Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. It refers to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded music and the styles vary considerably to include everything from "trad" (traditional) music to a wide range of hybrids. Often the melodic line moves up and down the primary chords in so many songs. There are a number of possible reasons for this: Melodic variation can be easily introduced. These two latter usage patterns may simply be remnants of formerly widespread melodic practices. Often, the term Celtic music is applied to the music of Ireland and Scotland because both lands have produced well-known distinctive styles which actually have genuine commonality and clear mutual influences. Divisions Alan Stivell at Nuremberg, Germany, 2007 Forms Festivals The Celtic music scene involves a large number of music festivals. Massed pipers at the Lorient festival
Music of IrelandThe bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum. Irish Music is music that has been created in various genres on the island of Ireland. The indigenous music of the island is termed Irish traditional music. Early Irish music By the High and Late Medieval Era, the Irish annals were listing native musicians, such as the following: Modern interpretation Early Irish poetry and song has been translated into modern Irish and English by notable Irish poets, song collectors and musicians. Early Irish musicians abroad Some musicians were acclaimed in places beyond Ireland. Helias of Cologne (died 1040), is held to be the first to introduce Roman chant to Cologne. Donell Dubh Ó Cathail (c. 1560s-c.1660), was not only musician of Viscount Buttevant, but, with his uncle Donell Óge Ó Cathail, harper to Elizabeth I. Early Modern times Traditional music A traditional music session, known in Gaelic as a seisiún.
Bluegrass NationOld Time and Celtic songs are about whiskey, food and struggle. Bluegrass songs are about God, mother and the girl who did me wrong. If the girl isn’t dead by the third verse, it ain’t Bluegrass. If everyone dies, it’s Celtic. The Music Old Time and Celtic songs are about whiskey, food and struggle. Old Time and Celtic bands have nonsense names like “Flogging Molly’, “Fruit Jar Drinkers’ and “Skillet Lickers” while Bluegrass bands have serious gender-specific name like “Bluegrass Boys,’ “Clinch Mountain Boys’ and ”Backwoods Babes.” The most common Old Time keys are major and minor with only 5 notes (modal). A Bluegrass band has between 1 and 3 singers who are all singing about an octave above their natural vocal range. In a Celtic band, anyone who speaks during a performance gets “the look’, and songs are preceded by a call for silence and a detailed explanation of their cultural significance. The InstrumentsBanjo A Celtic banjo is small and quiet. Pete’s Placewww.bluegrasswest.com