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post Dec 1 2007, 04:36 AM
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Hey everyone. A couple of people have asked me if I'd do a Celtic Music recommendation list so here it is. I've gone with just a few sub genres as most I could have just called "celtic Fusion". But if people come up with more I'll certainly add them. The majority of the bands I've listed are from either North America, Ireland or the UK, however I made note of a few that were from other countries as I know GMC is very diverse. Now some of these bands were hard to classify as they all do a bit of traditional, but hopefully it's a fairly accurate job. Please point out any errors you may see and please feel free to add ones I've missed. Hope you all enjoy smile.gif

Celtic Traditional
A Crowd of Bold Sharemen
Altan
Andy Stewart
Anuna
The Barra McNeils Don't Call Me Early
Barley Bree
Battlefield Band
The Bothy Band
Boys of the Lough
Buddy McMaster (Fiddler)
Capercaillie
The Chieftans Up Against the Buauchalawns
Christy MooreTwo Island Swans
The Clancey's
The Clancey Brothers The Parting Glass
Clannad
The Corries
D'arcy Broderick
Dave Spillane
De Dannan
Dermot O'Reilly
Dervish
Dick Gaughan
Dolores Keene
The Dubliners The Fields of Athenry
Fergus O'Byrne
Five Hand Reel
Foster and Allen
Gerry O' Beirne (guitarist)
The Irish Decendents The Lark in the Morning
The Irish Rovers Farwell to Nova Scotia
Ivor Cutler
Jimmy McCarthy
Jimmy Sweeney
John Allen Cameron
John Peel
John McDermott
Kevin Burke (fiddler)
Kevin Roach
Liam Clancy
Maire Brennen
Mary Black
Mary Coughlan
Mary Jane Lamond
The Masterless Men Boys of the Old Brigade
McGinty
Moving Hearts
Na Fianna Sally Brown/Jigs
Buddy McMaster
Natalie McMaster (fiddler) Tullochgorum
Paddy Reilly
Patrick Street
Planxty Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Ryans Fancy Nancy Whiskey
Stan Rogers
Tommy Flemming
Tommy Makem
Tony Cuffe (guitarist)
Wolfe Tones

Celtic Rock
The American Wake
Ashley McIsaac (fiddler)
The Barcrawlers (Sweden)
The Barley Boys
Barley Juice
The Biblecode Sundays
Birmingham Six
Black 47
Bloody Irish Boys
Bogside Rogues
Bottoms Up
Boys of St. James Gate
Brace Yourself Bridget
Ceili Family (Germany)
Ceili Moss (Netherlands)
Celtae
Celtic Connection The Last Sea Chanty
The Corrs
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Derry Quay (Sweden)
Dublin 4
Dust Rhinos
The Elders
Enter the Haggis Gasoline
The Fables Ramblin Rover
Fathom
The Fenians
Fiddlers Green (Germany)
Figgy Duff
Gaelic Storm
Great Big Sea The Night that Patty Murphy Died
The Government Rams I Had a Hat
Homeland
Horslips
In Search of Rose
The Indulgers
Irish Stew (Yugoslavia)
JD and the Longfellows
John McLean Allan
Keltic Fire
The Killdares
The Kissers
The Lads
The Lahinch Mob
The Larkin and Moran Brothers
Larkin
The Lash
Leahy Call to Dance
Lenahan
Lordryk
The Mickey Fins
The Mickey's
Mother Grove
Muldow
Murder the Stout
Napper Tandy
The Navigators
Off Kilter
Orthodox Celts (Serbia)
The Paperboys
Peatbog Faeries
Pogey
The Prodigals
The Pub Uglies
The Punters
Quality Export (Netherlands)
The Rankin Family
Reilly
Runrig
The Rye
The Sand Carvers
The Saw Doctors Useta Love Her
The Sean Fleming Band
Seven Nation
Shamus O'Blivion and the Megadeath Morrismen
Shanneyganock Old Maid in the Garrett
Siochara
Slide Show Baby
Sons of Erin
Spirit of the West Home for a Rest
Tempest
Tom Foolery and Shannanigans
The Town Pants
The Water Boys Fisherman's Blues
Wild Colonial Boys
Young Dubliners If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Celtic Punk
Amadan
Black Irish Texas
Blaggards
Blood or Whiskey
The Bloody Irish Boys
Catgut Mary (Australia)
Dicey Riley
The Dirges
Dropkick Murphys The Dirty Glass
Filthy Thieving Bastards
Finnegans Lads (Netherlands)
Fins Fury
The Fisticuffs
Flatfoot 56
Flogging Molly Devil's Dance Floor
Gobshites
The Go Set (Australia)
Greenland Whalefishers (Norway)
The hit the Bottle Boys
Jackdow
The Killigans
The Levellers
The Macc Lads
The Mahones
The McGillicuddys
Meisce
The Mickey Finns
The Mighty Regis
The Mudmen
Mutiny (Australia)
Neck
The Peelers
The Pogues Dirty Old Town
The Porters
The Pubcrawlers
The Ruffians
The Rumjacks
Shane MacGowan
Swaggerin Growlers
Swingin Utters
Three Day Threshold
The Tossers
The Vandon Arms
The Wakes
Wages of Sin
Whiskey Rebels

Celtic Metal
Bluehorses
Cruachan
Eluveitie (Switzerland)
Gease
Mael Mordha
Primordial
Tersivel
Tuatha de Danann (Brazil)
Waylander

Celtic MISC
Afro-Celt Sound System
Alan Stivell
Bill Whelan (composer...he did Riverdance)
Dan Ar Braz (guitarist)
Enya Athair Ar Neamh
Loreena McKennitt
Sinad O'Connor
String Sisters GStrings

EDIT: Bands in green are ones I'd recommend to start with if you've never listened or are not too familiar with the genres.

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post Dec 1 2007, 06:00 AM
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Excellent Rokchik, very well done! smile.gif
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post Dec 1 2007, 02:50 PM
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post Dec 1 2007, 02:57 PM
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WOW, I need too much time to listen all these bands laugh.gif


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post Dec 1 2007, 03:19 PM
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Great list, I love Celtic sounding stuff, but I don't know about any bands.. That's about to change laugh.gif


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post Dec 1 2007, 03:28 PM
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Wow, seems like you know your Celtic!


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post Dec 1 2007, 05:48 PM
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Great list Rokchik,

I'll try to dig out a few more for you later but my wife would kill me if I didn't ask you to add Christy Moore under trad smile.gif . As an aside ,my our daughter counts her blessings, if she'd been a boy she'd have been called Christy - true story smile.gif . Might also be a difference in spelling but also Wolfe Tones under Celtic Rock same as Wolftones?

Anyway I'll look through the albums/cds later.

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I'm glad you all like the list smile.gif

Tony thanks for pointing out my spelling error on Wolfe Tones and also for Christy Moore. I didn't realize he did January Man...I love that song...I added a link aswell. smile.gif

EDIT: Also just an FYI...iTunes has celtic Podcasts for anyone who may be interested. I just found this out today so I may have a lot more groups to add later.

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QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ Dec 1 2007, 03:19 PM) *
Great list, I love Celtic sounding stuff, but I don't know about any bands.. That's about to change laugh.gif

Leahy
Riverdance(Bill Whelan)

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post Dec 2 2007, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Dec 1 2007, 04:12 PM) *
Leahy
Riverdance(Bill Whelan)

These are great to start out with.


Great suggestions Robin....I have taught you well biggrin.gif laugh.gif

I've updated the list to show in green bands I'd recommend as a starting off point I guess for those that may not be to familiar with the genres. All the bands I've mentioned are pretty great but the highlighted ones I think all have a bit of something extra smile.gif
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A few more possibles Rokchik - sorry if they're in there already.

Trad - Mary Black, Maire Brennan, Dolores Keene, Dick Gaughin, Dave Spillane, Mary Coughlan, Jimmy McCarthy.

If you want to let Scottish music in then - Boys of the Lough, Capercaille. And Irish/Scottish/English - Five Hand Reel.

Christy Moore - great singer and a good guitar player as well. Very funny to watch in concert -if you can't get to see him live the live cds are still funny smile.gif. Nice touch putting the links in green smile.gif .

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Enter the haggus, thats a pretty funny band name, made me chuckle smile.gif
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Dec 2 2007, 12:57 PM) *
A few more possibles Rokchik - sorry if they're in there already.

Trad - Mary Black, Maire Brennan, Dolores Keene, Dick Gaughin, Dave Spillane, Mary Coughlan, Jimmy McCarthy.

If you want to let Scottish music in then - Boys of the Lough, Capercaille. And Irish/Scottish/English - Five Hand Reel.

Christy Moore - great singer and a good guitar player as well. Very funny to watch in concert -if you can't get to see him live the live cds are still funny smile.gif. Nice touch putting the links in green smile.gif .

Cheers,
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All added Tony. Thanks for the suggestions. Seem you know your stuff too smile.gif Didn't Dick Gaughan play in Five Hand Reel? So can't believe I missed them they are so great. I have a few more to add too now that I've found those podcasts.....so much great celtic music out there. And as for the green....well I just thought it was fitting due to the subject matter biggrin.gif tongue.gif

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Enter the haggus, thats a pretty funny band name, made me chuckle


It a pretty unique name smile.gif These guys are from Toronto, On Canada. I've seen them in concert a few times and they are fantastic. They do a lot of festivals all over the world so keep an eye out. I know they play in Florida all the time.
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Absolutely right about Dick G and Five Hand Reel Rokchik smile.gif - he was also in Boys of the Lough with Aly Bain but as a soloist did the wonderful - at least in my opinion- album 'Handful of Earth' smile.gif . (Lots of other great albums but that one stands out particularly.)

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Dec 2 2007, 08:01 PM) *
Absolutely right about Dick G and Five Hand Reel Rokchik smile.gif - he was also in Boys of the Lough with Aly Bain but as a soloist did the wonderful - at least in my opinion- album 'Handful of Earth' smile.gif . (Lots of other great albums but that one stands out particularly.)

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I hadn't heard Boys of Lough but I checked them out on youtube...great stuff. I wasn't aware that Gaughan did some solo work. I'll certainly be checking that out. Thanks again.

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Oh you should really check out Leahy if you already haven't. Amazing group. They are all brothers and sisters and are from my home province of Nova Scotia. They are just fantastic.
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Thanks I'll look in to Leahy.

Wife has made a disgusted noise and pointed out that I've missed out the following:

Trad - De Dannan, Patrick Street, Moving Hearts (I'm embarrassed to have forgotten them blink.gif as ol' Christy Moore was in them and Planxty) and Luka Bloom.

Might not be suitable for the list but maybe worth a mention - Ivor Cutler, the Scottish folk poet who recorded a number of albums including 'Life in a Scotch Living Room Vol 2' and was much loved by the late John Peel (UK Radio1 DJ).

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Dec 2 2007, 08:29 PM) *
Thanks I'll look in to Leahy.

Wife has made a disgusted noise and pointed out that I've missed out the following:

Trad - De Dannan, Patrick Street, Moving Hearts (I'm embarrassed to have forgotten them blink.gif as ol' Christy Moore was in them and Planxty) and Luka Bloom.

Might not be suitable for the list but maybe worth a mention - Ivor Cutler, the Scottish folk poet who recorded a number of albums including 'Life in a Scotch Living Room Vol 2' and was much loved by the late John Peel (UK Radio1 DJ).

Cheers,
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I'm beginning to like your wife more and more Tony smile.gif

I have Planxty there actually but I'll add the others for sure. John Peel was so great....I'm embarrased I missed him. ohmy.gif I know I've missed a few.....my cd collection for celtic music was a bit larger then I remembered and not all of it is here. But as I remember things I add....like Andy Stewart...how could I forget Andy Stewart....my grandfather is rolling over in his grave for sure. smile.gif
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She has excellent taste in music but not so good in men wink.gif Rokchik.


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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Dec 2 2007, 08:46 PM) *
She has excellent taste in music but not so good in men wink.gif Rokchik.


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That is too funny. I'm sure she'd say different smile.gif
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