Category Archives: celtic

Peter Ostroushko – Slüz Düz Music

I have already talked about Peter Ostroushko (here), so I’ll keep it brief this time. This is, simply put, a totally fantastic album. One of the best I have heard in a long time. If you had to label it, … Continue reading

Posted in bluegrass, Branches, celtic, fiddle, mandolin, new acoustic, world fusion | 1 Comment

Russ Barenberg

Ok, on to number 3! This time the best aspects of the previous 2 artists are joined for two truly remarkable albums. To start, let me say that there is something very personal, immediate, and beautiful about Russ’s playing. His … Continue reading

Posted in bluegrass, Branches, celtic, Guitar, new acoustic, world fusion | 9 Comments

Chris Wood & Andy Cutting – Following the Old Oss

Thought I’d share this absolutely beautiful tune, which is very appropriate for it being the May Day today. And then there’s some background information on what it’s all about, in case you’re curious about just how odd some people’s customs … Continue reading

Posted in celtic, seasonal | 3 Comments

Seán Ó Riada – Pléaráca an Riadaigh

Ok, now if you’ve managed to get through that last album of Sean-Nós singing, here’s a treat for you (and if you haven’t yet, go listen! You’ve gotta have your vegetables before your dessert!). You’ve heard the roots, now you … Continue reading

Posted in celtic, seeds | 5 Comments

Seosamh Ó hÉanaí – Ó Mo Dhúchas (From My Tradition)

This is really deep, intense, uncompromising music. You can label it ‘difficult listening’ if you like, because chances are, if you’ve never heard this sort of stuff before, you won’t be able to make it to the end of the … Continue reading

Posted in celtic, Folk, Roots | 5 Comments

Kevin Roth – The Mountain Dulcimer Instrumental Album

So, um, the other album to break a whole bunch of boundaries in the dulcimer world, also played by a guy who later turned to children’s music for his staple diet, is this one. I quite like the drones and … Continue reading

Posted in celtic, dulcimer, early music, Folk, fruits, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

New Irish Blog

A great new blog featuring many out-of-print records of Irish Traditional music just opened up. Go see Ceol Alain!

Posted in celtic, notices, Uncategorized | 1 Comment