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The Travelers VGM

The Travelers VGM – “Ode to the Lovers” Review

Celtic arrangements of your RPG staples

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Calan

Calan – “Solomon” Review

Your Celtic needs for 2017 are right after the fiddle!

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Inon Zur to release an original epic fantasy album

A beautiful return with original music for the Fallout 4 composer

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The Peter Ulrich Collaboration – “Dark Daddy” Review

Country Celtic swan song

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Introducing… Cantus Lunaris

Everyone knows I do like a bit of Celtic folklore in my musical repertoire and Cantus Lunaris fits the bill perfectly. Not only owners of the most dramatic break down in tears in a forest during a music video award, they weave some siren-esque voices around some more traditional celtic roots yet around afraid to […]

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Yuji Yoshino & Yoko Ueno – “Genso Suikoden: Orrizonte” Review

Genso Suikoden – the series that has spawned four games and about 44 arranged soundtracks! Some of them good, some of them not so good, but one in particular for me in a class of its own. Welcome to Genso Suiokden: Orrizonte – a very Celtic crossed with traditional Japanese sounding album that simply reminds […]

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Faun – “Von den Elben” Review

It’s not often that I comment on a bands fans but I feel that I need to before I dive into the review od Faun’s latest album. Faun is a band that recently has undergone various line-up changes with its Neo-Folk sound and now their sixth album see’s them sign with Universal – a huge […]

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Loreena McKennit – “Troubadours on the Rhine” Review

Loreena McKennit is one of those artists who are utterly timeless and as her latest album appears, once again its Live CD on 9 tracks taken from a radio show performance in Germany. The difference is this time its just Loreena and Brian Hughes on guitars and Caroline Levelle on Cello. Brian and Caroline dabble […]

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Yasunori Mitsuda & Millennial Fair – “Xenogears Creid” Review

Xenogears Creid is an arranged album from the PS1 game, with a heavy influence on the Celtic and Eastern instrumentation. Yasunori Mitsuda collaborated with Millennial Fair to produce what could well be classed as one of the best-arranged albums ever. The album opens with the epic “Melkaba” which starts off with hypnotic harps and piano before breaking out into […]

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Iona – Live in London DVD Review

Iona have been around for so very long now their live shows are utterly flawless. This DVD released many years ago showcases the band in both an acoustic and a full plugged setting and the results are spellbounding. Disc 1 is a 90 minute plugged set full of outrageous guitar solos, crystal clean vocals and […]

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Loreena McKennitt – “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” Review

Loreena McKennitt stays forever timeless. Her aural voice and melodic Celtic infused beautiful arrangements are always a joy to listen to. For her latest album”The Wind That Shakes the Barley” McKennitt moves away from the more eastern tinges of her last album and heads back towards the Celtic side of things. “As I Roved Out” […]

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Loreena McKennitt To Release New Album!

The magical Loreena McKennitt has announced that a new album of traditional Celtic songs is on its way to us soon. Entitled “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”, the album will have nine tracks, of which two are instrumental, and will feature a lot of Loreena’s musicians she’s worked with over the years. A tour […]

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Whispers of the Plains ~ Aubrey Ashburn

Aubrey Ashburn is a lady millons of gamers will have heard but not always have been aware of the fact. Aubrey is a prolific theme song vocalist and co-writer of many games such as Dragons Age, Lost Planet and Devil May Cry 4 to name but a few. We were able to chat to Aubrey […]

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Live Vault – Loreena McKennitt

This weeks Live Vault comes from Loreena McKennitt’s absolutely fabulous “Live from the Alhambra” DVD which you can also get in CD format as I did, both in a 3 disc edition! The song is “The Old Ways” and its a timeless piece.

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Patrick Wolf – “The Bachelor” Review

I must admit I came to Patrick Wolf very late – last year in fact. It’s not very often someone strikes a chord on the very first listen but it happened with Patrick. The Bachelor is his fourth full length album and came out yesterday and is more of the same and then some. “Kreigspier” […]

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“Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon” Review

“Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon” takes the songs from the epic game’s NES soundtrack and rearranges them onto beautifully played Celtic instrumentation. Selecting 15 tracks, the album still tells the story of the game well and is very well paced. “The Prelude” opens the album setting the scene with arpeggios from an Irish harp and […]

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