#3610: Music From the 7 Celtic Nations

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The Gloaming will perform at The Greene Space for a special New Sounds live show.

Listen to music from the seven Celtic nations on this New Sounds; Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France (Brittany), England (Cornwall), Isle of Man and Spain (Galicia). To start, there’s music by ex-rocker and composer/guitarist Dave Flynn from Ireland, featuring violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan, along with fiddler Martin Hayes, and guitarist Dennis Cahill. Hayes and Cahill are also part of the Irish-American supergroup, the Gloaming. We’ll hear a tune from the Gloaming that’s nearly 300 years old and was written for the Gaelic festival known as Bealtaine, a holiday that marks the beginning of summer,  “Samhradh Samhradh.”  Also, hear music from the Gloaming's lead singer, Iarla Ó Lionáird, from his record "Foxlight".  SEE The Gloaming on Friday, June 20 at 7PM in the Jerome L. Greene Space, as part of the New Sounds Live Concerts.

Then, listen to a traditional Welsh folksong from the group 9Bach, who are based in northern Wales around singer & keyboardist Lisa Jen and guitarist Martin Hoyland.  There’s also music from Brittany, France, by composer Yann Tiersen, from his record “Infinity,” spoken in Breton and mixing in gamelan and electronics.  Plus, a live performance of music from the Scottish band, Mouth Music from 1991. And more.

PROGRAM #3610 Music From the 7 Celtic Countries (First aired on 6/12/2014)  





Martin Hayes, fiddle Dennis Cahill, guitar w/ Ioana Petcu-Colan, violin


David Flynn: Music for the Departed, excerpt [5:24]

Private CDR, the tune has been arranged for guitar and released on “Dave Flynn - Contemporary Traditional Irish Guitar”
www.cmc.ie OR

The Gloaming

The Gloaming

Samhradh Samhradh [5:54]

Brassland HWY-037



Ffarwel [6:03]

Real World Records CDRW202/release/632/tincian/ 

Yann Tiersen


Ar Maen Bihan [6:53]

Mute 9592
livestream.yanntiersen.com , also available at

Iarla Ó Lionáird



Real World CDRW184

Mouth Music

Live, WNYC 12/26/91

S'Muladach [5:23]

This performance not commercially available.  Mouth Music recordings are available: www.cdbaby.com

Alan Stivell

Journee a la Maison

An Try Marrak [5:52]

Rounder #3062. Try Amazon.com OR Stivell's site: www.alan-stivell.com

Christina Pato

The Galician Connection

O Loito do Mar [3:13]

Zouma - #ZRCD 062
Available at iTunes

Patrick Ball

Celtic Harp III
Secret Isles

Song of the Water Kelpie [3:02]

Fortuna 1985
Available at Amazon.com