The Celtic Music Fan

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

The Log Drivers: Folk and Modern Beauty

The Log Drivers deliver another fresh sound from Canada. They combine that love for traditional style and modern sensibility to create a kind of sound that teeters between the ancient … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Michelle Butler Ceramics

These are fantastic ceramics by Michelle Butler! When listening to Celtic music, why not embellish your coffee table with something lasting and beautiful as well? Michelle Butler Ceramics offers a … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Post Valentines in Celtic Land

Featured artists: John Breen, Brian Cunningham and Corncrow Welcome to our post valentine edition. I made it a rule not to talk at the beginning of a post. I will … Continue reading

February 16, 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

Jamie Smith:”I have been singing for many years.” (Interview)

Check out our column Huzzah! Featuring: Sue Aston, Leza Mesiah,  Carlos Nuñez and Solas. The phenomenal Welsh singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Jamie Smith talks to The Celtic Music Fan about recording, performing and … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cornish Music Loud and Clear!

In this edition: Merv Davey, Julian Goodacre, Alan Rosevear, Sevenoaks, Brenda Wootton and Sue Aston. Today I am exploring Cornish music. It’s been a while since I did an exclusive … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bards, Composers, Folk Singers and Concerts

In this edition: Máirtín de Cógáin, Karl Nesbitt, Richard Trethewey, Great Big Sea and Blue Rodeo So what makes fascination and inspiration happen? I think these two go together. First … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Philip Knight Uncovers Omdowl Morek, His Cornish Language Album.

Plus: Newgrange by Tina Negus and Corrina Hewat CDs We have Philip Knight on board this week as he explains his reasons for creating a Cornish language album. I also … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Derow: Cornish language songs with hints of other Celtic cultures

Genre: Cornish Folk Fusion An Derow is a band made up of family and friends from Cornwall. The music is rooted in the tradition and atmosphere of the place. The … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dick Twinney – Cornwall’s Wildlife At Home Feat. Sue Aston

Cornish artist Dick Twinney is giving love back to nature with his wonderful wildlife artworks. You see his works in this video, featuring ‘The Home Coming’ by Cornish violinist Sue … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bone Idol: Singing Songs of the Sea

The Isle of Scilly is an archipelago that lies in the southwestern tip of Cornwall. You might  not know it yet but because of its position, a lot of migratory … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Author Craig Weatherhill- For The Love of Cornwall(Interview)

Hopes for Cornwall – to see  it able to break free of rule from London. Decisions about Cornwall should be made from within Cornwall, by Cornish people who know their … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

It’s Called Kernewek-In Cornish Celtic.

“Ha benegys re bo dhis ynwedh”-Craig. Craig and I were having an interesting conversation which is part of the interview I am doing about him. He has written amazing novels about Cornwall’s … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Things Cornwall

Cornish traditional music played by Dalla at the additional “Nos Lowen” event hosted by Asturia … fine food and well-poured cider too – cheers, :D The dance – Mr Martin’s … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Matthew Clarke: Defining The Cornish Identity Through Language and Music

   Matthew Clarke: one of theleading voices of  Cornwall who continues to spread the cultural identity of his nation through music and language. I stumbled upon his podcast by accident … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

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

The Whole Of The Moon(two versions with lyrics)

Today I have been listening to The Whole Of The Moon– two versions repeatedly. Someone posted this in Twitter and before I knew it I was hooked going back and … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sue Aston: The Cornish Muse Talks About Her New Album

Between Worlds the new album by multi-instrumentalist composer  Sue Aston  now out! I love how the Cornish landscape is portrayed in the 1939 Hitchcock movie Rebecca. Corn wall embodies bandoned … Continue reading

January 3, 2011 · 3 Comments

Looking at Cornwall

I love this shirt! You can get it here: *** The Cornish artist is on the rise again…. I interviewed Sue Aston a couple of moons ago and I … Continue reading

November 26, 2010 · 10 Comments

Damien Dempsey In A New Book

The Irish Lion is featured in a new book along with other news.. Damien Dempsey is among those featured in a new book called With Love, From Me…To Me Letter … Continue reading

November 23, 2010 · Leave a comment



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