The Celtic Music Fan

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

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

Naoned Whisky by The Maggie Whackers plus Podcast #25

After almost two years, French band The Maggie Whackers are back with a new EP called Naoned Whisky. And yes they are from Nantes France. A great place of music! … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Jack Raven’s Whores Plus Podcast #23

Anyone who loves good old whiskey will find something familiar with the band’s logo. Think of  Jack Daniel’s and Jack Sparrow-then you get the idea behind the logo of the … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check out the Soundcloud Page of Fabien Guiloineau

Fabien Guiloineau of Shelta is back, this time with his other musical project called Kitus. Bourree de Vichy/A Bout de Souffle is a lively track which has a strong Breton … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Barbara Tresidder Ryan of Iona Speaks About The Music of the Celtic Nations

Silver is the new album by Celtic band Iona. With amazing arrangements of tracks and interesting choices of materials, I am sure listeners would like to hear the ‘behind the … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Babel Pow Wow by Dom Duff

Album: “Babel Pow Wow” Artist: Dom Duff Location: Brittany Original Release Date: April 18, 2013 Tracks: 1. Buan yann buan 2. Bitter Lands of Llydaw 3. Noa 4. Chikoloden groove … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

According to the French Piper: Interview with Francois of Caliorne

  France with its interesting culture and music is definitely a home to bands that are considered avant-garde. Living in France and having a taste for Celtic music would mean … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interview with Gilles H (Daonet) for the album “Donemat”

Plus: Lúnasa video and new releases fromAndrew “Slim” Black,  Michelle Mulcahy and Eliseo Mauas Pinto. I am glad to discover the band Daonet from Nantes. They are a fine addition … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Yn Chruinnaght’s CD ‘The Gathering’

Yn Chruinnaght’s CD ‘The Gathering’ is an exciting collection of Celtic music featuring twelve tracks donated by artists who have played at the festival over the years. The Gathering CD … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gwennyn: Silky Breton Music

For Gwennyn, the adventure began in 2000 when she took her first steps in music with Alan Stivell on his album “Back to Breizh“, then got invited to festivals of … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Marc Gunn’s Music Revolution

It’s a breeze for big record labels to push songs up the charts. They just open up their pocket books and wave a wad of cash around. Boom! They own … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

It’s Loud and Intoxicating!

The bombarde is a loud and intoxicating instrument. In a hands of an expert it becomes addictive. Note the kid in this video…he was covering his ears! Just to cite and example … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Radio Breton, Cornwall And All That Brythonics

Happy Monday folks. I guess you are all hesitant to get out of that bed and go to work eh? Me too. Work starts tonight but I had to get … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

Happy Breton Weekend

Some Breton music as the week goes to a close… As weekend is here, I will be away from the Internet(I hope so but after getting a smart phone that … Continue reading

November 19, 2010 · 7 Comments

Brian Boru Lyrics and Translation (Gaeilge, Brezhoneg and English)

(This video is done by Snuffesnuitje who, like me is also trying to find a good translation. His effort is highly recommended). Alan Stivell’s 1995  hit does it for all … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · 6 Comments

An Hini A Garan”The One I Love”-Cecile Corbel

It looks like our Breton lass is really getting big in Japan. Good luck to you Cecile! Cecile Corbel – live session An Hini a garan “the one I love” … Continue reading

August 18, 2010 · 4 Comments

Great Big Sea, Need Fire, Denez Prigent and Future Events

July 13 marks a big day for Canada’s  Great Big Sea as they released a new album Safe Upon The Shore celebrating their 18th year in the industry.  The album … Continue reading

July 6, 2010 · 1 Comment

Creating Authentic Breton Music:Poor Man’s Fortune

When one hears the sound of the bombard as well as the binou  one will realize that this could only come from one place in the world-Brittany. For years now, … Continue reading

April 26, 2010 · 5 Comments

Music of Brittany: Tri Martolod(With English Translation)

Been a fan of Alan Stivell and I tried to learn this song by heart . I found the English translation to this by Bobby Bob and Ellan Vannin. However … Continue reading

April 16, 2010 · 54 Comments

Celtic Music of Brittany

Now that we have explored Brittany, let us look into the type of Celtic music and dance from that place. Link1 , link2 Now remember that Breton language is another … Continue reading

June 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

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