Did You Listen To “Help Ye!” By Dónal McCague This Easter?

The new track Help Ye! By Dónal McCague is now available to listen to via SoundCloud.It was uploaded last Friday. It is a traditional fiddle track which he is known for, with his distinctive style. No further information has been added yet but this could be a demo for a new album to come. In 2011 he …

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Are you ready for a giant low-low D concertina?

  Musician Cormac Begley, redefines the Traditional Irish musical instrument with the giant concertina.This has been circulating round social media that it's hard to ignore. Concertinas are awesome and I am glad there are artists who are pushing the limits in redesigning the instrument. I think traditional Irish music needs something like this because it adds variety to …

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 I am not doing album reviews or interviews. 2015 brings us fantastic tunes in the trad and fusion department. Celtic music is colorful as it …

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 accurate memory to witness something exciting from these two stars of traditional Irish music. I am taking about the two Cillians: Cillian King and Cillian …

Review of North Star a new album by Kyle Carey

Why a casual Celtic music fan would love North Star by singer/songwriter Kyle Carey-It has a universal appeal.  Every album is a musical journey. The experience is always complete when one listens to all the tracks in the album (in the order they were recorded) instead shuffling.I think Kyle Carey has worked hard in recording every track in North Star. …