My first introduction to
music was their ‘performance’ on the Castlefest home edition. It was a professional half-hour video the band recorded in the Belarussian woods and a video that made a huge impact on me. But not only on me. The Livestream exploded with positive responses with two general themes in them: ‘Who are those guys?‘ and: ‘They Are great!‘ People who saw them play on Middeleeuws Winschoten and several German festivals confirmed what we were all saying in the stream. ‘These guys are special.‘ So I decided right there and then I just HAD to introduce Irdorath’s music through a review.
During my research, I discovered that Irdorath is more than just a band. For them, it’s a way of living. They truly put their heart and soul in this project. Moving to an abandoned sanatorium in Kyiv to build a performance stage there, Marrying on stage, or more recently going on the streets to play for a better life for themselves and their fellow countrymen are just a few of the things I discovered researching the story behind the three albums We are going to introduce to you in this review marathon, Ad Astra (2012), Dreamcatcher (2015) and Wild (2017)
Before I post the link to the reviews I want to share one video. It is the making of video of Serca Raskolata, a new song Irdorath released in January. This video says so much about Irdorath, about who they are. Musicians; with a healthy interest in spiritual things and in history; with a good pinch of fantasy and theater in their performance; slightly mad with a lot of balls. That’s Irdorath! And I happily admit I fell in love with them, with their music and with them as people. I sincerely hope you will fall in love with them too.
The link to the reviews you find here.
A Review of Grumpy O’Sheep’s first album East of Talisker
France, a land with a huge folk scene. A land that gave us folk legends like
Dan ar Braz, and
A land that hosts one of the biggest folk festivals:
Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient.
A land with a folk scene so interlocked in their culture that it even appears in mainstream music.
Sadly up till now, not that many French bands have reached the CeltCast headquarters, but luckily one has now, and what a special album it is! Grumpy O Sheep is a folk duo that mixes Irish folk, Spanish fury, and the French ‘joie de vivre’ together in a unique style. Their debut album East of Talisker will give you enough energy to last you a whole week. Want to know more?
Just follow the link and you will!