Normally, I'd been creating one lens and seeing it through to publishing before starting on another one. This time, though, I wanted to get some Scottish music represented, and the three groups were the ones I chose. I got all three pages going on Saturday with some of the easier elements such as links, YouTube videos and pictures. I had almost all of Capercaillie's page done yesterday and thought it would be the first one done today, but I wasn't feeling too inspired about writing the introductory text, so I went on to get the CD listings for the Tannies instead. I just stuck with that lens until it was ready to published, then followed up with completing Capercaillie's lens. I got both of them done just before Klara McDonnell's show on liveIreland.com. After that, I filled out what was needed for The Battlefield Band's lens and updated the Lenses lens.
So now I have an even dozen Celtic music lenses - nine bands, one broadcast radio show, and Internet radio station, and the summary lens. (Photo at right - Capercaillie CD cover)
I'm not sure what will be next, although I have started gathering some information for a lens on Celtic music compilation albums I've seen on Amazon. A lot of those tend to give a New Age interpretation of Celtic music. Also, I haven't done lenses for Enya or Loreena McKennitt yet, and they're a couple of Celtic favorites.
The lenses, in order of creation, are:
- Sean Nos Nua
- The Thistle & Shamrock
- Alasdair Fraser
- Celtic Music Lenses
- The Tannahill Weavers
- The Battlefield Band