Story Of Celtic Rock on three CDs out on Friday

As I Roved Out – A Story Of Celtic Rock 1968-1978 takes a deep dive into a sub-genre that fused celtic folk music with rock. Irish acts such as Taste, Skid Row, Thin Lizzy and Limerick band Granny’s Intentions were at the creative forefront of this movement. The three CD compilation was curated by Limerick music journalist John O’Regan. John hosts the Eclectic Celt radio show on LCCR 99.9fm (2pm Sundays) and is on the adjudication committee for the RTE Folk Awards for the last three years. As well as sourcing some of the music, John wrote the introduction and an extensive and informative breakdown of each track on the album’s beautifully produced sleeve notes.

Over three CDs As I Roved Out, celebrates the formation of the genre in the late 60’s on CD1 to the international growth of Celtic Rock in the 70’s on CD2 and CD3. This album will be released on Cherry Red Records on Friday June 21. Limerick Post will take a deep dive into this album with John O’Regan next week.