We have some suggestions here at CeltCast! Varend Volk for example;
it’s what happens when you combine the best of two already awesome bands from the Netherlands. It’s a virus that takes over your free will in not partying!
The combo of
, energetic folk from the south of the Netherlands, and
, pirate party folk from the north, promise us a whirlwind of passionate folk music!
Now I could write a nice long intro about the newest review we are publicing. But then again there are bands that don’t need a long introduction. That have build up such a solid reputation and have such a long track record that the sheer mentioning of their name is enough to get people excited. This review is about one of those exceptional bands..so here we go.
Rapalje Celtic Folk Music
have a new album out called Scotland’s Story.
Read all about the this lovely Celtic Folk album
It’s just one click away 🙂
Enough said. Enjoy the read and enjoy the lovely album Rapalje have made
When you’re visiting
and you love to dance then balfolk is an experience you shouldn’t miss out on!
Balfolk contains all kinds of dances, from a romantic Mazurka to an energetic Polka. Most dances are danced in couples but some of them are danced in groups, which is a lovely way to meet new people!
If you don’t know the steps yet, don’t worry: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning there are balfolk workshops with the music of
who play bittersweet folk with a hint of jazz.
During Castlefest, there are several bands where you’ll be able to practise your newly learned balfolk skills.
plays mythological music which is perfect for some mellow dances. Both
perform music with Scandinavian roots which is guaranteed to get your feet moving!
can be both wild and dreamy, leading to a variety of dances. If it is an energetic polka or uplifting waltz you love to dance, then both
are worth a visit!
Other bands who are known to attract “balfolkies” are
. Oh, and rumour has it that perhaps on Saturday after the Wicker there will be a jam session with balfolk music at the Meadow Stage.
In other words, Balfolkies, experienced and new, see you at Castlefest dancing to your heart’s desire!!!
Even though we’re still recovering from an amazing Fantasy Forest, we’re also already gearing up for
We will be there dancing to amazing Balfolk sounds. We will be paganfolking our hearts out to
and more. We will be experiencing the combinations that form
. We will be diving deep into ourselves with the almost meditative music of
, and we will be partying untill we fall over with bands like
and so many more! This just might be the last festival we ever visit, as we’re not actually sure how to survive all of this yet, but we’ll give it a valliant effort 😉
But also, let’s not forget that we will be presenting several parts of the Castlefest Academy, two of which have already been published, one about festival organisation and one about Pagan Folk, which will all be massively interesting to see, but will also include you, as you can ask all your questions as well!
We hope to see you all at Castlefest, for hugs, talks and dances! And should we meet, know that with our new banner also come new badges, dedicated to Castlefest. As usual these were designed by our own Rosanne and this time they incorporate TWOIA, the faerie known as The Wonder Of It All. We will give them away to those of you we meet at the festival and exchange a hug or a smile. If you want your own personal badge to add to your collection, or start a collection with, be quick about it as we only have a very limited amount to give away!
Just imagine the party here!
When you’re backstage having an after event party and Jurrien, the Social Media guru of
, comes in to tell everyone that the festival made the Daily Mail!