Celtarabia play high energy world fusion music. East meets West, ancient meets modern to create a spectacular musical mix. Great musicianship combined with a unique mix of archaic melodies, ancient instruments and global beats create an exhilarating and unforgettable live show. Storming instrumental tracks and stunning vocals combined with a deep understanding of ancient traditions and a passion for rhythm allow Celtarabia to create music of breath-taking vision and richly layered textural and rhythmic complexity. Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammer Dulcimer, Vocals Low-Whistle, Cittern, Bag-pipes, Shawm, kit drums, bass, percussion and Didjeridu create a vibrant celebratory sound designed to lift spirits and get bodies dancing.
CELTARABIA have been touring and playing their unique brand of world fusion music to packed houses since the early 1990’s. The band is synonymous with a great night out and a chance to let your hair down and dance. Their first album ‘THE LOST MUSIC OF CELTARABIA’ (GRINCD941) was greeted with wide-spread popular acclaim being reviewed favourably in Q; MOJO; MIX MAG and FOLK ROOTS. Ancient Forces saw them making an impact on the Folk Festival Circuit whilst their collaboration album CELTARABIA MEETS THE ROOTSMAN – UNION OF SOULS combined dub, Arabic and world music elements.