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

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

“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

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

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

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

John Breen taps into The Source with Origins

John Breen is a traditional Irish folk artist from Arklow. Origins is his third studio album under Emphasis records.  Excitement was in the air when I heard that Irish crooner John … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review of North Star a new album by Kyle Carey

Why a casual Celtic music fan would love North Star by singer/songwriter Kyle Carey-It has a universal appeal.  Every album is a musical journey. The experience is always complete when one listens to all … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thoughts and Music this Christmas

I sometimes get asked, how I am able to keep up my passion for blogging . Especially that it’s been years since I started this baby? The answer is simple. Music. When I hear something that I like , that tune inspired me to write something about it. It is like discovering a beautiful plant that you just want to take care of it because seeing it bloom give you much pleasure.

December 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Two New Albums by Allison Crowe

Souling Album description/liner notes: Allison Crowe’s gorgeous voice brings tidings of comfort and joy with “Souling” – her 11th full album release. The artist, one of our greatest living musicians, … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Cheers! We are Warming Up.

So many tunes, to little time. It’s always like that year after year. But I got a few of these goodies from the artists I’ve interacted in the last few weeks so I … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Album Review: Four Celtic Voices with Celeste Ray

Good day folks! All you music lovers out there will love what I have brought today. An album review plus a facebook event that has been making waves! New album: … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A fantastic essay from Fraser Fifield and more updates.

Here is an interesting update that musician Fraser Fifield posted on his Facebook page. I thought that it would be great to share this post for everyone (with his permission of course) … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celtic Tenors and Other Good Music!

THE CELTIC TENORS announce their US Christmas tour! Feels Like Home is still going strong in my list of last year’s awesome albums! I still love to play it in … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Winter Mountain 2014 UK Tour Interview.

The outstanding debut ALBUM “Winter Mountain” available NOW on iTunes, Amazon etc.… Please sign up to their mailing list filmed in April 2013. Directed by … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Repair by Fraser Fifield

I was perusing my Soundcloud when I found that Scottish piper Fraser Fifield has a new tune out. It is called Repair and it is a gradual tune that has … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

New October Songs

New music from Rachael McCormack and Cheers! The exciting month of October is here! So how’s everyone? I am starting to bring out my Halloween decorations. I hope you are enjoying … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Iain Fraser: Tunes taken from his book of “Scottish Fiddle tunes”

To celebrate the Scottish spirit of independence, I scouted for old and new tunes from Celtic fiddler Iain Fraser. There is something magical in the way he plays that fiddle. … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 3 Comments



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