The Celtic Music Fan

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

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

Clannad’s Daughter Aisling Jarvis in the United States

  Feisty Irish singer/songwriter Aisling Jarvis is conquering the United States with her scheduled tours. She is performing either as a solo act or supporting her mom Moya Brennan. It’s only … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Baxteria #10 Podcast

My post Halloween special featuring The Hothouse Flowers on autodj and special guest Kyle Carey joins us on an interview in the Celtic music hour. More goodies on the indie … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Audio review: Nadur by Clannad and At the Heart of it All by Capercaillie

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Affinity: Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra.

Track list for Affinity: 1. Intro (Suas Síos) 2. Sailing 3. The Lass of Aughrim 4. Worlds Collide 5. I Feel You Breathe 6. Crúiscín Lán 7. Captain O’Kane 8. … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Enter the Haggis-The Modest Revolution

Featuring: Book review:Naked in New York, Nolwenn Leroy, Mandolin Improvisation in A minor track, Karen Marshalsay, Clannad 70s flashback and John Breen‘s new track. The Modest Revolution by Enter the … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Life of Music: Martin Tourish Interview

  Plus: Sahara and video plugged by Luke Fraser.       Martin Tourish talks to The Celtic Music Fan about composing, performing and the top 5 albums that influenced … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Classical Celtic

Featuring: Emma Kate Tobia, Sue Aston, Noel Duggan, Karnataka, Denez Prigent(with Lisa Gerrard) and Celtic Tenors. My dearest subscribers, welcome. It is raining while I am writing this and the … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Clannad kick off world tour next week

Clannad is touring! I got this from the Donegal News. The fab Celtic band Clannad is going on a world tour. At last they have disprove rumors that Landmarks was … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra in Paimpont, Bretagne.

  The First Lady of Celtic Music Moya Brennan appeared in Paimpont Bretagne along with Cormac de Barra and their band. It has not been indicated the performance has something … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black Rose by Scott Hoye(Track by track album review)

Black Rose: An album  of moods, textures and layers. I am listening to Black Rose, a Cláirseach harp and vocal album by the  American Celtic  musician Scott Hoye. It has all the satisfying … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 5 Comments


  Cornish duo Corncrow raise goosebumps with their haunting music. Goodness! Just a few seconds off the track Mariasek, I was already taken into an otherworldly heart hurting beauty of … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Clannad 40th Anniversary Performance on public TV this March‏

Well well well, there is no denying that one of the most influential Celtic bands in history are making it to public television. After decades on the business it is true that … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Blast From The Past: Banba by Clannad

————————————————————————————————— Banba introduced me to the music of Clannad. From there I started digging their old albums and I am still anticipating any release from them. From the somber and … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Paul Jarvis: Thoughts from the Youngest of The Brennans

Our week opens heralding the month of May, the celebration of Beltane. My friend Jenny said it is Spring in Europe, the season of love.  Spring reminds us of the … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

2011 Trad Fest and So Much More…

It is nice to sit down with someone and talk about creativity. After all, we are creative beings. We like to build things and see where or what happens next. … Continue reading

January 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Awesome January

Looking for Moss,a metaphorical search for life and hope in the darkest,bleakest moments. Phil: piano,violin,celtic harp,bass,keys. Dave: acoustic guitar,electric guitar, mandolin all dave and Phil’s CDs are available by writing … Continue reading

January 10, 2011 · 4 Comments

Clannad Back to Performing

One of my favorite Irish bands became quiet somewhere at the start of the decade. Of course I kept track of Moya Brennan’s musical takeoff as a solo artist. I … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 4 Comments

Enya, in Her Own Words

Enya Writes For Irish Roots Magazine Thanks to Nigel and the rest of the gang at Unity for this information: ‘Enya recalls a special day that would change her life … Continue reading

October 14, 2010 · 7 Comments

The High Kings August US Tour 2010 Plus Clannad’s Old Video from 1990

Hi guys. As always, our musical culture is alive and exciting. It is really great being alive in this generation , to see things happening and taking off. What I … Continue reading

August 3, 2010 · 5 Comments



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