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"Rock N Reel UK"

Fresh, lively and highly inventive Dalriada give traditional Celtic roots music a fresh coat of Australian pop-rock paint and the result does wonders for the soul. "A Night on Earth" is worth more than a casual listen. We have got something serious here.

- Rock N Reel Magazine UK

"Rock N Reel Review"

Lost Love¡¦s Dressing Gown is perhaps their finest, most boisterous hour yet.
- Rock N reel Magazine UK

"Melbourne Age CD Review"

In general this is a pleasing surprise from beginning to end."
- The Age - EG supplement

"Rhythms Magazine - Live Review"

....their energetic brand of traditional as well as original music is equally as good whether it be instrumental or lyric based.
- Rhythms Magazine

"Sunday herald Sun - Album Review"

An appealing blend of traditional Celtic sounds ... would have most folk fans lapping up their pints and dancing in no time.
- Sunday Herald Sun - Melbourne

"In Press Live Review"

..were to say the least absolutely brilliant
- In Press - Melbourne

"Standard - Album Review"

.. the end result is a pleasure to hear and smoother than a Guinness down a thirsty throat."
Warnambool Standard
- Warrnambool Standard


"Soak" 2008
"Hidden Treasures", 2002
"Lost Love's Dressing Gown", 2000*
"A Night On Earth", 1997*

'No Regrets', 1995

* produced by Greg Arnold, of Things of Stone and Wood.



Dalriada have been around now in various forms for over a decade. Hailing from the Celtic rural heartland of Southern Victoria, the group have incorporated this rich culture into their music, combining it with the music they grew up with - good catchy pop tunes.

It is a melding of the ancient with the contemporary - a combination of traditional rock instruments (electric guitars and drums) with the haunting, captivating sounds of the bagpipes, Celtic bouzouki, flute, tin whistles, bodhran and congas all played with a primitive, primal passion. Catherine Ogilvy tops off this heady blend with vocals that can rock the cradle one minute and rock the boat the next.

The band have been a major drawcard at most of Australia's major festivals such as Woodford Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival, Victor Harbour Folk Festival and the National Celtic Festival.

Dalriada are creating the global sound of the future, with a glance to the past - forging new and enduring traditions.


International Supports:
Steeleye Span
Four Men and a Dog
Battlefied Band
Andy Ogilvy 2008 AFL Grandfinal(with Powderfinger)

Runner up in Roots Music Awards for Album
of the Year
Dalriada's primary songwriter was a finalist in the Port Fairy Folk Festival's Lawson-Patterson Songwriting Competition

Featured on Triple J's World Music Show
Regular airplay on ABC Radio and community
radio stations

Closing Ceremony of 10th International
Cultural Games, VIC
Byron Bay Music and Arts Festival, NSW
Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
The National Folk Festival, ACT
National Celtic Festival, VIC
Victor Harbour Folk Festival, SA
Maldon Folk Festival, VIC
Apollo Bay Music Festival, VIC
Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
Global Sounds at Sunset, Museum of Victoria
Best of the Fest Concert, Queenscliff Music Festival
Wintermoon festival, Qld


"This band is terrific .. they had the crowd roaring for more whenever they performed."
Program Co-ordinator, Woodford Folk Festival

"they play high quality, exciting and innovative music and conducted themselves in a very professional matter ... play a hugely important role in the creative presentation of traditional music with a modern and exciting edge drawing the attention of audiences of all ages ... they are among the crowd favourites at Port Fairy"
Jamie McKew, Director, Port Fairy Folk Festival

"The group is enthusiastic, musically talented and has a great ability to relate to people and spread it's enthusiasm and vibrancy. They were one of the hits of our festival."
The National Celtic Festival

"The group will always be guaranteed a place at Maldon in our festival program and we suggest you include them in your musical plans."
Maldon Folk Festival Committee