Interview Scheduled with Jesse Ferguson, the Bard of Cornwall for this Wednesday

Jesse Ferguson - The Butcher Boy

Jesse Ferguson is a folk musician from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. He strives to connect with the past through traditional songs while making them relevant to today’s listeners. He sings and plays several musical instruments including: guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and bodhran. He also posts videos of traditional and original music on YouTube.

In my continuing effort to create a really awesome Celtic Music Spotlight series, I decided to try offering interviews over Google Hangouts with some Celtic musicians. Jesse is one of the biggest indie Celtic musicians in the world on YouTube with some of his videos getting tens of thousands of views.

I’m gonna talk to Jesse about his music, his success on YouTube his latest album, and lots more. It’ll all be this Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM Central Standard Time. You can watch the show live on my YouTube channel. I’ll share a link when it goes live.

Find out more about Jesse Ferguson here or check out Jesse’s YouTube channel.

See some reviews of Jesse Ferguson’s music here and hear some of his music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

If you have any questions that you would like me to ask on the show, respond in the comments below.

New Celtic CDs from The Elders, Maggie Drennon, Adrianne & Mike, Six Mile Bridge

The Elders - Story Road

Story Road
by The Elders
Explores history, legends, & tall tales, expanding upon stories & characters encountered during the band’s 16 years of making music. With pop, folk, rock & traditional Celtic textures, the album features strong vocal harmonies & blazing instrumentals.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2014

Just Now
by Maggie Drennon
A sweet, pure collection of Maggie’s favorites, originally plucked years ago from remote corners of Ireland and Scotland, recorded in one day, whatever songs came to mind in seven hours.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2009

Where the Heart Lies
by Adrianne & Mike
Husband and wife Celtic/Folk/Singer/Songwriter duo, featuring pristine female lead vocals, and well crafted songwriting.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

Across the Water
by Six Mile Bridge
Debut cd crafted by Anders Johansson, Wolf Loescher, Frances Cunningham and Maggie Drennon. Luscious guitar, powerhouse drums and bagpipes, original tunes with bouzouki and Irish flute, perfectly selected songs and voices that will make your heart soar!
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
Release Date: 1996

Marc Gunn is The Celtfather, a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted.  He is the Chief Editor of the Celtic Music Magazine and host of the award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Introducing the Celtic Music Journal

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67Music.net is producing a new Celtic video show called the Celtic Music Journal. I love what they are doing.

The Celtic Music Journal is a a new Celtic music and culture based variety show that brings your favorite bands and artists together in a exciting new way. From around the world Celtic music artists send their video journals and give fans a chance to see what a day in their lives is like! Join your hosts, Steve Behrens and skOt Cranmore as they present their own journal as well. Celtic music, culture, and craic!

The first episode features wonderful trad bands Na Rosaí and Ciana, Irish theatre company, Corrib Theatre and a look at the 62nd Annual Portland Highland Games!

You can enjoy the first episode below…

 

Celtic Music Journal with Dram & Go

The second episode of the Celtic Music Journal came out yesterday. It features music from Dram & Go, The Fire Inside, Celtica Pipes Rock!, Radio program “KMUZ’s Celtic Music Hour” and the Ceili of the Valley Society!

New Celtic Sea Shanty CDs from The Bilge Pumps, The Village Idiots, Nelson’s Shantymen, The Kissers

When I compile my list of new Celtic CDs, I usually start at the top of my list over at the Celtic Music CD Store. I find some great stuff there, but I neglect some of those at the bottom like the Sea Shanties. So here’s a nice mix of new Sea Shanty CDs.

The Bilge Pumps - Bail Money

Bail Money
by The Bilge Pumps
Pirate music, comedy and nautical songs recorded live from 3 different concerts.
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
Release Date: 2014

Guardians of the Renfaire
by The Village Idiots
Our third album, it contains parodies and traditional works with our signature harmonic and comedic style.
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
Release Date: 2014

Nelson’s Shantymen
by Nelson’s Shantymen
This is our second album, featuring traditional sea shanties and folk songs. We are a enthusiastic group of singers got together to entertain the public and raise money for our local charities
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
Release Date: 2014

Fire in the Belly
by The Kissers
The Kissers first full-length studio album. Celtic rock with echoes of the Pogues, the Clash, Nick Cave, and Johnny Cash.
Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock
Release Date: 2003

 

Marc Gunn is The Celtfather, a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted.  He is the Chief Editor of the Celtic Music Magazine and host of the award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

New Celtic CDs from Keith Murphy, Byrne and Kelly, John O’Shea, Malcolm Gordon, Hanz Araki, The Macleod Ceilidh Band

I’m back with some more new Celtic CDs from the CD Baby Vaults. There’s a bunch of new albums you will want to hear. Follow the links and enjoy!

 

Keith Murphy - Suffer No Loss

Suffer No Loss
by Keith Murphy
Beautifully spare settings of traditional songs and ballads from Newfoundland and New England make this album stand out in a world of overproduced recordings. Great traditional singing with creative guitar arrangements in a variety of unusual tunings
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
Release Date: 2014

Live in Australia
by Byrne and Kelly
Recorded live in Sydney, Australia – “This album is for all who have been able to attend our live shows and those who haven’t had the chance to do that yet – we hope this album helps you to re-live those memories or make new ones… Ryan and Neil
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2014

Irish Guitar
by John O’Shea
Debut album of original arrangements of Traditional Irish Music by Irish Guitarist John O’Shea.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

The Cobbler’s Grandson
by Malcolm Gordon
Gordon goes searching on this album, for lost ancestors, lost toys and lost sons. All bound up with beautiful arrangements and harmonies in these captivating songs of wanderings and homecomings.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

Foreign Shore
by Hanz Araki
A pure-drop collection of 11 songs and tunes from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, New Zealand, and America from internationally acclaimed flute player and singer Hanz Araki.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

Hold Fast
by The Macleod Ceilidh Band
Fresh original tunes and arrangements from the lively Scottish Ceilidh band which is bound to leave you tapping your foot!
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2014

 

Marc Gunn is The Celtfather, a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted.  He is the Chief Editor of the Celtic Music Magazine and host of the award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.