The Celtic Music Fan

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

Larry Kirwan of Black 47 has the history of Irishmusic beautifully written

I recently got a copy of a new book by Larry Kirwan of the famed Black 47. The book is titled A History of Irish Music. It is one of … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Get your copies of The Widening Gyre by Altan now!

“The title The Widening Gyre appeals to us and depicts the spiral of life, widening and embracing the new. It has an innate energy. We think that idea is reflected … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Moxie have started a fundit campaign to make their debut album in January / Febuary

The guys in the band Moxie have been making sparks around Irish music traditional scene with their exciting style. It combines jazz,bluegrass, world, rock and traditional Irish tunes. The result … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Escape by Éalú

About the band: ”  Dynamic quartet who play Irish traditional music with a twist”. Band members: Ryan Murphy- Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Saxophone. Cillian King- Concertina, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals. Francis Ward- … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Le Vent du Nord, Lunasa’s La Nua and the Julie Fowlis EPK

Le Vent du Nord continue  to define borders of music never been explored before by other musicians. Not only that they create a kind of sound that appeals to both … Continue reading

July 7, 2010 · 2 Comments

Horslips Can Save the Day

I have been into all sorts of trouble lately and the only thing that makes  me save face is listening to Trouble (With a Capital T) by  Horslips .Here’s a … Continue reading

April 28, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Pride of County Cork: North Cregg

It pleases me to know if a band has a female vocalist. And when that vocalist sounds like her throat is fashioned after an angel’s wings , then it becomes … Continue reading

March 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Giora:Adding a Dark Edge to the Irish Music Scene

Photos by Ashley Fay Peter Chains is kind enough to let us in for an email chat. He leads the four piece band called Giora .It’s a combination of different … Continue reading

August 14, 2009 · 3 Comments

Album Review:Lunasa The Other World

The Other Word(1999) is the second release from Traditional Irish band Lunasa. The name is taken from Lughnasadh, an old Irish harvest festival.  Fiddle, whistles, flute,bass and uilleann pipes are … Continue reading

June 17, 2009 · 14 Comments

The Chieftains wrapping new album with Linda Ronstadt

Lengendary Celtic band The Chieftains has big plans for this year. Among them the new album with Linda Ronstadt whom they also collaborated with the 1996 Santiago In 2009, The … Continue reading

June 14, 2009 · 1 Comment

A New book about Clannad

  Have you seen this already? The New Clannad Book  the discription reads: A new book detailing the life and career of Clannad in pictures and words.    It is … Continue reading

June 4, 2009 · Leave a comment



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