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West of Mabou

Meeting on “The Bridge” – Interview With West of Mabou

The Saskatchewan-based Celtic group West of Mabou first came to our attention shortly after their self-titled debut was released – a deft, delightful set of tunes that clearly signified a bright future ahead.  With their newest album, “The Bridge,” the… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 4: A St. Patrick’s Day Feast of Instrumentals

In the latest episode of Gossip Talkin’ Blues, we feature six instrumentals from Canadian artists influenced by Celtic music – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  Artists featured include The Rankin Family, The Aerialists, Steel City Rovers, West of… Continue Reading →

Canadian Artists Impress at the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem

The historic city of Bethlehem, PA held the annual ‘Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival’ during the first official autumn weekend of the year.  Although this would be the 30th consecutive year for this festival, it was an event with… Continue Reading →

2017 Celtic Classic (Bethlehem, PA): Canadian Artist Preview

Several months ago, one of the artists we actively follow reached out to alert us that they would be coming to our area to perform.  We immediately put the event on our calendar and have been counting down the days… Continue Reading →

Great Celtic Sounds From Saskatchewan: West of Mabou

Late last month, I saw a notice flit across our Twitter feed about a new album from a Celtic-style band based in Saskatchewan called “West of Mabou.”  Curious, I searched for it on Spotify – and darned if I can’t… Continue Reading →

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