The Connemara Stone Company have kindly given us permission to play a wonderful piece of foot-tapping music, called the Kesh Jig, which appears on our Lughnasadh 2008, Holiday Special. We are proud to bring you their super high-energy track, Atholl Highlander from their new album Original in our 2013 Spring Equinox Show, Pt 2, SP36.
The "CONNEMARA STONE COMPANY“ have been together since 1995, and all played previously in various Folk-Rock Groups, which is soon obvious when you see them live on stage. Right from the start they decided to rearrange Traditional Celtic music into modern Folk-Rock songs and tunes. Apart from that, it was very important to them to bring Folk music to the younger generation. To their surprise not only did the younger generation like their music.
This was more as apparent as they played a concert with “Wishbone Ash”, the audience being (putting it mildly) a little bit older. At the start of 96, and a change in the line-up, the Band persuaded Micheal Künzel (one of the best German Flute and Tin-Whistle players) to join the Band.
It was at this stage that their own individual sound started to develop and just as important, the singer Olaf Mesenbrock started to gain the reputation as one of the best Folk-Rock singers on the German circuit.
They brought out their first CD “From Celtic to Rock” in the spring of 97 and spent the next two years playing up and down the country in Clubs, Pubs, Open-Air Festivals and Town Halls. The audiences soon realized that they had at long last found a Celtic Folk-Rock Band that, although they were Rockin’ it from town to town, hadn’t forgot their Celtic Roots.
The Connemara Stone Company have 8 albums available.