James Law’s Neknomination (Fiddle Version)
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James Law’s Neknomination (Fiddle Version)

  As the extraordinary fiddler of the Canadian Celtic trio NUA, his projects don’t go unnoticed. As in the case of this Neknomination, where he shows his amazing instrumental excellence through guitar and fiddle. I did a brief message exchange with him and came up with interesting facts, including a forthcoming new album from NUA! 1. Can … Continue reading

Raise ‘Em All by Irish Moutarde
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Raise ‘Em All by Irish Moutarde

Members: Mathieu Audet (guitars, drums, keyboard, lead & back vocals) Fred Vandal (bass, guitar, lead & back vocals) Jérôme Bélanger (lead guitars) Christian Haerinck (great highland bagpipes) Dominic Haerinck (banjo, mandoline) Andrée-Anne McHalley (lead & back vocals, keyboard, bass) Sébastien Malenfant (drums, guitar, bass, lead & back vocals) Hometown: Quebec City Another remedy for a depressing … Continue reading

See Maeve Gilchrist Trio, Rachel Davis etc in the Crossroads International Celtic Festival  in Western Maine
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See Maeve Gilchrist Trio, Rachel Davis etc in the Crossroads International Celtic Festival in Western Maine

When the state of Maine comes up, it reminds me of Stephen King because that’s where he lives. Check out the movies on the list set in Maine( though not of them are by King): Salem’s Lot(2004 TV mini series), Home Alone, Andre, Dolores Clairborne, A Summer Place, Charlotte’s Web, The Cider House Rule, Parent … Continue reading

Postcards from Dundalk: A Wee Craic with Nuala Kennedy
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Postcards from Dundalk: A Wee Craic with Nuala Kennedy

Dundalk, Scotland,Canada and anywhere in the world, Nuala Kennedy plays music for every ear. Help me welcome this fantastic musician this week. She is Nuala Kennedy. She became the focus of my interview request after seeing a post by The Riverside Celtic Society announcing her Canadian tour. It’s to promote her third release  “Noble Stranger.” … Continue reading

Enter The Haggis On The Road Interview
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Enter The Haggis On The Road Interview

Brian Buchanan: Vocals, Fiddle, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Craig Downie: Vocals, Highland Bagpipes, Trumpet, Harmonica, Whistle, Acoustic Guitar, Bells Trevor Lewington: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Octave Mandolin, Keyboards Mark Abraham: Bass Guitar, Vocals Bruce McCarthy: Drums, Percussion This interview happened in the middle of the Enter the Haggis tour. Anita Daly became our … Continue reading

Violinist Sarah Frank of The Bombadils (Interview)
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Violinist Sarah Frank of The Bombadils (Interview)

Also in this edition, music by:Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac,Grace, Hewat & Polwart – ‘disappearance set, Best Bluegrass Clog Dancing Video,MacKelmore & Ryan Lewis- “Irish Celebration”,Celtic Woman – Orinoco Flow,Clannad – I Will Find You, Connie Dover – Peggy and Her Gallant Soldier, Ma Zadig A Ma Mamm( Brittany) traditional Breton folk song,  Mary … Continue reading

Celtic Music Whimsy
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Celtic Music Whimsy

In this edition:  Enda Seery, Fraser Fifield, Celtic Twist/Holland and Palmley, The Picts, Irish Music Ottawa Blog, and 9 Celtic music videos from youtube! Videos: Seth Lakeman-Race to be King, Loreena McKennitt-Dante’s Prayer, Fraser Fifield- ‘Drawing Maps’, Rachel Hair Trio-Tsunami Jack, Eluveitie-Inis Mona, Enya-Book of Days, The Chieftains/Sean Keane-Drowsy Maggie, Seamus Ennis-An Poc Ar Buile … Continue reading

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Papilio: Neo-Celtic, Contemporary-Traditional Trio Based in Nova Scotia

From: Halifax, NS Members: Jennifer Publicover (flutes/bodhran) Anthony Rissesco (fiddle/vocals) Phil Schappert (guitars/bouzar/vocals) Layne is working at a music venue (DeCoste Centre)in Pictou Nova Scotia as his summer job. This Celtic group is performing there for the next two nights. He calls them “Absolutely AMAZING!!!!”. I have to take his word for that because they … Continue reading