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Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. [1]

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Alan Stivell

Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944 in Riom, Auvergne, France) is a Breton and Celtic musician and singer, recording artist and master of the Celtic harp.

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Altan (band)

Altan are an Irish folk music group formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her since-deceased husband Frankie Kennedy.

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Anúna is an Irish choral group.

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Andean music

Andean music is a group of styles of music from the Andes region in South America.

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Asturias (Asturies), officially the Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias; Principáu d'Asturies), is an autonomous community in north-west Spain.

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Avilés is a city in Asturias, Spain.

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A bagad is a Breton band, composed of bagpipes (Breton: binioù, French: Cornemuse), bombards and drums (including snare, tenor and bass drums).

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Black 47

Black 47 are a New York City based celtic rock band with Irish Republican sympathies, whose music also shows influence from reggae, hip hop, folk and jazz.

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Bluegrass music

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a subgenre of country music.

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Bombard (music)

The bombard (is a contemporary conical-bore double-reed instrument widely used to play traditional Breton music. The bombard is a woodwind instrument, and a member of the shawm family. Like most shawms, it has a broad and very powerful sound, vaguely resembling a trumpet. It is played as other shawms are played, with the double reed placed between the lips. The second octave is 'over-blown'; achieved via increased lip and air pressure or through the use of an octave key. It plays a diatonic scale of up to two octaves, although contemporary instruments frequently have added keywork permitting some degree of chromaticism. A bombard player is known as a talabarder after 'talabard', the older Breton name for the bombard.

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The Bretons are an ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France.

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Britonia is the historical name of a settlement established in Gallaecia, northwestern Hispania, in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD by Romano-Britons escaping the Anglo-Saxons, who were conquering Britain.

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Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the north-west of France.

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Brittonic languages

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.

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Cantabria is a Spanish historical community and autonomous community with Santander as its capital city.

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Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Cape Breton Regional Municipality, often shortened to simply CBRM, is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton County.

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Capercaillie (band)

Capercaillie are a Scottish folk band, founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and fronted by Karen Matheson.

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Celtic Colours

Celtic Colours International Festival is a Celtic music festival held annually in October in communities all over Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Celtic Connections

The Celtic Connections festival started in 1994 in Glasgow, Scotland, and has since been held every January.

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Celtic diaspora

Celtic diaspora may refer to any of the following diasporas of Celtic people.

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Celtic fusion

Celtic fusion is any modern music which incorporates influences considered "Celtic," or Celtic music which incorporates modern music.

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Celtic metal

Celtic metal is a subgenre of folk metal that developed in the 1990s in Ireland.

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Celtic music in Canada

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.

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Celtic music in the United States

Irish, Scottish and Welsh music have long been a major part of American music, at least as far back as the 18th century.

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Celtic nations

The Celtic nations are territories in Northern and Western Europe where Celtic languages or cultural traits have survived.

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Celtic punk

Celtic punk is punk rock mixed with traditional Celtic music.

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Celtic rock

Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock and a form of Celtic fusion which incorporates Celtic music, instrumentation and themes into a rock music context.

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The Celts (occasionally, see pronunciation of ''Celtic'') were 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.

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Celts (modern)

A modern Celtic identity emerged in Western Europe following the identification of the native peoples of the Atlantic fringe as Celts by Edward Lhuyd in the 18th century.

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Cerdd Dant

Cerdd Dant (string music) is the art of vocal improvisation over a given melody in Welsh musical tradition.

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Ceredwen (pronounced ker-ED-wen) is a Celtic band comprising Andrew Fryer and Renee Gray.

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A choir (also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.

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Citizendium ("the citizens' compendium of everything") is an English-language wiki-based free encyclopedia project launched by Larry Sanger, who had previously co-founded Wikipedia in 2001.

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Clannad are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal.

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Colfiorito is a village in Umbria, central Italy, a frazione of the comune of Foligno.

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Collado Villalba

Collado Villalba is a municipality in the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain.

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Cornish people

Cornish people or Cornish (Kernowyon) are an ethnic group associated with Cornwall,: in the south west of Great Britain, administered as part of England, and a recognised national minority in the United Kingdom.

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Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.

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Country music

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.

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Da Capo Press

Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996.

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An eisteddfod (plural eisteddfodau) is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance.

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Electronica is an umbrella term that encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, drum and bass, jungle, and industrial dance, among others.

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Enya (born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin;, anglicised as Enya Brennan; 17 May 1961) is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter.

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Esposende is a city and a municipality in Braga District in Portugal.

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Eurovision Song Contest 1996

The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 18 May 1996 in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway.

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band.

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Fernhill (band)

Fernhill is a Welsh folk band, formed in 1996.

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Festival Interceltique de Lorient

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.

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Fleadh Cheoil

The Fleadh Cheoil (meaning "festival of music") is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ).

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Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is an American seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California and led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Folk music of Ireland

The folk music of Ireland (also known as Irish traditional music, Irish trad, Irish folk music, and other variants) is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres in Ireland.

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Folk rock

Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of folk music and rock music.

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François Jaffrennou

François-Joseph-Claude Jaffrennou (March 15, 1879 - March 26, 1956) was a Breton language writer and editor.

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Galicia (Spain)

Galicia (or;; Galician and Portuguese: Galiza,, or) is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the official status of a historic nationality.

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Galician gaita

The Galician gaita (Gaita galega in galician, and Gaita gallega in Spanish) is the traditional instrument of Galicia.

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Galician language

Galician (or; galego) is an Indo-European language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch.

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Gallaecian language

Northwestern Hispano-Celtic, or less frequently Gallaecian, is an extinct language of the Celtic family and it was one of the Hispano-Celtic languages.

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Gallo-Brittonic languages

The Gallo-Brittonic languages, also known as the P-Celtic languages, are a controversial subdivision of the Celtic languages of Ancient Gaul (both celtica and belgica) and Celtic Britain, which share certain features.

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Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham).

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Goidelic languages

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.

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Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk (usually referred to simply as hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.

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The harp is a stringed musical instrument which has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, which are plucked with the fingers.

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Hebridean Celtic Festival

The Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scottish Gaelic: Fèis Cheilteach Innse Gall) is an international Celtic music festival, which takes place annually in Stornoway on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is the national anthem of Wales.

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Hip hop music

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.

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Hispano-Celtic languages

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).

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Horslips are an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform songs frequently inspired by traditional Irish airs, jigs and reels.

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), otherwise known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Joliette is a city in southwest Quebec, Canada.

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Kan ha diskan

Kan ha diskan is probably the most common type of traditional music of Brittany.

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Latin music (genre)

"Latin music" (Musica latina in Spanish and Portuguese) is a catch-all term used by the music industry to described any music in Spanish mainly from Latin America and Spain regardless of genre.

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León, Spain

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain.

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List of Celtic festivals

This is an incomplete list of festivals that celebrate Celtic culture, which in modern times may be via dance, Celtic music, food, Celtic art, or other mediums.

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Loreena McKennitt

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.

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Lorient is a commune and a seaport in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

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LP record

The LP (Long Play), or rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a format for phonograph (gramophone) records, an analog sound storage medium.

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Macerata is a city and comune in central Italy, the county town of the province of Macerata in the Marche region.

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Manx people

The Manx (Ny Manninee) are an ethnic group originating from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea in northern Europe.

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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.

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Mieres, Asturias

Mieres is a municipality of Asturias, northern Spain with approximately 45,000 inhabitants.

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Mill a h-Uile Rud

Mill a h-Uile Rud is a Seattle-based band who sing in Scots Gaelic.

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Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin, also known as Máire Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist.

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Music festival

A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday.

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Music genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.

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Music of Brittany

Since the early 1970s, Brittany has experienced a tremendous revival of its folk music.

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Music of Cornwall

Cornwall has been perceived as historically Celtic, though Celtic-derived musical traditions had been moribund for some time before being revived during a late-20th-century roots revival.

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Music of Galicia, Cantabria and Asturias

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.

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Music of Portugal

The music of Portugal includes many different styles and genres, as a result of its history.

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Music of Scotland

Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 21st century, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music.

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Music of the Isle of Man

The music of the Isle of Man reflects Celtic, Norse and other influences, including from its neighbours, Scotland, Ireland England and Wales.

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Music of the United States

The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles.

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Music of Wales

Wales has a strong and distinctive link with music.

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National anthem

A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song etc.) is a generally 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.

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New-age music

New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism.

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Oi Polloi

Oi Polloi are a punk rock band from Scotland that formed around 1981.

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Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the province of A Coruña the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.

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Ortigueira's Festival of Celtic World

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.

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Paddy Moloney

Paddy Moloney (Pádraig Ó Maoldomhnaigh; born 1 August 1938) is the founder and leader of the Irish musical group The Chieftains and has played on every one of their albums.

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Pan-Celticism is the name given to various political and cultural movements and organisations that promote greater contact between the Celtic nations, as defined by these organizations.

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Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Pentangle (band)

Pentangle (or The Pentangle) are a British folk-jazz band with an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues and folk rock influences.

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Pentatonic scale

A pentatonic scale is a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave in contrast to a heptatonic (seven note) scale such as the major scale and minor scale.

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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.

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Ponte da Barca

Ponte da Barca is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal.

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Pop music

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.

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Puirt à beul

Puirt à beul (literally "tunes from a mouth") is a traditional form of song native to Scotland; Ireland; and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Quebec (or; 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.

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Quebec City

Quebec (Québec), also Québec, City of Québec, Quebec City, or Québec City (Ville de Québec),The city's name is not on a federally legislated list of, as is the case with the province of Quebec/Québec.

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Quimper (Breton: Kemper, Latin: Civitas Aquilonia or Corisopitum) is a commune and capital of the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France.

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Reel (dance)

The reel is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting mainly of traditional Irish music and dance.

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Romance languages

The Romance languages— sometimes called the Latin languages, and occasionally the Romanic or Neo-Latin languages—are the modern languages that evolved from spoken Latin between the sixth and ninth centuries A.D. and that thus form a branch of the Italic languages within the Indo-European language family.

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Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group formed in Skye, in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig Dance Band'.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic, sometimes also referred to as Gaelic (Gàidhlig), is a Celtic language native to Scotland.

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Scottish Gaelic punk

Scottish Gaelic Punk is a subgenre of punk rock in which bands sing some or all of their music in Scottish Gaelic.

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Sean-nós song

Sean-nós (Irish for "old style") is a highly ornamented style of unaccompanied traditional Irish singing.

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Shaun Davey

Shaun Davey (born 18 January 1948) is an Irish composer.

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Skara Brae (band)

Skara Brae were an Irish traditional music group from Kells, County Meath with origins in Ranafast (Rann na Feirste), County Donegal.

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Smooth jazz

Smooth jazz is a genre of music that grew out of jazz fusion and is influenced by jazz, R&B, funk, rock, and pop music styles (separately, or, in any combination).

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Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span are an English folk-rock band formed in 1969.

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Stockton's Wing

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.

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Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh) is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (also known as the Western Isles) of Scotland.

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Strathspey (dance)

A strathspey is a type of dance tune in 4/4 time.

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Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals are a Welsh rock band who lean towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation.

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The Corrs

The Corrs are an Irish band that combine rock with traditional Celtic Irish folk themes within their music.

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The Pilgrim (Shaun Davey album)

The Pilgrim is a live album by the composer Shaun Davey.

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The Pogues

The Pogues are a Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan.

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The Tossers

The Tossers are a six-piece Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois formed in July 1993.

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Traditional Gaelic music

The emigration of Gaels to Cape Breton has also resulted in a unique strain of Gaelic music evolving there.

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Trieste (Triestine Trièst; Slovene, Trst;Spezialortsrepertorium der österreichischen Länder. Bearbeiten auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszälung vom 31. Dezember 1910, vol. 7: Österreichisch-Illyrisches Küstenland. 1918. Vienna: K. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, pp. 1, 3. Triest) is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy.

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Trip hop

Trip hop is a genre of electronic music that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol.

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Tullamore is a town in County Offaly, in the midlands of Ireland.

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin.

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Uilleann pipes

The uilleann pipes (or //; or yuh'-len pipes) are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland.

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Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia, or simply Gaia is a city and a municipality in Porto District in Norte Region, Portugal.

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Waulking song

Waulking songs (Scots Gaelic: Òrain Luaidh) are Scottish folk songs, traditionally sung in the Gaelic language by women while waulking cloth.

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Welsh people

The Welsh people (Cymry) are a nation and ethnic group native to, or otherwise associated with, Wales and the Welsh language.

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Western Europe

Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.

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Yn Chruinnaght

Yn Chruinnaght is a cultural festival in the Isle of Man which celebrates Manx music, Manx language and culture, and links with other Celtic cultures.

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Young Dubliners

The Young Dubliners (sometimes shortened to the Young Dubs) is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1988.

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