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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