The Celtic Music Fan

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

The Journey So Far-The Best of Loreena McKennitt

The Journey So Far (The Best of Loreena McKennitt) might initially make you think that it is another compilation album. It is indeed a collection of her best songs spanning … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Way for Ranagri

I wrote a post about flutist Eliza Marshall two years ago. Now she is part( playing the Flutes/Whistles/Guitar) of Folk/Acoustic/World band based in London called Ranagri. They are currently recording … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Baxteria Podcast #17

Hello friends. New tunes are up plus more emphasis on Christmas music in my Celtic music show. As for the indie variety, I am featuring tunes from Radio Happy Music … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feeling It’s Really A Winter Gathering by Shauna Burns

A Winter Gathering by Shauna Burns ~ now available at  ~ Winter Star Carol of the Bells White Christmas O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Luma The First Noel Silent … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Samhain!

I am writing this on a windy and slightly sunny afternoon. The big night is tomorrow. I would be celebrating it by going out dress up for the occasion, watch … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Rant Maggie Rant CD is the BEST live Recording in Years!

Lindsay Schindler – Fiddle, backing vocals.Glen Dias – Voice, recorders.Rob Larose – Drum Kit, Hand percussion, backing vocals.Barry James Payne- Guitar, backing vocals ( Hometown: Stratford, Ontario I have listened … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

In the Celtic Spirit by Steel Clover(Sue Borowski)

Artist: Steel Clover ( Sue Borowski) Album: In the Celtic Spirit Genre: Celtic Folk/Ballads Mood: Easy Listening Tracks:  1. Gone Are the Days  2. The Loving Time  3. Glen of … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Whiskey Tonight by The Indulgers

Band: The Indulgers Album: Whiskey Tonight Location: Boulder/Golden Colorado Members: Damien McCarron – Vocals, Guitar Mike Nile – Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Harmonica and Electronic Bagpipe Renee Fine – Fiddle/Violin Aaron … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wezen by Alicia Ducout

Alicia Ducout (piano, harpe celtique et chant), Florian Baron (guitare et oud), Kenan Guernalec (flûte traversière irlandaise), Marc Blanchard (arrangements électroniques), Anthony Debray-Laizé (percussions) The world can be a dark … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Súnas: Definitive Celtic from Australia

Australian Celtic quartet Súnas offers something mystical, relaxing and rich to all listeners. The strongest asset of Australian quartet Sunas is their use of tight vocal harmonies. This is followed … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Celtic Music Fan’s Solemn Christmas Wish for 2013

This one goes to the fallen ones who are not spending what we call an ideal image of Christmas. I know this is the season to be Merry. Yes I … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

A Look into the Future, A Nod into the Past (Including two Interviews)

Celtic music…what do you think will happen and how social networking can influence your ways of getting heard. Featuring: interviews with Enda Seery and Calum Stewart. Featured performances: Enda Seery, … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 5 Comments

A Holiday Album For All

Also in this edition: Marc Gunn, Celtic Twist/Holland and Palmley Duo and Jamie Smith’s MABON Album Review: Together for Christmas(Various artists) A CONTEMPORARY CELTIC CHRISTMAS COLLECTION’ with Larry Kirwan, The High … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Visual Artist and Musician Eva McCauley: The Power of Light and Air (Interview)

Also in this edition: NUA A painter’s paradise: Eva McCauley talks about how in Ireland, “the air is infused with moisture, and because of that, there is a luminosity to … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Contemporary Celtic Rock, Jazz, and Instrumental Music

In this edition: Sahara, Declan Sinnott and Dave Hum A great weekend to all you readers of this page. We have great albums worth listening and I will tell you … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Terry Kelly, Mickey Harte and Merlins Nose Records‏

Introducing an amazing Canadian artist, A German record label, Album Review, Loreena McKennitt and Picture of the day. “It was kind of cool to work the sound board for him, … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Celtic 5 String Banjo Player – Dave Hum‏

Plus:Featured mp3s: Dan Aston, New video by Cheers! and Nolwenn Leroy “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ” –Bob Marley Featured artist Celtic … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Reflections, Meditations and Walking the Mists

Thoughts and a little bit of book review for you. The United States still posses the biggest chunk of my readership.  The UK ranks the second. I am amused by … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Celtic Twist-Twist in the Tale (album review)

    I was so excited when the mailman gave this to me, that I stopped all chores and put this in my CD player. Celtic Twist is a duo that will win more followers with … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Shimmer of Sounds

Jazzy and electric Jazzy and electric The first few chords of Coburg St Nights from their second album  reveal the adventurous spirit of Buille. Formed in 2004 by Armagh born brothers … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 2 Comments



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