A Celtic State of Mind Unplugged – Celtic & Music, Stories & Songs

A Celtic State of Mind have always embraced the club’s love affair with music, and this has now resulted in us recording six acoustic sessions over the last two years.

Our latest ACSOM Unplugged podcast features EDDIE CLARKE, who was behind the charity single, Star of the Sea, which raised funds for the successful Bobby Lennox Saltcoats statue campaign.

Eddie performed the following tracks for us:

Star of the Sea
Saltcoats Shore
It’s a Way of Life

LIAM MCGRANDLES, who will be well known to many who frequent the Kerrydale on matchday, now has two albums under his belt. His recent impromptu duets with Rod Stewart and Scott Brown undoubtedly took the Denny native to an even wider audience, but the level-headed Roughcast and Rain singer will typically take this increased popularity in his stride.

Liam performed the following four tracks for us:

Streets of New York
Roughcast & Rain
The White & The Green
The John Thomson Song

KEVIN MILES rose to prominence in Celtic circles following the release of his Celtic FC Foundation single in 2017. Celtic, My Heart & My Soul has now crept into songbooks of other Celtic / Irish performers, which is quite astonishing considering it’s a relatively new addition to the repertoire.

Kevin had previously been signed to Sony as part of Yashin, who split in 2016 after touring with such acts as Papa Roach, Korn and Limp Bizkit.

His four tracks are:

Celtic, My Heart & My Soul
Stand Up

JAMES LAFFERTY, is the former frontman of Stirling rockers The Encierro and the current ‘Liam’ in Oasis tribute band, Stop The Clocks.

His eclectic three-song set included:

Dry The Rain
Aim Higher
Esconde Mi Mente

DANNY KELLY is the voice of Tir Chonaill, who are steeped in the greatest traditions of The Dubliners, Wolfe Tones, The Fureys and Christy Moore.

Danny’s session consisted of:

Home to Donegal
Viva la Quinta Brigada
Celtic, My Heart & My Soul

BOOLAVOGUE joined us at Gorbals Sound the same week their debut LP, Fanfare For The Green, was released. The band released the fundraising single, We Are Building It, for the An Gorta Mor statue fundraising campaign and played the following tracks for ACSOM:

In Your Soul
We Are Building It
The Immigrants
The Gorbals Gael

A Celtic State of Mind will continue to produce the ACSOM Unplugged Sessions on a regular basis, and you can listen to a compilation of our first four back-to-back and without the chat right here:

Paul John Dykes

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