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post Sep 15 2007, 03:21 AM
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I'm not sure how many people here listen to Celtic music but I thought I'd share and also make some recommendations.
I've been around Celtic music my whole life....it has great influence here in eastern Canada. I love traditional music but have been a huge fan of Celtic Rock and Punk for some time now. Basically the traditional music with a twist. It contains traditional instruments such as bagpipes, accordians, tin whistles, guitars etc...but it's been rock/punked up a bit. So for anyone who is interested I've included a couple of youtube videos of my two favorite bands in this genre....Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly plus made some recommendations incase anyone was interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw
Some may recall the above from the movie "The Departed". These guys are from Boston.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JePJNCrxpcY
These guys are from L.A.

Recommendations:

Celtic Punk
Black 47
Blood or Whiskey
Dropkick Murphys
Filthy Thieving Bastards
Flatfoot 56
Flogging Molly
Jackdaw
The Killigans
The Levellers
The Mahones
The Pogues
The Prodigals
The Tossers
Whiskey Rebels

Celtic Rock
Amadan
Celtic Connection
Enter the Haggis
Fathom
Gaelic Storm
Great Big Sea
Leahy
Lenahan
Lordryk
McGinty
Planxty
Shanneyganook
Sons of Erin
Spirit of the West
Tempest
The Bloody Irish Boys
The Micky Fins
The Paperboys
The Waterboys
Wolfstone
Young Dubliners

Some traditional bands worth checking out:
A Crowd of Bold Sharemen
Ryans Fancy
The Chieftans
The Clancy Brothers
The Dubliners
The Fables
The Government Rams
The Irish Decendents
The Irish Rovers
The Killkenny Krew
The Masterless Men
The Punters

These are just a few of my faves. I can recommend more if anyone is interested.

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post Sep 15 2007, 03:31 AM
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Last week I was on a birthdayparty, and they played a CD with Celtic rock/punk music! biggrin.gif
Don't know what band it was, but I think Dropkick Murphy's. And it was really good!


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post Sep 15 2007, 03:36 AM
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WOOOOW!!! I REALLY liked the first video!!! The second one aswell! I think I need some time to get used to the vocals though. This was totally awesome.


Btw, are any of these bands anywhere close to the music from Riverdance? If not any of these bands, do you know any? Like more traditonal stuff without screaming vocals and guitars biggrin.gif
I'd really like to know, becuase the music from Riverdance makes me cry, not becuase its so beautiful or sad, but becuase its so extremely awesome.

Great stuff, thanks.


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post Sep 15 2007, 03:56 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 14 2007, 11:36 PM) *
WOOOOW!!! I REALLY liked the first video!!! The second one aswell! I think I need some time to get used to the vocals though. This was totally awesome.
Btw, are any of these bands anywhere close to the music from Riverdance? If not any of these bands, do you know any? Like more traditonal stuff without screaming vocals and guitars biggrin.gif
I'd really like to know, becuase the music from Riverdance makes me cry, not becuase its so beautiful or sad, but becuase its so extremely awesome.

Great stuff, thanks.


Robin do you mean more like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hk13Dn7ePY...ted&search=

if so all the bands do traditional irish reels...just depends on the song. Also there is a women from Halifax named Natalie McMaster she plays the fiddle and she is amazing most of her stuff are reels. I'll see if I can find some videos for ya if not I'll post some mp3's.

By the way I've added the Chieftans to the list.....how could I forget the Chieftans....
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post Sep 15 2007, 04:00 AM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Sep 15 2007, 02:56 AM) *
Robin do you mean more like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hk13Dn7ePY...ted&search=

if so all the bands do traditional irish reels...just depends on the song. Also there is a women from Halifax named Natalie McMaster she plays the fiddle and she is amazing most of her stuff are reels. I'll see if I can find some videos for ya if not I'll post some mp3's.

By the way I've added the Chieftans to the list.....how could I forget the Chieftans....

Yes, perfect! Thanks! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 15 2007, 04:02 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 15 2007, 12:00 AM) *
Yes, perfect! Thanks! biggrin.gif


No problem then...I'm looking now for videos

edit: As I was sitting here at work it dawned on me that the attachments I had in this post could constitute file sharing. I have removed them and will try to find other examples to post in their stay when I get home thisevening. I appologize for my duh moment. unsure.gif

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post Sep 15 2007, 07:06 AM
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Hmm


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post Sep 15 2007, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Sep 15 2007, 03:02 AM) *
No problem then...I'm looking now for videos

edit: Ok Videos hard to find but here are a few mp3's. The Masterless men one isn't a reel persay (isn't even really irish) but it is the coolest version of House of the Rising sun I've ever heard. tongue.gif By the way with a lot of the traditional stuff after the singing there is usually a instrumental reel. Just a FYI.

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Excellent!! Thank you so very much!!

You sent a few songs from The Masterless Men once on MSN, also great! smile.gif


This stuff is just fantastic... I'm totally getting chills from listening to The house of the rising sun. And the two others you posted for that matter biggrin.gif

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post Sep 15 2007, 08:37 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 15 2007, 03:24 AM) *
I'm totally getting chills from listening to The house of the rising sun. And the two others you posted for that matter biggrin.gif



+1, i agree on that
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post Sep 15 2007, 08:42 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 15 2007, 07:37 AM) *
+1, i agree on that

Have you ever heard the music from Riverdance? Its completely mindblowing. I can assure you that if I ever go to a Riverdance show I will go crazy and laugh and cry myself to death. Becuase I'm crying and laughing when I'm listning to Riverdance in my room. Its so extremely amazing that there are absolutely no words to describe how amazing it is. I want to keep typing this for a couple of hours more, because I just cant say it enough.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=QnZ9QE4-Egs check this out. The music totally kicks ass from 2:53 and out. I have this on Mp3 and its like much better. There is so much power in it, and you can hear the audience go crazy. Its unbelievable.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7KTr8nr-tsE oh man, this is amazing. Just super amazing. Super duper amazing.


I have better versions of these songs on Mp3 though, much more power in them and you can hear the audience goin wild in them.

The dancing is also amazing. I want to learn tap dancing.

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post Sep 15 2007, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Sep 15 2007, 03:06 AM) *
Hmm


Hmm good or Hmm bad?

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Have you ever heard the music from Riverdance? Its completely mindblowing. I can assure you that if I ever go to a Riverdance show I will go crazy and laugh and cry myself to death. Becuase I'm crying and laughing when I'm listning to Riverdance in my room. Its so extremely amazing that there are absolutely no words to describe how amazing it is. I want to keep typing this for a couple of hours more, because I just cant say it enough.


Riverdance is amazing Robin. I saw it in halifax a few years ago.

Like I said in the original post Celtic music has a huge influence here in eastern Canada. I've been around it my whole life. From highland dance when I was a kid to drinking at the pub now. I love the traditional stuff but the rock/punk stuff is just so much fun. I guess it's like death metal for me....you just have to get past the singing biggrin.gif But believe me when you do it's a great trip....it's impossible not to have fun listening to this stuff....even the slow stuff cause you just sing along.

Oh and Robin check out the band Leahy....I think they are exactly what your looking for
http://youtube.com/watch?v=A83ILAKjtQQ&...ted&search=

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post Sep 15 2007, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Sep 15 2007, 09:37 AM) *
Hmm good or Hmm bad?
Riverdance is amazing Robin. I saw it in halifax a few years ago.

Like I said in the original post Celtic music has a huge influence here in eastern Canada. I've been around it my whole life. From highland dance when I was a kid to drinking at the pub now. I love the traditional stuff but the rock/punk stuff is just so much fun. I guess it's like death metal for me....you just have to get past the singing biggrin.gif But believe me when you do it's a great trip....it's impossible not to have fun listening to this stuff....even the slow stuff cause you just sing along.

Oh and Robin check out the band Leahy....I think they are exactly what your looking for
http://youtube.com/watch?v=A83ILAKjtQQ&...ted&search=

Riverdance must have been amazing!


That link you posted sounds like a great band!!

Thanks. I got so many bands to buy albums from now >_< biggrin.gif


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post Sep 15 2007, 09:06 PM
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laugh.gif sounds like your so happy your pissed at the video laugh.gif

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post Sep 15 2007, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 15 2007, 08:06 PM) *
laugh.gif sounds like your so happy your pissed at the video laugh.gif

Yeah the happy-scale went all over to the other side again biggrin.gif


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post Nov 29 2007, 04:24 PM
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There are some great bands listed here. I'd also check out some of Canada's folk and rock influences. Figgy Duff, and Stan Rogers are ones that spring to my mind as outstanding examples of the "New World" traditional sound. smile.gif

My family are all heavily involved in Irish music and language, and I grew up in a household that regularly had music sessions. My cousin Paul is a master fiddle player and instrument builder. You might like some of his music, though it's probably more traditional, so maybe a bit "hardcore" and not to everyones taste.

http://www.myspace.com/paulbradleyviolins
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post Nov 29 2007, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Tank @ Nov 29 2007, 11:24 AM) *
There are some great bands listed here. I'd also check out some of Canada's folk and rock influences. Figgy Duff, and Stan Rogers are ones that spring to my mind as outstanding examples of the "New World" traditional sound. smile.gif

My family are all heavily involved in Irish music and language, and I grew up in a household that regularly had music sessions. My cousin Paul is a master fiddle player and instrument builder. You might like some of his music, though it's probably more traditional, so maybe a bit "hardcore" and not to everyones taste.

http://www.myspace.com/paulbradleyviolins


OH MY GOD....how culd I have forgot Figgy Duff and Stan Rogers. I am so ashamed now sad.gif

I'm glad you enjoy this type of music Tank. I have a revised list as well that I'll post hopefully later this evening...at work right now...that lists a few more fiddlers and more traditional artists. Like you said it may be an aquired taste for some but I love it so much.
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post Nov 29 2007, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Nov 29 2007, 04:39 PM) *
OH MY GOD....


How about Bluehorses smile.gif my fav Celtic-rock-folk-metal band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp--wg6a7vA

And Loreena McKennitt wub.gif check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8C8AVWLhwI


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QUOTE (Twibeard @ Nov 29 2007, 04:58 PM) *
How about Bluehorses smile.gif my fav Celtic-rock-folk-metal band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp--wg6a7vA

And Loreena McKennitt wub.gif check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8C8AVWLhwI


I enjoyed the second clip more to be honest. But both are pretty cool. I'm working on a more formal Celtic Music recommendation list and hope to have it posted in the next day or so...lots more bands and a few other sub genres so keep an eye out.
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