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Folk music

  1. Aug 17, 2009 #1
    I heard a sample of music of what I thought to be irish and celtic music in some commercial for irish beer and liked the music, but I am not familiar with any irish and/or celtic folk musicians; any recommendations
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2009 #2
    NPR has a good program called Thistle and Shamrock that would give you a good blend. I'm sure they have it as a podcast.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 #3
    Probably the most famous Irish folk and rock band is called The Pogues.
    This song, Dirty Old Town, is a fairly common one. Their rendition of Waltzing Matilda is also pretty big. Just a warning, the lead singer is not very pretty lol.


    There's a band that I have seen refered to as Irish Punk though they are really just upbeat folk called The Mahones. Of course The Pogues often get refered to as punk too.
    C_-Hpb0I_bE[/youtube] If you are...nds like Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys?
     
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  5. Aug 18, 2009 #4
    Actually , I was talking about irish/celtic instrumental music not actually irish/celtic singers;
     
  6. Aug 18, 2009 #5

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    Yay for Flogging Molly!
     
  7. Aug 18, 2009 #6

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    Then you should hie thee to YouTube and look up the Chieftains. Traditional instrumentation and arrangements.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2009 #7
    Oops, well Planxty has some instrumentals I believe. Other than that all that I posted is about all of the irish music I know.

    Edit: They don't actually start playing until about two minutes in but this is some instrumental by Planxty, even includes an Irish bagpipe...
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  9. Aug 18, 2009 #8
    Do you know about celtic women? I love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVpZgTpM4qM", and also all the group:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fo1nf15bPg

    If this is what you looking, you would really like Enya too:
     
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  10. Aug 18, 2009 #9

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    Though Mary Black is better-known for her English-language Irish-themed songs, her band delves into Irish folk, again with traditional instrumentation and arrangements.

     
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  11. Aug 18, 2009 #10

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    http://www.barelyirish.com/" [Broken] is a Pittsburg Pa based Celtic band that my son is in.
     
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  12. Aug 18, 2009 #11

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEZIKSm78k8
     
  13. Aug 18, 2009 #12
    http://thistleradio.com/

    Here's a link to the aforementioned radio program. I really think you'll like it as far as true irish/scottish folk
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 #13

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    Would Celtic Metal count? :biggrin:

    Actually, I do recall listening to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evocation_I_-_The_Arcane_Dominion" [Broken]. Rather melodic and a lot of classical instruments, with very little vocals. Not sure if this is what you're looking for.
     
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  15. Aug 19, 2009 #14

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    Thanks for posting that link! I was listening to that tonight while working on lectures. One of the shows on there finally answered a long time question I had, which was why can't I ever really tell the difference between Irish folk music and bluegrass music. For some goofy reason, it never occurred to me that bluegrass originated from the Scotch/Irish people who settled in the Appalachians.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2009 #15
    You're welcome. Yeah bluegrass is another genre i enjoy and its definitely got its similarities.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2009 #16

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    Yup, well that's one of the influences of bluegrass especially the fiddle tunes & celtic ballads, other equally important influences include blues, gospel, country, English ballads & jazz. Early bluegrass may have only included celtic, blues & gospel singing, but today BG incorporate elements of all that I have mentioned.
     
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