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: “Irish Up” by The Gleasons

The Gleasons, one of the most enjoyable and energetic bands in the Milwaukee area, have been creating music since 2002. The Gleasons’ repetoire consists mostly of their own original tunes, with some cover songs and traditional Celtic music with their … Continue reading

Types of Celtic Christmas Music

I spent a lot of time over the past few weeks trying to determine what it is that makes “Celtic Christmas music“. It’s all part of my effort to promote the Celtic bands on my latest compilation CD, A Celtic … Continue reading