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Muslim Gauze vs Celtarabia

“In the autumn of 1996 World Music band Celtarabia played a sell-out gig at Slaithwaite Civic Hall in West Yorkshire with support from Psychedelic DJ Simon Scott of Tandoori Space Records in Leeds and were joined on stage by Bryn Jones who joined them in their set playing a Darbuka with his painted red hands signifying his support for the Palestinian people. Reggae Producer John Bolloten (The Rootsman) was also there and a great time was had by all on stage and afterwards.
At the end of the gig Quentin Budworth gave Bryn Jones and John Bolloten a copy of the band’s first CD ‘The Lost Music of Celtarabia’ with some very interesting results a series of collaborations leading to the recording of The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia ‘Union of Souls’ album with John and the arrival of a mysterious DAT tape in a plain brown envelope sent directly to John Bolloten at the Third Eye Studio of Celtarabia tracks remixed by Bryn Jones directly from the album – extremely gritty and fierce the recordings are direct from Bryn’s Studio and strangely beautiful. Reflecting the bitter reality of life in Palestine far removed from the dreamy orientalism of the original Celtarabia Tracks.
The tracks are all remixes of “The Lost Music of Celtarabia” tracks.”
Quentin Budworth

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released February 1, 2021

To purchase a copy click on the link (opens in new tab) Muslimgauze vs Celtarabia | Muslimgauze vs Celtarabia | aquarellist (bandcamp.com)

Celtarabia at Beverley Festival Fringe

This was a great home town gig loads of fun with everybody dancing the night away

Celtarabia at the Mercian Gathering

We had a fantastic time at the Mercian Gathering playing  for dancing for the delighted audience. We took our 1K rig and Rich Duffy-Howard’s photographs tell the story of what happened next visually. The set was a wild fusion of Arabic, Andalusian, Celtic, Medieval music and contemporary beats designed to get bodies dancing – part ritual, part trance, part shamanic journey featuring Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammered Dulcimer, Vocals, Cittern, Drum kit and Bass Guitar.

 

The Spirit Of Awen Camp Magical Healing & Divination Camp

We had a fantastic time at the Spirit Of Awen Camp Magical Healing & Divination Camp playing a two hour set for dancing for the delighted audience. Rich Duffy-Howard’s tell the story visually. The set was a wild fusion of Arabic, Andalusian, Celtic, Medieval music and contemporary beats designed to get bodies dancing – part ritual, part trance, part shamanic journey featuring Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammered Dulcimer, Vocals, Cittern, Drum kit and Bass Guitar.

Headline the Cottingham Springboard Festival

Celtarabia played a storming set at the Cottingham Springboard Festival on Saturday night. To book the band call 07877434739.

 

 

 

Celtarabia Headline Gig At Beulah Festival

We had an awesome time at Beulah Festival

The word Beulah (pronounced BYOO-lah) is of Hebrew origin and means ‘to join’. In William Blake’s mythology it is ‘the realm of the subconscious, the source of poetic inspiration and of dreams.’

Beulah Gatherings are drug and alcohol free seasonal celebrations, bringinglike-minded people together.  Celebrating without drugs and alcohol allows more authentic connections to be made between people, which helps create good vibes. Partying in a conscious way is about getting out of your head in a different way. It’s about moving in to the full vividness and beauty of now.

BEULAH FESTIVAL is a family friendly celebration with a deep-rooted sense of community. We are in our third year and would love to welcome you to the beautiful Lime Tree Farm near Ripon.

Photographs by Rich Duffy Howard.

Celtarabia Headline Gig At Hull Folk Festival 2016

Celtarabia played a storming headline gig at Hull Folk Festival Mark Pollard organiser of The Hull Folk Festival described the performance in this way:

“After a full day of music and a fair bit of drinking, the crowd was starting to get itchy feet. The first signs were a bit of shuffling and swaying, which became more animated whenever an act performed an upbeat number, and ended up with people jigging and reeling at the front of the stage. By the time the final act was ready to play they really needed something more, though; something that would allow them to absolutely lose themselves in sound and rhythm. Thankfully, that final act were Celtarabia; right from the off the crowd became a seething mass of whirling dervishes, immersed in 45 minutes of hypnotic world and roots fusion. There really was no finer way to end the day!”
These photographs by Rich Duffy-Howard capture the atmosphere wonderfully…