The Celtic Music Fan

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

Moxie: Taking the Heat for Being an Innovative Trad Band?

As a blogger, I learned to be careful what I write online. Well, it doesn’t matter what I write about myself especially if I do it in a self-deprecating manner. … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

 Learn a tune from “The Waylaid Man” and get a FREE CD.

Do you want to get a free copy of an Irish traditional record? Well you better hurry before offer runs out. According to Irish recording artist Michael McCague:    So grab … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Karl Nesbitt is working on a new album The Constant!

Karl Nesbitt, The multi instrumentalist Irish musician is working on a new album. The album is titled The Constant . Details are coming soon. He has been busy with many … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Quick Questions with Irish Singing Sensation Father Ray Kelly.

It great to see that the musical mainstream gets a taste of something different. Father Ray Kelly is not your average pop star. he is a priest- and will always … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Gloaming: Vinyl has arrived ….. sounds beautiful !!

Yeah for people out there who think that analog is the only type of sound that matters then you are in luck. One of the most influential Irish groups, The … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Shotgun Down The Avalanche by Cara Dillon from the New Album “A Thousand Hearts”

This was posted last April 30. This was supposed to be a blog but I noticed it was part of the ‘menu’ section above. I took it down and placed … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Great performance by Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy (born 25 September 1964) is an Irish actress, composer, singer, songwriter, musician, theatre artist, orchestrator and educator. She is best known for her roles as Queen Catherine of Aragon in The Tudors and Mrs. Siobhan Sadler in Orphan Black.

May 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cillian King is going to release some mighty music!

Thanks to Rolf Wagels for this exciting story! The buzz is that Cillian King is releasing new music soon. What music could this be? Are you excited? I know I am. … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Two Available tracks from Wish by Poitin, via Soundcloud.

  Yes you heard it right. The new album Wish by Poitin is finished. The main reason to rejoice. Just when the thought the seas have calmed, Poitin brings out a … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Debut Album of CrossHarbour Coming Soon!

  CrossHarbour takes the vibrant spirit of Traditional Irish music to new listeners. CrossHarbour, is the name of the band after a London tube station. But it could also imply “crossing into another country’ through … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Saoirse’s Heart by Celtic Cross.

The sounds of urban New York and the lush rural landscapes of Ireland are the main ingredients of Saoirse’s Heart by Celtic Cross. It is an energizing experience to listen … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

St Patrick’s Day Essay and Podcast#28

There comes a time when existential blues happen to any blog. I think it is the discontented feeling of doing the same thing again and again that gives rise to this … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 1 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

Skype Interview with Steven Hawson

Here is one fun interview I did with musician Steven Hawson over the weekend. This has a better quality than the first take we did. I like the way he … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anticipation Building for The Buachaills

Aaron Dolan – Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Vocals.  Chris Carey – Drums , Percussion , Vocals.  Eoin Murphy -Bouzouki, Mandolin , Guitar , Vocals.  James Fleming – Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Watch Out for the Forthcoming Album by Guitar, Bouzouki Player Michael McCague

Michael McCague:Musician, Composer, Recording Artist and Mathematics Major. Music follows Mathematical laws. And Traditional Irish musicians like Michael McCague can attest to this. After all, he is a Mathematics major. When … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reflections in Fingerstyle: The Robert Doyle Interview

The thing I like about Robert Doyle is that he has a lot to say about creativity. It is always exciting to eavesdrop inside a creative mind and discover what he … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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



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