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 exemplifies the unique sound they call World Harp Rock. Performing hits from the likes of calypso icon, Harry Belafonte, and Nouveau flamenco artist, Ottmar Liebert, and jazz guitarist, George Benson they focused their energy on expanding the boundaries of contempory Celtic, New Age and World music.


Band: Star Edwards and KingBeat

Buy CD: Sonic Travels


Download MP3: The Butterfly

WebsiteStar Edwards with KingBeat 

Hometown: Denver, CO, USA

Similar Artists:  Loreena McKennit, Mynstralek, Orthodox Celts, Alice Coltrane, Johnny Clegg, The Chieftains


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3 Pints Gone on the Celtic Music Spotlight

Show #172 we feature Irish Punk music from Neck, The Kilmaine Saints, The Lagan, The Go Set, The Real McKenzies, The Cloves and The Tabacco, The Greenland Whalefishers, The Tossers, Celkilt, The Craic, The Black Tartan Clan, The Ramshackle Army, Pipes and Pints, Irish Nails, The Killigans, The Bastard Bearded Irishmen, The Mahones, Sir Reg, The Tosspints.

The Celtic Music Magazine shares new Celtic CDs from Faire to Middlin, Big Celtic Fun, Dale Russ, Na Rosai, Red Thistle Music.

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from It’s About Bloody Time (2014)

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New Celtic CDs from Faire to Middlin, Big Celtic Fun, Dale Russ, Na Rosai, Red Thistle Music

This week we have Celtic CDs from Faire to Middlin, Big Celtic Fun, Dale Russ, Na Rosai, and Red Thistle Music.

Faire to Middlin - Kilts, Celts & Kippers

Kilts, Celts & Kippers
by Faire to Middlin
A selection of lyrical ballads, rollicking drinking songs, and mournful laments from England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
Release Date: 2014

Big Celtic Fun
by Big Celtic Fun
Driving contra dance-inspired instrumentals, beautiful singing from Eileen Regan, and Tim Smith’s silly sendup of Durham, NC’s Festival for the Eno.
Genre: Folk: Contra Dance
Release Date: 2014

Soul Food
by Dale Russ
Solo Irish fiddle from one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest fiddlers.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2014

Na Rosai
by Na Rosai
This is the debut album of Portland, Oregon based Irish folk group Na Rósaí whose musical repertoire includes dance music and songs from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Appalachia.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

Lucky 13
by Red Thistle Music
This is Scottish Country Dance music recorded in a live setting, but with a tune selection ranging from 18th century classics to modern favorites, from toe-tapping jigs to driving reels and lyrical strathspeys there is a lot to provide listening pleasure!
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2014

Review: “If We Only Knew” Aodan Coyne

Aodan Coyne is about to release his first solo album called If We Only Knew which feels like a very traditional, acoustic Irish music project. Coyne spends much of his time performing with Socks in the Frying Pan, but has also taken the time to put together this collection of songs.
Aodan Coyne Cover
According to the liner notes on the CD jacket, he says he chose these particular songs because he believed they were “written with conviction and honesty by the composers”. They were also son “themes which [he] connected with on some level”. Considering Coyne composed two of the tracks himself and arranged all ten tracks – you can feel the personal stake in this album.
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These tracks are simple, folk-feeling. There’s no over-processing. No “rock and roll” elements. This is skilled and lovely playing of traditional instruments – guitar, bass, bouzouki and bodhran with added uileann pipes and whistles giving this project that haunting yet lilting sound so associated with Irish music. It does help that one track is actually in either Irish or Gaelic – “Ta Me Mo Shui”. The rest – though no less lovely – are in English.
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Coyne’s voice is rich and melodic – and trained. You can tell on “The Wounded Hussar” which is the closest track to a cappella. But I think the track I like most is “If You Only Knew”, which is the last track – composed and arrange by Coyne – with him doing all the vocals. You can hear the Irish lilt in his voice and how skilled he is on the guitar as well.

This may be Coyne’s first solo album, I doubt seriously it’ll be his last – let’s just say, it better not be his last. I’m anticipating a lot more music out this young man.

Artist: Aodan Coyne on Facebook and Aodan Coyne on YouTube\

Buy Album: Release Date is scheduled for Mid-September 2014. Now available during live shows in the US.

Rhonda Eudaly lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, and two dogs. She’s ventured into several industries and occupations for a wide variety of experience. She has a well-rounded publication history in both fiction and non-fiction many of which can be found on

New CDs from Damien Promise, Pol Mac Adaim, Meinir Gwilym, Kirsten Allstaff

Damien promise - A Matter of Indulgence

A Matter of Indulgence
by Damien Promise
Solo debut CD by Damien McCarron of The Indulgers.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 1995

Our Dear Dark Mountain With the Sky Over It
by Various Artists
A historic album of traditional Irish music from the Sliabh Beagh region of Monaghan / Fermanagh. Featuring rediscovered music collected in the region during the 1800s, the album arises from the PhD research of Seán McElwain (Téada).
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

Another Day
by Pol Mac Adaim
I was born in Belfast, in the heart of the war often referred to as ‘The Troubles’ I began playing Irish traditional music at the age of 9 and through the years I learned to play in a wide range of genres, including Folk, Appalachian, Cajun, Rock, Soul and Contemporary. I play a variety of instruments ranging from tin whistles, Traditional Irish flute, Low whistles, Uilleann pipes, harmonicas, guitars (acoustic/Bass), Mandolin, Bodhran and general percussion. I also sing in lead and backing modes. I’ve been an audio engineer now for about 15 years and have been producing music for the last 10 years. I’ve been very lucky to have played in studios and on stages across Europe and the US alongside some of the world’s finest musicians from folk bands to rock and pop, as well as working with some great film, TV and Radio crews down the years. I regularily tour throughout Europe playing mainly my own songs mixed with some traditional Irish music. I’ve played on around 40 albums, mainly as
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
Release Date: 2012

by Meinir Gwilym
Best-selling Welsh singer Meinir Gwilym’s US debut CELT. A magical mash-up of folk, pop, celtic and rock.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2014

by Kirsten Allstaff
A blend of Irish and Scottish traditional music played on the concert flute.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2014