The Celtic Music Fan

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

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 … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harp Music: Tradition of Music Making pre-1700 in Wales

For those who aren’t part of The Celtic Music Fan via facebook, this is a good link. If you think you know all there is to know about Welsh music, … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jamie Smith’s MABON in South of Wales this Summer! Thursday, 19 July 2012

Welsh readers, get ready for J S Mabon @ The Muni!Thursday, 19 July 2012. Apart from the much anticipated new album from this amazing Welsh band, fans in their homeland will … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Yn Chruinnaght’s CD ‘The Gathering’

Yn Chruinnaght’s CD ‘The Gathering’ is an exciting collection of Celtic music featuring twelve tracks donated by artists who have played at the festival over the years. The Gathering CD … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chat with Iolo Whelan of Jamie Smith’s MABON

Jamie Smith’s MABON:  Concerts, changes and the new album. I posted my first article about Jamie Smith’s MABON in May 5,  2010. Back then the band were known as Mabon. … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tylwyth Teg’s Lively Welsh Fusion

  Cardiff  based band make a leap into the national Welsh folk scene. Foot stumping music from a band that started in 2009,  an album and now gigs all over … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Abagail Grey;Visually Explosive

Celtsmith is a Welsh band led by Derek Smith . Looks familiar? Well that’s because he is directly related to Jamie Smith of Jamie Smith’s Mabon. He is also the … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with Patrick Rimes of Calan

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Buzz

January welcomes auspicious debuts from new projects and artists from all over the world. Is it me or the change of weather that brings out the best listeners-people with sophisticated … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Story of Capel Celyn: The Village that Drowned

Here is an a interesting video about a Welsh village called capel celyn. I now understand the general hostility towards the British, the same that echoes Irish sentiments. *** Since we are talking … Continue reading

August 13, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Celtic Music of Asturias

Hello Celtic people. After a few days of rest, I am back to spin the latest news of what’s happening around in terms of music , concert as well as … Continue reading

June 17, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Welsh Triple Harp

Wow talk about a bunch of strings! This instrument is not your typical Celtic harp because: The Welsh triple harp (telyn deires) is a type of harp using three rows … Continue reading

June 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

Fflach Trad:Traditional Welsh Music Label

There is now an online site where you can buy all the music that you want especially if you are the target audience. Flach offers a wide range of artists … Continue reading

June 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Celtic Music Of Wales.

Most of the traditional music of Wales have fallen to obscurity. People now look up to Ireland and Scotland for broader knowledge. We can’t however discredit the fact that Welsh … Continue reading

June 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Ceredwen:Getting to know Welsh Celtic music

  Our telescope moves to Wales.If you don’t know how Welsh Celtic music sounds like, then you have to check out Ceredwen.The name comes from the Celtic goddess of inspiration and … Continue reading

June 5, 2009 · Leave a comment



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