The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo. They take traditional Irish and Scottish songs and give them a comedic twist. Their unique brand of music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin put Austin, Texas on the Celtic music map and made them one of the most-popular Celtic groups online.
April Celtic Radio CD giveaway - Kierah is a passionate virtuoso fiddler, with a passion for timeless Celtic melodies. The artist’s high-level musicianship is apparent from the very first notes of the opening number, as she is able to combine technical proficiency with a spontaneous, natural feel.
For March we are featuring 1 brand new CD donated by North Sea Gas for the Fire in the Glen CD - North Sea Gas is a name that might be familiar to most Celtic music fans: the trio of Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson has been around for nearly 3 decades, counting more than a dozen albums and countless performances all over the world throughout their extensive and remarkably productive career...
The Pikeys’ sound is aggressively organic. Like a visit from the Ghost of Saint Patrick’s Day Future, they shiver the heart and thrill the soul. Ranging from intensely dramatic, hair raising adventures to bawdy and rowdy limericks about liquor.
When Bangers & Mash set out to create the band the idea was to do Irish rock music with a lot of their originals. Starting out in 2003 they already had a bunch of originals that had been used in previous efforts. They soon realized that they were going in a different direction then most other Celtic rock bands. Most of their songs are stories of either their experiences in life or historical events that they feel have not been highlighted. Bangers & Mash writes from their perspective of growing up in the NY City and Long Island area. As the years have gone on their music has moved to what we call Americelt. It’s a meld of Celtic Rock, Southern Rock and Folk which when driven by Fiddle or Mandolin and an Electric Guitar plus full kit drums gives them a driving sound that keeps the crowd moving while the stories keep the crowd listening and singing along.
Fun, fast, loud.. It's Bangers and Mash. Cranking out original songs or completely skewering a classic, "BAM" gives it all they've got, all the time. They'll keep you dancing in the aisles, raising a pint, and having a ball. Bangers and Mash is "Music for the Celticly Insane”. Based in Suffolk County New York the full-time line-up includes Liam Hudock on lead vocals, Carole Lesselbaum on lead vocals and Bodhran, Brian Gabriel on electric lead guitar, Seth Lesselbaum on bass, and Anthony Anastase on drums. They have played throughout the Northeast and are now regularly touring areas of Florida and the Midwest.