HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONDON CELTIC PUNKS. 2021… THE STATISTICS

Well not a lot to say about 2021 is there except that it was better than 2020! At least gigs are back for most of us and bands are back in the recording studios too. During 2021 we published a whopping 116 posts slightly down on last year and the first time in five years the number of posts has decreased. The vast majority of posts have been reviews but our popular monthly Odds’n’Sods feature now makes us the only place to regularly find out what’s going on in the Celtic-Punk world. We got fantastic feedback from bands but then they would wouldn’t they but readers praise is far more important so keep that coming in please.

TOP TEN COUNTRIES VIEWING

Pretty much the same as last year and the previous few years too!!(2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020 in brackets)

1. United Kingdom ( (1/1/1/1/1/1/1/1)

2. USA (2/2/2/2/2/2/2/2)

3. Ireland (4/7/4/4/5/4/3/3)

4. Germany (7/3/3/3/3/3/4/4)

5. Canada  (6/6/7/8/9/5/5/5)

6. Australia (5/4/8/6/7/7/6/8)

7. France (3/5/5/5/4/6/7/9)

8. Italy (9/10/9/8/9/9/9/7)

9. Netherlands (15/11/11/10/10/11/11/11)

10. Spain (8/8/6/7/6/8/8/6)

11. Norway (29/22/18/19/26/23/18/10)

12. Sweden  13. Belgium  14. Indonesia  15. Finland  16. Japan  17. Czech Republic  18. Brazil  19.Switzerland  20. Poland  21. Ukraine

TOP TEN ARTICLES VIEWED

To go to the relevant article/review simply click on link.

We continued to try during 2021 to steer the site away from only doing reviews and we achieved that somewhat as you can see from this top ten. Thanks in no small part to Andy – The Celtic Punk Author but also to all who contributed in any way. One of the saddest events for us in 2021 came early on in the year when a great friend of the site Mike Kilroe passed away – Codladh sámh. Sad news soon followed with the tragic death of Cush the leader of Celtic-Punk legends The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

1. LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS THE BEST OF 2020!

2. REMEMBERING STEFAN CUSH

3. THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED. THE MASSACRE OF THE MIAMI SHOWBAND

4. REMEMBERING MICHAEL KILROE 1957-2021

5. THE DUNES

6. INTERVIEW WITH WU WEI FROM CHINESE CELTIC-PUNK BAND SMZB

7. JUSTICE FOR THE CRAIGAVON 2 BENEFIT SINGLE FROM NEW YORK’S ALTERNATIVE ULSTER

8. CELTIC PUNK OLD AND NEW

9. PUNKY BUT NOT PUNK, FOLKY BUT NOT FOLK. THERE WENT THE GLASGOW TREMENS

10. A CELTIC PUNK LOVE AFFAIR

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TOP TEN MUSIC REVIEWS VIEWED

Highly unusual that a previously unknown band would take the top spot here but Bostonian super-group Shadows Of Boston did just that with their superb debut release that took the Celtic-Punk scene by storm.

1. SHADOWS OF BOSTON – ‘Demo’

2. RAISE YOUR PINTS. CELTIC- PUNK SAMPLER. VOLUME 6 – VARIOUS ARTISTS

3. NEW COLLABORATION FROM GRASS MUD HORSE AND FRANKIE McLAUGHLIN

4. AFTER HOURS- BLACK 47 TRIBUTE COMPILATION

5. NEW SINGLE ‘A Song’ FROM LUTON IRISH BAND MISSING THE FERRY

6. THE RUMJACKS – ‘Hestia’ (2021)

7. TOXIC FROGS – ‘My Lucky Own’

8. THE SKIDS – ‘Songs From A Haunted Ballroom’

9. THE PEELERS – ‘Down And Out In The City Of Saints’

10. DROPKICK MURPHYS – ‘Turn Up The Dial’

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The next couple of weeks will see our annual Best Of list featuring the cream of the Celtic-Punk scene over the last twelve months. Be sure to return to find out who reigned as kings of the scene for 2021.

One thought on “HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONDON CELTIC PUNKS. 2021… THE STATISTICS

  1. musichomeworkimw January 1, 2022 at 7:01 pm Reply

    Happy New Year! Please do pass this on to all your Celtic punk networks. The more eyeballs on this the better; expect them to (try) and steal him away under cover of darkness in early January, as they tried to last year!  ~ Can’t let em! Urge everyone you know to phone parliament and U.S. Congress/Senate. We need to let them know this is being observed! and it will only get worse for them. You’ve got a huge network Stateside, and Assange deserves our help. Solidarity Anthony Bolder, Colorado wild fires blaze; Families Flee Chucky Cheese! ~ !!https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/boulder-wildfire-videos-show-families-fleeing-chuck-e-cheese-and-costco-as-colorado-consumed-with-wildfires/ar-AASihAj?ocid=uxbndlbing Wake up call for 2022?  https://www.goosetheband.com/ wholly F*%&, this band gives me hope for 2022, NYE 2022 // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQoPBmmZ7XE  goose over phish. phishticuffs

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