We celebrated the Bastaard Fantasy Awards last night!

Well, 2017 is now truly and well behind us. Just one week before we kick off the festival season with the Gothic & Fantasy Beurs , we celebrated the Bastaard Fantasy Awards ’17-’18 last night at the Muziekhuis in Leiden.

And what an amazing celebration of 2017 is was!
Not only did this evening give us the chance to hug many many friends and have chat while enjoying a good glass of “whatever drink” was preferred and enjoy really good music by Pyrolysis , SeeD Pagan Folk , Prima Nocta and Harmony Glen .

Most importantly, there were also some awards to hand out!!

While we are all about the music and the festivals, for us as a CeltCast team, the category “Best Photo” was really special. We had two of our photographers on the short-list to win this award!

We are most happy to let you all know that our Kees Stravers has won the Award for “Best Photo 2017” with his awesome picture of Heilung ! Huge congratulations to Kees! This is really well earned and an recognition for all your hard work!!

Of course there were many more awards to hand out!! The “Best Live Act” awards went to Heilung (International) and Prima Nocta (Netherlands/Belgium). The award for “Best Album” went to Ye Banished Privateers with their new album: First Night Back in Port.

The absolutely brilliant Keltfest won the award for “Best Festival”! No festivals without the market. So new this year was the award for “Best Stand”, which was won by Wilmy ‘s Pagan Ways .

Besides good music and a market festivals have so much more to offer. This was shown in the last two awards. “Best Entertainment” was won by Kening Striid (Historic Medieval Battle) and the “Best Book” in 2017 was written by Sophia Drenth :Bloedwetten 2 – Verlossing.

To all winners, huge congratulations from CeltCast. To all those who didn’t win, you were nominated and on the short list, that’s already awesome!

We hope to see you all this coming festival season!!



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

We are asking for your participation!

For our next event we are asking your participation! And it won’t be for nothing.

On Thursday the 8th of March we will do a livestream interview with The Royal Spuds on the release of their new single A man which will be released on the 1st of March.

Go over to our event page for the CeltCast live: The Royal Spuds – Q&A and check out our latest post to see what you can do to participate in the interview but also in our latest give-away contest.

The Royal Spuds

Q&A-MASH THESE POTATOES!

This next live event we are going to do things a little differently! Instead of inviting the artists over to our HQ, CeltCast is going deep into the kitchen of The Royal Spuds and find out how they are cooking up their Folk Punk Mashed Potatoes!

With the release of their new single “A man” on the 1st of March, The Royal Spuds have cooked up something with a twist. Never heard before from these guys, “A man” is almost completely acoustic. Therefore, it is something very unique in the normally hard and fast sound of the Spuds. Of course, CeltCast wants to know how they came up with this new song!

Actually, we want to know a lot more about The Royal Spuds than just how they created ‘A man’! During this event we ask the skin off the potato, so to say! And you are welcome to join in! Send us your questions for these 6 awesome guys and we will try to get the answers!

Join in on the livestream on the 8th of March to find out if they are willing to bare it all and maybe even play a tune or two.

The Royal Spuds

Yoik zingt Noorse wind

Tonight we’re glad to witness “Yoik zingt Noordse wind” in the Ichthus Church in The Hague! You can espect some live streams of beautiful traditional Scandinavian songs sung by this choir featuring Kati Ran on our page tonight!

Yoik zingt Noorse wind







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