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Nov 1, 2018

Listen to an entire album, from start to finish, by Charmas, a Celtic fusion group out of Santa Cruz, California. This band is gonna take you on a fun emotional ride full of awesome Celtic music.
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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

You get to Charma's newest album Stark Raving Celtic. If you enjoy it, show your support.

  1. The Highland Games Song
  2. Pancakes at Midnight
  3. She Moved Through the Fair
  4. The Dreaming Tree
  5. The Road to Hana
  6. Brains S.A.
  7. Jonny Hardie's Tumble
  8. The Meeting of Old Friends
  9. Spancil Hill
  10. Willie's Gone Awa
  11. Memories in the Wind

by Charmas from Stark Raving Celtic

"Bluenose" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

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Once again, I am very pleased to share with you an album in full. From start to finish.

I started this a number of years ago when I learned that DJs in the 70s would sometimes do they same. They would play an entire album from a band so you could hear what it was all about. I've done this with Jed Marum and Poitin. I'm actually restarting the Pub Songs Podcast and gonna share ALL of my albums on that podcast in the months to come.

But today, I'm very pleased that Charmas were kind enough to allow me to share their brand new album. Elise, their piper, fiddler and band manager has been chatting with me for several months. She inspired me to listen to their new album. And it was beautifully made and a lot of fun.

Elise tells me that Stark Raving Celtic is a concept album, best enjoyed from start to finish, with a lava lamp and a bottle of good whiskey. This diverse music collection opens with some mighty Irish and Scottish pub/comedy songs, including a blood-pumping anthem for Scottish Highland Athletes. Its instrumental tracks build from gentle melodies into full-on power sets, featuring various combinations of Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish snare drum, Irish bodhran, African hand-drumming, bass and kit drums. The grand finale is modern Experimental fusion, still rooted in Celtic music, but exploring a new direction for this diverse, and intensely creative group of musicians.

Now there's only one track not included in this show and that is not podsafe. That's their recording of "The Auld Triangle". It kicks off the show. Hopefully, this episode will inspire you to check out the band and find out more about them. You can find them at charmasband.com.

They are on Facebook, you can follow them on Spotify, and Elise has made several playlists with theirs and others music. I'll add those to the shownotes as well.

Here are Four Spotify Playlists by Charmas:

Elise says she would love to add music from all your bands to these playlists. All they need to do is comprehend the etiquette:

1. LISTEN and pre-choose your best material for a particular playlist(s).

2. FOLLOW the playlist (this is just common courtesy.

3. THEN SEND your link(s) to the playlist curator.

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2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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