Words on World Music

This week on Celt in a Twist podcast and radio show

Saturday, January 31st, 2009


You know those times when you just can’t get anything started?  When everything you do just feels like you’re trying to push a rope?  January was one of those times for me.  Maybe it was because Mercury was retrograde, maybe it’s because that new presidential guy just made it seem like everything was possible and change could not come fast enough.  Could be, as Mizz Joni says “maybe it’s the time of year and maybe it’s the time of man”.

Today the sun is shining, and I feel like there are some real good things coming.  I hope you’ll join me in a little celebration of celtic music on this week’s Celt in a Twist.  There are some great tunes from terrific artists.  No Joni, though.  Joni!  Record something with fiddles and bagpipes so I can play you on my show!

I DID play Le Vent du Nord, a fantastic Quebecois group with a vielle a roue, a hurdy-gurdy, in the mix.  The album, Dans Les Airs, was chosen as one of the best world music albums of 2008 by Pop Matters.

On your iPhone or iTouch, Celt in a Twist is a click away at our sister site, worldbeatcanada.com.  Just click on the banner on the home page, and listen to all our latest shows!  And be sure to catch worldbeatcanada Radio — the best of global music delivered fresh and hot to your ears every week.

Listening on your iPod or mp3 player? Download our podcast from the iTunes store this week. Or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, January 25, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear these great Celtic artists! Cleck on their names to go to their websites — find out more about the musicians and maybe buy one of their CDs.

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