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Celtic Music

   Discussion: Celtic Music
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 2 months ago
I went to see the Prodigals Friday and it got me thinking that I've never see another FHDC resident, other than Carey, at concert by an Irish or Celtic band. I'd think there would be a natural overlap. There are lots of GBS fans and they have a strong Celtic influence but that is about it. I find these bands have the same kick-ass energy as Fruvous. I get the same sort of high watching them. Few things can lift my spirits like a Cape Breton Fiddler. Are there other devotees of Celtic music out there?
John J. Ryan Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
Hello, you saw me at GBS at South Street???
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
I meant other than at GBS. They aren't a celtic band, they just have celtic influence.
bored, bored, bored.... Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
Gotta love that "Celtic influence" - The Paperboys, Spirit of the West, Captain Tractor...hooray for Canadian bands with Celtic influences!
I can see the bunny Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
*Hearts* both Celtic influenced and Celtic bands. :)
angelmusicmaven Back · 18 years, 2 months ago

I like them mostly live... that's how Spirit of the West hooked me, then I got into them as a pop group as well as a celtic rock group....

J. Andrew World Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
I *heart* the Paperboys, but how can you forget Seven Nation, who is almost famous and from the US. However there are other bands who have a celtic inflewance on a few songs, but it's not like GBS, or the Paperboys like Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayham!
renita Back · 18 years ago

How could you forget the Town Pants???

*sigh* miss them. they've played a bunch of shows in vancouver since I left.
bored, bored, bored.... Back · 18 years ago
Hey Renita! I didn't forget them. Just that the last time I saw them at Doolins, well, they were pretty awful. Funny, and really nice and all, but awful musically. Out of tune, too loud, bad sound. Shame really.
renita Back · 18 years ago
aw :( shitty.

chris has enjoyed the last two shows he went to. of course, that could have a lot to do with the drink and less to do with the band :)
zil Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
um.... I have a family member that plays the bagpipes and speaks gaelic... and a group called the Rankin Family out of nova scocia does a good bit of celtic revival stuffs....
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
I know the Rankin Family. Cool stuff
goovie is married! Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
the rankin family were great...i thought they'd broken up, tho.
how about mary black or susan mckeown?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
don't you mean Susan McKeowowowowown?
nate... · 18 years, 2 months ago
I thought the Celtics played basketball... not music.

Go figure!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
The basketball team is pronounced Seltics.

The funny thing is that there is a Scottish Football team called hte Celtics pronounced the same way. You'd think they'd know better there.
andy Back · 17 years, 6 months ago

being that, until only very recently, it was illegal to speak Gaelic, anglization of gaelic words was common. Celtic (no "the") was formed when it was still illegal to speak- hence the mispronunciation. In english (beurla), a "c" at the beginning of a word is usually soft, in Gaelic, it is always hard.


Eri · 18 years, 2 months ago
The Celtic Show, on CKUA. 6-9 pm Mountain Time, Yum. :)
trunger is counting... · 18 years, 2 months ago
I am obseesed with irish and celtic music. While I have no specific bands that I enjoy a lot, I usually get my fix from Celtic collections ( I love the Narada music lable). In St. Louis, there's an annual Celtic music festival which I usually go to. It rocks! Turlough O'Carolan is awesome! The Kavanaugh family in st. louis is another really good irish/celtic band when they get together and play. And i just love the gaelic language when it is sung. oh wow!!!
nate... Back · 18 years, 2 months ago
Glad I'm not the only one.

I absolutely LOVE celtic/irish music (guess it's the Kelly in me), but I couldn't tell you a band/group if I tried.

I'm mostly into trad tho.... that was really the highlight of wandering around Ireland for the time I did...seeing little groups/singers in pubs. god it was great.

goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
yes! all i did in ireland was check out trad music in pubs and on the streets. and eat potatoes. and chocolate. and potatoes.
Josh Woodward Back · 18 years ago
Mmm.. tradmusicinpubs. There's nothing like it. I like Irish music and all, but to see it in a little wooden box called a "pub" as it was meant to be heard is divine.
Phoenix Back · 18 years ago
I couldn't agree more. That's the way I try to find Celtic music when I'm in Ireland.
But seeing Peter Mulvey in a small Irish bar/club/pub isn't bad either ;-)
nate... Back · 18 years ago
Yeah, exactly.
Oh man.. I miss Ireland!!

Different pub and different band every night... and they were always pretty good.

But one of the most fun things was when the old crusty guys at the bar would just break into song. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
So is the Cheryl Wheeler song "potato" count as traditional Irish music?

The closest I've come to seeing Irish music in a pub is seeing Black 47 at Connelly's.
Phoenix · 18 years ago

I love celtic music. My favs are (in no particular order): Susan Mckeown, Aine Minogue, Equation, The Paperboys, Capercaillie, La Lugh/Eithne Ni Ullachain (Eithne has an incredible voice and the cutest Irish accent ever)

Topiratti* · 18 years ago

My friend classifies them as Newfoundland Celtic Folk Pop, and I classify them as Celtic since they do hail from the Tropical Island of Newfoundland

gbsfan, from the tropical island of ontario

nate... Back · 18 years ago
Celtic, sure... but definitely not trad. :)
K-Lyn · 18 years ago

Do they count???? I love them.

Otherwise I frequentCeltic bars around town but they seems pretty local (WestCost at least)

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
Of course seven nations counts!
Samantha · 18 years ago
the Chieftains are awesome... and i LOVE Nickel Creek. [YES.. ythey have Celtic influences]... has anyone else here heard Nickel Creek's version of "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" on the new Chieftains collaboration album??? OMG!!! *WOW* -sam
Josh Woodward Back · 18 years ago
Mmm.. I love Nickel Creek. Guster goes celtic! ;-)
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 18 years ago
My boyfriend hooked me on some good stuff from Newfoundland. Celtic Connection and The Fables are two really good ones. But the reason no one ever sees me at concerts is simply that I don't go... I haven't really been to any concerts off campus (saw Guster on campus this year and Lifehouse two years ago). There just aren't any bands that I'm interested in seeing that tour around the Rochester area. And even if there are (i.e. BNL) I can't afford the tickets.

Arbie · 18 years ago

I grew up listening to far too much Irish Rovers and such, and consequently drew to dislike Celtic music for a while. But I like what GBS did to modernize it. And although they are very pop-y (popish?) The Coors weave a lot of their irish heritage into their songs. I second any rec. on the Chieftains.

Ones that haven't been mentioned: Leahy- best live, to get the full effect of the dancing. Natalie McMaster -great fiddle playing.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
If you like Natalie check out her cousin Ashley MacIsaac. He's nuts but a fiddle god.
Arbie Back · 18 years ago
heh heh....I didn't mention him forthree reasons. One, many (most?) people around here know him. Two, I dislike the way he used to abuse his instruments. Three, I haven't heard anything he has done since he bottomed out and shook his coke habit, so I dunno if he is playing up to par yet.
I can see the bunny Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
I loved Ashley's newest cd that came out last year. There's a version of Mull of Kintyre on it with the lead singer of Default that is absolutely gorgeous. I think he's mellowed out a bit - in a good way. ;)
Will work for anime · 18 years ago

For anyone in the rochester area - Linda Rutherford and Celtic Fire are an incredible band! I'm not sure if the are still together...i saw them at and East End fest a few years back and the opened for Fruvous at the Lilac Fest in '98. They are a good mix of celtic/rock and a bit of country thrown in (but not too much to make it annoying). They are at least 2 albums out and i know they sell them at Fantasic Records on Monroe Ave.

ok...that's enough of my shamless plug...check them out, they rock

Jºnªthªn · 18 years ago
everythime the Thistle and Shamrock show comes on my local public radio station.

There's a SF area comic who claims that Irish music is why the Irish drink.... (I know, I know...)
Talcott Back · 18 years ago
Funny. I try to make a point to turn to station to Thistle and Shamrock.

I mean. Car Talk, Wha'd'ya Know?, Wait...wait...Don't Tell Me!, This American Life, Celtic Music (we have a local show too), Prairie Home Companion. I love NPR on Saturday! :-D
Will work for anime Back · 18 years ago

for me it's sunday....there is absolutly nothing better then laying in bed and listening to the local news at 9am, Wait Wait don't tell me at 10 and Car Talk at 11. by the time Prairie Home Companion comes on i realize it's probably time to start the day....

Jºnªthªn Back · 18 years ago
I like everything else you mentioned... half points?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
I was going to say you have great taste in radio till you mentioned PHC. I'll still say it and just consider it an abberation.
Talcott Back · 18 years ago
Because PHC moves my taste from great to perfect ;-)
Jºnªthªn Back · 18 years ago
I like the skits, but sometimes I think I'm listening to Minnesota's Lawrence Welk. Maybe you need to be from the midwest to really appreciate it.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
I hate the skits but often like the music. I always get frustrated when I stop on the station to listen to the song but then they go into a skit.
Talcott Back · 18 years ago
Does anyone else think Gordon needs some Ketchup? ;-)

.oOthese are the good years...Oo.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
I'd prefer some honey mustard
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
but you want to *be* bbq sauce.

Nick Collins · 18 years ago
In your opinion, what counts as celtic music? One of my favorite bands, Barachois, the members are Acadian, coming from Prince Edward Island.Although they do come from Canada, the fiddling style that their music is largely based upon, has an obvious Celtic ifluence, would you count this as somewhat Celtic music? Or, how would you classify this?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
Music being Celtic has nothing to do with the country it is from or the ethnic origins of hte music. If it is Celtic style it is celtic. Many if not most of my favorite Celtic bands are from the US and Canada.

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