Celtic Moods

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 23 April, 2014

Celtic Moods

Today’s programme explores the expansion of Celtic music and themes into several different genres of modern music.

You will find a number of traditional tunes in today’s programme, but they may not be arranged quite as you might expect. And yes, there are a few traditional musicians here too – but they are seldom performing traditionally.

Here we are featuring musicians and music that start from the Celtic tradition and take it forward into other realms, from Joanie Madden to Mendelssohn; from thunderously spectacular orchestral arrangements (you’ll hear several of those today) in the wake of Riverdance, to inspiring music for a small Celtic ensemble and organ, played in the largest Gothic space in the world.

Thus, this is not quite a ‘Celtic’ programme in the normal sense of the word. Today instead revel in the lush orchestrations of Erich Kunzel and Phil Coulter, for example; listen to Celtic Thunder and Celtic Woman; and enjoy a collection of exactly what it says on the tin: Celtic Moods.


Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player .

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