We start the month with songs and tunes from new and recent releases from both sides of the Atlantic.
A Bag of Treats [Encore of #13-20]
How do you tell the difference between a jig and a reel? What makes music "Celtic"? Join us for Celtic Music 101 this week and you might learn some answers to such questions.
Farming Traditions in Music
A listener recommended that we put together a program on farming traditions in music of England, Ireland, and Scotland, so we accepted the challenge and this week's program is the result.
Spotlight on Six
This week we focus on new CDs by six of the leading Celtic performers and bands, showing their instrumental as well as vocal talents.
We look back through recordings of the past four decades to find some gems that haven't ever appeared on the program before.
Tune in for wonderful songs and tunes from new and recent releases by some of the leading Celtic and folk artists.
The Waterbug Celtic Hour [Encore of #13-28]
Singer Andrew Calhoun visits our studio to talk about the many Celtic and American folk artists who have albums on his Illinois-based record label, Waterbug Records.
The medleys in this week's all-instrumental program feature tunes with the word "favourite" in the title, usually preceded by the name of the musician associated with the tune, or even the composer of the tune.
These LPs are 30 Years Old!
This week we look back 30 years ago to music released on vinyl in 1985, by groups like De Danann, The Chieftains, Clannad, Kornog, and The Easy Club.
Our final look at new releases this year gives a preview of some of the albums that will be in the running for our end-of-year selection of Album of the Year.
The Boys and the Girls [Encore of #13-38]
Many a tune or song in the Irish tradition has a title beginning with The Boys of... or The Girls of... or some variant of those phrases. This week we'll search for some of those titles and see what we find.
The lands of Western Europe are rich in Christmas music traditions, and we mix those traditions with some old favorites from North America in this week's Celtic Christmas program.
With the beginning of winter and the coming of the new year, we feature music for the season.
Best of 2015
Host Bryan Kelso Crow will feature tracks from some of the top albums of the year, finishing with an announcement of his selection of the Celtic Connections Album of the Year for 2015.