MP3: “Hellbound Sleigh” by The Rogues

Founded in Houston in 1994, The Rogues created a new genre of Celtic music with exceptionally well-played pipes and driving percussion. The band’s sound ranges from traditional pipes and drums to innovative textures incorporating whistles, keyboard and guitar, as well … Continue reading



MP3: “The Butterfly” by Star Edwards with KingBeat

Star and KingBeat combined forces in 2010 to create a five piece folk rock band. Imbuing new wave Irish-rock versions of ancient Celtic tunes with their jazz-fusion flavor, their exploration of Celtic, Folk, New Age, Fusion Jazz and Rock music … Continue reading



MP3: “Tis Believed That This Harp” by Seraphina

Seraphina is a vibrant new Canadian ensemble made up of Susan Toman (celtic harp & harpsichord) and Dawn Bailey (soprano). They specialize in Celtic and Baroque repertoire, and enjoy fusing the two genres wherever possible. They’ve been praised for an … Continue reading



MP3: “Fizzbuzz” by Nua

NUA is an innovative new trad trio, bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, creating their own distinctive flavor with both original and traditional compositions from Ireland and Scotland. Based in Toronto, Canada, NUA consists of three award-winning … Continue reading



MP3: “Wild rover” by Whiskey Bay Rovers

A mix of pirate songs, traditional sea shanties, Irish drinking songs, and other songs of the sea; some done a cappella with up to six part harmonies, some with guitar, drum, penny whistle and recorder accompaniment. Band: Whiskey Bay Rovers … Continue reading