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AS I ROVED OUT | The Story Of Celtic Rock 1968-1978 3CD set coming soon…

AS I ROVED OUT | The Story Of Celtic Rock 1968-1978 3CD set coming soon…

AS I ROVED OUT | The Story Of Celtic Rock 1968-1978 3CD set coming soon…

  • 3CD compilation that takes a deep dive into a much overlooked but key sub-genre of 1960s-1970s Rock.
  • The first comprehensive overview of this important stylistic off-shoot.

Rock music infused with traditional Celtic sounds began to emerge in Ireland in the late 1960s/early 1970s with the likes of Taste, Granny's Intentions, Skid Row and Thin Lizzy all laying down their markers.

But this musical development was certainly not restricted to the Emerald Isle as bands from other countries with Celtic heritage also began to merge their own Celtic roots music with rock. Tracks included here by acts from Wales such as Huw Jones, Y Nhw, Heather Jones and Edward H Dafis, as well as those from Scotland such as Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Al Stewart and Runrig, show that this was no local development but a growing international sound.

There was also a significant swell of acts having the same idea in France as can be evidenced by the output included on this set of French artists such as Dan Ar Braz, Kyaldan, Namnètes and Alain Samson. Added to this are the British Rock and Folk Rock bands utilising Celtic forms and sounds such as Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, East Of Eden, Wishbone Ash, Faces and Trees, all of whom feature here, to give the full picture of one of the most interesting in original strands of rock.



1  Taste - Born On The Wrong Side Of Time

2  Huw Jones - Mathonwy

3  Fairport Convention - A Sailor's Life

4  Pentangle - Once I Had A Sweetheart

5  Trader Horne - Sheena

6  Y Nhw - Siwsi

7  East of Eden - Jig a Jig

8  Granny's Intentions - Maybe

9 Al Stewart - Electric Los Angeles Sunset

10  Steeleye Span - Lowlands of Holland

11  Skid Row - Oi'll Tell You Later

12  Seamus Shannon & The Drifter Sound - Boola Boola

13  Archie Fisher - Orfeo

14  Trees - Streets of Derry

15  Rory Gallagher - Just The Smile

16  Jackie McAuley - Bangerine


1  Shelagh McDonald - Dowie Dens Of Yarrow

2  Sandy Denny - Blackwaterside

3  Woods Band - As I Roved Out

4  JSD Band - Johnny O'Braidislea

5  Mellow Candle - Lonely Man

6  Wishbone Ash - Warrior

7  Jonathan Kelly - Ballad Of Cursed Anna

8  David McWilliams - Lord Offaly

9  Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar

10  Clannad - Siúbhán Ní Dhuibhir

11  Cromwell - Guinness Rock

12  Faces - Flags and Banners

13  Keltic Wine - Hurricane Sailor

14  John Martyn - Eibhlí Ghail Chiúin Ni Chearbhaill

15  Peggy's Leg - History Tells

16  Mushroom - Kings and Queens


1  Heather Jones - Nos Ddu

2  Edward H Dafis - Hedydd

3  Gilbert O'Sullivan - Breakfast, Dinner and Tea

4  Contraband - Rattlin' Roarin' Willie

5  Endaf Emlyn - Evan Edward Lloyd

6  Loudest Whisper - Silent O'Moyle

7  Brân - Y Gwylwyr

8  Hergest - Clychau Cantre'r Gwaelod

9  Bert Jansch - Dynamite

10  Skibbereen - Kerry Slide Jig

11  Joe O'Donnell w/ Rory Gallagher - Poet's & Strorytellers

12  Shwn - Bachgen

13  Spud - Tickle Your Fancy

14  Dan Ar Braz - Allez Dire À La Ville

15  Kyaldan - La Charrette Des Morts

16  Jimi Slevin & Firefly - Wouldn't It Be Nice

18  Namnètes - Adieu Ma Mie

19  Alain Samson - Mach'ig Ar Pollanton + Bale Kerstang

20  Runrig - De Ni Mi and Puirt