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Celtic Connections

Series produced by WSIU

Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Image by: Celtic Connections 
Host Bryan Kelso Crow 

Public Radio's Weekly Hour of Music
From the Celtic Traditions

Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia, as well as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic influence has been felt.

The program's host, Bryan Kelso Crow, also brings you great music from England and from Scandinavia and other European regions, all of which have connections with a Celtic past.

Each week on Celtic Connections, you can count on hearing the finest selections from new releases as well as from Celtic classics. We also offer occasional concert performances, recorded exclusively for Celtic Connections, along with original interviews with some of the top names in the Celtic music world.

Celtic Connections is syndicated to stations across the U.S. If it is not available on your local public radio station, contact them about your interest in the program, with the reminder that it is available absolutely FREE!
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Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia, as well as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic influence has been felt. The program's host, Bryan Kelso Crow, also brings you great music from England and from Scandinavia and other European regions, all of which have connections with a Celtic past. Each week on Celtic Connections, you can count on hearing the finest selections from new releases as well as from Celtic classics. We also offer occasional concert performances, recorded... Show full description


21 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
17-21 5/25/17 Best of 1977 We will look back 40-years to the best music in the Celtic tradition featuring The Chieftains, Buffalo Girls, Ji...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KNAU, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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17-20     5/18/17     Canadian Connections Our friendly neighbors to the north provide all of this week's music, as we sample Canadian Celtic, Fren...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WVBI-LP, WLPR, KAWC, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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17-19 5/11/17 Old Favorites This week we raid the record shelves to highlight tracks from no-longer-new releases, some going back several d...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP, KAWC and more


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 13
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17-18 5/4/17 New Releases The top of the month means it's time to survey music from new and recent releases. Don't miss it!

Bought by WTJU, KISU, WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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17-17     4/27/17     Songs of the Selkies In Scottish and Irish mythology, the legend of the selkies figures prominently, the creatures who "live ...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP, WTJU and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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17-16 4/13/17 55 Years of The Chieftains This year marks the 55th anniversary of Ireland's best known traditional music band, The Chieftain...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KAWC, WBAA, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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17-15 4/20/17 St. Louis Tionól Preview This year marks the 20th anniversary of the St. Louis Tionól, a weekend of Irish music classes, con...

Bought by KNAU, WTJU, WVBI-LP, WLPR, KAWC and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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17-14 4/6/17 New Releases We start the month with a roundup of vocals and instrumentals from new and recent releases by Celtic musicians.

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KNAU, KAWC, WBAA and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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17-13 3/30/17 St. David's Day In honor of the patron saint of Wales, we feature an all-Welsh show this week.

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KAWC, WBAA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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17-12 3/23/17 Six in the Spotlight Six new CDs are the focus of this week's show, with both vocal and instrumental tracks from each CD.

Bought by KISU, WVBI-LP, KAWC, WBAA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
17-11 3/16/17 Back Home in Derry County Derry comes to the foreground this week as we feature songs about Derry, and performers who come from...

Bought by WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP, KAWC, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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17-10 3/9/17 St. Patrick's Day Celebration We're keeping it Irish this week with an upbeat collection of songs and tunes in honor of Irela...

Bought by Prairie Public, WLPR, WVBI-LP, KAWC, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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17-09     3/2/17     New Releases Tune in this week to hear exciting dance tunes and soulful vocals from some of the leading Celtic bands and arti...

Bought by WLPR, WVBI-LP, KNAU, WOUB, KAWC and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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17-08     2/23/17   Child Ballads XIII Our continuing series on the traditional ballads of England and Scotland, collected by Harvard Professor Fr...

Bought by KREV-LP, WLPR, WVBI-LP, KAWC, KISU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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17-07     2/16/17   Best of 30 Years Ago: 1987 This week we look back 30 years ago to some of the best Celtic music of 1987.  That was the year th...

Bought by KISU, Royalton Community Radio, WVBI-LP, KNAU, WLPR and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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17-06     2/9/17     A Visit with Dallahan The high-powered Scottish band Dallahan visits our studio for some live music as well as tracks from th...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, WVBI-LP, KNAU, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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17-05 2/2/17 New Releases New releases from 2017 are starting to appear, and we'll blend them in with releases from the last year or two a...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP, KAWC and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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17-04     1/26/17   Showcase of Instruments We feature as wide a variety of instruments as we can fit into the hour in this week's showcase of inst...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP, WBAA and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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17-03 1/19/17 Songs of Robert Burns This week we celebrate the 258th birthday of Scotland's great songster Robert Burns, with help from lead...

Bought by KISU, WLPR, WVBI-LP, KNAU, WBAA and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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17-02     1/12/17   Wintersongs Music for the season, whether you're having a bleak midwinter or a nice warm time. 

Bought by KISU, WLPR, KNAU, WVBI-LP, KAWC and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11