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The Secret World of Celtic Rock

by Celtic MP3s Music Magazine

The hottest independent Celtic Rock music in the world packed on one CD at one low price.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mordred's Lullaby by Heather Dale
Heather Dale
3:15 $0.99
2. Moore St. Girls by The Elders
The Elders
4:18 $0.99
3. In Like Flynn by The Indulgers
The Indulgers
3:17 $0.99
4. Cold Glencoe by Rise
4:26 $0.99
5. Johnny Jump Up/Swallow Tail Jig by Amadan
4:27 $0.99
6. Slip Me 5 by Brothers 3
Brothers 3
4:54 $0.99
7. San Patricio Brigade by Black 47
Black 47
5:07 $0.99
8. Nothin' by Lenahan
4:53 $0.99
9. The Grass Is Greener by The Electrics
The Electrics
3:27 $0.99
10. Day After Day by Tears for Beers
Tears for Beers
5:02 $0.99
11. Sovay/Halting March by Paisley Close
Paisley Close
4:30 $0.99
12. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose by Rimbo (w/Marc Gunn)
2:37 $0.99
13. The Chieri by Avalon Rising
Avalon Rising
5:02 $0.99
14. Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda by RavensWing
3:08 $0.99
15. Erin Go Bragh by Jayah
4:32 $0.99
16. The Day We Set Sail by Tale | Theo Niessink
Tale | Theo Niessink
3:19 $0.99
17. The Great Whale Road by Fathom
4:52 $0.99
18. A Soulin by Arminta
3:49 $0.99
19. Groovy Scooby by The Rogues
The Rogues
3:19 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Secret World of Celtic Rock pays tribute to the incredible sub-genre of Celtic music called "Celtic Rock." With well over an hour of great music, this CD is packed full of some of the best independent Celtic Rock groups around the world, and 100% of the profits of this album benefit The Celtic Cultural Center.

The Celtic MP3s Music Magazine is a free Celtic music ezine dedicated to promoting all-styles of Celtic music.


Two years ago I had an exciting idea to release a Celtic Rock CD. Man, I've outdone myself! No. I take that back. It's not me. All I did was compile some of the best independent Celtic Rock bands around and organize them onto a CD. The result is destined to be a hit CD among contemporary and traditional Celtic music lovers alike--"The Secret World of Celtic Rock."

Yes, it's taken a long time to pick some amazing tracks, mix and match them, and try to have a common theme. I found some brilliant bands in the process. The CD is not yet completely finalized, but I couldn't help but get the word out now since I hope to have the CD out by St. Patrick's Day.


The Celtic MP3s Music Magazine is a free weekly Celtic music magazine featuring free music downloads of Celtic, Scottish, Irish music from around the world. Subscribe to receive to free Celtic MP3s in every issue, plus, get Celtic news and reviews.

Jen Clower-Brown is a freelance artist living in Austin TX. She studied illustration and fine art via scholarship at the Columbus College of Art and Design, one of the top ranking schools for fine art and graphic design in the U.S.. Jen specializes in fantasy art with a strong emphasis on figure drawing and portraits. Find out more at www.adragonseyefantasy.com.

The Secret World of Celtic Rock is a Celtic MP3s Music Magazine compilation CD benefitting the The Celtic Cultural Center of Texas. The Celtic Cultural Center is organized to operate a charitable center for the benefit of the Celtic Community and to act as an umbrella organization to house and support local Celtic groups. The Corporation endeavors to promote and preserve the history, music, art, dance, language and literature of the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh immigrants of the United States and their generations. The Corporation specifically highlights the many contributions these cultures have given the United States, through education and performance. Find out more about it at www.celticcenter.org.


1. Heather Dale from "The Trial of Lancelot"
2. The Elders from "American Wake"
3. The Indulgers from "In Like Flynn"
4. Rise from "Uncertain Wonders"
5. Amadan from "Sons of Liberty"
6. Brothers 3 from "The Journey That Lies Before"
7. Black 47 from "New York Town"
8. Lenahan from "Brand New Bag"
9. The Electrics from "Reel, Folk and Rock and Roll"
10. Tears for Beers from "Cracky Bones"
11. Paisley Close from "All On A Day"
12. Rimbo (w/Marc Gunn) from "Rimbosity!"
13. Avalon Rising from "Storming Heaven" (words/music Cynthia McQuillin)
14. RavensWing from "Mist Covered Mountains"
15. Jayah from "First Egg Cracked"
16. Tale/Theo Niessink from "Sweet Lady of Flowers"
17. Fathom from "Pollution Blues"
18. Arminta
19. The Rogues from "Made In Texas" (music Randy Wothke)



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mohamed ajrai

Thanx for this fabulous selection of highly inspiring music ! it does remind me of wonderful days in Edinburgh ! thanx once more !

Kyle Caruthers

Grab a Guinness & grab a copy of The Secret World of Celtic Rock
Compilation CD’s are notoriously difficult for the reviewer & the editor. Frequently however, and it holds very true in this case, compilation CD’s are a treat for the listener. When approached to write this review, I looked at it with trepidation but I took the task in hand; in part because I believe in the compiler’s sense of musical taste & adventure and in his ability to pick songs that stand apart as an individual track, yet could complement each other in the larger sense of the album. Secondly, and possibly the greater catalyst in the decision; I’m increasingly fond of the burgeoning scene of Celtic Rock. The editor of this CD has done a fine job of pulling together music of various backgrounds but with a common theme. Thus, this audaciously-titled Secret World of Celtic Rock is a frenetic journey through Jethro Tull-like arrangements & Pogues-ish cacophony on some tracks. Yet on others it’s meditative, almost ethereal strains bring you out of the down & dirty world of Celtic Rock into the nearly new-age reach-for-the-stars electronics espoused and made popular by artists such as Loreena McKennit & Enya. No, you won’t find Jethro Tull, the Pogues, Loreena McKennit or Enya on this CD; you will find, instead, nineteen (19) artists capable of boldly striding where these other artists have previously walked while stamping their own footprint on the genre.
Some of the selections in this collection are original music with original lyrics such as Heather Dale’s wonderfully ethereal Mordred’s Lullaby or The Elders’ rock-steady Moore St. Girls. Other pieces are old favorites getting new treatment like Paisley Close’s fantastically haunting rendition of Sovay or Amadan’s angry version of Johnny Jump Up. Lenahan sings & plays for us the blues on Nothin’ while The Electrics dig deep to pull out some Scottish blue-grass roots (and singeing fiddle-work) with The Grass is Greener. Cold Glencoe by Rise tells the story of the infamous Glencoe massacre while evoking primal memory with emotional & lingering harmonies. The Indulger’s bring the rowdy emotion of Ireland’s fabled rebel songs into In Like Flynn. You’ll find yourself tapping your toes to this one as well as Day After Day by the amusingly named Tears for Beers out of Germany.
As superb as the above songs are, sadly the collection does have its negative side as well. Rimbo’s My Love is Like a Red Red Rose does not, in my opinion, belong on the album. Although an enjoyable song in its own right, its inclusion lends a dichotomy to the collection that was too intrusive and perhaps should have been saved for The Secret World of Celtic Electronica. The Day We Set Sail by Tale & Theo Niessink tries too hard and stagnates half way through while Black 47’s St. Patricio Brigade is not indicative of the talent of this great group and could have been left out or replaced with any one of their more note-worthy songs.
Two instrumental pieces, however round out the album and are worthy of note. Collectively they are my favorite music on the album; Brothers 3 uniquely styled, Celtic-Jazz-Fusion song Slip Me 5 uses modern instrumentation and arrangement to provide a brilliant toe-tapping merging of two Irish jigs, while Groovy Scooby by the Rogues is one of the best examples of bagpipes forging a path into the collective consciousness.
It’s time that the Secret World of Celtic Rock remains a secret no longer and makes its way to your CD collection. It’s diversity & song selection will be welcome in any household and should be an integral part of any Celtic Rock collection. So, grab a Guinness & go grab your copy of The Secret World of Celtic Rock.



The Pefect Compilation CD! Rock + Celtic = PERFECTION!
You know the truth about compilation cds: If you're lucky you get 3-4 songs you like, and the rest is rather 'meh'. Well, this cd does what I thought couldn't be done! This is compilation cd of various celtic and rock groups from all over the globe, with different styles and sounds. And they all are awesome! Trying to pick 'favorites' for this cd is impossibly, because after you've reached over 15 faves, you realize, "Oh, heck, the whole cd is my favorite!" There are some amazingly awesome songs here. Though it's a 'rock' album, it definitely has a 'celtic' feel to it, not just the celtic 'sound', but the underlying tones of joyful laughter and poignant sorrow that can be found in all celtic music. This cd is an absolute delight, and I've given it as a gift to all my friends this Christmas. Wonderful job putting this one together!


Lots of fun!
A fun CD to listen to, and to broaden your love for everything Celtic. Definitely a great CD to play in your car, at home, and at work. Get the word out!


My heart is in the highlands again! I'll never be the same, and my car CD player may never play a different CD....gives me great memories of my days in Scotland and at all the Highland Games I've ever attended! Bravo!


This CD hasnt left my CD player since I got it!
This CD was great, its got a good mix of celtic music and its been on repeat since I got it. If you arent sure if you like this kind of music, this is a pretty good starting place. :-)


Well Met
Well put togather CD. I had heard serveral of the artists and a few of the songs on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast put out by Marc. But who wants to keep searching for it over and over in the podcast? I love this CD cause It has my faves and they are readily acessable. Great job Marc.


Just what all of us need...
I've been looking for Celtic Music from few years ago, let's say: i'm just discovering it (and loving it more day by day). This Album is just what a person like me needs to enter in this fantastic world... I'm falling in love with each song i listen... What I needed to know: what to look for...


I have yet to take the CD out of my car. I hope you produce another one soon!

The Irish Traditional Music Library

An Album of Hidden Treasures
I try not to be a total trad snob, but sometimes I feel I am. This is one of the albums that makes me remember that it's okay to break out of the box. All in all, this is a wonderful compilation of artists you may otherwise miss as you’re sorting through Seven Nations and Glengarry Bhoys CDs at the festival tents. Be a responsible Celtic music lover. Support your local Celtic rock bands, and get their names out there! For the full review, visit Irish Traditional Music Library.
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