The Celtic Music Fan

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

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

 Learn a tune from “The Waylaid Man” and get a FREE CD.

Do you want to get a free copy of an Irish traditional record? Well you better hurry before offer runs out. According to Irish recording artist Michael McCague:    So grab … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Breaking Trad- Spike Island Lassies My big thanks to Christi for sharing this wonderful track from the group Breaking Trad. The tune is called Spike Island Lassies. It is a unique interpretation of a … Continue reading

June 20, 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

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

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

Remembering The Late Dave Hum

  Dave Hum was a great banjo player. He added a twist to this traditional instrument by going beyond the styles intended for the banjo. In his last project, he … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Recording Updates from Moxie and Robert Doyle

Wow it’s just the middle of the week and more phantasmagorically smashing updates are coming up from the world of music. OUR world of music ;) Moxie announced their plans … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Two Available tracks from Wish by Poitin, via Soundcloud.

  Yes you heard it right. The new album Wish by Poitin is finished. The main reason to rejoice. Just when the thought the seas have calmed, Poitin brings out a … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Repost your Soundcloud!

  A blog featuring John Breen, Fraser Fifield and TradConnect It is great to realize that soundcloud has grown into a site where musicians and listeners can interact and repost … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debut Album of CrossHarbour Coming Soon!

  CrossHarbour takes the vibrant spirit of Traditional Irish music to new listeners. CrossHarbour, is the name of the band after a London tube station. But it could also imply “crossing into another country’ through … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

St Patrick’s Day Essay and Podcast#28

There comes a time when existential blues happen to any blog. I think it is the discontented feeling of doing the same thing again and again that gives rise to this … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Anticipation Building for The Buachaills

Aaron Dolan – Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Vocals.  Chris Carey – Drums , Percussion , Vocals.  Eoin Murphy -Bouzouki, Mandolin , Guitar , Vocals.  James Fleming – Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Watch Out for the Forthcoming Album by Guitar, Bouzouki Player Michael McCague

Michael McCague:Musician, Composer, Recording Artist and Mathematics Major. Music follows Mathematical laws. And Traditional Irish musicians like Michael McCague can attest to this. After all, he is a Mathematics major. When … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bodhrán Theory and Technique-Where the best bodhran tutors hangout

Bodhrán Theory and Technique-Where the best bodhran tutors hangout Only a few hours joining the page called Bodhrán Theory and Technique and I got an awesome welcome. Bodhran masters like … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflections in Fingerstyle: The Robert Doyle Interview

The thing I like about Robert Doyle is that he has a lot to say about creativity. It is always exciting to eavesdrop inside a creative mind and discover what he … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Log Drivers: Folk and Modern Beauty

The Log Drivers deliver another fresh sound from Canada. They combine that love for traditional style and modern sensibility to create a kind of sound that teeters between the ancient … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Post Valentines in Celtic Land

Featured artists: John Breen, Brian Cunningham and Corncrow Welcome to our post valentine edition. I made it a rule not to talk at the beginning of a post. I will … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment



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