Irish, Scottish, Celtic Rock & Folk Punk

EPK - Electronic Press Kit

Keltikon has quickly become one of the most active “Irish“ rock bands in Switzerland, playing over 170 concerts since 2012. The band regularly has shared the stage with international acts like 'Fiddlers Green' 'Uncle Bard and the Dirty Bastards' or The Rumjacks. On their first tour of Ireland in 2018 the band was welcomed with open arms and overwhelmed with positive feedback.

On facebook their Irland video medley has reached over 89'000 views in 3 months since beginning of 2019 and Keltikon's got thousands of new followers from all over the world - more than 2'600 are from Switzerland. 

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The first time I heard Keltikon, they immediately caught my interest. They're a Celtic Rock group consisting of 3 swiss men & their fiddler is a lady called Sally who hails from England & who adds the icing firmly on the cake..They first came to my attention as they were due to perform on Rosses Radio's Folk Like Us show.. What I like most about Keltikon is that they have an authentic sound that gives them great distinction.. They only formed as a group in 2012 & have toured all round Ireland & beyond.. Whilst in Dungloe, they made a big impression in Steppers Bar after they displayed their talents live. Along with having original material, they also perform traditional Irish & Scottish gigs. Keep an eye out for them..
Tony McGettigan, Radio Presenter Rosses Radio, Dungloe IE

"They are very gifted musicians and you can see the enjoyment in their eyes while they are perfoming on stage as I looked around I observed how the crowd enjoyed their performance ,its great to see a Swiss band deeply influenced by Irish music with their own original sound"
Eunan McInyre, Irish Songwriter, Donegal IE

"Unbelievable. One of the best nights music I listened to in a long time" 
John O Donnel Cotter - Songwriter, Booker, Radio Presenter, Falcarragh Co Donegal, IE

"I have seen many bands in my lifetime both Irish and international But I witnessed a band from Switzerland called Keltikon in a small village in west Donegal In Steppers Bar Dungloe. They had the crowd spellbound for the duration of their show. The female fiddle player was unreal. Her playing was A1, Unfortunately i couldn’t get time to talk to the band after the show. This band are destined for the world stage without a doubt. If you get a chance to see this band live you will experience something special." 
James Gallagher - Gweedore Co Donegal, IE

"Keltikon played for us on Gypsy Wagon TV displaying a passion and love for Irish Music. They have a great energy which is infectious. We cannot recommend them highly enough."
Marion Gavin - GypsyWagon TV 

"It was a pleasure to open for Keltikon in Dungloe, Donegal, during their recent Irish tour in 2018. Keltikon are a band full of passion and originality, mixing Irish traditional music, ballads, original songs and pop rock into a sound which enthralls the senses and brings new life to old songs. I'm looking forward to working with them in the future. Be sure and check them out if they're playing at a venue near you!" 
Richard Gilpin, Musician - CO Donegal, IE

"Keltikon played an excellent gig at Ryans Bar ,superb musicians with their own brand of celtic rock tunes mixed in with some traditional songs, all in all a great nite of music" 
Arthur Drohan - Ryans Bar Kilkenny - The home of great music

Taking traditional Scottish and Irish jigs and reels, celtic songs and ballads Keltikon spice them up with their own recipe of punk and rock to come up with something relatively unique to these ears!" 
London Celtic Punks Blogspot - UK

A wonderful band from Switzerland, they play an excellent blend of celtic rock!" 
Wyldwood Radio - UK

"Keltikon lassen ihrer Kreativität freien Lauf.. ein guter Schuss Humor.. echte Ohrwürmer" fanzine

"Celtic-Rock vom Feinsten" 
Kreuzlinger Zeitung, CH

"...sternenklar und
 rätsellos die Qualität der gebotenen Musik: Super!"  
Frauenfelder Woche (CH)

"Keltikon suchen ihren eigenen Weg. Sowohl bei der Materialauswahl als auch bei den Arrangements meiden sie die Klischees, die im Highland-Rock lauern" fanzine (DE)



Band of the month in May 2014

Review  May 4, 2014


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