Forgotton Celts News
January 6, 2008 -The Meritime Heritage Network has listed Upon a Forgotton Shore as their album of the week. Check them out at http://www.maritimeheritage.net/
July 12, 2007 - We're back from the Northwest Renaissance
Fair! Spokane was hot but we survived the fair. Quite a bit more patrons this year, considering
it was raining last year, and we played to much bigger audiences this time. The cast was fun as
usual and very receptive and we dug their storyline for this year. It was also always a lot of
fun to finish off the day with a good round of Dark Lady with everyone. We definitely
look forward to playing there again next year!
Don't forget we're at the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire this year as well
and the schedule has been posted online Here.
Looks like we'll be at McLean's Dock and the Shadow Glen stage all three weekends. Also don't forget
to check out our friends BOWI, Hawke, and Red Hugh as well!
March 9, 2007 - Our Summer Schedule has been
posted! We are doing both the Washington State Ren Faire and the Northwest Ren Faire.
check out our gigs to see the dates.
Hope everyone has plans for St. Paddy's day. Some of us will be enjoying a show on the
pennisula by Mick Maloney, one of the leading Irish musicians from Ireland. Others will
be catching the Whistling Oysters show.
January 11, 2007 - We're not dead, Honest!
For a quick recap of what's happened since the last time news was posted...
The Washington Ren Faire was fun. We only played Saturdays due to conflicting work
schedules but otherwise went off without a hitch. We've had a break since then, once
again due to work conflicts, but we'll be at Ursalmas (an SCA event) on January 27th
for anyone who wants to see us.
We're also not going to be doing a St. Patricks day show this year as we're doing a
bit of re-organization with the band so you'll find some of us at a Mick Maloney concert
on the penninsula (as well as probably any bar between here and there).
Be sure to check back for more news later as once we get things organized we'll be
posting more information then.
June 12, 2006 - We're back from
from NWRF! The fair was small but fun non-the-less. Saturday was mostly
rained out but a few patrons still showed so there was a "Ren Faire
On Demand" in the church (which was the only covered place). Sunday
saw more crowds and we got a chance to see a lot of the other performers
and shows as well as actually do all of our own shows. We're definitely
looking forward to doing this next year. There are a few pics to be posted
but thanks to the weather the camera wasn't brought out too much. Should
have those up soon though.
May 12, 2006 - Summer schedule is posted. Check out the gigs
section to see where we'll be! It should be a blast. As well as the current
schedule some of us will be at the Mideaval Faire in Port Gamble on the
first weekend of June.
March 19, 2006 - St Patty's Day was Great, thanks to everyone
who showed up! We had a gianormous crowd and a lot of people had fun. Unfortunately
we had to stop at 10pm sharp due to outside noise regulations on Alki but
it was a blast none-the-less. Should have pictures posted soon.
March 10, 2006 - Upon a Forgotton
Shore is now available for purchase online! Go to CDBaby and check us
out in the World - Celtic section or click
here to go straight to the album.
March 3, 2006 - The Forgotton
Celts will be at the Celtic Swell on St Patty's day!
Everything is booked and we'll be performing from 8pm to 11pm (or whenever
we get kicked off the stage). Be sure to come by early as our friends
in BOWI will
be performing from 4 to 7. This is the same place we were at last year
so for those who remember it we are sure to have a blast!
February 6, 2006 - The Forgotton
Celts are back in action! After a few months off we are back and gearing
up for St Patricks day. It looks like we'll be back at the Celtic Swell
this year but details are still being ironed out.
Also check back to find out when our CD's will be for sale
August 30, 2005 - The Washington
State Ren/Fantasy Faire pics are up!
August 24, 2005 - Back from
the Gig Harbor Ren Faire!
Faire was a blast this year. Thanks to everyone who showed
up (and bought our new CD) and we hope everyone enjoyed faire as much
as we did. Pics should be posted sometime next week (hopefully along with
the Port Angeles Ren Faire pics). We also got invited to a fair in Illinois
that is October 8-10 so keep a lookout in our upcoming gigs for updates.
Also be sure to check out music.download.com
as we've uploaded another track from our album. We should hopefully have
that purchasable online here pretty soon as well.
August 2, 2005 - The CD has
We got 1,000 copies from the duplicator and we are off and
cooking. Next step, Ren Faire!
July 26, 2005 - Preview of the
upcoming CD released on CNET's music.download.com.
Go there to download the first track from the upcoming CD,
July 19, 2005 - Upcoming CD
title announced! "Upon a Forgotton Shore"
The CD itself has been sent in for duplication and should
be pressed and back to us in time for the Washington State Ren/Fantasy
Faire in August.
June 20, 2005 - Well the last
two weekends in Port Angeles were a blast. The weather was kind enough
to not dump rain on us the whole time so we had a few good shows. Turn
out was great at the Pirates and we definitely look forward to doing the
fairs again next year. Pictures from both weekends will be posted in the
next couple weeks.
CD Update! We are almost done laying down the tracks and
have started mixing. We are definitely on track for releasing the CD at
the Washington Ren Fantasy Faire. Be sure to keep an eye out for the release
newsletter as we'll be posting some teaser mp3's of the new album on our
June 6, 2005 - Fair season is
right around the corner. Be sure to come out and show your support of
the band at the Port Angeles Fair this weekend (details in the upcoming
As some may have heard we are now working on a new album.
We've got it narrowed down to about 15 tracks and have been in the studio
for the past month or so recording. Official album details will be posted
around the end of the month. We are looking to have it released at the
Washington State Renaissance Festival and we are going to try and do an
unofficial release party at the event itself.
May 5, 2005 - We have officially
parted ways with Father John, our fiddle player. I think his post in the
forums concerning the matter best states the situation so it will be quoted
"In an attempt to maintain parity with BOWI who recently
lost their fiddle player, the Forgotton Celts have parted ways with good
ol' me (Father John, fiddler ordinaire) and will continue to produce high-quality
drinkin' music without my assorted scratches, plinks and screeches.
Like many band personnel changes, this one goes down to
"artistic differences," which lacks specificity but has the
lovely savor of brevity.
It's a rare party that you never have to leave, but that
doesn't mean it was a mistake to show up. So as I turn the key and head
on down the road, I'll just say that I had a blast playing for a year
with the Celts and wish all well.
-- Father John"
April 12, 2005 - So a little
late on the updating but the Patty's Day pictures are posted now. You'll
find them in the previous gig section. The day itself went great for those
who couldn't make it. We were outside so it was a bit cold but a little
liquid warmth helped with that. The first show was pretty calm as it was
still afternoon but the evening show was completely packed. A lot of people
came out and had a great time. Luckily for the pub owner there was no
fights breaking out and only a couple people got a little too roudy. Thanks
to everyone who did show up, it was a blast!
Fair season is slowly encroaching. Check in our upcoming
gigs section to see a list of the fairs we will be performing at. You
also might see some of us at the upcoming SCA events and there will definitely
be a few of us busking at the Port Gamble Medieval Faire (June Faire for
those in the SCA).
As a recording update we'll be back in the studio in the
next month or so to try and crank out as much as we can. We'll hopefully
have the new CD before fair season but we're looking at a more realistic
goal of having it completed in July.