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Celtic music [electronic resource] : a complete guide /
June Skinner Sawyers.
edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
imprint
[Cambridge, Mass.?] : Da Capo Press, 2001, c2000.
description
xviii, 366 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0306810077 (print), 9780306810077 (print)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
[Cambridge, Mass.?] : Da Capo Press, 2001, c2000.
isbn
0306810077 (print)
9780306810077 (print)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
7858640
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-354), discography (p. 323-326) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Celtic music means many things to many people. To some it recalls the Irish rebel songs of the Clancy Brothers, to others the ensemble playing of the Chieftains or Enya's ethereal vocals. Yet Celtic music is much more than reels, jigs, and sentimental ballads. It is also unaccompanied singing, feverish fiddle tunes, the sweet strains of the Irish uileann pipes. It comes not just from Ireland and Scotland but from Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man, and Cornwall. It informs the musical roots of Van Morrison and U2, the performances of Riverdance, and the scores for such films as Braveheart and Titanic. Celtic Music explores all aspects of this music--from its roots to the exciting developments on the contemporary scene. Sawyers profiles hundreds of artists, and compiles suggestions for recommended listening as well as the one hundred essential Celtic recordings. Lists of Celtic festivals and publications are also included, together with record outlets, record labels, and music schools, making this book essential for all lovers of the music.
Main Description
Celtic music means many things to many people. To some it recalls the Irish rebel songs of the Clancy Brothers, to others the ensemble playing of the Chieftains or Enya's ethereal vocals. Yet Celtic music is much more than reels, jigs, and sentimental ballads. It is also unaccompanied singing, feverish fiddle tunes, the sweet strains of the Irish uileann pipes. It comes not just from Ireland and Scotland but from Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man, and Cornwall. It informs the musical roots of Van Morrison and U2, the performances of Riverdance, and the scores for such films asBraveheartandTitanic.Celtic Musicexplores all aspects of this musicfrom its roots to the exciting developments on the contemporary scene. Sawyers profiles hundreds of artists, and compiles suggestions for recommended listening as well as the one hundred essential Celtic recordings. Lists of Celtic festivals and publications are also included, together with record outlets, record labels, and music schools, making this book essential for all lovers of the music.
Publisher Fact Sheet
The first guide that charts Celtic music from its ancient roots through its modern performers. Included are recommendations for 100 essential Celtic music recordings, as well as discussion of: music & dance styles of the Celtic tradition; Celtic impact on quintessential American folk & rock musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen & more; & the music's influence on American hillbilly & bluegrass music. Examined as well are modern Irish bands & musicians, such as U2, Mary Black, the Pogues, Hothouse Flowers & the Cranberries.
Unpaid Annotation
"Celtic Music" explores all aspects of this genre, from its roots to the exciting developments on the contemporary scene. Sawyers profiles hundreds of artists and compiles suggestions for recommended listening as well providing a list of 100 essential Celtic recordings.
Table of Contents
Chronology
Preface
Acknowledgments
What Is Celtic Music?: Reels, Songs, and Morep. 1
From Ancient Roots: Bardic Heroes, Traveling Harpers, and the Classical Connectionp. 23
Dancing at the Crossroads: From Riverdance to the Devil's Boxp. 53
The Splendorous Drone: The Music of the Pipesp. 87
The Language of Angels: Songs of the Gaelp. 109
Fundamental Passions: Ballads, Songs, and the Folk Revivalp. 145
Country Hearts, Celtic Ways: Religion, Bluegrass, and That Long Lonesome Highwayp. 189
The Other Edge of the Atlantic: From Coffin Ships to the New Golden Agep. 225
Full-Force Gaels: Planxty to U2p. 255
No Boundaries: Forging Old Links, Creating New Traditionsp. 291
Building a Celtic Music Library: 100 Essential Recordingsp. 323
Resourcesp. 327
A Pan-Celtic Glossaryp. 339
Further Readingp. 343
Indexp. 355
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