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

Review: “Oceans of Fire” by Celtica: Pipes Rock

I admit to spending much of my life buying into the “mainstream” belief that bagpipes were something to be avoided, even after doing some work at a renaissance faire. And even then, I’ve discovered I have a specific taste in … Continue reading

MP3: “The Ballad of Colonel John Macintosh” by Rathkeltair

Rathkeltair blends compelling and catchy original songs with tight, driving straight-ahead rock-n-roll, while never forgetting its Celtic roots. Based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Rathkeltair has been on the road full-time since 2003.  Highly regarded for its extraordinary energy, showmanship and … Continue reading