The Celtic Music Fan

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

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

I love Skipinnish!

Randomness is beautiful. I stumbled upon this group while looking for a Science documentary on YouTube mobile. They appeared on my feed. The name itself is interesting. Skipinnish. I was sure … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 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

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

Make way for Talisk

  Members:  Mohsen Amini, Hayley Keenan and Craig Irving Above are the stunning previews of this interesting band from the Glasgow. I know of them from Mohsen Amini(accordion) who also collaborated with other … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a 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

Repair by Fraser Fifield

I was perusing my Soundcloud when I found that Scottish piper Fraser Fifield has a new tune out. It is called Repair and it is a gradual tune that has … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fraser Fifield: Relationship of sounds and styles(Interview)

Also in this edition: Colin Nea, Therese Honey and Enda Seery Plays: saxophone/whistle/kaval/bagpipes/percussion/composition From: Edinburgh, United Kingdom. About: musician, composer and producer. With the excitement of an upcoming album, Fraser Fifield talks to The … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Monster Ceilidh Band: A Foray Into Electronic Folk

There is no monstrosity here. Just interesting lively music from UK based Celtic electronica band  the Monster Ceilidh Band. The website design is really cute. But wait until you listen to one … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Margaret Bennett: A Mother’s Lament to Her Son.

The healing power of songs… My friend Christi posted this video and while I was watching I realized the woman singing is Margaret Bennett, the mother of the late Scottish … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Songs of Loss.

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” ― Mark Twain “Well, now If little by little you stop loving me I shall stop … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

October 5:Music that Uplifts

A friend told me that the mother of the dog that he has passed away. On top of that I have this frustration that I find hard to describe except … Continue reading

October 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Scottish And Manx Music For Your Start Of The Week.

Pipedown is a band from Scotland  under Greentrax records. It’s the same record label that brought us the wonderful vocals of Fiona J Mackenzie.  If you like your Scottish pipe … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · 4 Comments

Damien Dempsey In A New Book

The Irish Lion is featured in a new book along with other news.. Damien Dempsey is among those featured in a new book called With Love, From Me…To Me Letter … Continue reading

November 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Karen Matheson and Fiona Kennedy

For lack of any news today,I am featuring two wonderful Scottish singers.What attracted me to this song is the rapid firing of Gaelic language. I think more than the music, … Continue reading

June 30, 2010 · 2 Comments

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in Scottish Tradition.

the rest: link2 link3 link4 I was typing keys away and lazily browsing the Internet when I came across these four videos in You Tube which originally appeared in 1997 … Continue reading

March 27, 2010 · 2 Comments

Retro: Farewell and Remember Me by Boys of the Lough

Track listing: “Sean But/ Tommy People’s/ The Lark in the Morning” (jigs) (All traditional) “The Leitrim Queen” (song) (Ian Burns) “Lucky Can Du Link Ony/ Pottinger’s/ Billy Nicholson” (reels) (Trad/ … Continue reading

March 26, 2010 · 4 Comments

Phil Holland Sings of Ancient Greece and the Celts (An Interview)

(pictures courtesy of her Myspace site) Turn off the lights, open your windows. Above the ceiling are glow stars. Outside the crescent moon hangs like a golden boat. The scent of night flowers … Continue reading

February 26, 2010 · 10 Comments

Uam:New Album by Julie Fowlis

Good new Julie Fowlis fans. The Scottish folk diva will be releasing a new album on October 26 this year. “Uam” in Scottish Gaelic means “From Me“. Of course there … Continue reading

September 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m going to see Ewan MacGregor .

Irish Independent:The 38-year-old McGregor plays Camerlengo Patrick McKenna, an ultra-zealous Irish papal deputy determined to defend the Church from malign forces.   My favorite Scottish actor  Ewan MacGregor  is back … Continue reading

May 27, 2009 · 4 Comments

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