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Welcome to a work in progress…!

NOTE: This is a May 16, 2021, edit to this welcome text.You are most welcome to my Celtic and British folk and trad music fan site - so glad you found it! This site is essentially a blog that features album reviews and some very occasional artist interviews. I also try to write a more … Continue reading Welcome to a work in progress…!

Album Review / Lau: Unplugged

Lau are not necessarily the easiest band to get into. The masterful trio of O’Rourke-Drever-Green have created their own sphere of slightly eccentric and experimental music that sometimes comes across as an acid trip mutation of Scottish folk. In a word, they are just brilliant. But it might take a few turns before you’re really … Continue reading Album Review / Lau: Unplugged

Album Review / Gráinne Holland: Ceol na Sióg

I initially discovered Gráinne Holland not through an album but a gig. Her live set at Celtic Connections 2019 was a total wow, and she came across as just a wonderful person as well. She was then promoting her third album, Corcra, her first with original material. It was as good as her gig, very … Continue reading Album Review / Gráinne Holland: Ceol na Sióg

Album Review / Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: Neadú (Nesting)

Ah, Muireann… One of the most beautiful voices and presences in the Celtic scene has returned with this five-track EP. At 21 minutes, it’s just long enough to immerse yourself in her aural atmosphere. She openly states this is a lockdown creation and the album title reflects that as well. It’s a very intimate affair, … Continue reading Album Review / Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: Neadú (Nesting)

Album Review / Bèolach: All Hands

As a non-professional music blogger, I sometimes simply miss a new release and notice it only after some time has passed. So it was with this one; All Hands was released in late 2019 but I got up to speed with it only a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, my tardiness takes nothing away from … Continue reading Album Review / Bèolach: All Hands

Artist I Follow: Angus Lyon

Region: Scotland > Style: Contemporary Celtic, Crossover Celtic, Traditional > Associated acts: Angus Lyon & Ruaridh Campbell, Blazin’ Fiddles, The Halton Quartet > WWW: https://anguslyon.co.uk > Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anguslyonmusic > Bandcamp: https://anguslyon.bandcamp.com > Web store: https://anguslyon.co.uk/shop

Album Review / TEYR: Estren

Ah but here's a nice one! And it's from a band about to really break in the Celtic scene: some of you may already know them but others may not have heard about them too much yet. I'm betting you will, in no time. TEYR's sites tell us the band comes from the London folk … Continue reading Album Review / TEYR: Estren

Artists I Follow: Alasdair Fraser

Region: Scotland > Instrument: Fiddle > Style: Scottish Trad, Contemporary Celtic, Crossover Celtic, Chamber Folk > Associated acts: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas; Skyedance > WWW: alasdairfraser.com; alasdairandnatalie.com > Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alasdair.fraser.18; http://www.facebook.com/alasdairandnatalie > Web store: culburnie.com