Friday, March 7, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 213

Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.

It's March, and time for my monthly feature for 5 on Friday -- The Hit Makers.

Once a month I'm going to feature the songs that launched careers. I'll be looking at different musical styles and the groups or singers from those styles who I love the best.

This month, let's look ahead to St. Patrick's Day with some celtic rock. Here in the Maritimes, we have a large cultural impact from what is known as the Celtic Diaspora -- the mass emigration of Irish and Scottish people across the globe. A quarter of all Canadians claim Celtic ancestry, and Nova Scotia is New Scotland, after all.

East Coast Canadian music is filled with celtic rock, and it's the kind of music that always makes me feel like home. 

1 - And if Venice is Sinking -- Spirit of the West -- 1993

This band hails from Canada's West Coast, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

2 - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) -- The Proclaimers -- 1993

This duo is from Aulde Scotia -- Scotland.

3 - Fields of Fire -- Big Country -- 1983

Another band hailing from Bonnie Scotland.

4 - When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down) -- Great Big Sea -- 1997

Another Canadian band, this time from the East Coast and what we out here refer to as The Rock -- Newfoundland. 

5 - Salty Dog -- Flogging Molly -- 2000

Another West Coast band, this time from -- of all places -- Los Angeles, California.


Mike Golch said...

Gret set of Tunes,Jamie White has joined in on 5 On Friday.

Julia Phillips Smith said...


Janet White said...

And we start anew .... Love the Proclaimers and now have to look for more from your suggestions as I do love Celtic Rock.