MUSIC OF THE ISLES: WMNF HD2…or streaming all week long on wmnf.org
Celtic Music & More, ancient to modern, with co-hosts Bill Dudley & Seán Sexton.
The best of traditional folk & contemporary songwriting from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.
Celtic tunes & folk ballads, plus their influences on & cross-pollination with Folk Rock, ProgRock, New Age, Celtronica, World Beat, Chip Shop Hip Hop, Americana, & Nu-folk:
Listen to Ewan MacColl, Tommy Makem, Christy Moore, The Bothy Band, Clannad, Fairport Convention, Silly Wizard, Jethro Tull, Strawbs, Afro Celt Sound System, Equation, Billy Bragg, Dougie MacLean, Solas, The Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Dervish, Lunasa, Shane MacGowan, Sharon Shannon, Seth Lakeman, Shooglenifty, Kate Rusby, Oysterband, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Cara Dillon, Damien Dempsey …
Exquisite vocals, lively jigs & reels, rowdy choruses, workers’ struggles, haunting airs, touching tales.
Folk songs from England and the 7 Celtic lands. Learn through music the history & culture of the Celtic nations: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia. Hear tradition alive & adapting in vibrant communities of the Celtic diaspora in America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dig the folk roots & climb all the branches of the Celtic Music genre. Taste the fruit of Folk Song!