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

Live shows for this month and beyond

because I am not posting any album reviews at this time, I’d rather post something about live music. I am hoping that you’ll be able to watch your favorite artists performing … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

This week’s beautiful songs

   Music is better than coffee. It is timeless and created with the finest musicians and state of the  art studio equiptments. I am always excited with each preview or … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Interview with Larry Kirwan about his live show at the Cutting Room NYC, St Paddy’s Day Eve.

Larry Kirwan will be performing live at the Cutting Room NYC St Paddy’s Day Eve. It will be the first since the announcement of doing separate musical projects from Black … Continue reading

March 13, 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

February 2015 Celtic music updates.

..And so we have amazing tunes to start the big bang of Celtic music for 2015! Welcome to my ‘conversational post’ where I talk like a normal person especially when … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ashokan Farewell and McIlroy Guitars.

His arrangement of The Ashokan Farewell for acoustic guitar. Played on a McIlroy AJ16 Dermot McIlroy is a versatile artist. Apart from playing in his project bands, he is also a … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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

Album Review: Across the bridge by Red Sonnet

It is great to be visited by the muse of the cold months. With that comes the kind of music suited for reflection. It is the time of year when … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gifts and New Album

    While there are events in our lives that ebb and flow, we are like willows bending and enduring whatever life hands us. But in that space between two … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Michael Mc Cague and Donal Mc Cague , Cuisle – Irish Music Reels

Michael and Donal perform a set of reels on the 1st episode of the new music series “Cuisle” (Irish for pulse) that they both recorded as the final track on Donal’s debut album “Bits N Pieces”
The reels are called The Old Steam Train, The Floating Crowbar and Gorman’s.

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cara Dillon Talks about A Thousand Hearts in the Midst of Her Tour

    Cara Dillon took time to answer this interview with The Celtic Music Fan. She talks about the new album A Thousand Hearts plus how she takes good care … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 3 Comments



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