Check Out Wales-based Celtic-Classical Crossover band, The Meadows!

I said several hours ago, that I am excited to check the inbox of The Celtic Music Fan Facebook page. You just don't know what's coming in (although you have a control of what's going out). So this is what I got. A group of young musicians from Wales. They are already accomplishing their civic/charitable activities …

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Serundal:Channeling Celtic Myths on the Coil of New Age

Hypnotic, soothing and beautiful. It is always a blessing when musicians reach out to CMF to let me hear what they are doing. Wales is the homeland of Serundal, a duo composed of David king and Maxie. Maxie reminds me a bit of the lead vocalist of another Welsh duo Ceredwen. But Serundal's songs are …

Jamie Smith’s Mabon: Dedicated Tour of Wales!(Plus free song download)

  Good news and good song! The great lads of Welsh Celtic band Jamie Smith's Mabon is finally doing a dedicated tour all over their own county of Wales. After countless touring all over Europe the gang feels that it is time to reunite with Welsh fans and also with their own place. According to …

The Universal Welshman: Interview with Ceri Rhys Matthews

Also in this edition: Gaitafolia and Featured performance:Gillian Boucher (fiddle), Seph Peters(banjo), Anna Ludlow(fiddle) and Mary Beth Carty(guitar) Ceri Rhys Matthews talks about what it means to be a musician bridging tradition and innovation to the fore. The prose of Ceri Rhys Matthews flows like music. He answers questions as honestly as he can. There …

Buzzing Harps: Bray Harps (Popular in the 14th to 18th Century Wales)

Mike Parker 16thC. style gothic harp with bray pins on some notes. Bass ronde misattributed to Beatrix of Dia,  I heard Bill Taylor perform music using his bray harp (also known as gothic harp) and it was something. These harps sound like they are buzzing when you play them. So totally different from the harp …