Our beautiful plectrums, made into a necklace!
- Helen van der Jagt
What happens when you combine CeltCast Merch with an amazingly creative team member and mastermind behind Atelier Avera
On sale at the Fantasy Awards 19/20
on the 14th of March at P60
you will find our beautiful plectrums, made into a necklace!
The necklace is made by Linda Tas and there are only a very limited number available! It is definitely worth noting that this combo has been made in such a way that the plectrum can easily be taken off and used to play some beautiful melodies, so you can not only get a set of plectrums to play with but also to show off!
Be there! Come party with us! And shop till you drop! 😉
News about our CeltCast Fantasy Awards 19/20 Badges!
- Helen van der Jagt
Last October, after five years of being on-air and supporting as many bands and festivals as we could, CeltCast (Community Radio) became a foundation. We could never have guessed that this dream would come true!
To celebrate this with you we set out to throw a party! A party because of the 5th birthday of CeltCast ánd because we have become a foundation. Around that time the opportunity arose to continue the Fantasy Awards through CeltCast. We are very grateful for the hard work our friends of
have done for the previous four editions. <3 This winter, the CeltCast team worked hard to make this first CeltCast Fantasy Awards edition a success. At this moment, we can count the nights to the show in the
! We are very excited!
Now, we have a question for all who support the work we do...
For a long time, our
has been designing beautiful badges for various festivals that we faithfully visit with our CeltCast team. Everyone knows: "a hug for a badge". But this time, for our specially designed Fantasy Awards badges, we ask a small donation to help the CeltCast foundation grow! There is a small base price of 50 cents, but extra donations are always welcome!
The designer of all our badges can provide information about this at our merch stand at the Fantasy Awards. And, if you want to make your collection complete… “for the first time in forever” you have the chance to collect older badges too!
For the past five years, we have volunteered to distribute folk music and of course we will continue to do so, but because of the voluntary aspect, it’s not always easy.
So… buy a ticket for the Fantasy Awards and celebrate “the music” with us and all the amazing musicians!
Lots of love, the CeltCast crew
The Dolmen create their own world
- Helen van der Jagt
The Dolmen create their own world and take the audience on a musical adventure. Three weeks ago, on Friday 24th, the audience of P60 in Amstelveen got carried away into this magical world. Before this one-and-a-half-hour concert of the Dolmen, The Royal Spuds made an entrance for this world.
Tonight I’m Staying In, the opening song of The Royal Spuds. They might be the only one to stay in, because P60 is filled with people. Bare feet, swirly skirts and long hair with dreadlocks; that is a rough sketch of the audience. The Spuds are here to party and after the third song, the venue is quite steamy. It’s unclear whether that’s the audience or if there are any hidden smoke machines… The curtain falls and it’s time for the Dolmen.
The curtain rises and before we can see the band, we hear the first notes of Nuada. Band leader Taloch Jameson looks like he is having the time of his life. He is dancing and jumping around the stage, which has a contagious effect on the audience. Drummer Chris Jones is taking all of his energy out on the drums, dreadlocks flying around his face.
It’s time for Crimson Tears and that is clearly an audience favourite. Guitarist Josh Elliot is playing a solo and all three band members are dancing and jumping around. The rock number shifts seamlessly into an acoustic song. Josh’s guitar is accompanied by the raw voice of Taloch. Then we hear the drums. Soft at first, but slowly becoming louder and louder until the entire audience is swinging along. And just like that, the drums stop and it’s guitar only. But not for long, the bass and drums follow up quickly. They are taking the audience on a rhythmic journey, getting ready for the drop. People are living in the moment. They are in their own world. The band and the audience become one with the moment. You can hear the love with which the music is made, and you can see it, too. The Dolmen’s songs leave the audience in a trance. They are not here to dance, but to experience the music.
Towards the end, the party music comes along; Dead Cats Don’t Meow, Rebel Fairy Fling. A few conga lines swing through the concert hall and The Royal Spuds are dancing in the back. Tim Elfring, singer and percussionist at Pyrolysis, is invited by Taloch on stage. It’s the last song and he is dancing, singing and even drumming. The audience is desperate for more and an hour and a half of the Dolmen seems like no time at all. A few people continue dancing after the show is over. The trance of the Dolmen is far from over.
!!! The great big THE DOLMEN P60 give-away !!!
- Helen van der Jagt
The festive days are behind us, and for most of us those are also expensive days. But at CeltCast we believe that the party should never stop, so together with The Dolmen
we have some goodies for you to win!
Comment on this post (- the original one on the CeltCast page -) and tag a friend that you would like to take to the concert of The Dolmen | P60 Amstelveen (supported by The Royal Spuds
) on the 24th of January. We are giving away two times two tickets, so you have double the chance to win and take your friend out, for free!
But that’s not all! Each winner will also receive a bonus! To go with these tickets one of the lucky winners will also receive a T-shirt of their choice and an promo CD from The Dolmen’s early days. The other lucky winner will have their pick of a free CD (the vintage CD excluded) and will also receive some stickers!
So quickly jump into the comment section and let us know who you want to bring to Amstelveen by tagging them, and feel free to let your friends know of this give-away by sharing this post. Good luck to you all!
The winner will be drawn at random and announced on the 16th of January here on the CeltCast Facebook page. You have until 18:00 CET on that day to enter in the competition.