Tag Archive | celtic music
Bap Kennedy Sailor’s Revenge [Proper (2012)] When I heard that the raspy voiced troubadour Bap Kennedy had enlisted Mark Knopfler for his latest effort, it was pretty much guaranteed that I would be excited to hear it. But when I heard that Sailor’s Revenge was a collection of Celtic-influenced folksy material, I couldn’t cue it […]
Music of Ireland, Vol. 2: Welcome to America (Special Deluxe Edition DVD & CD) [Elevation (2010)] The first part of this series, Welcome Home, focused on Irish music in its homeland. For the second half, host and co-producer Moya Brennan (of Clannad) interviews Irish exports. Rockers and poppers like U2, Glen Hansard (of The Frames […]
John Whelan Trio Nightingale First Presbyterian Church Santa Monica, CA September 11, 2010 The John Whelan Trio‘s first stop a two-week West Coast tour fell on the eve of the Fall Equinox Festival, the replacement for the long-running Summer Solstice Festival. It was held in a lovely church setting in downtown Santa Monica, California. Joining […]
Laura Byrne Lucky Day [Self-released (2010)] Irish musicians looking to book shows in Baltimore must have it tough.
Reviews: The Chieftains and Ry Cooder, San Patricio; Loreena McKennitt, A Mediterranean Odyssey; and Monster Ceilidh Band, Make Me a Dancer
This Monday we bring glad tidings to Celtic fans with two albums from some old (venerable, even) favorites and a solid self-release from newcomers the Monster Ceilidh Band.
Solas The Turning Tide [Compass 7 4530 2 (2010)] Solas released The Turning Tide this summer, one of the best albums of their stellar career. They have abandoned the new age-y missteps of their recent albums without backtracking to purely traditional material or arrangements.