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Episode #2141

Celtic World Music

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Sunday, January 16, 2005

Traditional Celtic music has shown a distinct ability to open itself up to other world music influences. Yet as we hear in tonight's New Sounds, to do it without sounding saccharine, bland, or new-agey is not always easy. Leading practitioners of this fusion style include the Scottish band Shooglenifty, which mixes in shades of electronic and dub reggae. Baka Beyond fuses African beats with Celtic and Gaelic melodies, while Anuna, the Irish choir that was heard in the original "Riverdance" floats through Celtic, medieval and American folk styles with utmost ease.

PROGRAM #2141, Celtic World Music (aired on Monday, 4/2/03)







G.D.'s [4:30]

World Village #468015 or


Solar Shears

Bjork's Chauffeur [4:30]

Compass #4303

Tartan Amoebas


Paper Boots [5:00]

Iona #066

Folk 'n' Hell

Fiery New Music from Scotland

Paul Mounsey: Passing Away [5:00]

MetroBlue #5344

Baka Beyond

Journey Between

Soiridh Leis [4:00]

Hjannibal #1415

Marta Sebestyen


The Shores of Loch Barnn/Hazafele [4:30]


Eileen Ivers

Immigrant Soul

AfroJig [3:00]

Musical Bridge/Koch #8494

The Future Sounds of Gaeldom

Contemporary Celtic Music

Salsa Celtica: Yo Mi Voy [3:30]

Survival #15161


Deep Dead Blue

Deep Dead Blue [3:00]

Danu #007
Available online at OR Anúna Box 4468, Churchtown, Dublin 14 Ireland

Various artists


Tony McMahon: Port na bPucai, excerpt [1:30]

Real World #CAROL-2325

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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