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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, Apr. 22 & Sun, Apr. 23
This year marks the 55th anniversary of Ireland's best known traditional music band, The Chieftains. To help us celebrate some of the highlights of those decades, we talk with the band's founding member, Paddy Moloney.
NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE (4/29 & 4/30)
Program Topic: #17-17: Songs of the Selkies
In Scottish and Irish mythology, the legend of the selkies figures prominently, the creatures who "live as seals in the sea but shed their skins to become human on land" (Wikipedia). Stories of the selkies continue to be told in songs and films, and this week we feature some of these songs from performers like Karan Casey, Joan Baez, Maddy Prior, Solas, and The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem.
Looking for a program playlist? Find this season's playlist or archived playlists on the playlist page.