A caleidoscope of celtic music: beautiful folk songs and zappy irish tunes
from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany
We are frequently being asked: why does a band from vienna play Celtic and Irish folk music? Here's why: celtic songs are suffused with stories and mysticism. And Irish dance tunes goes straight into your legs. The culture of the Celts pervades the entire European continent. It does not matter whether you are in Ireland or in Austria: everyone intuitively just gets the rhythm and the melodies of the Celts. Apart from atmospheric folk ballads and rhythmically thrilling mouth music in Gaelic language our band also play dance tunes on the flute and the accordion, accompanied by harp, guitar and drums. We regularly perform at cultural events, at Irish pubs and festivals. The music of the band Spinning Wheel can also be heard at weddings time and again.
This traditional set starts off with Danika playing the Scottish March "Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch" on the harp, followed by the reel "Brenda McMahones" on flute and guitar. The set finishes with the Scottish stepping song "Horo Ghoid Thu Nighean" in Scottish Gaelic.
A live performance of Enya's 'May it be' from the first LOTR movie, written by Enya, Roma and Nicky Ryan. Starting off with the Shire theme 'Concerning Hobbits' by Howard Shore. Recorded at Triskell Celtic Festival Trieste 2018.
Bruton Town is an english Ballad, telling the story of Isabella and the Pot of Basil, made famous by Boccaccio in The Decameron. A murder ballad of two evil brothers, one unassuming victim, and one revengeful sister. Our version is inspired by the band Pentagle.
An interpretation of the wonderful music by Ramin Djawadi with harp, nyckelharpa and voice by the Austrian Celtic Folk Band Spinning Wheel.
Our version of the traditional English Ballad "Scarborough Fair", made popular by Simon and Garfunkel. We usually play a different arrangement these days, but as we were rehearsing with Peter Beinhofer for the Wackelsteinfestival we revisited an older version we used to play more than 10 years ago.
Mecano, Loona, Bely Basarte and Sarah Brightman inspired the Austrian band Spinning Wheel to do this folk version of Hijo de la Luna.