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.
5. THE DUNES
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.
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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.