The Celtic Music Fan

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

Mountain Rose by The Gothard Sisters: Girl Power in Celtic Music!

Just say you are a casual listener and you happen you see one of the performances of The Gothard Sisters. I am pretty sure you would be amazed how these … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lush and Vibrant “The Promise” by Caitlin Grey is Here!

I am enjoying the new album of Caitlin Grey called The Promise. One thing I noticed upon playing this album for the first time is her beautiful and supple voice. … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Amazing Songs For This Week.

Erin So Green.   Think of the best melodic folk bands in the 70s and then combine that with pop rock sensibility and you have one of the best songs … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

 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

“Irish heart, American Soul artist Danny Burns will be releasing his new cd, ‘Highway Artwork’ this summer “Irish heart, American soul” artist Danny Burns will be releasing his new cd, ‘Highway Artwork’ this summer. If you haven’t heard his music yet then visit his official … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breaking Trad- Spike Island Lassies My big thanks to Christi for sharing this wonderful track from the group Breaking Trad. The tune is called Spike Island Lassies. It is a unique interpretation of a … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a 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

Listening to Ramblin’ with the Rats – Stolen Songs of Struggle by The Rathmines

It’s been a while since I checked my Celtic Music Fan Facebook inbox. I got a neat message from these German artists. I am enjoying their new album. They have … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trine: They are now playing

You think Celtic music is rare in Asia? That may change soon as Filipino group Trine play music that could only come from Ireland, Scotland and Bretagne. They are playing … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 4 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

Father Ray Kelly Has A Moving Singing Style.

The first time I heared father Ray Kelly, I thought he’s the preaching Elvis Costello. But this Irish priest is more comfortable with the like saving the flock than with … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank You Fionnghuala

I’ve been starving for inspiration. I got nothing to write about. One needs to be passionate about something in order to create. I just had this conversation with a Scottish … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Breen taps into The Source with Origins

John Breen is a traditional Irish folk artist from Arklow. Origins is his third studio album under Emphasis records.  Excitement was in the air when I heard that Irish crooner John … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

ATLAS:The Tale of Two Cillians

They’ve come a long way – performing with their previous and current groups- and have now unveiled an exciting Irish trad duo. It took two years in my not so … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thoughts and Music this Christmas

I sometimes get asked, how I am able to keep up my passion for blogging . Especially that it’s been years since I started this baby? The answer is simple. Music. When I hear something that I like , that tune inspired me to write something about it. It is like discovering a beautiful plant that you just want to take care of it because seeing it bloom give you much pleasure.

December 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Celtic Tenors and Other Good Music!

THE CELTIC TENORS announce their US Christmas tour! Feels Like Home is still going strong in my list of last year’s awesome albums! I still love to play it in … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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



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