Celtic Festival Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at the Bower’s Museum in Southern California! Enjoy bagpipes performances by Stephen Wilkinson, dance by O’Connor Kennedy School of Dance, and traditional Irish songs with a little Beatles thrown in by Craic in the Stone.You can also learn more about Celtic RockContinue Reading


Latest news from Ireland. am absolutely over the moon to have been awarded Business Management Consultancy of the year 2021/22 by the Republic of Ireland Prestige Awards. To say the last two years have been a challenge is putting it mildly. In March 2020 I decided the time had comeContinue Reading

I first met Kathy Halik-Herdzina a decade ago at ScotsFest in Costa Mesa, CA. I was showing my Celtic art collection, and Kathy showed me one of her Celtic knot necklaces. Actually, I bought two.Continue Reading

“Bran” means “Raven”, which is appropriate for the soaring sound of this Czech Celtic band based in Prague. Founded in 1999 by Dewi Pajot along with some of his friends, Bran has a modern sound with a folk vibe, which is both haunting and intriguing.Continue Reading

I’ve never claimed to be a whiskey aficionado, or expert sniffer. I have only my love of single malt Highland Scotch, and the praises of my friends and colleges of my collection, along with more than three decades experience in consuming it to recommend me. None the less, I think you will be pleased with this review.Continue Reading

While roaming the aisles of the 2021 World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Washington DC, I came across the Scroll Saw Puzzles crafted by Judy Peterson of FanTaminals. Judy was kind enough to sit for an interview, and I am pleased to bring you her story. In 1989, JudyContinue Reading

A little rhyme I wrote about angels: When things go bad, or when we’re sad just know they’re always there to watch, and guide, and keep us safe, they’re with us everywhere. They’ll send us signs as they remind us that we’re not alone they’ll come in ways we don’tContinue Reading

It’s mid-February already! The month has almost flown by and before we know it, it will be St Patricks Day. A day that resonates with the Irish all over the world. A day that millions wear the green and wet the shamrock! Rivers run green, there’s even green Guinness. WeContinue Reading

Beltane Fire Community Festival (South East Queensland, Australia) “Come one, come all to gather by the fire and celebrate – as our ancestors did many moons ago. For it is Beltane! A time of great celebration and joy, a time to harvest what we have sown and make sacred vows”.Continue Reading

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

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

TA: First, for those unfamiliar with your work, tell a little about yourself and what it is you do. JL: I’m Julian and I’m a small business owner who makes a variety of handmade items, typically with a magical, nature-inspired, gothic, or vintage aesthetic. I started out primarily making blank journalsContinue 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

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

For quite some time, I’ve been into a more primal and holistic form of health and beauty. So when I discovered Jenna Caprice of The White Witch Parlour on YouTube, I was immediately hooked on her delivery of information and philosophy on life and the world. Therefore, you can onlyContinue Reading

When chiefs are strong in war, then does the song arise! But if their swords are stretched over the feeble: if the blood of the weak has stained their arms; the bard shall forget them in the song, and their tombs shall not be known. The stranger shall come andContinue Reading

“No harvest is had without the seed first being sewn” King Olaf Trygyvisson’s Saga Ch.8 And the seed Canadian-born author, Jennifer Hartman has sewn will continue traditions of her Norse ancestry. She will feed minds with lasting nourishment into the future. In 2020, Jennifer Hartman’s debut picture book “Old MotherContinue Reading

Making the parchment Saint Colmcille was born in Ireland 1500 years ago this year. Because of this Artists in Ireland, Scotland and further afield have been making new work to celebrate his influence on our culture over so many years. I’ve been collaborating with Gaelic scholar Michael Newton to createContinue Reading