The Celtic Music Fan

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

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

Fiach Moriarty On The Radar

The hardest working artist in Ireland is finally getting his due…. Some of you might ask who Fiach Moriarty is. But for those who are acquainted to the Dublin music … Continue reading

November 22, 2010 · 4 Comments

National Eisteddfod of Wales Discovery:Esyllt Tudur

National Eisteddfod of Wales attracts up to 160,000 visitors. The National Eisteddfod has been attracting foreign visitors annually and numbers increased up to 160,000 attendees. It  costs around £2.8m to … Continue reading

November 5, 2010 · 4 Comments

New Brenda Wootton Album: All of Me

Featuring unreleased tracks from this legendary Cornish singer. A few months ago I wrote something about Brenda Wootton. Then Gloria from told me that they discovered recordings of her … Continue reading

November 5, 2010 · 6 Comments

On a Weekend Over Leo’s Tavern

Hi folks, these are the pics from what happened in Leo’s Tavern over a weekend. We spot Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh with Moya Brennan onstage. Guess who are the other famous … Continue reading

September 6, 2010 · 8 Comments

Celtic Woman’s Lynn Hilary:Makes a Name for Herself

Before her name became an international hit, she released a solo album called Take Me Home. As a former member of Anuna , you won’t be surprise where she got … Continue reading

August 31, 2010 · 11 Comments

My Tribute to Liam Ó Maonlaí

A lot of people might have identified Liam O’ Maonlai as the lead vocalist/instrumentalist of a popular rock group Hothouse Flowers. I have one of their records. But like any … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · 4 Comments

Why Celtic Music Fanatics Should Love Mary Jane Lamond

Just when we thought the singer with the golden voice has deserted us and left us riddles in Gaelic , she is back and is going around doing some shows. … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · 5 Comments

Album Highlight:Tears of Stone

I remember the days way before the Internet. I do my research of what’s new and cool in music magazines and newspapers.Sometimes through movies(end credits) and TV shows.That’s how I … Continue reading

April 11, 2010 · 3 Comments

Canadian Raging Fairy: Miranda Mulholland

   Summer. The sun rages down unmercifully in this side of the globe. Far away, beer bottles clink as St. Patrick’s anniversary moves on. This is the time of the … Continue reading

March 16, 2010 · 2 Comments

A Beautiful Voice Deserves A Good Composition

Let’s face it. Without a beautiful vehicle, even the most beautiful voice amount to nothing. I have seen this happening to singers whom I think have brilliant voices but who … Continue reading

August 19, 2009 · 2 Comments

Eithne Ni Chathain – from Kildare to the World

She is the lighter Sinead O’ Connor possessing Cara Dillon’s poignant honesty.  Eithne Ní Chatháin shines in her debut “Eithne”. She grew up in Country Kildare but was influenced by … Continue reading

June 23, 2009 · Leave a comment



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