Ashley MacIsaac, Sonic Impulse Etc

Another weekend has come after the wild partying during St. Patrick’s. Beautiful guys and gals around the world donned their greens. And I am green(with envy) but happy that Celticism is everywhere. Yes it is a way of life, it is a culture and just something you would like to keep yourself busy with after listening to too much war, insipid pop culture and same ol’ same ol’ stuff . Hey what do you know, I got news for you. Yes reliable sources are all around.


Casinos were filled with the golden music of Ashey MacIsaac from the 16th to the 17th. Yes this Cape Breton fiddler extraordinaire gave our  audience a show. Just to remind you folks that his new album is coming out this May. Yes , Amazon and the record bars across the US and Canada will be lined with Celtic Music Fanatics. More of this here:


There are people who just don’t like coffee. They’d rather have tea. There are those who love tea only when it has milk on it. Then there are those who love both. This also happens in music. Bagpipes are really for bagpipe fanatics. And then there are those who tamper with modern technology, add a little bit of groove , pop sensibility and the mix is ready to keep the crowd going regardless of musical preferences. Young people love to dance. Mature people like me love music with something special on it. Sonic Impulse have both. What they need is a huge amount of promotion, word of the mouth enthusiasm and then we leave the rest to the audience.

Sonic Impulse is an Electronic/Celtic/Rock group based in Hollywood California. The band members are:

BLAKE PULLEN – Vocals, Bagpipes, Samplers

KELBY THWAITS – Guitar, Keys, Vocals



ERIC BOYD – Bagpipes, Keys

Buy the album “PIPE DREAMS” now on CDBaby. The band is currently working on a new album.

For the most up to date info on SONIC IMPULSE, please visit…


Flashback to 1963. English folk singer Anne Briggs recorded this traditional tune without accompaniment. There are a lot of lyrical variations to this piece. I had to do some editing because her’s is also different from what is known to most of us. More references here:

My young love said to me,
My mother won’t mind
And my father won’t slight you
For your lack of kind.
Then she laid her hand on me
And this she did say:
Oh,it will not be long, love,
Till our wedding day.
She laid her hand on me
And she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there.
Then she laid her hand to me,
And this she did say,
Oh, it will not be long love
Till our wedding day.
Last night she came to me,
My dead love came in.
And,so softly she came
That her feet made no din.
And she laid her hand on me,
And this she did say:
Oh…It will not be long, love,
‘Til our wedding day.


Mithril hit the Arkanses review :


Check out the Sacramento Master Singers during Saint Paddy’s day:


Check out Celtic Heritage . It’s a shop where you can find anything of interest. Well, I know I will find everything interesting anyway:


Beer Belly Band is worth the fun and the music!


Celtic Spirit combines Irish and African music: