Cliff’s review of… ‘Waldkauz – Mythos (2017)’ is online!

When we found out that the origins of Waldkauz are firmly connected with Castlefest , that Nina and Niklas met Gina , Peter and Lennart there, which in turn was the foundation for the band as we now know it ànd that they were going to close the festivities on the camping stage, it was clear that only one band could be reviewed before we all go to Lisse and Castlefest opens it’s gates again.

Cliff: When i suggested to do a review of Waldkauz’ album Mythos, the reactions within the CeltCast team were unanimous: – ‘Yes do them first.” – “I second that.” – “You will love the info booklet!” – “Cool! They are such nice people. Well deserved”.

So, the mission was clear. We hope you enjoy the fruit of Cliff’s labour!

You can find the review here .


Árstíðir, an Icelandic group

Árstíðir is an Icelandic group formed in 2008, though many of you will probably know them from a video that went pretty viral in 2013 of them singing Heyr Himna Smiður in a trainstation in Germany. (If you don’t yet know the video we definately suggest you find it on Youtube!)

Since their formation they have released four albums filled with their special blend of classical influences and pop feel. Their music is very hard to put into any category, but words like “ethereal”, “impressive” and “harmonious” certainly fit the bill.

They wooed the crowd of Castlefest last year with their amazing vocal harmonies and we’re certain they will be another highlight this year with their performance on Castlefest’s Forest Stage Saturday the 4th of August!

Pics by Kees Stravers

We always love to go see Gwendolyn Snowdon

This beautiful lady with an angel’s voice has been a CeltCast live-stream guest quite a few times. Either at a festival or in a small intimate setting, we always love to go see Gwendolyn Snowdon play live. And if going to see her live isn’t possible we enjoy just sitting down and listen to her beautiful album ‘Three Strand Braid’.

Besides being a talented musician and singer, Gwendolyn is just the sweetest personality. It is always nice to have a chat and hug with her. Not to mention that she was an awesome guest during her visit to our CeltCast living room!

So needless to say, we are very very happy to see Gwendolyn again at Castlefest ! Gwendolyn will be playing on the Meadow Stage on Friday and Sunday.

Pics by Kees Stravers and Marielle’s Concert and Event Photography

Interview with Jyoti!

Though the weather calls us to go outside and relax in a forest or on the beach we shouldn’t forget the nice things that happen indoors! CeltCast returns with another livingroom event, this time we will host the beautiful and talented Jyoti Verhoeff who will tell us all about how her latest album “Touches” came to be, give us some insight into her creativity, and maybe, if we’re lucky, she will play us a few songs too!

Join us online this Friday at 20:30 CET and be part of the CeltCast family! And of course as always feel free to ask your questions, as a comment here beforehand, or ask it live during the event! We will try to get all your questions answered.

Jyoti Verhoeff

We have to admit, The Dolmen live on stage is epic.

We have to admit, The Dolmen live on stage is epic. No matter the situation, time of year or venue, these guys and girls know how to make it huge. They know how to make you feel like you are one with the earth, the festival and the people around you. They know how to make you let loose and go wild.

This epic feeling lingers as we think of last year’s Castlefest . Both during the summer and winter edition, The Dolmen, with their Celtic rock made it more than special.
During the summer version of Castlefest they made us rock on pagan sounds, pirate songs and good old true guitar solos. And while this was also true at the winter edition, it was the yule rituals of 2016 and 2017 performed by singer Taloch , that made it all the more special.

So today we are throwing you back to these three festivals and make you remember how awesome these shows were.

And if you cannot remember, or wasn’t there, you can play a little catch up this coming Castlefest. The Dolmen will be rocking the stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Pics by Kees , Cliff de Booy Concert Photography and Marielle’s Concert and Event Photography

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