Alan Stivell Releases New Album Emerald

I have listened to Brian Boru and Tri Martolod by Alan Stivell these past few days. What a surprise it has been to receive a letter from his website about Emerald , the new album. A coincidence! I would like to share the news to those who love Breton music and the talent of the …

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Why Celtic Music Fanatics Should Love Mary Jane Lamond

Just when we thought the singer with the golden voice has deserted us and left us riddles in Gaelic , she is back and is going around doing some shows. It seems that the foremost representative of Cape Breton's Gaelic culture is back with more surprises. My foray into this lady's music was actually due …

Time Capsule: Seamus Ennis

Seamus Ennis has left us a treasure book of songs rich in the tradition of Ireland. Not only was he a composer/performer, he also became a music historian , researching and reviving songs that were on the brink of  oblivion in an age when people almost forgot Gaelic. As I Roved Out is ne of …

Oona McOuat’s Thirst-Quenching New Album: Honey and Holy Water (Interview)

Photos by Kmax Oona McOuat (pronounced oo-na mick-kew-it) is a naturalist singer/composer. Her music evokes the Earth Mother's embrace, laced with bohemian sultriness and Islander spirit. Her's is a fresh approach to a genre that has remained stable and vibrant through the years. I am one of the lucky people who is able to listen …

What’s New in Music !

So many updates, so little time. I am writing this in breakneck speed while I m trying to uncover a new band from Russia as well as a gifted siren who sent me an email. I shall post them in this site soon . But first thing's first. The wind has taken us to the …