Irish trad mixed with hip-hop, tech and dance music

Welcome to the home of trad Irish / electronic innovators; Ceol-Tec, one of Irelands most unique music groups.
Ceol-Tec blend a variety of electronic and hip-hop music with traditional Irish and Celtic music. A concept thought up by London Irishman Kane O’ Rourke many years ago, Ceol-Tec has been slowly but steadily evolving

Latest Release

Following great success with his last single ‘Dance in the Fourth’ he is releasing a second single. ‘Farewell to Erin’ is a track that Kane first heard from ‘The Bothy Band’ a band that heavily influenced Kane and even got him to form a tribute to the band called ‘Afterhours’, named after the first Bothy Band album Kane ever bought. To get the sound he wanted for this track, he worked with Legendary flute player ‘Kevin Crawford’ of Lunasa, multi all Ireland champion Eanna Cronin (pipes), good friends Mark Conyard and Eamonn Macdonncha – who brings the track to a euphoric climax with his amazing vocals.

The video features all of the above with the bonus addition of ex Riverdancer and current ProdiJIG dancer Dane McKeirnan, all dance choreography by Alan Kenefic- also of ProdiJIG. The video was shot in London, New York and historical sites in Meath where Kane currently lives – Rathmore Abbey, Trim Castle and The Hill of Ward, the video was produced by Mark McGuire.

Born in London, Kane O’Rourke’s traditional background was set in stone. With Irish Parents, Mother from An Gaeltacht in Co.Meath and Father from the heart of Co.Leitrim both with strong musical roots. Kane’s Grandad, Michael O’Rourke (The Singing Postman) was an All Ireland winning Ballad Singer and lilter it is from this background that Kane carries on the tradition From an early age Kane took a great interest in Irish Music and Culture, and loved to listen to Irish Records, his Parents recognised his talent and from here he was taught by Co. Clare born Brendan Mulkere a highly renowned teacher throughout the London Area.

His musical talents started on the bodhran and progressed quickly on to the whistle, fiddle and a variety of other instruments. Kane moved to Ireland in 2004 to establish his musical career. “The Jolly Tinker” is his first Album and it brings together an array of his musical Talents which features him playing Flute, Fiddle, Lilting and Guitar. Kane also is a composer Tunes, four of his compostions are featured on this Album – Tyra Ava, Mucka’s, The Killkenny and Mick O’Rourke’s. The music on this Album brings together the new and the old, it also highlights the various talents this young Man has to offer, and no doubt you will hear more from him in the future.

Kane can be found on stages big and small, keep an eye (and ear) out for him coming to a venue near you.

James Blennerhassett is one of Ireland’s most accomplished and in demand session Bassists, and one of Sligo’s best known musicians. Having toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in Irish and international music including Mary Black, Paul Brady,Derek Ryan, Green on Red, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Brian Kennedy and Daniel O’Donnell.

He has released several solo albums and is currently co writing a series of
children’s audio and video adventures some of which can be found in a podcast on and all good podcast providers.

James is also an accomplished programmer and has teamed up with kane O’Rourke to write with and co produce their own unique blend of music under the name Ceol-Tec. 

James plays Dingwall and Sandberg Basses and uses exclusively Elixir strings, Phil Jones amplification, amplification, Bassics and Darkglass FX pedals. Loads done, much more to do.

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