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Celtic music.

Fanciful term which expresses a world-view or record-shelf category rather than actual links between music genres.

1. Indicates 'Irish' or 'Scottish' musics, but is increasingly used in Britain and the US to denote 'Irish', this suggesting discomfort with 'Irishness'. In Europe it may denote Breton or Galician music in addition to Irish, Scottish and Welsh. The music of Brittany is different to Irish music, but is within the playing and listening experience of many Irish traditional musicians. Isle of Man, England and Wales are connected cultures, but Scotland has particularly strong linguistic and music links with Ireland, as has the Scots-Irish diaspora in Canada (Cape Breton, Newfoundland, etc.)

2. More superficially the term 'Celtic' has come to apply to an easy-listening, 'mood' music with dreamy, non-specific but Irish/Scots flavour, marketed as 'relaxing', 'evocative', etc. Such albums are legion, and enjoy a large sale in the US where the Narada company produces many compilation and re-licensed collections—including the playing of such as Máire Ní Chathasaigh, John Whelan and Joanie Madden—while the Mercury label's 'Secret Garden' features Davy Spillane. Traditional players sometimes use the term also, probably to appeal to the pre-formed audience. (Seán O'Driscoll's solo album is titled Celtic Music, Shanachie's 90 per cent Irish song collection is Celtic Love Songs, Green Linnet's, with similar composition, is Celtic Women in Music and Song), but few players would describe themselves as playing anything other than 'traditional' or 'Irish' music.

Fintan Vallely, ed. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music

Ireland

Ireland has had fewer problems keeping its folk tradition alive. A lot of tunes in the average Irish session songbook (played in pubs from Dublin to Deptford) are hundreds of years old, many from the legendary harpist O' Carolan. The ancient Gaelic songform of sean-nós has informed the work of New Agers Clannad and Enya, while singers like Iarla Ó Lionáird are continuing and expanding the tradition. In the 60s the Dubliners took the protest song tradition into Irish folk, establishing a tradition kept up by the likes of the Pogues, Christy Moore et al. Though bands like Moving Hearts and singer Paul Brady have flirted with rock, the acoustic tradition still dominates; for over 40 years the Chieftains have remained one of the major ambassadors for the jig and the reel, collaborating with everyone from Frank Zappa to Van Morrison. The influence of Irish music is strong and even still makes the charts in the beautifully manicured hands of The Corrs.

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Carol Barney, John Sherman - Ceol Anam (CD126)

Carol Barney, John Sherman - Ceol Anam

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Carol Barney, John Sherman - Ceol Anam





Dan Milner - Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea (CD124)

Dan Milner - Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea

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Dan Milner - Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea





Dan Milner and Bob Conroy - Irish in America (CD129)

Dan Milner and Bob Conroy - Irish in America

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Dan Milner and Bob Conroy - Irish in America





David Paton - Music From the Mountain (CD120)

David Paton - Music From the Mountain

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David Paton - Music From the Mountain





David Paton, et al - All Hands Around (CD127)

David Paton, et al - All Hands Around

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David Paton, et al - All Hands Around





Irish Songs from Old New England (CD132)

Irish Songs from Old New England

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Irish Songs from Old New England





Paddy Tunney, MAN OF SONGS, THE - CD-7 (CD7)

MAN OF SONGS, THE - CD-7 - Paddy Tunney

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Paddy Tunney, MAN OF SONGS, THE - CD-7





Peg Clancy Power (CD8)

Another wonderful field recording obtained from Diane Hamilton. Her singing is clear and sweet, as pure as an Irish stream.

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Peg Clancy Power





Seamus and Manus McGuire - Humours of Lissadell (CD78)

Seamus and Manus McGuire - Humours of Lissadell

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Seamus and Manus McGuire - Humours of Lissadell







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