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July’s Monthly marker: As I lay here in my silence!

It is the first of July! So that means….a NEW Monthly Marker! And this one is jusr as beautiful as they always are!
Recently, we received the beautiful new album of | Linde Nijland called: Ten Years. it contains 12 songs, mostly written by Linde herself. The song we have voted Monthly Marker and which we are going to play five to six times a day will be: As I Lay Here In My Silence. With the Dutch festival Castlefest in our mind, this was THE song to choose! Listen to the lyrics and you will feel the wicker send his strength.
This is not a party song. The whole album is filled with beautiful little stories as a matter of fact. They are all lovely ballads where life and nature are never far away. So, enjoy Linde’s beautifully clear voice, guitar, and compositions. The whole record is well worth it in our opinion.
The album contains a booklet with fourteen pages, including photographs, the lyrics of all the songs recorded, and sweet little drawings.

People who contributed to the album, (besides Linde herself), are: Bert Ridderbos, Gilbert Terpstra, Joost van Es and Kirsty McGee.
Album design & illustrations: Sam Chegini of Sam Pictures Productions.
Photography: Kirsty Mc Gee and Bert Ridderbos


You can find Linde on:
Her website: www.lindenijland.nl
Facebook: @linde.nijland
Instagram: @lindenijlandfolksinger
Spotify: Linde Nijland
Bandcamp: https://lindenijland.bandcamp.com/releases
YouTube: Linde Nijland

Musical greetings, Ilona CeltCast 🎻

Daily Disc
The Guinness Brothers – Live Craic (2019)

Since I heard this band play, I’m dreaming of a big Castlefest party where the whole festival is jumping and dancing!!!!! I couldn’t sit still on my chair listening to this album and the singles! It is one big party surprise! I won’t give away the details, because that would be considered ‘spoiling’. Just listen, dance, and feel that festival vibe coming back to you!

I can reveal a bit more on the origins of The Guinness Brothers though. Two men came together to form this band ass you can read on their website: ‘Colm Kelly, an Irish man living in the south of Portugal, and Rodrigo Carreira, a Portuguese man who is often mistaken for an Irish man himself, combine vocal harmonies with an acoustic guitar and a mandolin to bring you everything from Irish music to rock, pop, reggae and even the latest hits! They found that adding comedy to music, not just Irish, is tantamount to Craic. And follow the formula ever since.
Don’t miss this album, it’s really fun! I can’t pick my favourite songs, they’re all very effervescent!

cheerful greetings, Ilona CeltCast
You can find The Guinness Brothers on:
Their website: the-guinness-brothers.business.site
Facebook: TheGuinnessBrothers
Instagram: theguinnessbrothersofficial
Spotify: The Guinness Brothers
YouTube: TheGuinnessBrothers

Daily Disc
Shane Ó Fearghail – Born from Tradition (2020)

At first, we received this beautiful album in digital form, but after I told Shane in a chat how much I loved his work, I didn’t have to wait long before the hard copies of two albums of his albums – Born From Tradition (2020) and They Might See Dolphins (2016) – arrived at CeltCast HQ. And yes, both of them are wonderful!

Shane is an Irish singer-songwriter who now lives in Vienna. His latest album Born From Tradition gives you the feel of the summer sun on your skin…, warm and soothing. It features songs about love, roots and musings about life. Both new and traditional folk songs are on it, sung either in English or Irish. The songs are presented in a modern style of folk music, which is quite refreshing! The booklet, consisting of eight pages, contains the lyrics of the tracks which is something we always appreciate. The album was recorded at Craic Haus Studios 32 and the artwork was designed by Sabine Mann. My favourite songs on this album are: Trasna Na gCianta (Across the Ages) and Na Bi Buartha (Don’t be worried).

Musical greeting Ilona CeltCast
You can find Shane on:
His website: shaneofearghail.com
Facebook: shaneofearghailmusic
Spotify: Shane Ó Fearghail
Bandcamp: shaneofearghail
YouTube: Shane Ó Fearghail

Daily Disc
BmB – Ge vindt wel een taal (2021)

A couple of months ago we received the brand new album of the balfolk band BmB called Ge vindt wel een taal (thy will find a language). Because the release date is today, we had to keep the music on this album to ourselves at first. That didn’t stop us listening though and from the moment we started listening, we fell in love with this beautiful, narrative, danceable, balfolk album! And that’s why we are going to play every song of this lovely album on CeltCast Radio. There are instrumental songs, songs sung in Dutch/Flemish, one in French and one in English (together with Niki van der Schuren).

BmB will be a new band for most of you so this is how they introduced themselves:
– ‘We are BmB, three guys who love folk. We bring songs to make you bounce and swoon, sway, laugh and cry.
This band is formed by Luc Plompen (vocals, guitar), Wouter Kuyper (bagpipes, flutes, chalumeau) and Niek van Uden-Luteijn (accordion). They met each other through the international (bal)folk scene. These guys are already famous in the folk scene in The Netherlands and Belgium, and that’s not without reason! So we are sure the rest of the folk world will follow soon!
You can find BmB on:
Their website: http://www.bmbfolk.nl
Facebook: BmBfolk
Spotify: BmB






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