MP3 Keltik Kharma - WORLD: Celtic
Original Celtic Music, featuring the rich tones of acoustic guitar, and dressed up with vibrant percussion, fiddle, flute and more.
12 MP3 Songs
Founded by violinist Chris Vitas and guitarist Fred Benedetti, Keltik Kharma started as a duo. Chris and Fred were known as the "MIDI Bros." performing a variety of styles of music including Celtic with MIDI instruments. After many years Chris & Fred went back to their roots with acoustic violin & guitar and started to play traditional Celtic music, but with some interesting differences-they would change meters (time feel) from 6/8 to 4/4, or 9/8 to 3/4. This was interesting for them and their audiences. The new CD Keltik Kharma is a departure from the traditional Celtic music that Chris & Fred play because 90% of it is original music. The tunes are written by outstanding musicians from the San Diego area that both Fred & Chris have known for many years. Group members: Chris Vitas (Violin); Fred Benedetti (Guitar); Richard Tibbitts (Pennywhistle, Flute, and Irish Flute); Jeff Pekarek (Bass); Duncan Moore (Drums & Percussion); Tony Karasek (Tablas & Tambura); Renata Bratt (Cello).
Some of the tunes from the CD, Loch Lavan Castle, As I Roved Out, and Keltik Kharma, were on the top 10 of Celtic music for over a month on MP3. Loch Lavan Castle, in fact was number one for most of the month of April, 2000.