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Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide
variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the
western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the
Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the
Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia, as well as Cape
Breton, Nova Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic
influence has been felt.
The program's host, Bryan Kelso Crow, also brings you
great music from England and from Scandinavia and other European
regions, all of which have connections with a Celtic past.
Each week on Celtic Connections, you can
count on hearing the finest selections from new releases as well as from
Celtic classics. We also offer occasional concert performances,
recorded exclusively for Celtic Connections, along with original interviews with some of the top names in the Celtic music world.
Celtic Connections is syndicated to stations
across the U.S. If it is not available on your local public radio
station, contact them about your interest in the program, with the
reminder that it is available absolutely FREE!
THIS WEEK ON CELTIC CONNECTIONS
Sat, Dec. 3 & Sun, Dec. 4
This first program of December is the last chance to hear 2016 albums that will be in the running for our upcoming "Best of 2016" program.
NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE (12/10 & 12/11)
Program Topic: #16-49: Music of O'Carolan
Ireland's best-known classical harper, Turlough O'Carolan, lived from 1670 to 1738 and was blind for most of his adult life. His compositions survive today and continue to be recorded by not only harpers but by some of the leading bands in the Celtic music genre. We'll hear a number of O'Carolan tunes in this week's program.
Looking for a program playlist? Find this season's playlist or archived playlists on the playlist page.