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Monthly Marker November 2021: Stundom

Cover: Stundom-Ma jeg holde din hand

The Daily Disc AND NEW Monthly Marker 📀 StundomMa jeg holde din hand (translation: May I hold your hand?) (2021)

In November, we will play the song ‘Frigear’ five to six times a day! 🤩

Recently, we received this amazing Nordic Folk album. While listening to it during travelling I knew…. this album is a pearl! I think our balfolk friends will love this one too! My favourite songs are ‘Frigear’ (new Monthly Marker) and ‘Baronen’. And, I really love the original album cover. 😍


Their music is inspired by the traditional dance music from their ancestors, mixed with the classical chamber music tradition and several modern symphonic elements, achieved with a blend of the cithern, the violin and the piano. Years ago, they performed with the name ‘Elmoe & Hoffmann’ and won the “new talent” prize at the Danish Music Awards Folk 2015. In 2017, the pianist Julian Svejgaard stepped in the project of Emma Kragh-Elmøe and Villads Hoffmann. 🎶

Thank you GO’ Danish Folk Music!

Musical greetings, Ilona CeltCast 🎻

You can find Stundom here:

Monthly Marker October 2021: Waldkauz

Check This Out! 💝 MONTHLY MARKER news! 🔁

Last week, the brand new album ‘Labyrinth’ of Waldkauz was our Daily Disc. Today, we can tell you that one of the songs on this album will be our new Monthly Marker! In October, we will play the song ‘Ariadnes Faden‘ five to six times a day. Ariadne is the goddess of passion! This ‘Andro’… will make you happy, will make our balfolk dancers happy, will let you dance, will let you move and will make you love our beautiful (Pagan) Folk scène even more! Beautiful people, let’s dance and make each other happy! 😍

Waldkauz wrote about this song:

This is our version of an Andro, a traditional Breton folk dance. In An Dro, the dancers hold hands and form a long chain. Like the thread of Ariadne, which led Theseus safely out of the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur.

  • Nina: Schäferpfeife
  • Alana: Hundry Gurdy
  • Niklas: Irish Bouzouki
  • Peter: Drumset, Darbuka
  • Andi: Bass
  • Dylan Kerr: Tar

👣 Tanz Tanz Tanz! 👣

You can find Waldkauz here:

Monthly Markers August 2021: Wouter en de Draak/Mette Kathrine

Covers: Wouter en de Draak-Zonnewachter & Mette Kathrine-Familiealbum


August is the month we usually find ourselves dancing barefoot on the grassy fields of festivals, enjoying the live music and great company. And although this time around, we can’t be together like we were before, that doesn’t mean we will have to do without our beloved Balfolk music. 👣

This month, two albums from different corners of Europe reached our CeltCast HQ and we simply couldn’t decide which of them we would choose the Monthly Marker from. Now since dancing is a joy for two (and often times many more), we wanted to let two beautiful tracks dance together on our airwaves 5 to 6 times a day for a full month. 😍

So please, have a ball in your living room moving your feet to Wouter en de Draak (NL) – Fireflies and Mosquitoes (Polka) and Mette Kathrine (DK) – Reel Emil (Scottish). 🤩

Musical greetings, Ilona CeltCast 🎻

You can find Wouter en de Draak (NL) here:

You can find Mette Kathrine (DK) here:

Monthly Marker June 2021: Lůn

Cover: Lůn-Chamanes


Hello June! 🌞🌝 We may be one day late announcing this, but we actually couldn’t wait to tell the world about our new Monthly Marker!

It is… Lůn with their song Sedna! 🌊

This French (Paris) music project launched its first EP ‘Chamanes’ last February. Its eponymous title ‘Chamanes’ honours all women: it recalls sacred feminine reconnection to nature and its cycles. This album mixes neofolk, world, neoclassic and shamanic music. As CeltCast, we can assure you… it’s a truly amazing album! 😍

The song ‘Sedna’ is about the ocean’s goddess in Inuit legends. In our mind’s eye, we see a full crowd enjoying this song at one (or more) of our favourite festivals, captured by these intense sounds and lots of lights and fire… that would be sensational! 🔥

You will hear this song on our radio station five to six times a day for the whole month. Enjoy! 🤩

  • Mayline Gautié: composition, lyrics, violins, voices
  • Raphaël Verguin: cello

Musical greetings, Ilona CeltCast 🎻

You can find Lůn here:

Monthly Marker May 2021: Shane Ó Fearghail

Cover: Shane Ó Fearghail-The Might See Dolphins

📻 While writing the following ‘Daily Disc’, the idea came up to choose a new Monthly Marker by selecting a track of one of Shane Ó Fearghail’s albums! We decided for the coming month of May, to play ‘Faerie Tree’ five to six times a day on CeltCast Radio! 😍

The Daily Disc 📀Shane Ó FearghailThey Might See Dolphins (2016) 🐬

Earlier, I wrote about Shane’s new album. This one is from 2016. It’s less folky than his latest release. Nevertheless, it’s a beautiful album with all songs in the English language. And I just love Shane’s warm and distinct voice. I’m sure I’ll listen to this one a lot!

Like I told you before, Shane is an Irish singer-songwriter who lives in Vienna at this moment. This album gives you a warm summer feeling, although the lyrics are not always happy per se. But such is the case with songs about life, feelings and nature. 🌿

The booklet, eight pages, contains the lyrics of the songs and a couple of small drawings. On the back, it lists all the guest musicians. The Artwork is by Sabine Mann again and Shane himself.

My favourite songs on this album are: ‘Faerie Tree’ and ‘The Last Trees’ 🌳

Musical greetings, Ilona CeltCast 🎻

You can find Shane here:


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