MONTHLY MARKER: VAEL

Sometimes we choose a Monthly Marker based on circumstance or timing. Sometimes it’s connected to a give away, or a festival. Sometimes we choose a song from a well established band, sometimes we get tipped by a friend. And sometimes, well, sometimes it just hits us!

At Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum (MPS) Alex was given a demo EP of a band called Vael. We had never heard of them, but when playing the disc it became clear right away that this was definately not only CeltCast material, but also a Monthly Marker waiting to happen!

The band consists of seven musicians, determined to connect the people of the world through good music! The name Vael comes from the Celtiberian God Vaélico, which is represented by a wolf. The EP is titled Mure, which is Japanese for Wolf-pack. The recurring theme of the wolf is chosen, as it is an animal with much lore, shared by almost all peoples over the world. Vael wants to use musical styles from all over the world and blend them in with their own traditional music, to create harmony between cultures.

For this Monthly Marker we chose the title track, Mure, which mixes Asian sounds with Celtiberian music, and attempts to form a bridge between these cultures. We at CeltCast hope to be able to play a part in that, by playing the song five to six times a day throughout June. Enjoy!

vael

MONTHLY MARKER TIME: WALDKAUZ!

With all the festival joy happening all around us it’s easy to forget that today is the first day of a new month, and therefor it’s time to announce the new Monthly Marker!

For May we chose a beautiful, almost magical song, by our German friends Waldkauz , Raigan Dannsa. The song has a feel of a breath of fresh air after a rainstorm and is perfectly fit for a festival-filled spring! Come waltz with Waldkauz and CeltCast into the sunshine, as we play this beautiful track five to six times a day throughout the month of May!

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Waldkauz

NEW MONTH, NEW MONTHLY MARKER !!

Sometime we just stumble onto music that instantly captures our hearts. Well, The Chair didn’t stop there: with their energetic party-folk they had our arms waving, feet dancing and spirits way up high! 😀

This band from Orkney, Scotland mixes up traditional melodies from their home town with many modern influences to create a form of acoustic rock. We can’t wait to see them live somewhere soon, like maybe the Tønder Festival 2018 (DK).

Until we do, please enjoy their track ‘Planet Ork’ five to six times a day this month, as we are happy to have Brian Cromarty, Kenny Ritch, Douglas Montgomery, Erik Laughton, Gavin Firth, Robbie Thomson and Robert Gibbon in our midst this April.

Party on!!

The Chair

New Monthly Marker!

Yes, it’s the first of the month again, which means it’s time for our new focus track! This time we did things a little different. Instead of us choosing the track, we asked M-Atzin Rurouni, as she was the one that put our Facebook page at the magical number of 5000 likes! And let’s be honest, she chose well 😀

This month’s marker will be OMNIA ‘s “Morrigan”, taken from their recently re-released 2004 album “Crone of War”. This song in all its 7+ minutes of glory and power will be played five to six times a day, every day, throughout the entire month! Will you come and dance, sing and shout with us?

Omnia Morrigan

February’s Monthly Marker!

Thank you Sunfire , for a great meet-up in the CeltCast livingroom, and for providing us with a beautiful and energetic “Yoyo” for a Monthly Marker this past month. But January is now behind us, so it’s time for a new song in the spotlights!

February’s Monthly Marker is an amazing song by Kaunan , in which a beautiful duet is sung by guest singers Maria Franz ( Euzen , Songleikr , Heilung ) and Einar Selvik ( Wardruna ). The song is about a couple that have just had a new baby. The mother is working the hay while the father is at the farm, when she calls out to him to ask if the baby is still alive. Spoiler alert, yes, the child lives!

We hope you enjoy this moving song as much as we do, as we play it five to six times a day, every day, throughout the month!

Kaunan







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