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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.

 

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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.

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

 

 

 

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 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…

Hull Folk Festival Film

July 21, 2016

A lovely film about this week’s Hull Folk Festival with somegreat footage of Celtarabia playing and the crowd dancing on this  film made by Mark Richardson for The Hull Folk and Maritime Festival – we had an amazing time playing there and get a mention mention towards the end of the film.

Another storming Celtarabia gig – this time headlining Saturday night at the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival. Such a terrific end to a glorious day at Hull Marina with an awesome audience who…

Source: Celtarabia at Hull Folk Festival 2016