Join us for a roundup of songs and tunes from new and recent releases from the world of Celtic music.
Best of the Best, Part 2
Our survey of music from our Album of the Year winners continues, starting with the winner for the first year Celtic Connections was on the air, 1991.
Journey with us this week to the Highlands and Islands in the north of Scotland, for songs in Scots Gaelic, and tunes for pipes and fiddles and more.
This week we feature music of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and other popular musicians as covered by Celtic performers.
Our monthly sample of music from new and recent releases continues, with lively songs and toe-tapping tunes.
One Morning in May
The month of May figures prominently in love songs and songs of nature from Scotland, England, and Ireland. We tap into that tradition with the help of Kyle Carey, Len Graham, Pierre Bensusan, and others.
All the music this week is clearly Canadian, ranging from the east coast with its strengths in Scottish, Irish, and French music, to the west coast and the musical strongholds of British Columbia.
Best of 1984 (30 Years Back)
Our occasional series where we look back to recordings of 30 years ago takes us back to 1984 this week, when vinyl records were still the norm.
We raid the CD stacks this week for music that is no longer recent enough to show up in our New Releases programs.
Tune in this week to see what's new, what's hot, and what's cool in the Celtic music world.
Give Us a Song!
Many a pub session singer has heard the request, "Give us a song!" And this week we'll honor that request by playing some of the popular session songs.
Composed by Junior Crehan
Martin "Junior" Crehan (1908-1998) was one of the most admired fiddle players in Co. Clare, and his compositions are played by many Irish musicians to this day. This week we seek out his tunes as recorded by younger musicians and bands like Kevin Crawford, Matt Molloy, Kevin Burke, and Dervish.
Summer Festival Preview
Irish music festivals around the US are offering us a summer full of great music and dance, and this week we preview some of the festivals and their lineups of performers.