The Cultural Book of Celtic Music: Wide Waters by Hibernia

If you are an avid fan of Celtic music then songs in Wide Waters by Hibernia will sound familiar to you. Susan Toman (Celtic Harp) and Ellen MacIsaac (Voice) have captured the 'great Celtic songbook' in this album. Comprising of 14 tracks from Ireland and Scotland,  they are sung in Gaelic and in English. Beautiful in its …

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Celtic Music for Millenials

November 17, 2017 Ryan MacNeil has that keen ear for tradition and mainstream smarts. Chill-out, party music, these are the terms that evade Celtic music genre for a long time. But multi-instrumentalist Ryan MacNeil has become a mediator between the great divide, and I am talking about tradition and mainstream music. If you think about …

The Gothard Sisters New Magical Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRx0NsrkFKc   The Gothard Sisters define the spirit of the season with their new album Falling Snow. What brought the album close to my heart is its vivacious atmosphere. There is no shortage of upbeat tracks in this 10-track album. Apart from the vocal acrobats, you are in for an instrumental treat like the elaborated …

A Celtic Family Christmas-Canadian Soul with Universal Appeal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZszNBFBeRDQ So this is holiday music Cape Breton style. Natalie MacMaster has always satisfied fans of lively instrumental Celtic music and A Celtic Family Christmas is a joy to listen to. She recorded this with Donell Leahy (from the famous group Leahy). They married in 2002 and have six children together. I think this album …

Time to Play The Wexford Carols by Caitriona O’ Leary

Looking for a winter album to jam to? I am going to talk about The Wexford Carols by Caitriona O'Leary. I wrote about it last Christmas and even did an interview with the artist. I just feel it is timely to discuss about holiday albums at this point because when you go out there to …