I recently got a copy of a new book by Larry Kirwan of the famed Black 47. The book is titled A History of Irish Music. It is one of … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

I love Skipinnish!

Randomness is beautiful. I stumbled upon this group while looking for a Science documentary on YouTube mobile. They appeared on my feed. The name itself is interesting. Skipinnish. I was sure … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Breaking Trad- Spike Island Lassies My big thanks to Christi for sharing this wonderful track from the group Breaking Trad. The tune is called Spike Island Lassies. It is a unique interpretation of a … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quick Questions with Irish Singing Sensation Father Ray Kelly.

It great to see that the musical mainstream gets a taste of something different. Father Ray Kelly is not your average pop star. he is a priest- and will always … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Check Out Wales-based Celtic-Classical Crossover band, The Meadows!

I said several hours ago, that I am excited to check the inbox of The Celtic Music Fan Facebook page. You just don’t know what’s coming in (although you have … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Listening to Ramblin’ with the Rats – Stolen Songs of Struggle by The Rathmines

It’s been a while since I checked my Celtic Music Fan Facebook inbox. I got a neat message from these German artists. I am enjoying their new album. They have … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trine: They are now playing

You think Celtic music is rare in Asia? That may change soon as Filipino group Trine play music that could only come from Ireland, Scotland and Bretagne. They are playing … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

‘When Music Speaks’ by Ranagri as Part of National Charity, Music in Hospitals

I am one of the staunch supporters of the belief that music heals the soul. I think as we help people recover physically, it is also important to look after … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Gloaming: Vinyl has arrived ….. sounds beautiful !!

Yeah for people out there who think that analog is the only type of sound that matters then you are in luck. One of the most influential Irish groups, The … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Get your copies of The Widening Gyre by Altan now!

“The title The Widening Gyre appeals to us and depicts the spiral of life, widening and embracing the new. It has an innate energy. We think that idea is reflected … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 3 Comments



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