Zauberhafter Altstadtzauber in Klagenfurt!
New Gallery – the best shots from Schwarzenbach!
Another Merkenstein reunion!
May 27th 2023: We are very much looking forward to another “Merkenstein reunion”: After a little more than 2 years, Celtica will once again rrrock the stage with the great dancers from Irish Fire! On July 14th we will perform together at the Fêtes Franco Ecossaises in Aubigny-sur-Nère, France, for the first time since the spectacular “Celtic Spirits at Merkensten” show. Today was the first coordination rehearsal – impressive how Irish Fire refined our pieces! We are really looking forward to our time together in France…
April 25thth 2023: Last weekend we had our first gig of the year on Norderney, a German island in the North Sea! We really enjoyed our stay, and it was awesome to rehearse under perfect conditions. Tjark and his family hosted us absolutely courtous, and we celebrated a Celtic night together with the nice people of Norderney. We will come back for sure!
Happy Birthday, Ernesto!
New official video: The Great Michael, Live in Dax, France/ 2022
Celtica in contact with America´s Got Talent!
Celtic Spirits, Live at Barcelona Rockfest!
New Video: Granuaile live at Dax!
4 weeks before Christmas: Prices like over 20 years ago!
Nov. 26th 2022: In 2001 a pint in my favourite pub cost 2,60.-€, an espresso 1,90.-€, and in the shop you paid 15.-€ for a CD; Today, 21 years later, you pay 5,10.-€ for the pint, 3,30.-€ for the espresso – and at our web-shop still 15.-€ for a CD! And our music got even better in the meantime…;-) Folks, please visit our web-shop and do something good for yourself, your friends and your favourite band: Order well in advance of Christmas! We are happy about any order…Ho-ho-ho! 🌠❄️☃️🤘 https://celticarocks.com/shop
Healing Tune, offiicial video of CELTICA – Pipes rock!
Nov. 25th 2022: We are proud to present our brand new video “Healing Tune”! We want to dedicate it to our friends of the Belarusian band Irdorath (some of them are still in prison!) and to all victims of the war in the Ukraine (and of any other war…). Please find the whole story behind this tune and all credits on YouTube below the video,
Megawatt Party in the Pool!
Nov.6th 2022: The days get shorter, grey and rainy…: Time to remember one of our “hottest” concerts this summer! When we rocked the Rosenbühne in Baden, Austria, on August 4th it was a hot summer night, and our music made it even hotter! But there was a pool, so to cool off a bit they simply were dancing to Megawatt in the water! Splish splash – a pool party!
Aleksandra Aleksiuk: Recording Cello for Celtica´s “Healing Tune”!
Oct. 20th 2022: At our live concerts this season, we dedicated “Healing Tune” to Irdorath, the Pagan band from Belarus, to inform our fans about their brutal imprisonment. Our friends got sentenced to 2 years in jail just for playing bagpipes at a demonstration in 2020! Only Aleksandra, the cellist of Irdorath, could emigrate to Austria with her parents. We are very, very happy, that she is the one who plays the cello for our updated version of Healing Tune. Just a few days ago we got the amazing news that Yulia, Piatr & Anton were released, but Nadezhda and Wladimir Kalach are still in prison. We support the 3 musicians who are back to life and freedom and prepare the musical comeback of Irdorath: As personal messengers of freedom of opinion it is more important than ever that they can perform on stage again! The full video of Healing Tune will be released in November/ December 2022 – stay tuned! ✌🏻🤘🏼
New Gallery: Best Shots of Middeleeuws 2022!
New Gallery: Best Shots of Keltska Noc 2022!
July 4th 2022: Thank you, Vienna! We had so much fun performing at Freihausfest! It was a wonderful finale of our Barcelona-Berlin-Vienna-trip – and in spite of Corona and the chaos at the European airports we were able to play all gigs with all band members: YEAH!
One Year Merkenstein!
June 27th 2022: Yesterday we celebrated the anniversary of the premiere of our streaming show “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein”. We really enjoyed coming back to the arena after a year, though it was a very private party: As now concerts are possible again, all the artists, singers, dancers and fire artists are busy – no time to party! Once more it got obvious, that this outstanding performance was only possible due to the Corona-situation! How ironic… The concert with so many additional musicians, singers, dancers and fire artists was an awesome experience! We all felt connected to the people who were joining the show online from all over the world. Please enjoy all the official video of the show at (1168) CELTICA -Pipes Rock! Official videos – YouTube The whole show is available on DVD and double CD at the band´s webshop: https://celticarocks.com/shop
364 days ago…
June 24th 2022: Here is a brand new clip from the “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstei”-show to celebrate the 1st anniversary! In 2 days it is already a year since we´ve performed the largest Celtica-show ever, with over 70 musicians, dancers and fire artists. Enjoy “All Clans United” with the amazing Ricarda Bremsthaler on harp! The full show is available on DVD and double CD at the band´s webshop: https://celticarocks.com/shop
The Iron Angel, Live in Montelago
May 30th 2022: Let´s welcome June with the virtuously played violin of Aya Georgieva! CELTICA – Pipes rock performed one of their best shows ever at the Montelago Celtic Festival 2017 -for the 1st time live on stage with classical orchestra and choir. The whole show was professionally filmed and recorded and is available as DVD and double CD. This video is taken from the official concert-video and is available directly at the band´s web shop: https://celticarocks.com/shop; Please give a “Like” and write a command -we would love to hear your opinion! 🙂
The Last Voyage of the Great Michael, Live in Montelago with orchestra
May 23rd 2022: Let´s start the week with a bit of classical music followed by some true Celtic Rrrock: The introduction of our orchestra at Montelago Celtic Festival plus The last Voyage of the Great Michael! We performed one of our best shows ever at Montelago, Italy, in 2017 -for the 1st time live on stage with classical orchestra and choir. The whole show was filmed and recorded and is available on DVD and double CD. This video is taken from the official concert-video and is available directly at the band´s web shop: https://celticarocks.com/shop;
New Gallery: The best shots of Celtica @ Graalfest!
Graalfest, France: Miraculous…
Live interview with Earl Williams from Iowa Pagan News
New station: Celtic Rock Radio
New official video: Old Man of Storr
Happy Hogmanay and a wonderful 2022 to all of you!
Our Christmas-present for our fans & friends: The big finale of the “Merkenstein”-streaming show!
IRDORATH In prison for 4 entire months …
Dec. 5th 2021: Our friends, the musicians of the Belarus Pagan band Irdorath, are in jail since August 2nd 2021, waiting for their individual trials. They are officially considered prisoners of conscience as their only “crime” was playing bagpipe at a demonstration that addressed the fraud involved in the presidential election in 2020. Only their lawyer and, lately, very few close family members are allowed to visit them. You can help our friends in 2 ways:
- Send money: They need money for their lawyers, and, in prison, for little things such as stamps or envelopes to answer letters. Please place your donation at the Belarusian Council for Culture (byculture.org), or from GER, CH, NL: https://www.lphr.org/spenden/ reference: Irdorath; They will get every Cent you donate!
Also we, Celtica, will donate 1.-€ for each item that we sell at our webshop. If you wish, you can also add an extra sum to your order. In this case, just write “Free Irdorath”, and I, Gajus Stappen, will forward your donation personally. www.celticarocks.com/shop/
- Send letters or postcards: Unfortunately, we cannot free them, but we can give them hope and let them know that they are not forgotten! The Belarus regime tries to make it as hard as possible – please show them that you / we are stronger! You can find a detailed description of how to write them here: (20+) Celtica – Pipes Rock | Facebook
- . Yes, it IS not easy, but that is why Nadezdha, Julija, Pjotr, Uladsimir and Antony will appreciate a message from the world outside even more so.
Please help Irdorath, it is a band just like Celtica…
TV-interview with Gajus
DVD “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein”: December 6th!
Best of Celtica Live
Last Show in 2021!
Sept. 22nd 2021: We´d love to see many of our fans on Sat., Sept.25th at “MA48 Mistfest” in Vienna – unfortunately it is (most likely) the last show of the year!
New Album available!
Sept. 5th 2021:
CD-Presentation at Enger, Germany!
Reduced to the Max…!
Awesome Show at Zeltik, Luxemburg!
1st (nearly) normal live concert after1 year and 9 months!!!
Celtic Spirits-Show: New Date Sat. June 26th!
Celtic Spirits-Show: Daidalos Fire Show!
June 1st 2021: Besides burning drumstick, torches and flamethrowers on the bagpipes, the crew of Daidalos Fire Show will set the night on fire! Don´t miss it: Livestream premiere on June 19th 2021. Please join us, it will be an absolutely outstanding show! Tickets avilable at
Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein: Celtic Thunder!
May 11th 2021: Usually Gajus is the only one who plays the power tom, but for this show we have invited 4 more drummers! Christoph, Arno, Mex and Max, aka “Celtic Thunder”, will add some fire and thunder…Don´t miss it on June 19th 2021! Tickets avilable at
Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein: Our drummer Lukas!
Ernesto Gongora/Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein: Greetings from Britanny!
Everything you like know about “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein”!
Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein (Teaser)
Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein (Text Teaser)
April 3rd 2021: A very special concert of CELTICA- Pipes rock! You can join it via live stream from anywhere in the world! Premiere Sat. June 19th 2021, online till June 27th; You can watch it during the entire week as many times as you want to. There are more artists involved than at Montelago Celtic Festival, more fire than in “Ferrum Noricum”, more vibrant than “Back to the River!
We´ve got your Easter present: Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein!
March 25th 2021: On Saturday, June 19th 2021 the live premiere of the streaming-show „Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein“ will take place! Celtica will fill the 900 years old castle with fire and life: a mighty Celtic choir, powerful drums and even an Irish Dance – group will support the masterly played Great Highland Bagpipes. Due to several cameras with multiple angels you are close to the action and perfect sight and sound is always guaranteed. After the live premiere you can watch the show for a whole week as many times as you want to.
Back to the River: Over 10,000 Views!
March 23rd 2021: Our video “Back to the River” has got more than 10k views in just 6 days! As a comparison: It took 10 days for “Ferrum Noricum” and 7days for “When the Crown…” to get that many views. Thank you so much for watching, liking and sharing our videos! And please: Don´t stop it – share it with your friends and/ or just watch it again!
Back to the River (official teaser)
Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein: Postponed
“When the Crown…”: 10 k views in just a week!
When the Crown dazed the World (official video)
Jan.29th 2021:We were about to finalise our 5th album “Celtic Spirits” when Covid 19 had already become a pandemic. This tune was our attempt to come to terms with the gloomy experience of a complete lockdown. We shot the video just before the 2nd lockdown and edited the footage during the 3rd lockdown, waiting for a vaccination while facing an even more contagious mutation of the virus.
Ferrum Noricum, official video!
1500th fan page member!
CELTICA – Pipes rock: Ferrum Noricum (Teaser)
CELTICA Unplugged Trio: Whiskey in the Jar, Official video!
CELTICA -Unplugged Trio: “Whiskey in the Jar”, teaser
CELTICA -Unplugged Trio: “Granuaile” 1st official video
CELTICA -Unplugged Trio: Granuaile (Teaser)
Nov. 15th 2020: Our 1st official unplugged-video “Granuaile” will be released on Fri. Nov.20th 2020, stay tuned!
CELTICA -Unplugged Trio (Teaser)
Nov. 12th 2020: A new side project of Celtica: Irish whistle and violin instead of Scottish bagpipes, acoustic guitar instead of a rock-band! It started as a funny idea, but we really enjoyed playing as a trio, and it might even become a small, but serious project as due to Corona, bigger festivals might stay restricted for a while. As a trio we are able to play also at smaller venues with less space, less volume and for a smaller budget, but still maximum music…
1st live video in 2020: Live at Triskell! (Official video)
Ready for Toulouse!
Mille Grazie Trieste!
Duncan back at Vienna!
Celtic Spirits-stage banner has arrived!
Exploring locations for the next video-shooting…
Celtic Spirits: Top in Belgium!
Celtica now also on Instagram!
New Celtic Spirits-stage banner!
Visiting Friends 04: Skiltron!
“Visiting Friends” is a serial of interviews with musicians and bands we know personally from touring. We asked them about their current situation and about their plans for the near future. This is the 4th episode, featuring Skiltron and Emilio Souto, mastermind and guitarist of the Folk Metal band from Argentina.
New official facebook-page!
As our official Celtica-Pipes rock-fb-page (and also my, Gajus Stappen, personal page) was shut down without notice on Wed. July 15th, we have lost all shared content, likes, subscribers and messages! Most likely it is permanently…So we have created a new fb-page: https://www.facebook.com/Celtica-Pipes-Rock-110758404049380/?modal=admin_todo_tour Please like us and/ or subscribe (again), share it and invite friends! The fb-likes are an important indicator for a band´s popularity! Please help us with a quick, but powerful click!
Official facebook-page locked!
Since this morning the official Celtica-Pipes rock-fb-page has disappeared, also my (Gajus Stappen) personal profile and all shared content! We don´t know what exactly has happened, if it is temporary, if it is permanently locked or even already completely cleared. We just got a message that our account or some activities were violating the fb-policy, that´s all. If anybody has an idea how to bring back our page please let us know! It is a disaster…
“Visiting Friends” 02: Jane Espie, the Phantom Piper!
“Visiting Friends” is a serial of interviews with musicians and bands we know personally from touring. We asked them about their current situation and about their plans for the near future. This is the 2nd episode, featuring Jane Espie, the Phantom Piper. Please tell us for the next episodes, what questions you want us to ask, and what you would like to know about an artist.
“Visiting Friends” 01: Paddy Murphy!
“Visiting Friends” is a new serial of interviews with musicians and bands we know personally from touring. We asked them about their current situation and about their plans for the near future. This is the very 1st episode, featuring Paddy Murphy, one of the best Irish Speed Folk-Celticrock-bands in Europe. Please tell for the next episodes, what questions you want us to ask, and what you would like to know about an artist.
Celtica are “Visiting Friends”!
“Visiting Friends” is a new serial of interviews with musicians and bands we know personally from touring, from sharing stage and back stage area; We asked them about their current situation as all summer festivals got cancelled due to Corona and about their plans for the near future. It will start on Thursday July 2nd with Paddy Murphy, one of the best Irish Speed Folk-Celticrockband in Europe.
Facebook: more than 2000 followers!
We have crossed the 2000-followers-mark on Facebook and we want to thank each of you for your decision, to “like” the fb-page of Celtica – Pipes rock! After leaving all followers of 10 years to Celtica Nova we had to start from zero in September 2019. We are very happy that even after the cancellation of all gigs because of Corona we could still reach so many people and motivate them to subscribe to get the latest news about Celtica. Some people may say that 2000 followers is not a very impressive number; Well, for us it is not about “numbers” but people who share our taste of music, who enjoy the energy and who we -to a large part- know personally and see more as friends than fans – the Celtic Spirits all over the world…
“Celtic Spirits” on the way to the US & Canada!
Good news for our friends and fans in the USA and Canada: Postal traffic from Europe has opened again! Tomorrow I will send from Europe a load of Celtic Spirits-CDs to our US-distributor, and she will send all individual orders in the USA. All orders from Canada will be sent from Europe directly to Canada tomorrow as well. If you intend to order our new (or previous) t-shirts, girlies or tanktops, please do it TODAY to have your item sent in the load tomorrow! Thanks for your patience, now it is just a matter of time till you have your copy of Celtic Spirits and/ or your Celtic Spirits-shirt! https://celticarocks.com/shop
“Celtic Spirits” T-shirts, Girlies and Tank Tops available!
We just got the new Celtic Spirits-Tshirts, girlies and tank tops! You find the Celtica-logo, the “Bagtar”, over the Celtic knot from the CD-cover on classic black background. Availabe in our web shop in small till 3X large.
Web shop Tutorial
In the internet, there are all kind of video-tutorials, so here is also one “How to buy Celtic Spirits at the band´s web shop”. Thank you, Nicolas O., from Vienna, Austria, for clear and easy instructions! 😉
Celtic Spirits for the Village Voices
It was a pleasure and a honour to present the singers of the Village Voices their personal copies of Celtic Spirits. Conducted by Andrea Wiesinger, the choir made great recordings for this album. Of course, we respected all Corona restrictions like e.g. keeping distance at this “little party”! Support the band and purchase Celtic Spirits directly at the Celtica web shop: https://celticarocks.com/shop
Celtic Spirits: CDs arrived!
Today I got 3 large boxes with several hundred copies of Celtic Spirits! It was great, to hold the album the 1st time in my hands…In Germany, the orders on our web shop got sent already yesterday, all other web shop-orders in Europe will go out like planned on Monday May 18th. Unfortunately it is still not possible, to send any packages to the USA. The distribution in all other stores and platforms (Amazon, etc.) starts in June.
Celtic Spirits: Teaser
Celtic Spirits: Order now at our webshop!
Now you can buy Celtic Spirits directly at our webshop! There you will find all information about the album as well as sound samples of each tune. You will get the brand new album in digital version just a few minutes after you have paid by Paypal: We´ll send you your download-link for the whole album as high quality MP3s and wav-files. Our special Corona-offer: As compensation for the varying delivery times you will also get the download-link when you order the album as physical CD! In Europe we will ship your copy on May 18th, in the USA as soon as it is possible again. The distribution in all other stores and platforms (Amazon, etc.) starts in June.
Celtic Spirits order start on Wed. April 29th!
We work on a way, that you get the full album “Celtic Spirts” in digital form immediately when you order it to make up the due to Corona extended delivery times. Please we give us 2 days to sort out the technical problems till Wed. April 29th!
Celtic Spirits: Mix down finished!
Today we finished the mix down of the brand new album “Celtic Spirits”: We are very proud and happy as it sounds absolutely fantastic! After nearly a full year of preparations like collecting ideas and making the compositions, the actual recordings, arrangements and mix down took more than six, very intense months. Due to the Corona-crisis the last weeks got more complicated, but right now the 13 tracks get the last technical fine tuning. As soon as the CD-pressing plant has got all files they´ll tell us the exact date, when we will get the 1st copies. Within the next days we´ll announce when and how you can pre-order “Celtic Spirits”: Be the 1st to get it! 😉
Jigging on the Rocks – new video
Just a quick video for “Jigging on the Rocks”, one of the tunes from the new Celtica-album “Celtic Spirits” (release spring 2020). When I, Gajus, was on Gran Canaria already some years ago, I thought that Roque (=Rock) Nublo is a spectacular place for a video-shooting – and now we could film some scenes up there! So Rock Nublo is the reference for the title, but also “Whisky on the Rocks” was an influence…;-) Please go to “Videos”…
1st Drum Recording for “Celtic Spirits”!
For the first of two drums-recording sessions for the upcoming Celtica-album “Celtic Spirits” the top notch studio gosh-Audio was booked again. The sensational team around Stefan Kolber, with Tom Goethe at the sound controls created once more a world class drum-sound. Lukas Schlintl was the 1st time at a recording studio the drummer of Celtica: a truely awesome drummer with a perfect combination of feeling, power and perfection! Picture by Diana Makalova
Exactly 10 years after our start in the pretty much very (wild) West at Phoenix, Arizona, Celtica got invited to the very East: We are very excited to perform at Asia’s largest college cultural Festival, in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 26th! We will make a road movie of this outstanding tour, so please have a look on our website and YouTube at end of December… Namaste! https://www.facebook.com/iitb.moodindigo/
July 17th 2023: Last weekend we had an incredible time at the Fêtes Franco Ecossaises in Aubugny-Sur-Nere, France , even if the performance was overshadowed by the fact that Duncan became a victim of Air France: His first flight was cancelled, his new flight took him to Stockholm – but unfortunately not in time for the 2nd flight to Paris and to our performance. Even though we feverishly tried all possibilities to bring him to Aubigny-sur-Nere, we finally had to play the show without him as a trio. The audience was fully understanding and supported us frenetically, and also our friends from Irish Fire delivered 2 awesome dance-performances. We hope to come back soon, but then certainly the four of us with Duncan!
IRDORATH free & safe -The nightmare is over!!!
June 25th 2023: Breaking news from Jeany Leinweber, main coordinator of the Irdorath-support:
After an incredibly emotional weekend, I can bring you the best news ever today: ALL of our friends are safe!
Daidalos & Celtica: Little Merkenstein reunion!
May 19th 2023: Fire Show supported Celtica at their performance in Schwarzenbach – a small “Merkenstein reunion” after almost 2 years! It was definitely a highlight of the evening as Daidalos and Celtica joined forces and set the stage on fire! It was absolutely amazing to perform2 together for the first time since 2021 when we created the spectacular “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein”-show…
April 30th 2023: Back to El Alamo, Spain! It was great to come back after a year and play three shows in two days. Everything went smoothly this time and we had perfect conditions to rrrock the festival. The best pictures can be found below at https://celticarocks.com/explore/galleries/
Brand new Buttons!
Are you stressed by Christmas shopping? Nadezhda and Vladimir are not. Not at all.
Best of Celtica at Festival Roches Celtiques 2022!
Nov.18th 2022: We really enjoyed to rock the stage of Festival Roches Celtiques, France, on July 9th 2022: Great stage, brilliant light, powerful sound and a very enthusiastic crowd! Here are some highlights of the show. We hope to return as soon as possible…
New in our webshop: Celtic Fork-T-shirt!
Nov.17th 2022: We just updated our webshop – now our latest t-shirt is available there! A classic black shirt with the cool and catchy Celtic Fork-design, a must wear for every Celticrock-fan! And you will find there much more: all our studio-CDs, our 2 live double albums, also on DVD. and of course other tshirts. Have a look, get inspired…: Christmas is soon!;-)! https://celticarocks.com/shop/index.php?id_lang=2
Free and safe: Yulia, Piatr and Anton!
Nov.11th 2022: Already a few weeks ago Yulia, Piatr & Anton, bandmembers of Irdorath, were released from prison after 14 months. To avoid any risk we decided to wait till they were able to leave the country before we spread the news. Now all of them are in Poland, and they are doing well given the circumstances. For them the most cruel part of their nightmare is over – that´s absolutely wonderful! On the other side, as long as this regime is in power, they are more or less banned from there home country, from their families, relatives and most friends. And Nadezhda and her husband Vladimir are still in prison with barely any contact to the world outside… The plan is now, to support Yulia, Piatr & Anton to get back to life and to prepare the comeback of Irdorath: Their first concert after the brutal imprisonment will be the triumph over repression and dictatorship: Free Irdorath, support Irdorath! y! ✌️✌️✌️
New Gallery: Best Shots of CELTICA at Zeltspektakel Wendlingen 2022!
International Band-Project for Irdorath!
Oct. 16th 2022: We are very glad to be part of a huge band-project in favour of Irdorath! To support Irdorath, the band that is in prison in Belarus for non-violent protest, bands and musicians got invited to record parts to the song “Halt Dich an Deiner Liebe fest” by Rio Reiser. The recordings will be mixed to a collective song, similar like e.g. Live Aid. Producer is Luci van Org, well know in the German speaking countries as Lucilectric and their hit “Weil ich ein Mädchen bin”. Celtica, unfortunately, couldn´t send recordings of the Great Highland Bagpipe – due to the key – but created whistle- and flute-parts and a huge choir. We are extremely happy that even Aleksandre, the cello player of Irdorath, was able to join us: She could emigrate with her parents to Austria just before the other band fellows got arrested. The income should help the musicians of Irdorath – once they are released from jail – to return on stage as soon as possible: Now, as true messengers of freedom of opinion more important than ever!
Aug. 13th 2022: Thanks Mönchengladbach/ Germany for the summer party! We really enjoyed our time yesterday at the “Ritterfest”, it was more like a garden party with friends than just a concert! We gladly come back any time…
June 25th 2022: It is just (or already?) nearly a year since our “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein”-streaming show on June 26th 2021! It was an awesome experience to celebrate a concert with so many additional musicians, singers, dancers and fire artists! We all felt connected to the people who joined the show online from all over the world. Please enjoy another video from the remarkable night: Back to the River, featuring the fiery dancers of Irish Fire! The whole show is available on DVD and double CD at the band´s webshop: https://celticarocks.com/shop
June 23rd 2022: In 3 days from now it is already (or just?) a year since the incredible “Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein”-show! On Saturday June 26th 2021 we performed definitely the biggest Celtica show ever, with over 70 musicians, dancers and fire artists joining us. We believe that it was also our best performance so far as we could literally feel the Celtic Spirit(s) – a wonderful energy that connected us with the people all over the world who attended this concert online. If you have missed it, please watch now the opener of the show to get an impression of this fiery night, For all who have been there or who have joined us from home: Enjoy the memories of the great night Let´s set the Celtic Spirits free again!
Running Order Barcelona Rockfest: Coming soon!
June 22nd 2022: We never would have thought that our show might clash with such big names: After Manowar & Dropkick Murphy´s and just before Nightwish!
Thank you Salzgitter & Stemwede!
June 20th 2022: 2 shows in Germany: Great to rrrock again! Thanks to the awesome audience for 2 wonderful evenings, we really enjoyed the time with you..
Telegram for Monsieur Verne, Montelago 2017
Crazy & wild: Celtica´s “Pipes and drums”
Warm up Weekend 2022
Best Pictures of 2020 & 2021 online!
3rd tour day: Different location, same fun!
Exploding at “Explosiv”, Graz/ AUT!
March 9th 2022: Our 2nd gig brought as for the 1st time to Graz. We definitely rrrocked the awesome stage of this Rock-venu with “Celtic Spirits”!
Feb. 7th 2022: Please don´t forget IRDORATH, the Pagan band from Belarus!
Happy holidays and a wonderful, „close to normal” 2022!
The brand new Merkenstein-DVDs have arrived!
Celtica now available at Café Hummel!
Celtic Spirits/ Merkenstein (Official video)
After show party in Vienna…
Thank you Vienna…!
Duncan enjoying Vienna…!
Sept. 21st 2021:
Back on Stage in 8 Days!
On Tour again!
Celtic Spirits-Show: The incredible show available till Sat. July 3rd!
Celtic Spirits-Show: Rehearsals with Fire and Passion!
Celtic Spirits-Show: Duncan introducing David on fire-toms!
Celtic Spirits-Show: Greeting from our bassplayer Lukas!!
Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein: French greetings from Brittany
May 15th 2021: For all our friends and fans in France, Ernesto is sending some French greetings in French from Britanny. We hope that many people in and from France will join our streaming-show. Don´t miss the premiere on June 19th 2021! Tickets avilable at
Introducing our Guests Irish Fire!
Introducing our Guest Musicians: Ricarda Bremstaller on harp!
Greetings from Edinburgh, Scotland!
Back to the River (official video)
March 17th 2021: The next brand new video from the current Celtica album “Celtic Spirits”! Shot just a few months ago, after the 1st hard lockdown when the restrictions were pretty soft for a while, the normality in this video feels a bit strange, doesn´t it? Still, this video should remind you of a time without pandemic and that we all will be “Back to the River” of life and normality one day!
New Livestream-Show: Celtic Spirits at Merkenstein!
Ferrum Noricum: 30 k views!
Ferrum Noricum: 20 k views!
Ferrum Noricum: 10 k views!
End of the year-review 2020
Celtica back to MPS in 2021!
New official video: A Sinister Romance, Live at Toulouse 2020!
“A Sinister Romance”, Live at Toulouse, Oct. 11th 2020 (Official teaser)
Merci beaucoup, Toulouse!
Oct. 13th 2020: It was wonderful to rock the stage again! Though under strict Covid-preventive measures, it made everybody feel “normal” for a while, we could see your smiling faces behind the Corona-masks. A very special thank you to Esther Gisserot, who made something happen that was close to impossible! We are looking forward to seeing you again when the pandemic is over! Stay safe and healthy!
Ready to rrrock Trieste!
Alternative concert at Toulouse!
Also Graalfest postponed to 2021!
Interview for Graalfest
Visiting Friends 06: Hawaii Irish Dance!
Visiting Friends 05: Ye Banish Privateers!
The Swedish pirate-band takes us 300 years back in time for an imaginary journey through the harsh life at sea during the early 18th century. The mix of rude folk and punk music invites you to dance and sing along, while the gripping ballads will make the toughest pirate heart soft.
Visiting Friends 03: BarbarÒ`Rhum!
“Visiting Friends” is a serial of interviews with musicians and bands we know personally from touring. This is the 3rd episode, featuring Barbar`O`Rhum, Pirate-band from France. Please tell for the next episodes, what questions you want us to ask, and what you would like to know about an artist.
New music video: Granuaile, Live at Mumbai/ India!
Here is a really remarkable live video, filmed at our performance at Mood Indigo, Asia´s largest cultural college festival, on December 26th 2019. This concert was pretty unique: It was the 1st Celtica-show ever in Asia, it was the 1st time in new line up, most likely the last live-performance of Celtica till October 2020, the only gig with Geza Frank – and one of the best audiences we ever had! Enjoy the colours of India, the enthusiastic audience and at the very end some crazy scenes, when we walked through some busy streets of Mumbai, fully dressed in stage outfit, with bagpipes… a bit “Celtic Bollywood” 😉 “Granuaile” is released on the new album “Celtic Spirits”, available at https://celticarocks.com/shop
People from all over the world about “Celtic Spirits”
Would you really believe us, if we tell you how great our new album “Celtic Spirit” is…? So we have asked people from all over the world for their opinion…
Aloha: Jigging on the Hawaiian Rocks!
Wow: Right now we just got from our friends on Hawaii this absolutely amazing video! Conducted by the brilliant Lynn Scully the Hawaii Irish Dancers dance to Jigging on the Rock from our new album “Celtic Spirits”: Great dancing, many good friends, who participate, and the terrific landscape of Hawaii: This video brings sunshine and lust of life directly from the Pacific Ocean…Thank you so much for this cheering greetings!
Nice interview with Gajus at the private station WNTV, he talks also about the “sectret of the Celtica success”. Sorry, only in German…
New video: Atholl Highlanders, Home office version
We made this little video to give all our fans and friends an impression of Celtica at home office as our live performances got cancelled due to Corona-restrictions all over the world…Pleae find it on this website at “Video”. The full version of “Atholl Highlanders” will be released on the upcoming album “Celtic Spirits”, in May 2020! Stay safe, healthy and confident – we are looking forward to see you all again when this Corona-madness is over! 🙂
Introducing Ernesto Góngora
We are very happy to introduce Ernesto Góngora as the new 2nd piper of Celtica! Ernesto is an incredible bag piper playing with amazing sound, stunning perfection and –most important!- impressive musicality. Being Mexican citizen, he is the first bagpiper from Mexico, Central- and South America to win the All Ireland Solos Championship in Dublin. Gajus, after recording with Ernesto bagpipe, flute and whistles for the upcoming album “Celtic Spirits” : “Working with Ernesto was one of the most creative and satisfying experiences in my whole life. I´m very thankful and glad about the music we created, and I can´t wait to perform with Ernesto as a new band member the Celtic Spirits- show live on stage!”
New Celtic Spirits-design for the Celtica-logo
Like in the previous years, the well established Celtica-logo gets adapted to the current album and live show. The new “Celtic Spirits”-design attracts attention by the large celtic knot in the capital letter and the Celtica ornaments on the t-sword. Iron, recognisable by the rusty spots, reflects the extremely durable iron the Celts made for their swords, and which was highly coveted by the Romans(!). Musically the title “Ferrum Noricum” on the new album refers to that as well.
Thank you, Mumbai!
What an adventure, what an experience! We really enjoyed our 1st show ever in Mumbai/ India/ Asia! Hopefully soon some pictures, and also the full video, that we shot at Mumbai for the 1st tune of “Celtic Spirits” (we don´t even have a name yet, but we played it at Moody… should be ready in 3-4 weeks…stay tuned!
Peter has gone.
We met Peter, an absolute avid Celtica-fan, the 1st time in 2012 after our concert, and since than we were over all the years in contact till the end. Our first emotion was compassion with his fate, but once we got to know him a bit better it soon turned into admiration and friendship. It was impressive indeed to see how his brilliant mind handled it to be prisoned in an invalid body. In his last eMail from begin of January he had so many plans, e.g. how to help to make Celtica more popular in Germany, and he was looking forward to hear the new album and to meet “his group” at the next concert. 11 days ago he was brought to the hospital because of pneumonia, but just 4 days ago there was an unexpected serious problem with his heart. Mentally fully aware he suddenly had to face his soon death. He wanted to fight for his life and rejected morphine for a long time. He was listening to the music of Celtica till the end as it gave him comfort and confidence. Against all medical prognosis he survived another night, and so it was possible for me to tell him a few words on the phone. Soon after that his body lost the fight, and on Saturday around 2:30am he passed away. We are left behind in disbelief and grieve with the members of his family for an outstanding person.
Great Recordings with The Village Voices!
Thanks to Village Voices for great recordings! A big thank you to all the singers of the Village Voices and especially to their conductor Andrea Wiesinger for the amazing recording session last Saturday. Within 8 hours we created amazing choirs for the upcoming Album “Celtic Spirits”…
Brand new “old”Facebook-page online again: Please “Like”!
After a short interruption the previous Facebook-page “Celtica – Pipes rock” is online again – but without the old contents and without the old likes (both has moved to the new Celtica-US-FB-page). Please like us (again) as having already over 25.000 likes we have to start it from the scratch again…Thank you for your support/ likes!