Band: Avourneen Homepage: http://avourneen.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avourneen from_CD: Beloved (2014) Hometown: Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Description: Sometimes tradition can stem from unlikely places. Avourneen, a Denver-based trio that specializes in Irish folk, doesn’t have direct geographic ties to Ireland. The band is composed of … Continue reading

New Celtic CDs from Kieran O’Hare & John Skelton, Tonnta Ceoil, Randal Bays and Family, The McDeviants

Traditional Irish music with some tin whistles, fiddles, flutes, concertinas and some Irish drinking songs.   Two Tone by Kieran O’Hare & John Skelton Exciting fist-in-glove duet playing of Irish traditional music on flute and tinwhistle–driving and powerful, with guest … Continue reading

“Rejoice! A Christmas Album” by Jed Marum

Jed Marum gives all of these old and beloved Christmas tunes a gentle new and refreshing twist that is sure to please even the most cynical of music critics. The young and the young at heart will revel in the … Continue reading

Review: “Mist Covered Mountains” by Barrowburn

Barrowburn has a smooth speed in their music that beacons to listen to more of their style. And with their style you also get great a cappellas that are compelling to any soul. You’ll find hearty, traditional Celtic songs played … Continue reading

“Mosaic” by ParaCelt

ParaCelt is named after the two styles of harp played by this duet.  Mosaic is an aptly named 21 track cornucopia of their engaging music.  A single phrase classifies this disk:  mood music.  However, do not make the mistake of … Continue reading