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Celtic music is a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music 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 traditional music to a wide range of hybrids. Celtic music means two things mainly. First, it is the music of the people that identify themselves as Celts. Secondly, it refers to whatever qualities may be unique to the music of the Celtic nations.

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. The definition is further complicated by the fact that Irish independence has allowed Ireland to promote 'Celtic' music as a specifically Irish product. However, these are modern geographical references to a people who share a common Celtic ancestry and consequently, a common musical heritage.


Irish Traditional MusicScottish Traditional Music

Fusion Genres[edit]

Celtic FusionCeltic Hip HopCeltic RockCeltic MetalCeltic Punk

Pages in category "Celtic"

The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.