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
(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
from 2018, which we acquired at
Fantasy Fest Rijswijk
a couple of weeks ago! Harp music to dream away with …
album from 2014 reminds us of a time that CeltCast wasn’t airing yet.
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
and me (
). On the album “Live Religion” are recordings in a church, together with our friends of
! 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!
Location: Castlefest – Day 4 (NL) Band/Artist: RASTABAN – Part 1
Helen van der Jagt
Castlefest brings a mix of many styles of folk music.
Helen van der Jagt
You have bands like
with a very modern style of folk to
with their country folky feel, to
with their polka folk madness.
One other style you will be able to enjoy is the Pagan Folk. There are quite a few bands at Castlefest playing different styles of Pagan folk,
with their bagpipes and drums,
with their dance-able tunes,
(do I need to say more),
who will give you music in honour of the Celtiberian wolf god, and so many more.
Besides listening to this music you can also up your knowledge on the pagan folk scene at the Academy!
On Friday from 16.30h you can join CeltCast’s
in the academy tent with
, to get to know more about this beautiful style of folk!
Only six days until Castlefest 2019!
Helen van der Jagt
Have you heared the rumors?
This year the Belgians are taking over. Both
join forces for this unique one time show, presented as the Belga Boys & Girls Party Band!
The festive music of La Horde, combined with the tribal vibes of Rastaban will surely bring you a party to remember on the Saturday night of Castlefest.
And if that’s not enough, our Belgian friends from
will also perform on Saturday. Check the Castlefest schedule for full details!
When you’re visiting
and you love to dance then balfolk is an experience you shouldn’t miss out on!
Balfolk contains all kinds of dances, from a romantic Mazurka to an energetic Polka. Most dances are danced in couples but some of them are danced in groups, which is a lovely way to meet new people!
If you don’t know the steps yet, don’t worry: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning there are balfolk workshops with the music of
who play bittersweet folk with a hint of jazz.
During Castlefest, there are several bands where you’ll be able to practise your newly learned balfolk skills.
plays mythological music which is perfect for some mellow dances. Both
perform music with Scandinavian roots which is guaranteed to get your feet moving!
can be both wild and dreamy, leading to a variety of dances. If it is an energetic polka or uplifting waltz you love to dance, then both
are worth a visit!
Other bands who are known to attract “balfolkies” are
. Oh, and rumour has it that perhaps on Saturday after the Wicker there will be a jam session with balfolk music at the Meadow Stage.
In other words, Balfolkies, experienced and new, see you at Castlefest dancing to your heart’s desire!!!