About Carolan Ivey

Legend has it that Carolan Ivey, a North Carolina native, sang before she talked. In addition to a lifetime performing in a wide variety of musical genres, she is a journeywoman writer of technical manuals, marketing copy, web content, reviews and critiques, and award-winning fiction. Visit her web site at www.carolanivey.com.

Review: “Hicks the Pirate” by Jolly Rogues

Hoist the Jolly Roger an’ lift yer mug of grog! If The Jolly Rogues’ 2004 release, Captain Billy’s Privateers, left you thirsty for more, hop aboard for another rollicking voyage on the good ship Hicks The Pirate. A consortium of musicians dedicated to presenting traditional 18th and 19th century music in a historically accurate setting, the Rogues have unearthed a treasure trove of sea shanties, ballads and story songs that will have you muttering “Why’s the rum gone?” Anchoring the … Continue reading

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Review: “Stories For Sale” by Christie Hennessy

It’s amazing how many musicians have touched my life unaware. One of the first cassette tapes of contemporary Celtic music I ever purchased (I’m dating myself!) was Frances Black’s Talk to Me, which contained the haunting and beautiful “All The Lies That You Told Me.” How fitting—and bittersweet—that my first review for Celtic MP3s is for that song’s composer. From the first click of the play button, there is something familiar about Christie Hennessy’s Stories For Sale. The ageless vocal … Continue reading

You are invited to use any or all of these articles on the Celtic Music Magazine in your publication or website. The only requirement is that you include the by-line of the author including the name, website, and an active link to the Celtic Music Magazine at www.celticmp3s.com.