What is Ceolas?
Ceolas is the number one information service for celtic music on the
internet. We are an independent, voluntary organisation, dedicated to
promoting celtic music by supplying information on all aspects of the
genre through the internet.
We source information from official bodies, commercial interests,
other individuals on the net and our own researches. By 'filtering'
commercially-supplied information, we hope to avoid the bias and
advertising hyperbole seen in many web services.
Information is published on our
website and anonymous FTP site
regional calendars of events are also available by
We also contribute regularly to the
Irtrad-L mailing list and the rec.music.celtic newsgroup, and our tour schedules
are published in over a dozen Irish-American and Scottish-American newspapers.
As of Nov 1997, Ceolas provided information to over 40,000 users per month, and is
celtic music site on the net.
(these numbers are somewhat out of date; I will update them when I get a chance, but for now
we are concentrating our energies on updating and expanding the service, rather than paying
attention to how well we're doing!)
- Summary statistics, showing the popularity of various files.
- Results of a poll of our readers, taken in late 1995.
- Graphs of Ceolas' growth since 1994.
The primary goal of Ceolas is to help you explore and learn about celtic
music. We need your feedback to do this well. Are there any errors, omissions,
broken links here? Was anthing confusing or unclear? Can you think of
a better way of presenting any of the information? And most of all, if you have
information you would like to share, please join the dozens of Ceolas
contributors, to make this service better. With over a thousand readers every
day, and many areas yet to be written up, your contribution could be
a welcome resource for hundreds of readers!
You can also be a great help by spreading the word on Ceolas. Many artists,
agents, record companies and other potential providers of information don't realise
the popularity of the internet or of Ceolas and can't be bothered to supply
information. Help to convince them otherwise if you meet them!
What does the name Ceolas mean?
Ceolas is a combination of the Irish/Scots Gaelic words Ceol (music) and
Eolas (knowledge). The
C is pronounced like a K, as in Celtic (but not the soft C of the Boston
Celtics or Glasgow Celtic!); here's a quick audio clip.
844 Fremont St. email: via Feedback form
Menlo Park phone +1-650-326-0680
CA 94025 fax +1-650-858-0170
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