Tune in for some of the best vocals and instrumentals from new and recent releases on this week's program.
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.
Summer Festival Preview
This week we preview Celtic performers coming to the Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, many of whom will also appear at other festivals in North America the rest of the summer.
Bands of Sisters [Encore of #16-06]
This week's program highlights bands of female siblings from the Celtic lands, keeping it all in the family!
Join us for our monthly roundup of songs and tunes from new and recent releases in the Celtic music world.
The Old and the New [Encore of #16-07]
Many Irish and Scottish dance tunes start with "The Old..." or "The New...." This week we select tunes and songs with those phrases in their titles.
Keeping it Celtic [Encore of #16-12]
If you like Celtic music, you can't go wrong with this week's program, which features favorite tunes and songs from Irish, Scottish, North American, and other Celtic traditions.
The Lone Bird: Irish Music Encounters, 1978
Your host first visited Ireland 40 years ago, and first experienced live performances by The Chieftains and other legendary Celtic musicians. This week he shares excepts from his travel journal as we enjoy recordings by many of those performers.
Music from new and recent CDs will be the focus of this week's program.
American Folk [Encore of #16-17]
American singers and musicians who play or sing Celtic music, or acoustic folk music in general, are featured in this week's program.
This week we go back a few years to albums released in 2014, picking up tracks we haven't featured on the program until now.
Máire & Chris [Encore of #16-45]
One of Ireland's top harp players, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, and one of England's leading acoustic guitar players, Chris Newman, visit our studio to talk about their musical marriage and long recording career, still in full bloom.
Music from the past several decades will come together in this week's Celtic Connections. We hope you can join us!