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)
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
London Celtic Punks Presents The Best Of 2017
Release Dates For New Movie About The Irish Holocaust- Black 47
Bring Your Mate To The Hooley- A Starters Guide To Celtic-Punk
An Argument That The Irish Famine Was Genocide
The Unholy Trinity- Shane MacGowan, Mark E.Smith And Nick Cave
Interview With Gareth From The Celtic Punkcast
How Guinness Saved Ireland
Celebrate A Celtic Christmas 2018
TOP TEN MUSIC REVIEWS VIEWED
The Skids- Burning Cities
The Johnny Clash Project- The Johnny Clash Project
The Mahones- Love + Death + Redemption
Paddy And The Rats- Riot City Outlaws
Krakin’ Kellys- Promised Land
Clan Of Celts- Beggars, Celts And Madmen
1916- Far Beyond The Pale
The Rumjacks- Saints Preserve Us
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.
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