A message of hope, The Castlefest Collective
X-mas is quickly approaching and in the coming weeks, we will be introducing 3 albums that would look great under the Christmas tree. CD’s filled to the brim with good cheer, a lot of love, and plenty of Christmas feeling. We start off with a true stunner: Hope is The Thing With Feathers by The Castlefest Collective.
Way back in March, when corona started reaping havoc, not only on people’s health but also on the whole music industry, a group of artists from our pagan/fantasy folk scene came together to share tips and idea’s to deal with the new situation. It started out rather practical, but artists wouldn’t be artists if music didn’t pop-up its head sooner or later. And sure enough it did. Guitar riffs became musical ideas, pieces of text became lyrics, and soon enough the first song was born called Hope Is The Thing With Feathers. But it didn’t stop there. Eight songs were born like that in the end, and they all found their way on a lovely album. Just as the single it is called Hope Is The Thing With Feathers and the group named themselves The Castlefest Collective.
I’ve been listening to this album for about 2 weeks now, and it really grew on me. Hopefully, the album WILL find its way to your Christmas tree and it will captivate you as much as it did me. For more info, just click.
Brother Sea; Celtic-folk with a salty touch
We mostly review albums on CeltCast, but we also keep our eyes on other media where music is uploaded. One of the more important ones is Bandcamp. More and more starting bands are uploading their first recordings on this platform before they commit to a full album.
One of those bands is the Cornish folk band Brother Sea. Since July 2019 they have gathered a nice little discography on their Bandcamp page. One mini-album and three singles all together. All filled with lovely Celtic-folk music, beautifully played and with stunning harmonies. A band well worth listening to.
So jump over to our review, have a read, and show your support to this promising new band. And remember, this coming Friday, the 4th of December, is the last time this year that Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on all sales to give musicians more money from each purchase.
As always the review is just one click away