John Whelan
“Celtic Crossroads,” Narada Lotus

Celtic Crossroads Whelan, a winner of several Irish and English button accordion championships, was a featured musician in the spectacular Irish music and dance show “Riverdance,” as well as two previous, well-received Narada albums, “Celtic Odyssey” and “Celtic Legacy.” His soulful playing revives and instrument unnecessarily reviled for too long. But the centerpiece of the album is a gorgeous rendering of “There Were Roses,” Tommy Sands’ tragic plea for peace in Northern Irelans, by country music star Kathy Mattea.

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    Wild Atlantic Music Tour

    John will be bringing a group of people to Ireland in 2023 in conjunction with Wild Atlantic Music Tours. John is proud to be part of these exceptional tours with such luminaries as Kevin Crawford, Séan Tyrrell and Blackie O'Connell.

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