Ashley Davis – Night Travels – Celtic Music

Album title – “Night Travels” Artist – “Ashley Davis”

With Special Guests:

Moya Brennan John Doyle Eileen Ivers Sara Watkins

All of the songs on this 2014 album are written or arranged by Ashley Davis. She is a spectacularly talented singer and songwriter coming from the plains of Kansas. With all 11 tracks on this […]

Celtic Music – Another April Day – Marie-Thérèse McCartin

Review of “Another April Day” from pianist, harpist and vocalist Marie-Thérèse McCartin

This was the first all instrumental album (let alone piano) we have reviewed so it was a bit of a challenge, yet delightful as well. I was not very familiar with the piano being used for Irish music, but found it to be […]

Orla Fallon – My Land – Celtic Music

“My Land” By Orla Fallon

Musicians: Orla Fallon – Vocals, Salvi Egan Harp Dan Shea – Piano, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Accordion, Whistle & Programming Jimmy Smyth – Acoustic Guitar on (1,4,5,8) Ilya Toshinskiy – Acoustic Guitar, Bozouki, Mandolin (2.11) Sinead Madden – Fiddle (1,5,9), Background Vocals Mary Pitchford – Fiddle (11) John O’Brian – […]

George Murphy and The Black Donnellys – Irish Music – Ballads

Album Title: The Ballads of Archie Thompson

Artist: George Murphy

This is a CD of new and old Irish and non-Irish folk music in the traditional style.  George Murphy is a young Irish singer and this CD is merely the beginning of what will likely be a long career.  He has a very distinct voice […]

Black 47 – Irish Music – Last Call

Album title –  “Last Call” Group – “Black 47”

Of course “Last Call” is a fitting title for this Black 47 album, as this is their last CD, they have announced. After 2500 shows, 14 CDs, and a wild ride since 1989 the band is calling it quits. The disbanding is scheduled for November of […]

Loreena McKennitt – The Best of – The Journey So Far

Album title –  “The Journey So Far, the Best of Lorenna McKennitt” Artist – Loreena McKennitt


What can one say about Loreena McKennitt that hasn’t already been said? This “Best of” is a celebration of her 3 decades as a Celtic recording star. And she has shown brightly during that time with sales of […]

Barleyjuice – Irish Music -This Is Why We Cant Have Nice Things

Album Title: “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”

Barleyjuice is:

Kyf Brewer Keith Swanson Shelley Weiss Eric Worthington Gregor Schroeder

Other guests on “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” are:

Scotlyn Brewer – Backing vocals on “Little O’Belle et Bonne” and “Sweet Young Thing” Mike Hlatky – Upright bass on […]

Totes for Goats-Irish Music-Burning Bridget Cleary

Album – “Totes For Goats” Artist – Burning Bridget Cleary

Musicians: Genevieve Gillespie – fiddle, vocals, banjo Rose Baldino – fiddle, vocals, banjo Lou Baldino – guitar, vocals, bass Peter Trezzi – djembe, drums

Special thanks to: Moses – the goat Nate Godshall – bodhran Joe Plowman – upright bass Siddharth Bhaskar – D Whistle


Beannacht-Irish Music-Gra Na Firinne

This group is the irish duo of Deirdre Forrest and her Uncle, Tom Johnston.  “Gra Na Firinne” is Beannacht’s debut CD, released in 2011. It is a voice and acoustic guitar album with some bodhran and whistle playing from Tom, but not much. For a Debut CD it is quite impressive especially given the songs […]

The High Kings-Irish Music-Friends for Life

Album Title – “Friends for Life” Produced by Sharon Shannon and John Dunford

This 2014 contemporary Irish CD from “The High Kings” is their fourth album and the first with their own original music, though not every song is an original. With this album, the appearance of The High Kings on the Sony International label […]

Barleyjuice-Irish Music-Skulduggery Street

Album Title – Skulduggery Street

Barleyjuice is:

Kyf Brewer Keith Swanson Shelley Weiss Eric Worthington Gregor Schroeder


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Other guests on Skulduggery Street and more notes on the musicians above:

Shelley Weiss – Fiddle & Viola (1,2,3,4,6,7,13) Van Morgan – Banjo on Pour That Whiskey CoCo Brewer & Scotlyn […]

Barleyjuice Music – “The Barleyjuice Irish Collection”

Album Title – The Barleyjuice Irish Collection

This double CD is a large collection of 32 songs! It is well worth the money because of that alone. Once you listen to this Irish CD you will understand Philadelphia’s own Barleyjuice more, if you don’t know them already. I have never seen them in concert myself, […]

Together for Christmas – A Celtic Christmas CD

Album title – “Together for Christmas, A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection” A collaboration with Anita Daly and Daly Communications.

This 2013 CD was first released in 2012 but was released again in 2013 due to its demand. Nearly all the reviews coming in for this Celtic style Christmas CD are stunning and the airplay […]

A Celtic Christmas – Marc Gunns Celtic Compilation CD

Album title – “A Celtic Christmas” Produced by Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

This 2013 Christmas CD is a compilation of Celtic holiday tunes hand selected by Marc Gunn. Marc Gunn is the producer of the award winning radio show, “Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.” On “A Celtic Christmas” you will hear a […]

Burning Bridget Cleary – Everything is Alright

Album Title –   “Everything is Alright”

One thing about Celtic CD’s, it always seems you get your money’s worth, either with the amount of music on the CD or the variety.  This Burning Bridget Cleary CD is a good length and has a lot of variety.  You can expect songs you’ll want to dance […]

Rathkeltair -Lets Talk Celtic Music

Album – “Something Good for a Change”


Rathkeltair is a very popular Celtic festival band and we suggest attending a festival where they are playing to check them out live. Rathkeltair are based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and have been on the road full-time since 2003.


The bands veteran members are singer, songwriter […]