【Celna】is a special band mainly performing Celtic and British folk music around China formed in July 2007, they are diverse six pieces now from different places. Each band member brings their distinct musical backgrounds and tastes to the music giving them their unique sound.
They deliver an exhilarating and unique contemporary fusion folk music as a rare dynamic and powerful Celtic & British music band in China. Most of them graduated in Beijing Contemporary Music Academy and have been well disciplined for their musicianship there. The flute and Irish whislte player Irwin majored music production, the keyboard player Connie majored Jazz piano, the fiddle player Tidy majored classical violin.
The band leader Irwin is keen on Celtic and folk music playing, he always love to try adsorbing special stuff into his music, he has been writing some musical works which fused British folk music and his style by his imagination and creation. He got a load of music inspiration from his life and influences of his music heroes, such as Joanie Madden,Brian Finnegan, Hatao, Hamish Napier, Ian Stephenson etc.
They had performed with the great Grammy award-winning Irish-American musician Joanie Madden and her wonderful band Cherish the Ladies at Beijing Exhibition Theatre in 2010. And after the concert, they made a gathering for Chinese Celtic music players.
In 2011-2014, They invited the wonderful Celtic musician Hatao from Japan who gived some performances and lectures about Celtic music in China.
They are launching international music cooperations to popularize Celtic & British folk music as a promoter in China.
Irwin - Irish Whistle/Flute
Connie - Keyboard
Kong - Guitar
Tidy - Fiddle/Erhu/Guzheng
Gabriel - Accordion/Bodhran
The band invite you to follow them as each music journey unfolds through a series of gigs, podcasts, videos and interviews online.
》获得白金销量的音乐专辑中的哨笛演奏家）携其世界著名的凯尔特女子乐队Cherish the Ladies