The Celtic Music Fan

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

Interview with Larry Kirwan about his live show at the Cutting Room NYC, St Paddy’s Day Eve.

Larry Kirwan will be performing live at the Cutting Room NYC St Paddy’s Day Eve. It will be the first since the announcement of doing separate musical projects from Black … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recording Updates from Moxie and Robert Doyle

Wow it’s just the middle of the week and more phantasmagorically smashing updates are coming up from the world of music. OUR world of music ;) Moxie announced their plans … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Repost your Soundcloud!

  A blog featuring John Breen, Fraser Fifield and TradConnect It is great to realize that soundcloud has grown into a site where musicians and listeners can interact and repost … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Larry Kirwan talks about Last Call by Black 47.

“I didn’t want an endless end. Black 47 means a lot to a lot of people – it was very important that we finish up in a suitable manner – not to have it just drag on. “

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Utter Loss: The Passing of George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder

George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder dies at 46. I was checking my news feed just now and saw the post of musician Eoin Murphy of the Buachaills regarding the passing … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

” Esyllt ” by Children in Paradise

Band members: Gwalchmei, Guitare Dam kat, Vocals Patrick Boileau, Drums Stéphane Rama, Bass Loic Blejean, Uilleann Pipes & Low Whistles Jean Marc Illien, Piano & Keyboards Now for something so … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fantastic Album: At your Call by The Buachaills

If you recall, I wrote about the The Buachaills in my previous post. I am really glad to get to listen to “At your Call” ahead of the official release. The album will … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creeds Cross: Gods & Fighting Men Is My Energy Music!

The Album features an all star line up of musicians including Pete Jupp (FM) Drums, Bob Skeat (Wishbone Ash) Bass, Pat McManus (Mamas Boys and Celtus) Fiddle, and Brian Kelly … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the radar: Creeds Cross

Members: Pete Jupp (FM) Drums, Bob Skeat (Wishbone Ash) Bass, Pat McManus (Mamas Boys and Celtus) Fiddle, and Brian Kelly (Shane McGowan) on Banjo. Website : When I stumble … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Radio Friendly and Insightful-Last Call by Black47

I think that the decision for the placement of Salsa O’Keefe by Black 47 as the opening track of The new album Last Call( and perhaps their final one before disbanding later … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Enjoying This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Barleyjuice

When I write a post about an album I am usually stuck in my bedroom relishing every divine note that comes out of each speaker. Today I did something different. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Sharon Corr Sings:We Could Be Lovers from “The Same Sun.”

I’ve just finished watching the new music video by the ‘other sister’ of The Corrs, Sharon Corr. It’s called We Could Be Lovers. I got insomnia and instead of being … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cleghorn will Headline the The 7th Annual 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Festival

 Slated for Saturday March 15th 2013 I am glad to hear that Texas Celtic rock group Cleghorn will be part of St Patrick’s Celebration! Their tune 9 Minutes of Woo still … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

The High Kings: Friends for Life

1. Oh Maggie 2. Gucci 3. All Around the World 4. Johnny Leave Her 5. Health to the Company 6. Galway Girl 7. Peggy Gordon 8. High 9. Ireland’s Shore … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Passing of Pete Seeger and Podcast #22

My late mom used to sing me a song called Where Have All the Flowers Gone. It’s such a sweet poignant song that reminds me of dusk and summer, of … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Way for Ranagri

I wrote a post about flutist Eliza Marshall two years ago. Now she is part( playing the Flutes/Whistles/Guitar) of Folk/Acoustic/World band based in London called Ranagri. They are currently recording … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Matthew Bell and Celtic Percussion Plus Podcast #21

There is a thread running through this post that started when I wrote about the bodhran. To be honest, the instrument has taken a huge degree of interest on my … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celtic Music Concert in France for the Victims of typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines

I was so glad to know about this recent event : caf’Muz Caf’MuzCONCERT CELTIQUE ET BRETON If you want to check out the video sample of the concert here is the … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment



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