Why Celtic music? And what's the connection to Israel?
We must admit the best answer is "because we like it". But this alone does not explains the massive rise of Celtic music in the world and in Israel specifically. Did you noticed that "Lord of the Dance" became one of the greatest live-show blockbusters here? More than 20 shows within about half a year, each one filling to the top the Ceasaria theatre! You must agree that it's a bit more than just a passing trend.
One reason is, of course, that Celtic music is very popular world-wide - and for a good reason: it combines traditional and original music, from "world music" style to jazz, soft rock and even pop. A truly refreshing breeze to music that was becoming dull and uninteresting. Not to mention all those great performers (especially female singers) that joined it.
But we think that there is something in this music that is
appealing to Israeli ears. Something in the sound of it that reminds us a familiar tune
from far away. If you've been to one of the "Black Velvet" gigs you'll know what
I mean. Try this for a crazy theory: