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Hello music lovers! 🎼

The last days of the year 2019 are passing by fast! Especially now that we are working so hard to have the new server up and running in the new year. The majority of our old collection has been reassessed and transferred to the new server. We are processing new music these days immediately upon arrival! We are so happy that we can show you the results quickly! Below are some featured albums that were processed this week. Have fun reading and of course, we are curious about which acoustic folk music you like!

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Sowulo – Dageraad (2016) Sowulo released a new album this year (review dd 24th Oct, made by Cliff de Booy), but the CD you see in the picture is an older one from 2016. This one contains only one song, namely ‘Dageraad’. This single was intended as a sponsorship campaign for a full album. The album in question was released soon after and was called ‘Sowulo – SOL (2016)’, on which ‘Dageraad’ was, of course, featured once again. Did you know? A couple of band members are also members of ‘Heilung‘! 🍂

OMNIA – World of Omnia (2009) This band regularly comes back in my reports. Omnia has made so many albums! On this one, they name their development: “What we were, what we are and where we are going… welcome to our World”. There are two live songs on it, five older songs as a remake and seven new songs. My personal favourites on this album are: “Old Man Tree”🍁 and “Dil Gaya” (trad. Hindi). The album is beautifully designed again with a booklet with nice photos, the lyrics and the origin of some songs. Very happy with our signed version! 🌳

Jyoti Verhoeff – Phoenix (2012) Jyoti is one of my favourite artists and she made this album together with the talented cello player Maya Fridman. The songs are often focused on nature and that what’s important in life. The album, signed for us 😊, is beautifully made with a booklet with atmospheric photos and lyrics (Sander Van Den Berg, Yana Kovtun and Jyoti herself). I cannot choose a favourite song… Sit down and let yourself be carried away on the beautiful magical sounds. 💚

Rapalje Celtic Folk Music – Rakish Paddies (2003) This is something completely different. Time for an Irish party and a good glass of beer? Then it’s time for Rapalje! The album is a mini-book, the CD itself is in the back. The booklet contains beautiful paintings of the band members. Rakish Paddies’ contains no less than 21 songs since it actually is a collection of three albums into one: Celts in Kilts (1997), Rakish Paddy (1999) and Wack Fol the Daddy-O (2000). 🍺

AmorromA – Op Voyage (2001)Their Facebook page states: “AmorromA, the musical brainchild of Jowan Merckx, is a Belgian folk band that creates its own music based on traditional music from all over Europe”. In the booklet, they tell us that they have made a musical journey with a couple of friends of musicians from too many bands to mention. 😁 The different types of flutes are central on this album. Probably also a favourite album for our Balfolk friends (Mazurka, Bourrée, Scottish)! My favourite is ‘Over de grens’ (translated into English: ‘Across the border’). For me, as I Dutch lady, Belgium is also ‘just’ across the border. 👣

Irfan – Irfan – remaster (2019) This album is a remaster of the album ‘Irfan – Irfan (2003)’. Not a new album, but the old album recorded with much better listening quality. For CeltCast as a folk radio station, this older album is on the border in terms of format, but still we will play a couple of songs of this remastered version. 🕌

Ranarim – Morgonstjarna (2006) Unfortunately, this band no longer exists, because … I love their work! Beautiful folk music from Sweden! All 15 songs will be played on our radio station. Folk music to dance to and to dream away by. Beautiful voices and folk instruments. The album also contains a Christmas song. All the lyrics are in the booklet (in Swedish, of course). 🥰

Prima Nocta – Lost in Time (2017) Of course, the savage men of Prima Nocta also belong on our radio station. 🙂 We can play 11 of the 15 songs, since they fit our format. The album and booklet contain beautiful drawings by Bart van Nieuwerburgh. Listen to the energetic Medieval, Viking and Celtic sounds. When you see them play live, you also see these beautifully savage men in equally beautiful historical clothing. ⚔️

Triakel – Triakel (1998) Last week I already told you about this Swedish folk music. This is another album of this fantastic band! And, I have news for you… soon… we’re going to play songs of their newest album! I’m going to tell you more about that later. 😍

Kallidad – The Awakening (2017) In November I already told you about our meeting with the Australian band Kallidad at Elfia. On this album there are only two songs we can play, but I’m really happy about that. If you need some energy… put this album in the player and I promise you… you can’t sit still! 🎭

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We’re very happy that these beautiful CD’s have been processed: ❤️

Sowulo – Dageraad (2016)
Omnia – World of Omnia (2009)
Jyoti Verhoeff – Phoenix (2012)
Rapalje – Rakish Paddies (2003)
amoRRoma – Op Voyage (2001)
Irfan – Irfan – remaster (2019)
Ranarim – Morgonstjarna (2006)
Prima Nocta – Lost in Time (2017)
Triakel – Triakel (1998)
Kallidad – The Awakening (2017)

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That’s it for now. Merry Christmas, Happy Yule and a Musical New Year!🎄

Festive greetings, Ilona CeltCast 💫✨

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Good morning music lovers!

We open the week again with an update about the albums that have been placed on the new server. There’s so much beautiful and timeless folk music! It’s very special to take a closer look at our “old” albums. My work is reaffirming that we are spreading a lot of positive vibes with all this fantastic music! 🍀

Most albums were old acquaintances, and there was also an older album of Skrömta (a highly energetic folk band), which we didn’t have in our collection yet. Great music with lots of energy! And, the beautiful album of HarPetra from 2018, which we acquired at Fantasy Fest Rijswijk a couple of weeks ago! Harp music to dream away with …
The Orfeo album from 2014 reminds us of a time that CeltCast wasn’t airing yet. Erica Lowis is still regularly in our thoughts. Her music collection supplemented ours when she sold it to us, for which we are still grateful.

And of course OMNIA, the band with which everything started for Alex Sealgaire and me ( Ilona CeltCast ). On the album “Live Religion” are recordings in a church, together with our friends of FAUN ! I hadn’t listened to this album for a long time. 🎻

Actually… there’s one thing all the albums in this photo have in common: they form a collection of special music and artists who have an important meaning to us, to our folk scene, the balfolk scene and therefore for CeltCast – Community Radio!

So… soon to hear on our new server:
OMNIA , Trolska Polska , Orfeo , Rapalje Celtic Folk Music , HarPetra , Skrömta , EmBRUN , LEAF ( Kati Rán ), FolkNoir , RASTABAN , Lúnasa , IN VINO VERITAS (album of 2019, not in photo)

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Brisinga’s ‘Vísa Nornir’ review is online!

Only a week has passed since Cliff ‘s last review, but he is at it again with his deep research, surprising but accurate comparisons and almost poetic descriptions of music. This time he has reviewed Brisinga ‘s Vísa Nornir.

A musical love story from the start, Brisinga is a duo that has taken the Pagan Folk style and made it their own. Cliff uses the word minimalistic in this review several times, but it is clear that this is meant in a good way. One might see it as undressed, showing the naked beauty of the essence of the songs. Comparisons are drawn to OMNIA, but also to Sinéad O’Connor. The album was recorded by Fieke . dearworld studio and so with her talent overlaid on the talents of Fanny and Lorenza (Fabi), this album is guaranteed to touch your soul!

Reed the entire review at: http://www.celtcast.com/brisinga-visa-nornir-2017/



Location: Festival-Mediaval (DE) – Day: 3 Band/Artist: Carlos Nuñez – Part: 2 (feat. OMNIA)



Good morning!

The CeltCast team is waking up to what promises to be a beautiful and busy Saturday at Festival-Mediaval !

We are really enjoying our time at this wooded and wonderfull festival In Selb, Germany. The first two days have been amazing. Yesterday we saw some really awesome shows, FAUN , Euzen , Triskilian and many more! Never to forget the special OMNIA show with their collective!

It really was an impressive day.

Today we are gearing up to see Pampatut , Poeta Magica , Cara , Versengold , Pyrates ! and many more.

Keep an eye on our page for all the livestreams!









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