Celtic Music Around the World [1/23 – 1/29]

23 Jan

This week, we’re going to explore one of the world’s most enduring and popular musical genres: Celtic music.  The influence of harps and pipes and jigs and reels is felt far beyond their roots in British Isles and Northern Europe.  We’ll traverse most of the Seven Celtic Nations and venture beyond, for music with that Celtic lilt, from Africa, Italy, Canada and Spain.

1 Cara Dillon She’s Like the Swallow Cara Dillon / Celtic Crossroads Rough Trade / Putumayo Ireland 3:19
2 Urban Trad Rodgrod Med Flode Elem Universal Music Belgium / Spain 3:10
3 Kate Rusby The Goodman Underneath the Stars Compass Records England 4:31
4 Modena City Ramblers Canzone Dalla Fine Del Mondo La Grande Famiglia / Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey Polygram Italia / Putumayo Italy 3:49
5 Natalie MacMaster In My Hands In My Hands Rounder Canada 4:20
6 Na Lua Os Tempos Son Chegados Os Tempos Son Chegados / Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey Boa Records / Putumayo Spain 3:38
7 Cheb Mami Azwaw 2 Meli Meli / Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey Ark 21 / Putumayo Algeria 4:04
8 The Border Collies Dilin o Deamhas Unleashed! None Ireland 2:14
9 Salsa Celtica Esperanza El Camino Fonovisa / Serie Ori  Digital Scotland / UK 3:00
10 Calexico with Amparo Roka Garden Ruin Quarterstick Records / Bug Music USA 3:44
11 Baka Beyond Hush Hush Rhythm Tree March Hare Music UK / Cameroon 5:38
12 Lasairfhion a Ni Chonaola  Casadh an tSuggain Celtic Dreamland  Putumayo  Ireland  4:01
13 Capercaillie Barra Clapping Song Roses and Tears Vertical Records Scotland 4:37
14 Alcatraz Bibopalwla’r Delyn Aur I’r Brawd Hwdini Sain Wales / UK 4:11