Guide to celtic music publications
Monthly covering Irish traditional music in it's various incarnations. Very robust articles,
and a good eye for digging below the surface. Probably the best publication on the Irish side
of celtic music.
Cost for 1 year/12 issue subscription
- Ireland & Britain IR19.50
- Britain & Europe IR32.50
- North America US$45, CAN$73
Irish Music Magazine US Distributors
11 Clare St. Ossian USA
Dublin 2 118 Beck Road
Ireland Louden, NH 03301
ph. +353-1-662-4887 email: OSSIANUSA@aol.com
email firstname.lastname@example.org (Sean Laffey, editor)
Irish Music is now available in the US through Tower Records, Borders, and Barnes & Noble stores.
Scottish based bimonthly magazine, covering Scottish and other celtic
music, song and dance. The Living Tradition takes over from the Scottish
Folk Gazette, which continues as an insert in Scottish subscriptions. 60
Subscription: Stg24 for two years/12 issues + sampler CD (UK), Stg30
(Europe), Stg 36 (USA/Canada) or Stg42 elsewhere.
The Living Tradition
P.O. Box 1026
Kilmarnock KA2 OLG
Foreign distributors include:
P.O. Box 126
East Chatam, NY 12060
P.O. Box 70504
Dundas St. East
Ontario L1N 2L1
14 Starcap Place
Quinns Rock, W.A. 6030
Dirty Linen is the best known American folk magazine, covering the range
from world music to folk-rock to traditional folk, including a fair helping
of celtic music. Many record and concert reviews, and a calendar which is
also accessible by modem or internet (see
Internet Sources guide for details).
~100 pages, bimonthly.
Subscription: US$20/yr (US and Cananda), elsewhere is $24 (surface) or $30
Accept Visa and Mastercard.
PO Box 66600
Baltimore, MD 21239-6600
49 Blackfriars Street
Edinburgh EH1 1NB
English based folk magazine with plenty of celtic coverage and and good
listings of concerts and festivals. Ten issues per year; Jan/Feb and Aug/
Sep are double issues, and include a sampler CD. New subs get three back
issues and continuing 2-years subs get a free CD from a selected list.
Rates (in pounds sterling) 1 year 2 years
Europe airmail 31 62
America, Africa airmail 45 90
Australia, New Zealand, 48 96
Japan, Far East airmail
Surface mail worldwide 31 62
Visa/Mastercard/Access subs are 5% extra.
In the US, Folk Roots is available in retail outlets, including some
Tower records stores and Barnes & Nobles booksellers.
PO Box 337
London N4 1TW
Rock 'n' Reel
Quarterly, about 40 pages, in tabloid format. Ranges from traditional to
Subscription: Stg5(UK); elsewhere Stg7(surface) or Stg10 (airmail)
Rock 'n' Reel
8 Dent Place
Cumbria CA25 5EE
Biweekly magazine covering all aspects of Irish music and current gossip,
including trad and popular trad bands. 50 pages in tabloid layout.
Subscription: IR30 (Ireland), Stg30 (UK), Ir45 (Europe), US$90 (US/Canada),
13 Trinity Street
ph. 01 6795077
c/o Stanley Plitt
230 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
This quarterly is brought out by
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (the main body
co-ordinating Irish traditional music) for it's members. Subscription is $20
p.a. in North America.
Strassenmusikfestival Leipzig e.V.
German magazine covering folk and celtic music and dance, includes good
festivals and workshops listings for all of Europe. Quartely, with four
Subscription: DM25 (Germany), DM30 (elsewhere)
Quarterly, 40-50 pages of photocopied laserprint. Mainly deals with the
Breton language, but also has several music reviews and reprints of Breton
catalogs, giving the best English-language coverage of Breton music that I
know of. Subscription includes membership in the US International Committee
for the Defence of the Breton Language.
Subscriptions: $15 (US/Canada); elsewhere $20 (surface) or $25 (airmail)
169 Greenwood Avenue, B-4
Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Covers history and culture, including music, of the Cape Breton Region of
Nova Scotia. Quarterly? Subscription CDN$15 (Canada), US$19 elsewhere
Cape Breton's Magazine
Nova Scotia B0C 1H0
Twenty-four page quarterly with interviews, history colum, reviews and events in
the Atlanta area.
Subscription: By donation, minimum of $7 is suggested.
The Atlanta Celtic Festival Inc
PO Box 564
Decautur, GA 30031-0564
Editor: John Adcox (email@example.com)
Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia, Canada. Quarterly, rates are $15 CDN or $13 USD
Magazines dedicated to particular instruments
harp magazines can be found
in the FAQs for those instruments)
Monthly, subscription: $22/yr
PO Box 3418
Annapolis, MD 21403
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Donald Nitchie)
(quarterly mandolin magazine)
Subscription: 12 (US); elsewhere US$16 (surface); US$20 (airmail)
The Mandocrucian's Digest
P.O. Box 3585
Winchester, VA 22604.
Subscription: $25 (includes membership).
Classical Mandolin Society of America
c/o Norman Levine
P.O. Box 10171
Arlington, VA 22210
Quarterly magazine, edited by Mary Larsen, first issue had a great
interview with Martin Hayes, plus music, reviews, calendar and various
Subscription: $14 (US), $18 (Canada/Mexico), $20 (elsewhere)
PO Box 125
Los Altos, CA 94022
Quarterly, ~120 pages in book format, very well produced, covering
design, manufacture, repair etc. of all woodwinds. The one issue I
have has articles both on the Tin Whistle and the 'Irish' flute (by
Subscription: $36 (US), $40 (Canada), other ($46), discount for
1513 Old CC Road
Colville, WA 99114
fax 509-935-6835 (daytime)
Ed. Scott Hirsch
The Reed & Chanter is a bi-monthly Celtic music publication
available for subscription from Gael Force Imports. $14.00 per year
(buy 2 and receive a 3rd free) All subscribers receive 12% off all
music/books/videos from Gael Force Imports. (about $2.00 off CD's)
filled with reviews, interviews, schedules and gaelic language
Online folk/trad magazine in German and English, run by the Mollis. Good
source to find out what's happening in mainland Europe.
Other relevant resources
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