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Trad/Celtic Reviews

Started Feb 3, 2015 0 Replies

Hello,I am Raymond Joseph Michael Camire Lannan! I am a music reviewer from Newport,TN, but I was born just outside of Boston in a town called Lowell. I have been reviewing Irish Traditional/ Celtic,…Continue

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Jens Kommnick Review

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 15:03 0 Comments

Jens Kommnick


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The Celtic Diaspora Knows No Bounds

A couple of decades ago a German boy had a love affair that none could have predicted. It was German born acoustic guitarist Jens Kommnick and he fell in love with…


Album Review : Burning Briget Cleary / Pressed For Time

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

I put on the uniquely named Burning Bridget Cleary album, Pressed For Time, and I think, these kids just got off the boat from the Old Sod and are trying to make it in America. Well, this energetic and talented quartet is from Philadelphia and recently returned from playing in Ireland. The irony of it all is not lost on…


Film Review - Living The Tradition / Ilse de Ziah & Maarten Roos

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

It is not often that one of my favorite genres of music comes with pictures, but in this case, Ilse de Ziah & Maarten Roos have provided just that in their remarkable documentary film, Living the Tradition, an enchanting journey into old Irish airs.…

Album Review - Erwilian / Light from Darkness

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 15:00 0 Comments

I have to say I was disappointed after hearing Erwilian’s new album, Light from Darkness. I was disappointed that I had not heard of their previous two albums, Renovata and Midwinter’s Night. This mostly acoustic thirteen-track album is completely refreshing. I read with amusement other’s comparisons of Erwilian’s…


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At 16:06 on December 21, 2013, Tony Lawless said…

Hi RJ.  You are most welcome indeed.  We don't have too many rules and if you write reviews of Irish/Scottish/French Canadian etc etc we would love to have you share them on here.  It would bring exposure to your work as well.  We have a number of reviewers who are now starting to contribute and use this resource.  Enjoy the site and have a Merry Christmas and New Year. Tony

At 15:05 on December 21, 2013, Tony Lawless said…


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