- 23 Jun 21
Take a look at the new video from the Franco-Irish supergroup below.
Following the release of their acclaimed new single 'For Real' last week, The Celtic Social Club have returned with a brilliant accompanying music video - premiering below.
After months upon months of lockdown, Trump and Brexit news, the Franco-Irish group are parodying the 24/7 news cycle. Shrugging off the image of the well-oiled news machine, the band are celebrating life as it is in the video for 'For Real'.
The feel-good track, which draws from elements of both The Beatles and Dexys Midnight Runners, is the first single to be taken from their fourth album, Dancing or Dying?, out in Autumn 2021.
The Celtic Social Club made their live debut in 2014 at the famous Vieilles Charrues Festival in Brittany, France.
Their current lead singer Dan Donnelly, who hails from Belfast, was previously well-known for his work with '90s indie band, Watercress.
Following Watercress, Dan found success as a solo artist, supporting the likes of Damien Dempsey, Duke Special and The Levellers, and releasing two solo albums and one EP. He then joined The Wonder Stuff in 2014, co-writing their top 40 album, 30 Goes Around the Sun. Dan has been with The Celtic Social Club since 2018, co-writing their album From Babylon to Avalon in 2019.
"Having learned my craft travelling Ireland in a van in the 1990s, I am extremely excited at the idea of finally releasing some music in Ireland again," Dan comments. "I keep an eye on the scene on my travels and I love a lot of the new Irish music, like Lankum who we played with in France. I really feel that as an Irish man, my bonding with these Breton musicians has rekindled my love of Celtic music and we have something fresh and unique to offer the Irish music lover."
Take a look at the video, directed by Andy Bolter, below: