The Celtic Social Club – Live at Vieilles Charrues 2023

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The Celtic Social Club releases a new live album, recorded at Vieilles Charrues, in front of an audience of 50,000 people determined to celebrate.

After ten years of existence, The Celtic Social Club has no intention of slowing down. Proof of this is with this new live album, which shows to what extent the group has its place there. 50,000 spectators of the Vieilles Charrues festival gathered on July 14 for an hour and a half of dancing and festive music. Proud of its Celtic roots, the festival represents a very ideal setting to welcome the Franco-British group, in great form.

In an instrumental intro and twelve pieces, we imagine ourselves dancing the jig without the rain dampening the enthusiasm of the musicians and spectators present. The vocal competitions are very present, with Taylor Byrne who kindly warms up the audience by making the effort to speak French, with drummer Manu Masko who assists him when necessary.

Highlighting his latest album, entitled Dancing or Dying?, The Celtic Social Club shows that instrumental mastery and sense of celebration are far from incompatible. Lively, joking and gifted, the musicians demonstrate a communicative good humor, which the audience easily picks up. This live at Vieilles Charrues, both traditional and current, instantly takes you on a journey to Breton soil, to the delight of listeners.

Find this column on The Celtic Social Club in WECB l’Hebdo n°137, available via our online store.

Live at Vieilles Charrues 2023 is available

Here is the tracklist:

  1. It’s Morning John
  2. Pauper’s Funeral
  3. Dead End
  4. The Edge of the World
  5. Eldorado
  6. For Real
  7. sunshine
  8. Remember Joe Strummer
  9. Loudeac
  10. A Dub for Black Donald
  11. City Lights
  12. Self Important Clown
  13. Rose in the Heather

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