If you like Celtic traditional music, give the new group Cuig a
are based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England and have created a sound
that is unmistakably Celtic but infused with elements of many other genres
including jazz, blues, Middle Eastern, African, and Caribbean. The group
consists of fiddle, guitar/cittern, percussion, bass guitar, and button
accordian/tin whistle. Their first album, "Prospect," is available through
Green Linnet Records (http://www.greenlinnet.com) where you can listen
to some of the tracks before you buy.
Danu, an Irish traditional group, has a great new CD called "All Things
Considered" on Shanachie. It is a wonderful combination of vocals and
instrumental tracks. You can listen to some tracks from the CD on
The Scottish folk singer and song writer, Dick Gaughan, has a new
CD as well which is a fitting follow-up to his CD "Redwood Cathedral."
It is called "Outlaws & Dreamers" and is on the Appleseed label. You
can listen to some tracks from both these CDs on