About Randy Williams

Randy Williams is an Air Force veteran who studies European history and computer science in Colorado Springs. He dabbles with the bodhrán, guitar, and tin whistle but prefers to appreciate the professionals on Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. Randy never misses the traditional pubs during his travels, be it to Ireland, Italy or the United States where he has learned Celtic musical traditions from a wide variety of artists.

“Old Dirt Road” by Lexington Field

One of the greatest things about modern Celtic music is that it is constantly changing to appeal to new audiences.  San Diego natives, Lexington Field, mix Celtic rhythm, traditional violin, good old American electric guitar, and blend it with a healthy dose of punk to create a fun and eclectic original album. Lexington Field credits Young Dubliners, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, and Great Big Sea as some of their influences and it can be heard in their first full length … 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.

“Here We Stand” by Cross The Border

In this age of social media, the spirit of music has found fertile ground.  In 2007, two kindred spirits met on an acoustic music forum planting the seeds for Cross the Border.  Native to Glasgow, Scotland, Stoo Nicol had found some tender and inspiring instrumentals on MySpace from Gary ‘Sketchy’ Painting of Kent, England.  Soon the pair was collaborating on their first track and earning their first gig as Cross the Border in Dartford outside London at Bar Mondo in … 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.

Review: “Giant’s Dance” by Giant’s Dance

The traditions of Celtic music cover many styles from the lands of the British Isles. Giant’s Dance, a quartet of musicians and vocalists from Durango, Colorado dance gracefully between traditional Scottish and Irish standards in their self-titled debut album. Giant’s Dance nicely blends traditional favorites such as “Tuttle’s Reel” with a haunting but fast paced rendition of “Bedlam Boys”. The lyrics of each song stand strong between the lively guitar, bodhrán, and flute solos that punctuate the album. In keeping … 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.