Monthly Marker March 2021: Katja Moslehner

Cover: Katje Moslehner-Am Weltenrand


The minute we heard the first notes of ‘Am Weltenrand‘, Katja Moslehner’s) first solo single, it wasn’t a question IF we would make it a Monthly Marker, but only WHEN we would do it. Well, the simple answer was: as soon as possible!!! 😍

Originally a Bulgarian circle dance, this version has all the energy of early spring in it. So it is the perfect song to celebrate the month of Ostara, the month of the spring Equinox! 🐣🌷

Eagle-eared people may recognize it from another German band, Triskilian, who recorded this song on their 2012 album Neo. Katja’s German version is just as vibrant and energetic as the Triskilian version, a worthy Monthly Marker to bring some much-needed cheer and energy to these weird times we are all still in. 🌞

‘Am Weltenrand’ is also the title track of Katja’s upcoming solo album, which will be released on the 2nd of April. We were allowed to listen to it beforehand, and although we are bound to secrecy, I can tell you it is going to be a treat! Fans of Katja’s music will definitely not be disappointed, I can tell you that. 🤩

OK, enough of this teasing, let’s focus on ‘Am Weltenrand’. Obviously, it is a German translation put to the original music, and it combines the beauty of German folk, Katja’s love for Eastern European music that goes back to her days with the Balkanfolkband Savica, and the spirit of the native American chants, expertly woven into the music by Bernd Wendlandt. 🎼

You can dance to this beautiful song the whole month, 5 to 6 times a day, all the way up to the spring equinox.., and beyond. So throw off your shoes and let’s dance the whole night long…, until we can greet the morning sun and the start of a new day. 🌤

– Cliff

Photo given by: Katja Moslehner

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Monthly Marker February 2021: Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Cover: Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer-Sleep Deprivation

It’s only February, but maybe you have noticed a little bit of spring in your step the last couple of days? It could very well be because with the new month, we also have chosen a new Monthly Marker, and hearing this track it is very hard to sit still and not let your mood be lifted! For a full month, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer will do just that, five to six times a day, with the single Jiggle The Old Bones of their latest album “Sleep Deprivation”.

Released in 2020, the album was designed to keep the road-weary musician awake and safe on the late-night drive home. Somehow, that feels quite fitting to our current situation: tired of it all, but thankfully we have the right music to keep us going, accompanying us on the trip towards the better days that are bound to return.

“So let’s dance. Feel the groove, and dance, let your body move and dance, put your cares away, safe away for another day and dance, … Jiggle the old bones!” (for sure we can do with the exercise)


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Monthly Marker January 2021: ZiRP

Cover: ZiRP-Cirlce Divine

🎼 Happy new year, new month, and of course a new Monthly Marker!

ZiRPLow Lights (Circle Divine, 2020) 📀

We cannot deny, that these are dark times of worry and loss, and most of us are secluded to our homes, staying safe by minimizing our physical interaction with the outside world. Yet reflecting on the year we are leaving behind us, we are delighted to see that so many beautiful things can arise from our confinements too. Creative resilience brought us livestreams, online festivals and lots, lots of music. 🎶

Going through all the wonderful albums that were recently released, there was one that stood out. The ‘Circle Divine’ of ZiRP is a collection of tracks that are exquisite to dance to, some really powerful bourrées, a cuddly mazurka, bouncy polkas and, of course, a divine circle. But it was the closing Scottish track that struck that chord where we immediately feel we’ve found the one.

Inquiring about the background story of this masterpiece, it became clear why. 🎙Florian: “The song is dedicated to a very good friend, who was a life-long musician, an accordion teacher and also my father. Jürgen Fügemann left this world far too soon in 2017 because of cancer. He would have loved this album, I’m sure, and this song, in particular, reflects his kind of soul. I owe the ‘soft side’ of myself to him.

Florian was not always a drummer. In fact, he started with playing the piano at his parents’ home, the one where the whole family played on. And for his part of this track, he put aside his drumsticks and sat down at that very same piano, still at their house, and recorded his take there. 🎹

Stephan wrote the tune on his Irish low whistle and to keep the piece quiet, Olaf played a reduced picking and Flo took the double bass.

Florian: “Alex, who mixed it, had some trouble connecting all the pieces. But isn’t that closer to what life is really like? It’s not always perfect, but if we find love, we can pass it on. This is what I see in this song.

And as indeed we currently are all struggling and trying to piece things together, this is the core of what CeltCast strives for: at the heart of it all, we want to pass on the love through music and strengthen our connection in these solitary times. Which is why with a heartfelt virtual hug we are happy to play ‘Low Lights’ five to six times a day for the full month of January. 📻

And to boost your spirits and have you dancing in your own livingrooms, we definitely recommend that you listen to the whole album. As I type, Cliff is actually writing his review… and I can already tell you: it is a perfect bringer of those festival vibes, while we eagerly await to get the chance to see ZiRP perform there some sunny day when we meet again. 🥰

– Love, Alex

ZiRP can be found here:

Monthly Marker December 2020: ANÚNA

Cover: ANÚNA-Mai it Be

New Monthly Marker: ANÚNA feat. Sara – May it Be 🍀

As darkness falls across the Northern hemisphere, far from home, we walk our lonely roads and journey on. But here, from the realms of Middle Earth, comes an evening star to shine upon us, and help believe we will find our way to light the day. ✨

Her message, so beautifully sung in both English and Quenya, comes back to us from decades past, when recognized as ‘Best Song’ it won The Academy Awards (FB) in 2002. This time around, in the last month of 2020, it will be our Monthly Marker, to strengthen our Fellowship, 5 to 6 times a day in December, and grow the trust that we will rise to find the sun.

Like Enya (FB) before, it is Sara who rekindles the promise that lives within us, with her enchanting vocals and captivating delivery.

Thank you once again, Michael McGlynn, for dreaming up ANÚNA, the unsurpassed choir of Éire, and high praise too to the artist Renso Tamse, who created the stunning depiction of the Elven-maiden Sara.

Please all, enjoy ANÚNA’s latest single.

Stay safe, stay strong, and stay healthy.

Love, Alex. 💚

You can find ANÚNA here:

Monthly Marker November 2020: Sowulo

Cover: Sowulo-Fæcele

⏳ NEW MONTHLY MARKER ⏳SowuloFæcele (2020) 📻

In these darkest times of the year, it is nice to retreat into the safety of one’s own home and reflect while staring into a fire, and this month’s marker is well suited for just that! Light your fire with Sowulo’s Fæcele (which means “Torch” in Anglo-Saxon) and enjoy its warmth with us! 🔥

Fæcele is based on the “Gungnirs Gap”, a story-telling track featured on their 2020 album GRIMA, telling the story of Odin hanging from Yggdrasil for nine days and nights. 🌙

The song was recorded in Auroch Audio Studio by Faber Horbach, mixed by Fieke van de Hurk in the well-known Dearworld studio, and mastered by Nico van Montfort in XPZ sound studio. Working together, once again they delivered a beautifully produced track! 💻

Come join us in our digital homes throughout the month of November and let’s share the comfort of this beautiful torch! 🥰

– Arjan

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