Tune in this week for some of the best vocal and instrumental Celtic tracks from both sides of the Atlantic, as we sample new and recent releases.
Child Ballads XIV
This is the 14th edition of our continuing series on the traditional ballads of England and Scotland, collected by Harvard Professor Francis J. Child in the late 1800s.
Music of O'Carolan
Ireland's best known classical harp composer, Turlough O'Carolan, is the subject of this week's program, with recordings by some of the leading performers of Irish music.
Songs of Robert Burns
This week we celebrate the 259th birthday of Scotland's great songster Robert Burns, with help from leading singers of today.
We start the month of February with songs and tunes from new and recent releases by Celtic bands and individuals.
This week's program tries to stay strictly traditional, with tunes and songs that date back to unknown composers, played on traditional instrumentation.
All of this week's songs and tunes are performed either solo, or without accompaniment, i.e., a capella!
St. David's Day
March 1 brings the annual festival day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales. We celebrate the holiday with an all-Welsh program.
Join host Bryan Kelso Crow for this week's roundup of some of the best tunes and songs from new and recent releases.
This week we venture across the Irish Sea to tap into the rich folk music traditions of England, including some contemporary songs and tunes from newer composers.
St. Patrick's Day
We'll keep it all Irish for this week's celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.
Albums from the past several decades are sampled for this week's roundup of some old favorite tracks.
While albums released in 2016 might still show up occasionally on our New Releases programs, there are plenty of great tracks that we have not featured yet from those albums, so we will dip back into the 2016 stack for all of this week's selections.