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Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou on 6 January 1944) is a Breton and Celtic musician and singer, recording artist, and master of the Celtic harp.
Altan are an Irish folk music band formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her husband Frankie Kennedy.
Anúna is a choral ensemble based in Ireland.
Andean music is a group of styles of music from the Andes region in South America.
Asturias (Asturies; Asturias), officially the Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias; Principáu d'Asturies), is an autonomous community in north-west Spain.
Avilés is a city in Asturias, Spain.
A bagad is a Breton band, composed of bagpipes (Breton: binioù, French: cornemuse), bombards and drums (including snare, tenor and bass drums).
Black 47 were a New York City based celtic rock band with Irish Republican sympathies, whose music also shows influence from reggae, hip hop, folk and jazz.
Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music named after Kentucky mandolin player and songwriter Bill Monroe's band, the Bluegrass Boys 1939-96, and furthered by musicians who played with him, including 5-string banjo player Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt, or who simply admired the high-energy instrumental and vocal music Monroe's group created, and carried it on into new bands, some of which created subgenres (Progressive Bluegrass, Newgrass, Dawg Music etc.). Bluegrass is influenced by the music of Appalachia and other styles, including gospel and jazz.
The bombard is a contemporary conical-bore double-reed instrument widely used to play traditional Breton music.
The Bretons (Bretoned) are a Celtic ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France.
Britonia (which became Bretoña in Galician) is the historical, apparently Latinized name of a Celtic settlement, presently Santa Maria de Bretoña, or A Pastoriza, in the Province of Lugo, autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.
The Brittonic, Brythonic or British Celtic languages (ieithoedd Brythonaidd/Prydeinig; yethow brythonek/predennek; yezhoù predenek) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family; the other is Goidelic.
Cantabria is a historic Spanish community and autonomous community with Santander as its capital city.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality, often referred to as simply CBRM, is the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's second largest municipality and the economic heart of Cape Breton Island.
Capercaillie is a Scottish folk band that was founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and led by Karen Matheson.
Celtic Colours International Festival is a Celtic music festival held annually in October in communities all over Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Celtic Connections festival started in 1994 in Glasgow, Scotland, and has since been held every January.
Celtic diaspora may refer to any of the following diasporas of Celtic people.
Celtic fusion is any modern music which incorporates influences considered "Celtic", or Celtic music which incorporates modern music.
Celtic metal is a subgenre of folk metal that developed in the 1990s in Ireland.
Celtic music is primarily associated with the folk traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales, as well as the popular styles derived from folk culture.
Irish, Scottish and Welsh music have long been a major part of American music, at least as far back as the 18th century.
The Celtic nations are territories in western Europe where Celtic languages or cultural traits have survived.
Celtic punk is punk rock mixed with traditional Celtic music. The genre was popularized in the 1980s by The Pogues, a band of London Irish punk musicians in London who celebrated their Irish heritage. Celtic punk bands often play covers of traditional Irish, Welsh or Scottish folk and political songs, as well as original compositions.P. Buckley, The Rough Guide to Rock (London: Rough Guides, 2003), p. 798. Common themes in Celtic punk music include politics, culture, religion, drinking and working class pride.
Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock, as well as a form of Celtic fusion which incorporates Celtic music, instrumentation and themes into a rock music context.
The Celts (see pronunciation of ''Celt'' for different usages) were an Indo-European people in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had cultural similarities, although the relationship between ethnic, linguistic and cultural factors in the Celtic world remains uncertain and controversial.
The modern Celts (see pronunciation of ''Celt'') are a related group of ethnicities who share similar Celtic languages, cultures and artistic histories, and who live in or descend from one of the regions on the western extremities of Europe populated by the Celts.
Cerdd Dant (or penillion) is the art of vocal improvisation over a given melody in Welsh musical tradition.
Ceredwen (pronounced ker-ED-wen) is a Celtic band comprising Andrew Fryer and Renee Gray.
A choir (also known as a quire, chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Clannad are an Irish family band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal.
Colfiorito is a village in Umbria, central Italy, former Catholic bishopric under its Roman name Plestia, now a frazione of the comune of Foligno and a Latin Catholic titular see.
Collado Villalba is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, in central Spain.
The Cornish people or Cornish (Kernowyon) are an ethnic group native to, or associated with Cornwall: and a recognised national minority in the United Kingdom, which can trace its roots to the ancient Britons who inhabited southern and central Great Britain before the Roman conquest.
Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996.
In Welsh culture, an eisteddfod (plural eisteddfodau) is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance.
Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin (anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan; born 17 May 1961), known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
Esposende is a city and a municipality in Braga District in Portugal.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band.
Fernhill is a Welsh folk band, formed in 1996.
The Festival de Cornouaille (or just Cornouaille Kemper) is an annual festival taking place in the city of Quimper, located in the south-west of Brittany (France) in July (close at the 4th Sunday of the month).
The Festival Interceltique de Lorient (French), Gouelioù Etrekeltiek An Oriant (Breton) or Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient in English, is an annual Celtic festival, located in the city of Lorient, Brittany, France.
The Fleadh Cheoil (meaning "festival of music") is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ), a non-profit group.
Flogging Molly is an Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California and led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.
François-Joseph-Claude Jaffrennou (15 March 1879 - 26 March 1956) was a Breton language writer and editor.
Galicia (Galician: Galicia, Galiza; Galicia; Galiza) is an autonomous community of Spain and historic nationality under Spanish law.
The Galician gaita (Gaita galega in galician/Portuguese, and Gaita gallega in Spanish) is the traditional instrument of Galicia and northern Portugal.
Galician (galego) is an Indo-European language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch.
Gallaecian or Northwestern Hispano-Celtic is an extinct Celtic language, and was one of the Hispano-Celtic languages.
The Gallo-Brittonic languages, also known as the P-Celtic languages, are a subdivision of the Celtic languages of Ancient Gaul (both celtica and belgica) and Celtic Britain, which share certain features.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
The Goidelic or Gaelic languages (teangacha Gaelacha; cànanan Goidhealach; çhengaghyn Gaelgagh) form one of the two groups of Insular Celtic languages, the other being the Brittonic languages.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.
The Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scottish Gaelic: Fèis Cheilteach Innse Gall) or HebCelt is an international Celtic music festival, which takes place annually in Stornoway on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
"Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau" is the national anthem of Wales.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hispano-Celtic is a hypernym to include all the varieties of Celtic spoken in the Iberian Peninsula before the arrival of the Romans (in c. 218 BC, during the Second Punic War).
Horslips are an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform songs frequently inspired by traditional Irish airs, jigs and reels.
Irish traditional music (also known as Irish trad, Irish folk music, and other variants) is a genre of folk music that developed in Ireland.
The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.
Joliette is a city in southwest Quebec, Canada.
Kan ha diskan is probably the most common type of traditional music of Brittany.
Latin music (Portuguese and música latina) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as music sung in either language.
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain.
Celtic festivals celebrate Celtic culture, which in modern times may be via dance, Celtic music, food, Celtic art, or other mediums.
Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes.
Lorient is a town (French "commune") and seaport in the Morbihan "department" of Brittany in North-Western France.
The LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.
Macerata is a city and comune in central Italy, the county seat of the province of Macerata in the Marche region.
The Manx (ny Manninee) are people originating in the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea in northern Europe.
A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.
Mieres is a municipality of Asturias, northern Spain with approximately 45,000 inhabitants.
Mill a h-Uile Rud is a Seattle-based band who sing in Scottish Gaelic.
Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin, also known as Máire Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist.
A music festival is a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing that is often presented with a theme such as musical genre (e.g., blues, folk, jazz, classical music), nationality, or locality of musicians, or holiday.
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.
Since the early 1970s, Brittany has experienced a tremendous revival of its folk music.
Cornwall is a Celtic nation and an English county.
The traditional music of Galicia and Asturias, located along Spain's north-west Atlantic coast, are highly distinctive folk styles that have some similarities with the neighbouring area of Cantabria.
Portuguese music includes many different styles and genres, as a result of its history.
Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which remained vibrant throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music.
The music of the Isle of Man reflects Celtic, Norse and other influences, including from its neighbours, Scotland, Ireland England and Wales.
The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles.
Wales has a strong and distinctive link with music.
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism.
Oi Polloi are a punk rock band from Scotland that formed around 1981.
Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music.
Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the province of A Coruña the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
Ortigueira, a seaport and borough in County Ferrolterra (A Coruña) in Galicia, celebrates its patron saint day -Saint Martha of Ortigueira's Day- on 29 July.
Paddy Moloney (Pádraig Ó Maoldomhnaigh; born 1 August 1938) is an Irish musician, composer and producer who is the founder and leader of the Irish musical group The Chieftains and has played on every one of their albums.
Pan-Celticism (Pan-Chelteachas), also known as Celticism or Celtic nationalism is a political, social and cultural movement advocating solidarity and cooperation between Celtic nations (both the Gaelic and Brythonic branches) and the modern Celts in North-Western Europe.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
Pentangle (or The Pentangle) are a British folk-jazz band with an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues and folk rock influences.
A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave, in contrast to the more familiar heptatonic scale that has seven notes per octave (such as the major scale and minor scale).
Pibroch, Piobaireachd or Ceòl Mòr is an art music genre associated primarily with the Scottish Highlands that is characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations.
Ponte da Barca is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.
Puirt à beul (literally "tunes from a mouth") is a traditional form of song native to Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
Quebec City (pronounced or; Québec); Ville de Québec), officially Québec, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. The city had a population estimate of 531,902 in July 2016, (an increase of 3.0% from 2011) and the metropolitan area had a population of 800,296 in July 2016, (an increase of 4.3% from 2011) making it the second largest city in Quebec, after Montreal, and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in Canada. It is situated north-east of Montreal. The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows". Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the 'Historic District of Old Québec'. The city's landmarks include the Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the skyline, and the Citadelle of Quebec, an intact fortress that forms the centrepiece of the ramparts surrounding the old city and includes a secondary royal residence. The National Assembly of Quebec (provincial legislature), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization) are found within or near Vieux-Québec.
Quimper (Breton: Kemper, Latin: Civitas Aquilonia or Corisopitum) is a commune and capital of the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France.
The reel is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting mainly of traditional Irish music and dance.
The Romance languages (also called Romanic languages or Neo-Latin languages) are the modern languages that began evolving from Vulgar Latin between the sixth and ninth centuries and that form a branch of the Italic languages within the Indo-European language family.
Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group formed in Skye, in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig Dance Band'.
Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.
Scottish Gaelic Punk is a subgenre of punk rock in which bands sing some or all of their music in Scottish Gaelic.
Sean-nós (Irish for "old style") is a highly ornamented style of unaccompanied traditional Irish singing.
Shaun Davey (born 18 January 1948) is an Irish composer.
Skara Brae were an Irish traditional music group from Kells, County Meath with origins in Ranafast (Rann na Feirste), County Donegal.
Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation.
Steeleye Span are an English folk rock band formed in 1969.
Stockton's Wing is an Irish band formed in 1977 by four All-Ireland champion musicians - Paul Roche flute/whistle, Maurice Lennon fiddle, Tommy Hayes bodhran, and Kieran Hanrahan banjo/mandolin, along with Tony Callinan on guitar and vocals.
Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh) is the main settlement of Western Isles and the capital of Lewis and Harris in Scotland.
A strathspey is a type of dance tune in time.
Super Furry Animals are a Welsh psychedelic rock band.
The Corrs are an Irish band that combine pop rock with traditional Irish themes within their music.
The Pilgrim is a live album by the composer Shaun Davey.
The Pogues were an Irish-British Celtic punk band formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan.
The Tossers are a six-piece Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois formed in July 1993.
Traditional Gaelic music is the folk music of Goidelic language-speaking communities, often including lyrics in those languages.
Trieste (Trst) is a city and a seaport in northeastern Italy.
Trip hop (sometimes used synonymously with "downtempo") is a musical genre that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol.
Tullamore is the county town of County Offaly, in the midlands of Ireland, and is located in the centre of the county.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
The uilleann pipes are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland.
Vila Nova de Gaia, or simply Gaia (Cale) is a city and a municipality in Porto District in Norte Region, Portugal.
Waulking songs (Scots Gaelic: Òrain Luaidh) are Scottish folk songs, traditionally sung in the Gaelic language by women while fulling (waulking) cloth.
The Welsh (Cymry) are a nation and ethnic group native to, or otherwise associated with, Wales, Welsh culture, Welsh history, and the Welsh language.
Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.
Yn Chruinnaght (Manx for "the gathering") is a cultural festival in the Isle of Man which celebrates Manx music, Manx language and culture, and links with other Celtic cultures.
The Young Dubliners (sometimes shortened to the Young Dubs) is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1988.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.