Celtic Connections

Series produced by WSIU

Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
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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


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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
One of Ireland's top harp players, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, and one of England's leading acoustic guitar players, Chris Newman, visit our studio to ta...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Celtic Connections we go back a few years to albums released in 2014, picking up tracks we haven't featured on the program until now. ...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Celtic Connections, American singers and musicians who play or sing Celtic music, or acoustic folk music in general, are featured in t...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Celtic Connections music from new and recent CDs will be in the spotlight. Featuring Usher's Island, Talisk, We Banjo 3, Back West an...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week on Celtic Connections, your host first visited Ireland 40 years ago, and first experienced live performances by The Chieftains and other ...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week in a special encore performance of Celtic Connections, If you like Celtic music, you can't go wrong with this week's program, which featu...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week on an encore edition of Celtic Connections, many Irish and Scottish dance tunes start with "The Old..." or "The New..." This week we sele...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Join us for our monthly roundup of songs and tunes from new and recent releases on the Celtic Connections! Featuring Talisk, Kyle Carey, Fergal Sc...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week on Celtic Connections we highlight bands of female siblings from the Celtic lands, keeping it all in the family! Featuring The Gothard S...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Celtic Connections we preview Celtic performers coming to the Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, many of whom will also appear at other festi...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The medleys in this week's all-instrumental edition of Celtic Connections feature tunes with the word "favourite" in the title, usually preceded b...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Tune in for some of the best vocals and instrumentals from new and recent releases on this week's Celtic Connections. Featuring Back West, Iona Ri...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The American Civil War generated a lot of music, some of it with origins in Ireland and Scotland. This week on Celtic Connections we look back at m...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week on Celtic Connections we raid the record shelves for songs and tunes from the past several decades that haven't been heard on the program...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week on a special encore performance of Celtic Connections we feature accordion player Jackie Daly, from the Cork/Kerry border area of Sliabh ...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:28
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This week on Celtic Connections it's an encore program from 2015. "In Concert" features the recordings from live concert appearances, including li...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week on Celtic Connections hear some of the newest exciting arrangements of dance tunes, and moving versions of ballads, in this week's roundu...

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  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Join Celtic Connections as we celebrate the birth of Thomas Moore, the poet laureate and most widely loved songwriter of Ireland, was born on May 2...

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  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Lots of good tracks from 2015 CDs have not been heard on Celtic Connections until now, as we revisit some of the great releases from that year. Fe...

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  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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We celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday this month with covers of his songs by Celtic and American singers, and a few from the man himself on this week's...

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  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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