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January 28 2012, 05:29:03 AM
The Celtic thread, for people that like quality folk music and shit that's way better than a 2 month guitar student drumming out freebird to try and get laid or someone farting into a mic and dubstepping it.
January 28 2012, 07:46:21 AM
I love SFU's band. Them and FMM are my favorite grade 1 bands.
FMM's Ballymena concert, 1:26:30 has an excellent solo jig.
Great Big Sea is an excellent band, though not everything they do is "celtic".
The Baltimore Consort's "Adieu Dundee" album is excellent Scottish Renaissance music.
No celtic music list is complete without Seamus Ennis, widely regarded as the best Uillean piper ever.
(Yes, he's solo. Chords are played with the regulators.)
I very much like Mick O'Brien's playing, he uses regulators throughout his songs instead of just in bursts.
Kate Rusby has an amazing voice.
As does Loreena McKennit:
And then there are your celtic rock bands, Flogging Molly, The Pogues, The Dropkick Murphys, etc.
January 28 2012, 01:24:39 PM
January 29 2012, 07:30:04 AM
January 29 2012, 09:23:39 AM
February 3 2012, 08:45:15 PM
I can't post grooveshark songs, but here's a list of a local band I like, Clandestine:
Support your local musicians and all that.
February 4 2012, 12:43:16 PM
February 7 2012, 05:23:47 PM
Slower Gaelic air time:
And some proper folksy stuff:
February 20 2012, 03:30:57 AM
Cernunnos - Awakening
Death of a Space Piper
March 22 2012, 11:06:39 AM
For anyone feeling hipster there's John McCormack on vinyl:
March 22 2012, 11:30:06 AM
April 21 2012, 09:16:57 PM
I so wish this guy could sing.
April 25 2012, 03:18:26 AM
More Dropkick Murphys
April 30 2012, 12:29:28 AM
Most people don't really know all the variety there is in bagpipes. You got border pipes, northumbrian pipes, uilleann pipes, and scottish smallpipes. Those are just the Celtic ones.
Border pipes, they sound a lot like highland pipes in pitch and tone, but are quieter and bellows-blown:
Scottish smallpipes sound like the ones played by an Irish bitch, but are Great Highland Bagpipe fingering and in proper concert pitch:
And last but not leastly, Northumbrian and Uilleann pipes, which together sound quite beastly:
May 24 2012, 07:32:46 AM
Because everyone likes Boondock Saints.
May 29 2012, 03:17:51 AM
Whoa are flutes really that good? Yes
May 31 2012, 05:43:45 AM
Most people don't like piobaireachd (a type of bagpipe music) because it's seen as slow and repetitive (as opposed to listening to that sweet guitar chord you hear 40 times in a song). But piobaireachd was originally played on the harp before the pipes became prominent, and it sounds nice, way better than I thought the harps would sound:
June 3 2012, 11:35:38 PM
Actually bagpipes are better anyway.
July 2 2012, 09:47:24 PM
More smallpipes, with drones being changed for a completely different sound and all that cool stuff. The videos of the guy making my set (to be gotten sometime around January next year for me):
July 10 2012, 04:59:29 AM
EJ Jones I've posted stuff for before, but here's a tune from Brizeus, one of his bands:
July 28 2012, 06:53:43 AM
Piobaireachd ("pee-brock") is the classical music of the great highland bagpipe. It is less commonly referred to as Ceol Mor, meaning Great Music. It is an entirely different from the category of music known as Ceol Beag (or Little Music) that includes marches, slow airs, and the various idioms of dance music (jigs, reels, strathspeys, and hornpipes).
Piobaireachd tunes are often several hundred years old, dating as far back as the 1400's. It is distinct from the other forms of Celtic music in that it is only traditionally played by a solo piper on the great highland bagpipe.
Many pipers consider Piobaireachd to be the highest form of bagpipe music and also most satisfying and challenging to play. The world's most prestigious piping competitions, such as the Gold Medals at Inverness and Oban, are won by pipers who compete by playing Piobaireachd tunes.
August 2 2012, 06:20:59 AM
Piborch is pretty heavy for most people but a nice concert piece was done by St. Lawrence O'Toole:
August 19 2012, 07:19:34 PM
The Chieftains, best musicians I've heard consistently and I guess there's a reason they've been around for 40 years.
September 21 2012, 03:48:16 AM
Mary Black - Mo Ghile Mear (the actual poem)
The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil
October 11 2012, 06:04:21 AM
Hot brunettes and celtic music, my two favorite things put together.
February 9 2013, 07:56:41 AM
Funny because its true.
March 16 2013, 05:34:06 AM
An interesting style of regulator playing:
Catriona's Lament on GHB:
And on wire strung harp:
May 7 2013, 11:38:23 AM
John Riley, a guy who said fuck the US army and went to join the Mexicans.
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