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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)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Flook

Rubai

G.D.'s [4:30]

World Village #468015
www.worldvillagemusic.com or www.flook.co.uk

Shooglenifty

Solar Shears

Bjork's Chauffeur [4:30]

Compass #4303
www.compassrecords.com

Tartan Amoebas

Giant

Paper Boots [5:00]

Iona #066
www.lismor.co.uk

Folk 'n' Hell

Fiery New Music from Scotland

Paul Mounsey: Passing Away [5:00]

MetroBlue #5344
www.metroblue.com

Baka Beyond

Journey Between

Soiridh Leis [4:00]

Hjannibal #1415
www.rykodisc.com

Marta Sebestyen

Kismet

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

Hannibal#1392
www.rykodisc.com

Eileen Ivers

Immigrant Soul

AfroJig [3:00]

Musical Bridge/Koch #8494
www.kochentertainment.com

The Future Sounds of Gaeldom

Contemporary Celtic Music

Salsa Celtica: Yo Mi Voy [3:30]

Survival #15161
www.valley-entertainment.com

Anuna

Deep Dead Blue

Deep Dead Blue [3:00]

Danu #007
Available online at www.anuna.ie OR Anúna Box 4468, Churchtown, Dublin 14 Ireland

Various artists

Lament

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

Real World #CAROL-2325
www.realworldrecords.com

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