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
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
A couple of months ago we received the brand new album of the balfolk band
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!
A couple of months ago, our CeltCast photographer André asked me: “Have you heard Am Weltenrand? The new single of
That’s how this story started! And today… is the release date of the full album! Because of that, we will play the second single So Frei on our radio station tonight.
Personally, I love the sounds of the voila, violin, hammered dulcimer, guda drum, hurdy-gurdy, uilleann pipes, cello and harp. The perfect mix for this mythic pagan folk album. Katja was inspired by Taliesin (the famous Celtic bard), Swans, Valkyren, and annual festivals. The content of the songs goes back to ancient times, where bards spoke of the beings of the trees and Hildegard von Bingen sang of the life force. Do you love
and German folk music, then you will love this one for certain!
The booklet contains all the lyrics and is decorated with stunning photos of
My favourite songs are: So Frei, Mit Dir and Hexenlied.
Last month, we received a message from this band from the Alsace in France. In October, they released their first EP, Unserland, with four beautiful pieces of music. The songs are inspired by regional history and its oldest legends. As soon as you start listening you are in a distant and ancient world. Low voices, dark tones, historical instruments, and primal forces can be felt immediately. This EP is a good start. If you love
it’s a good possibility you like
too. We at CeltCast are looking forward to hearing more of this band! And, maybe on stage in the near future? and My favourite song on Unserland? That is: Sterne.
Musical greetings, Ilona CeltCast