Kilted To Kick Cancer

Did you know that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? Did you know that prostate and testicular cancers kill just as many men as breast cancer kills women? That’s a statistic that blew me away, and my hunch is, not too many people know about that fact. The good news is, Kilted to Kick Cancer is trying to change that and raise awareness of the disease–by wearing their kilts and talking about things such as risk factors and when to … Continue reading

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Review: “Drunken Piper” by First Highland Watch

First Highland Watch has put together a great collection of songs here with a backbone of bagpipes that will please any Celtic music lover. The album runs from Celtic rock to Celtic punk, with songs like “Godzilla” (but with the bagpipes!) and Johnny B. Goode (and, yes–with bagpipes!). The gem of the bunch has to be the title track though. “Drunken Piper” is a great play on the song “Drunken Sailor” – and it’s done extremely well. Originally a bagpipe … Continue reading

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Review: “Mythcreants” by Tricky Pixie

Well. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this album–but I mean that in the best possible way. The first track, “Chickies in the House” is a lovely little Celtic tune–with intermittent chicken clucks here and there throughout. This is not something you hear every day. Naturally this made me curious as to what the second track, “Alligator in the House” would be like…but to my surprise, a lovely woman’s voice appears and spins the tale with accompaniment that … Continue reading

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Review: “Irish Music For Singin’, Dancin’, Drinkin’, & Clappin’” by Dublin Public

I’m always happy to listen to a well-rounded collection of Irish drinking songs, and this album did not disappoint! Twelve great songs to tip your glass to, including favorites such as “Beer, Beer, Beer” and “Finnegan’s Wake”. This five-person band comes from an eclectic background and together they make this group shine. Don’t miss “Mari Mac” – which even though not played at a blistering pace can serve as a test for the tongue if you deign to sing along. … Continue reading

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Review: “Off The Vine” by Keltic Kudzu

“Off the Vine” is Keltic Kudzu’s second CD (the first was “In Our Own Country”). It has been five years since their first effort, and after you listen to this album, you get the feeling that they’ve been planning this compilation of tunes for that entire time. The band describes themselves as “Celtic music with a southern accent”, which should give you some idea of what this album is all about. From the Atlanta area, the musicians embrace their southern … Continue reading

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Review: “Fortified” by Dun Aengus

If you’re looking for a good traditional music CD to add to your collection–there’s no doubt that you’ve found it here. Listening to the duo of Peter Andersson and Martin Rahmberg is a heartwarming experience that will make you smile from ear to ear. In other words, “it’s a keeper”. The best part is that there are plenty of good tracks to enjoy on the CD–to be specific–19 in all. From “Ballydesmond Polkas” to “Siege of Ennis” to the familiar … Continue reading

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Review: “Bofiguifluki” by Poitin

Celtic Radio named this CD as “Album of the Year” in 2010 and it’s easy to see why once you give it a listen. The album stomps right out of the gate with the first track, Emily, and the ride from there includes many great tracks such as “Four Drunken Maidens”, “Blue Chinese Lantern” and “Next Market Day”. With 15 songs in all, this traditional Celtic music collection is a pleasure to listen to. I was curious about the name … Continue reading

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Review: “Satyricon” by MaterDea

        Wow! This album has the feel of a full-fledged stage production. There’s a lot going on here–but I mean that in the best possible way. Some artists try for the rich sound that comes from combining rock music with other styles. Often it doesn’t work. Here, it is pure magic. Ancient melodies and powerful rock pulse are married flawlessly on Satyricon, and it makes for a mystical, interesting journey as you listen to the tracks here. … Continue reading

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Review: “Global Gathering” By Jimi McRae

        I’ll let you know right now–I really like this guy. My first exposure to Jimi McRae (aka, Jimi the Piper) was a collaborative effort, where he was teamed with Sam Okoo for a CD that had a world music feel. I really liked that CD. This album has elements of world music in it as well, and you’ll hear instruments that aren’t traditionally Scottish, such as the djembe on the tracks here and there. Yet, overall … Continue reading

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Review: “Irish Piano Classics” by J.J. Sheridan

        If you love piano music, then this is something you should own, and if you love Irish music, this will undoubtedly help round out your collection. J.J. Sheridan has put forth a beautiful group of piano music tracks here that will delight you. It has a beautiful rendition of Danny Boy that isn’t to be missed. I haven’t heard many versions of that song without words that I’ve enjoyed, but this is definitely among them. Accepted … Continue reading

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