From Central Park NYC to the biggest World music and Rock festivals of the planet, The Celtic Social Club has succeeded in imposing a sound, a style and a name. Becoming, in seven years, from a “creation” at the Vieilles Charrues festival to a resolutely contemporary “band” open to the world, the gang of seven Franco-Irish middle-aged, led by their charismatic singer from Belfast, Dan Donnelly, merges rock, folk and pop, by inventing new horizons for traditional music. A rare privilege, after France and Benelux, they are convincing Ireland and England with their explosive stage energy and their sense of melody… Their fourth album Dancing Or Dying ? will be released in October 2021.
In June 2021 a two-part single had been released: side A ‘The Edge Of The World’ and side B ‘For Real’. Two deliberately pop-rock titles that invite you to a dancing optimism and a fierce energy to face the post-lockdown world.
Between heroic guitars, new-wave rhythm and torrid gavotte (traditional Breton dance.), ‘The Edge Of The World’ takes you in four minutes of raw energy. “It’s the present moment that counts ” proclaims their singer, Dan Donnelly “Forget the past and don’t worry about the future, because there will be no turning back!”. A fierce optimism with a deliberately pop-rock sound where the seven Franco-Irish encourage us to “not fear the edge of the world”.
‘For Real’ could be seen as a mix of Dexys Midnight Runners and The Beatles. The violins of the first, the vocals and stirring melodies of the second. The seven Franco-Irish people claim loud and clear that when the world kicks back into action, they will be ready… ‘For Real’!