A little tidbit about Celtic Music...
Celtic music can be traced back centuries ago to Irish Traditional and Scottish Music. Played in pubs and public celebrations, Celtic Music is a form of "world music" that is emphasized by its ballads and folklore.
Stemming from folk musical traditions of Europe, Celtic music can be especially heard in regions of Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and throughout Celtic music communities of the US and Canada.
Comprised of various musical instruments, Celtic music may be accompanied by accordions; bagpipes; banjos; cellos; fiddles; flutes; guitars; harps; hammered dulcimers; tin whistles, and many others. With its enchanting, and sometimes hypnotic melodies, Celtic music may be both traditional and popular. Soothing, Celtic music may also have a faster tempo with a foot-tapping beat; and may include vocals.
Often considered "ambient" or "new age," Celtic music integrates traditional folk music with new age sounds to create timeless masterpieces. Some current Celtic music recording artists include Sinead O'Connor; and sometimes associated with Celtic music, legendary Enya. Furthermore, The Chieftains are renowned for being the first Irish folk band to gain mass popularity and international attention for their Celtic music. It was, subsequently, their Celtic music style that set the stage for future Celtic music artists.
To learn more about Celtic music, or if you are seeking specific Celtic music, feel free to listen to Media Positive Radio or visit our recording artist personal pages.
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