Officially founded in 2004 in Buenos Aires by Emilio Souto, SKILTRON is the leading Folk Metal Band from South America, now based in Europe. Starting with a 3 song demo in 2004 called “GATHERING THE CLANS”, the band released their full length debut album “THE CLANS HAVE UNITED” (First Folk-MetalContinue Reading

Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia was formed in 2005 by Justin Body. Justin was from the original band (Highlander) who performed a mixture of Celtic and Australian bush music. After five years of performing and struggling to keep a solid line up, whilst performing at the odd local gig andContinue Reading

From the Steve McDonald Fan Club Steve McDonald was born on September 9, 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand. At the age of five he began taking piano lessons, and had a classical music upbringing. “I started learning piano (as you do!) at the age of five. That was a terrifyingContinue Reading

AN IRISH FOLK’N ROCK BAND! Since breaking into the Irish music scene in 2013, Craic in the Stone quickly became the hottest band of their genre in Southern California – selling out local venues with their die-hard fans, better known as “Craic-Heads.” Now, after more than a year off dueContinue Reading

22nd ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES IRISH CINEMA AND CULTURE Southern California Cinema Event to Spotlight 15 Films from Ireland Newport Beach, Calif. (October 2021) – The 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will present the largest celebration of Irish Cinema in North America during its eight-day runContinue Reading

Meet Dublin Alley! DUBLIN ABBEY is a folk rock band with a decidedly Irish flavour. Its members include:  Emma Elder (vocals-flute-whistle-mandolin-harmonica)  Patrick O’Donin (vocals-guitar-bass)  TJ Cope (vocals-guitar-mandolin-bazoukie)  Joey Westsmith (drums).  DUBLIN ABBEY is located in Seattle. They have strong Irish roots, with Emma’s family coming from Ballymoney up north inContinue Reading

The Celta Medieval Sol da Meia-Noite Group originated in the south of Brazil, developing a work focused on Celta music with Medieval influence, as well as arranging Celtic songs from current groups on the international scene. He has already made presentations around the country. It was the capital for theContinue Reading

Brian Buchignani Celtic Musician 3

Brian Buchignani was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His music influence started early from his mother, a concert pianist. As his music study progressed, he developed an interest in different instruments, as well as different styles of music. Sometime later, he was drawn to spirituality and lived for a period inContinue Reading

Happy Samhain, Happy New Year, Happy Halloween! Randi ThorneauRandi Thorneau loves to write product reviews. Reach out to her through the main submissions email for Celtic Nations Magazine – celticnationsmagazine@gmail.comContinue Reading


Adrienne Roisin is an incredibly talented photographer who plies her skills to the Darker Realm. Her collection – Annwn Photography by Adrienne Roisin – depicts the beauty and danger of this Celtic Otherworld. In Welsh mythology, Annwn is the realm of the afterlife, a world of delights and eternal youthContinue Reading


Kathy Herdzina is a talented artist and Celtic Knot weaver. Her sketches have a wonderful hominess to them, but also a dash of mysticism. Her Celtic Knot cord jewelry is beyond compare. Kathy lives in Southern California and shows at the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale. You can alsoContinue Reading

North of Argyll, are an up and coming Celtic Fusion band who hail from the sunny shores of Florida. The bands founder Paul Macleish was born and raised just south of the Scottish Borders in the United Kingdom. Paul settled in Florida and started the band Macgilliossa in 2015. TheContinue Reading

Celtic Feasting by Randi Thorneau Who doesn’t love a feast? As a medieval/renaissance enthusiast, some of the best times I have shared were at a banquet. The community seating, the talk and bustle, the entertainment, it’s all such great fun. The Celts enjoyed their feasts as well as they celebratedContinue Reading