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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONDON CELTIC PUNKS. 2020… THE STATISTICS

Well not much to say about 2020 is there. The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown was a disaster for music in general but for Celtic-Punk especially. In a genre where bands have many more members than ordinary bands it was harder to get together and with the cancellation of gigs its been even harder. Still though we have got through it and finally the light at the end of the tunnel is not the light of an oncoming train (for now!). During 2020 we here at London Celtic Punks have published a whopping 122 posts which is the most we ever had in a year. It’s also the fifth year in a row our number of posts has increased. Most of these posts have been reviews and we also introduced the popular Odds’n’Sods feature making us the only place to find out what’s going on in the Celtic-Punk world. We have again had fantastic feedback from bands that our reviews have had a positive effect on music sales and things like Facebook Likes so we’re even more grateful that you seem to be listening and acting upon our recommendations.

TOP TEN COUNTRIES VIEWING

(2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019 in brackets)

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

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

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

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

5. Canada  (6/6/7/8/9/5/5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOP TEN ARTICLES VIEWED

We tried during 2020 to steer the site away from just doing reviews and we achieved that somewhat as you can see from our top ten. Thanks to all who contributed and we welcome articles so please get in touch.

1. The Day The Fighting Irish Took On The Ku Klux Klan

2. London Celtic Punks Presents The Best Of 2019

3. Let The Music Keep Your Spirits High – Part One

4. Pogue Laurete – The Lyrics Of Shane MacGowan

5. The Irish Soldiers Of Mexico In Film And Song

6. The Best Song Ever Written

7. ‘Return To Camden’ by Terence O’Flaherty

8. Top Ten Anti-War Songs

9. Let The Music Keep Your Spirits High – Part Two

10. Film Review: Clash Of The Ash

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TOP TEN MUSIC REVIEWS VIEWED

1. UNCLE BARD AND THE DIRTY BASTARDS – ‘The Men Beyond The Glass’
2. OGRAS – ‘No Love In The City’
3. KRAKIN’ KELLYS – ‘Burn Your Flag’
4. THE POGUES – ‘BBC Sessions 1984 – 1986
5. BATALLON DE SAN PATRICIO – ‘Hermanos De Guerra’
6. PADDY WAGGIN – ‘Race To The Bottom’
7. 1916 – ‘Meant To Be’
8. THE MAHONES – ‘Unplugged’
10. PADDY MURPHY – ‘Rams Rebels Goats And Girls’
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2013 THE STATISTICS 2014 THE STATISTICS * 2015 THE STATISTICS * 2016 THE STATISTICS * 2017 STATISTICS * 2018 STATISTICS * 2019 THE STATISTICS *

Despite 2020’s problems (!) live music continued to come out and this Christmas has seen a flurry of releases the like of which we have never seen before and as we never like to miss a chance to give you some new music so here’s Rover MacChroi, better known as The Irish Rover- the essential Irish Punk singer and lyricist and his brand new track based on you know what!

IRISH ROVER – Fairytale Of Cov!d Flu

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REMEMBER TO TUNE BACK IN ON JANUARY 17th WHEN THE LONDON CELTIC PUNKS BEST OF 2020 LISTS ARE REVEALED!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONDON CELTIC PUNKS. 2019… THE STATISTICS

I know we say this every fecking time we do this but once again it’s been another absolutely fantastic year for both the celtic-punk scene in general and for us personally.  The amount of views, article likes and comments has shot up more than we could have imagined. We have also exceeded views on the previous year every single year we have been doing this! Once again we have been told by several bands that our reviews have a positive effect on music sales and things like Facebook Likes so we’re even more grateful that you seem to be listening and acting upon our recommendations.

TOP TEN COUNTRIES VIEWING

(2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 in brackets)

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

2. USA  (2/2/2/2/2/2)

3. Germany  (7/3/3/3/3/3)

4. Ireland  (4/7/4/4/5/4)

5.Canada  (6/6/7/8/9/5)

6. Australia  (5/4/8/6/7/7)

7. France  (3/5/5/5/4/6)

8. Spain  (8/8/6/7/6/8)

9. Italy  (9/10/9/8/9)

10. Belgium (21/23/20/23/17)

11. Indonesia  12. Netherlands  13. Sweden  14. Switzerland  15. Poland 16. Brazil 17. Czech Republic 18. Norway 19. Japan 20. Finland

So no real changes with the top six remaining exactly the same but the gap closing between the top two for the third year running. The only new country is Belgium who take over from Hungary and jumped into the #10 spot who dropped to #24 so obviously a quiet year for the Hungarian Celtic-Punk scene.

We know from regular checks on our WordPress stats page that we have regular readers from all over the world and a big shout out to our fan in the Ivory Coast. We look forward to seeing Catalonia listed separately soon along with all the Celtic nations as well as the Basque country, Sardinia and Corsica (all countries we have regular viewers from). Until they gain independence they continue to be listed under the counties that occupy them. Not for much longer we hope…

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

TOP TEN ARTICLES VIEWED

No question here with our Best Of 2018 romping home but the battle for 2nd place much more interesting withe the fascinating article about the Irish abroad written by Mike from The Templars Of Doom eventually moving clear in the last few days of the year. Special mention to the legendary Nic Burbridge who took the time out to write a brilliant Top Ten for us and also to the family of Glenn Dixon. I hope our help was useful if only in a little way. Rest in peace Glenn.

TOP TEN MUSIC REVIEWS VIEWED

Way out in front the debut album from Celtic-Punk supergroup The Walker Roaders and a great review by Irish singer/songwriter Callum Houston. London Irish artist and LCP favourite Anto Morra wrote 2 of the Top Ten (4 and 7) and Raise Your Pints was a big success and they are already taking pre-orders for Volume 5 which sounds like the best one yet!!!
So there you have it. Not particularly interesting to anyone but me but maybe there’s someone else out there who gives a feck!!! The next couple of weeks will see the unveiling of the London Celtic Punks Best Of 2018 list so be sure to check back and find out who rocked our odd boat the last twelve months. So only left to wish you a peaceful and happy new year and to see us out here’s a brilliant song from one of the best Celtic-Punks bands in Eastern Europe, Всё Crazy from faraway Belarus titled ‘In Vileyka…’ telling of spending New Year in the city of Vileya.

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Why not follow the blog and receive a e-mail every time we post by clicking on the logo at the top of the page and, depending how your viewing this, by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button either on the left hand side or scroll down after the posts. Last year we published about 100 articles so about nine or so every month so you’ll hardly notice us at all!

2018… THE STATISTICS

I know we say this every fecking time we do this but once again it’s been another absolutely fantastic year for both the celtic-punk scene in general and for us personally.  The amount of visits to the site exceeded last year by more than we could ever have imagined. More views, article likes and comments than ever before and we exceeded views on 2017 by a whopping 10,000! Once again we have been told by several bands that our reviews have a positive effect on music sales and things like Facebook Likes so we’re even more grateful that you seem to be listening and acting upon our recommendations.

TOP TEN COUNTRIES VIEWING

(2014/2015/2016/17 in brackets)

1. United Kingdom (1/1/1/1)

2. USA  (2/2//2/2)

3. Germany  (3/3/3/3)

4. Ireland  (7/4/4/5)

5.Canada  (6/7/8/9)

6.  France  (5/5/5/4)

7. Australia  (4/8/6/7)

8. Spain  (8/6/7/6)

9. Italy  (9/10/9/8)

10. Hungary (17/9/23/15)

So no real changes at the top with the UK (!), USA and Germany out on top together with well over half of all the yearly views. The only new country is Hungary who replace the Netherlands at the #10 spot.

We know from regular checks on our WordPress stats page that we have regular readers from all over the world and a big shout out to our fan in the Ivory Coast. We look forward to seeing Catalonia listed separately soon along with all the Celtic nations as well as the Basque country, Sardinia and Corsica (all countries we have regular viewers from). Until they gain independence they continue to be listed under the counties that occupy them. Not for much longer we hope…

To go to the relevant article/review simply click on the number in red.

TOP TEN ARTICLES VIEWED
1. London Celtic Punks Presents The Best Of 2017
2. Release Dates For New Movie About The Irish Holocaust- Black 47
3. Bring Your Mate To The Hooley- A Starters Guide To Celtic-Punk
4. An Argument That The Irish Famine Was Genocide
5. The Unholy Trinity- Shane MacGowan, Mark E.Smith And Nick Cave
6. Interview With Gareth From The Celtic Punkcast
7. It’s Our 500th Post
8. Film Review- Black 47
9. How Guinness Saved Ireland
10. Celebrate A Celtic Christmas 2018
TOP TEN MUSIC REVIEWS VIEWED
1. The Skids- Burning Cities
2. Ferocious Dog- Red
3. The Johnny Clash Project- The Johnny Clash Project
4. The Mahones- Love + Death + Redemption
5. Paddy And The Rats- Riot City Outlaws
6. Krakin’ Kellys- Promised Land
7. Clan Of Celts- Beggars, Celts And Madmen
8. 1916- Far Beyond The Pale
9. The Rumjacks- Saints Preserve Us
10. Finbar Furey- Don’t Stop This Now
So there you have it. Not particularly interesting to anyone but me but maybe there’s someone else out there who gives a feck!!! The next couple of weeks will see the unveiling of the London Celtic Punks Best Of 2017 list so be sure to check back and find out who rocked our odd boat the last twelve months.
So only left to wish you a peaceful and happy new year and to see us out here’s a brilliant and brand spanking new song from one of the very best Celtic-Punks bands in Eastern Europe, Всё Crazy from faraway Belarus titled ‘In Vileyka…’ telling of spending New Year in the city of Vileya and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off into 2019.

Contact Всё_CRAZY  Facebook  Bandcamp  LastFM  YouTube

Why not follow the blog and receive a e-mail every time we post by clicking on the logo at the top of the page and, depending how your viewing this, by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button either on the left hand side or scroll down after the posts. Last year we published 103 articles so about 8 a month so you’ll hardly notice us!

2014 THE STATISTICS here*2015 THE STATISTICS here

2016 THE STATISTICS here*2017 THE STATISTICS  here

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