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Celtic music


  • Here are entered traditional music of Celtic ethnic groups in general and musical works containing elements of or inspired by traditional music in the Celtic style. Celtic folk music in specific forms is entered under headings such as [Strathspeys; Folk songs, Breton; Fiddle tunes--Scotland; Folk music--Ireland;] etc.

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    • Celts--Music
    • Music, Celtic
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  • Sources

    • found: MacInnes, S. A journey in Celtic music, Cape Breton style, c1997.
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Nov. 30, 2001(Celtic music; styles: Celtic folk (blend of British folk and Celtic music; has structure of traditional British and Celtic music, but attitude and aesthetics of modern-day folk and contemporary singer/songwriters); Celtic gospel (gospel songs, both traditional and new compositions, performed in Celtic style); Celtic pop (melodies (and perhaps instrumentation) are unmistakably influenced by the authentic article, but at its core the music follows pop conventions and would rarely be mistaken for the traditional form; contemporary Celtic (started during the '80s and '90s by several artists (such as Clannad) that expanded boundaries of Celtic music by adding elements of pop, rock, folk, jazz, and New Age music); traditional Celtic; Celtic fusion (incorporates elements of traditional Celtic music with New Age and pop); Celtic New Age (hybrid of Celtic themes, instrumentation, and songs, plus new age production and sensibilities); Celtic rock (traditional Irish instruments combined with rock rhythms))
    • found: White, D. Dict. of popular music styles of the world, c1998:under United States (Celtic music: music associated with the Celtic culture; style became in vogue in the 1980s)
    • found: Shuker, R. Key concepts in popular music, 1998(Celtic music: Irish in origin but more widely influential, contemporary Celtic popular music is an example of a hybrid, metagenre, variants of which have crossed over into the mainstream of popular music; frequently involves a blending of traditional and modern forms; in much of this work, traditional Irish melodies are given a pop/rock dimension, with lyrics sometimes in Gaelic.)
    • found: Companion to traditional Irish music, c1999(Celtic music: Fanciful term which expresses a world-view or record-shelf category rather than actual links between music genres.)
    • found: Garland encyc. of world music:v. 8, p. 319-322 (Celtic music: Scholars have never fully clarified their application of the adjective Celtic to music.)
    • found: New Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Nov. 30, 2001(Celtic music: see Celtic chant, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Europe, Pre- and Proto-historic)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered traditional music of Celtic ethnic groups in general and musical works containing elements of or inspired by traditional music in the Celtic style. Celtic folk music in specific forms is entered under headings such as [Strathspeys; Folk songs, Breton; Fiddle tunes--Scotland; Folk music--Ireland;] etc.
  • Editorial Notes

    • headings for music of individual instruments followed by the qualifier "(Celtic)" and the subdivisions [Methods (Celtic)] and [Studies and exercises (Celtic)] under individual musical instruments and families of instruments
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-05-26: new
    • 2006-09-27: revised
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