Fado SingerTranslated from Gaelic, the word Fado simply means, long ago. Irish Fadistas have always referred to it twice, as in Fado, Fado – long ago, so far back in time it was in fact… long ago. In modern Greece , their Fadistas of today refer to their identical style of music as Rambetika. Of course, when this word Rambetika is broken down it translates as long ago!

In modern Italy , this form of folklore is known as Taranella. Taran is actually Gaelic for the God of Thunder and Ella symbolises the Celtic/Roman Goddess Bella, the young maiden of extreme beauty. Again, this dualistic meaning of Taran/ella, the ancient God and Goddess is simply another way of saying – long ago… long ago.

Down through the ages of countless millennium while in its musical form in many/most European countries, Fado has suffered many hardships as a result of its attitude of ‘exposure of the truth’. Fado above all, must retain the freedom to use the medium of storytelling to entertain, inform and educate the listener on all things of the past, present and future…


The powers to be have ‘modern historians’ debate the 2500 to 5000-year history of the Celtic peoples – Us Celts know this was not the embryo – our Celtic ancestors already entirely inhabited Europe since time memorial. Now in the Twenty First Century, a new resurgence of - ‘Celtic Posterity’ persists in ‘every quarter’ of the globe.

Celtic Fado, in all its forms contains the expressions of the suppressed western mystery tradition still alive today. It has undergone many transformations and revivals, for millennia it has lost many battles, but never the war. Through all of this it remains intuitively genuine and echoes down the Centuries. This Gnostic reverberation will be the messenger of the modern generation – Lusitanian Celtic Fado - Rebirth Awakening!

This new millennium message comes at a time when there is a renewed vibration of the Universe of all things Natural, stirring beneath the surface, a secret urge towards the establishment of a new spirit. Today is a time when all major economic corporate entities, all major religious institutions and the ‘ New World’ government ideologies are suffering from constant media exposure of their continued atrocities against mankind; this has fallen into line with much that is spiritually retrograde in our modern civilization. The old gods can no longer be invoked with impunity; the folk-souls of the past have another mission today. Men are afraid of the real future, and seek refuge amongst the phantoms of other ages, into which they breathe the breath of their desire. And this is the other pole: the Celtic folk-soul is no longer the soul of the people, but the soul of a spiritual awakening of all mankind - Lusitanian Celtic fado‘ is the messenger!

From the antiquity of antediluvian Celtic culture, until this modern time of Severa, Amalia and now Emilia, this encyclical stage play, has drawn upon the many talents of Mr Ivo Rato, our prolific songwriter, a truly harbinger Bard. He is not only a modern day Druid - his knowledge of the Celtic renaissance will serve future generations.