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. (Broadcasting for over 36 years!)
Coming up on Music of the Isles—
LOOK FOR THESE SPECIALS DOWN THE ROAD:
BACK TO FOLK ROCK SCHOOL [Fall semester 1969 through Spring semester 1973] — The Education of a British Folk Rocker: The Birth of British Folk Rock in context with Folk, PschFolk, ArtRock, ProgRock, and Rock … on campus and in clubs and at festivals; on vinyl and over pirate radio– Folk Rock On! … with Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson & much more.
A TRIBUTE TO SWARB!– Paying respects to the late Dave Swarbrick, member of Fairport Convention, singer & songwriter, revolutionary fiddler, and Folk Rock icon.
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MUSIC OF THE ISLES plays Trad tunes and Folk ballads, plus Celtic rock & reel, while highlighting Celtic music’s 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, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, Strawbs, Afro Celt Sound System, Enya, Equation, Billy Bragg, Dougie MacLean, Solas, The Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Dervish, Lunasa, Sinéad O’Connor, Shane MacGowan, Sharon Shannon, Seth Lakeman, Shooglenifty, Baka Beyond, Kate Rusby, Oysterband, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Cara Dillon, Damien Dempsey …
Exquisite vocals, lively jigs & reels, rowdy choruses, workers’ struggles, haunting airs, touching tales.
Folksongs 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 Folksong! Make it your tradition to listen to Music of the Isles.