Today’s programme looks at the expansion of Celtic music and themes into several different genres of modern music. Yes, you will find a number traditional tunes in today’s programme, but they may not be arranged quite as you might expect.
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Celtic Moods

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 25 May, 2013

Celtic Moods

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

Yes, you will find a number 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.

The ZBS Radio Hour returns in mid-June.


Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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