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
Brian Kelso Crow first visited Ireland 40 years ago and first experienced live performances by many legendary Celtic musicians. As we remember the ...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Join us for the sounds of the season as we celebrate Celtic Christmas featuring Cherish the Ladies, Michael Londra, Finn MacGinty, Nathan Clark Geo...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
As the Winter season gets underway, we can warm up with songs of winter cheer!

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Revisit New Releases from this year from both sides of the Atlantic featuring Flook, Runa, Imar, The Trails of Cato, Lunasa and more!

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Join us for an hour of Celtic Covers as some of the best Celtic groups do their versions of some American standards. Featuring Dublin Gulch, France...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
A special encore presentation of a visit to the studio by Asheville, NC Irish Fiddler Finn Magill and Irish singer Dave Curley, from Galway. We'll ...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
In honor of Veterans Day, we revisit music of the Civil War featuring Jim Taylor, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chris Vallilo, and Alison Krauss.

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:27
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Revisit some recent releases on this edition of Celtic Connections. Featuring We Banjo 3, Fergal Scahill, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Mary C...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:31
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Join us for the traditional Celtic holiday of Samhain - source of what many today celebrate as Halloween. We celebrate both traditions with music f...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
We explore the history of Celtic railways with music about railroads featuring Mick Moloney, The Easy Club, Mary Black, Lead Bell and Kevin Crehan.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
In the midst of the autumn harvest, we look back to the "field" recordings from around the middle of the 20th century.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
A special studio session with Kyle Carey and Bryan Kelso Crow. A delightful hour of music and conversation as Carey plays live in the studio and ta...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Revisit new releases from the Spring of 2019 featuring The Trails of Cato, Danu, Back West, Brass Lassie, and more!

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:28
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
The songs we feature this week started life as poems, by the likes of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and others. They have been set to music by...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:28
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Taking our title from the 1922 book by Chicago's Irish police Chief Francis O'Neill, "Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody," we picked up some stray t...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Scottish and Irish immigration to the New World inspired a lot of songs and tunes, with stories about the sadness of leaving the green fields of ho...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Join Celtic Connections this week for some of the latest from the Celtic music world. Featuring Kennedy's Kitchen, Lilt, We Banjo 3, Back West, Da...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Our friendly neighbors to the north provide all of this week's music as we sample Canadian Celtic, French, and Anglo music from coast to coast.

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:36
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
This week we raid the record shelves to highlight tracks from no-longer-new releases, some going back several decades ago.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:37
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Caption: Host Bryan Kelso Crow, Credit: Celtic Connections
Celtic Connections Program #1933, "Songs of the Selkies" In Scottish and Irish mythology, the legend of the selkies figures prominently, the crea...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:37
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