The Celtic Social Club – Dancing Or Dying (digital / cd / vinyl)
€9.99 – €26.99
Stopped in the middle of a French and English tour by the Covid epidemic, The Celtic Social Club immediately threw itself into the writing and recording of whatwill become its fourth album. Combining absence and distance, the seven Franco-Irish have patiently built, through the Channel and from their respective homestudios, these twelve titles which are certainly, to this day, the most free, elegant andsuccessful in their discography. With great bursts of rock energy, pop melody and folk magic, Dancing Or Dying? is simply a great record made by a band imposinga sound, a style and a name.
From March 2020, surviving lockdowns through the medium of the internet, The Celtic Social Club focused on its writing and recording work. Between Dan Donnelly, the musician from Belfast (Levellers, Wonder Stuff, Watercress…) living in Newcastle, and his comrades stranded in Brittany, a new method of work and production was invented, taking advantage of this suspended time. Between France and England, in an incessant back and forth of files, the album took shape little by little. Always anchored in the tradition of Celtic music and viscerally attached to the quality of his songwriting, Dan took inspiration from The Beatles, heroic rock and new-wave elements.