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
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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.
TOP TEN MUSIC REVIEWS VIEWED
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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