Contemporary and New Age
Haunting and evocative, passionate and rollicking. The best in Celtic rock and Celtic- or medieval-flavored New Age, featuring well-known veterans and talented newcomers to the genre.
Engaging new age Irish music, with a mix of upbeat rhythms and haunting Celtic melodies sung in Gaelic and English. Includes a duet with Bono of U2.
- Worldes Blysse
Thirteen member women's chorus whose performers are obviously having the times of their lives singing traditional medieval plainsong. Accompanied by instruments of the era.
- Shadow of Time
Soothing new age Celtic instrumentals with an occasional vocal by Triona Ni Dhomhnaill of Relativity. Twelve evocative, ethereal and rousing tracks.
- The Half Tail
The brief sound samples available online don't do justice to this lineup of instrumentals and vocals by Scots band Wolfstone. From the amazing Gillies with its symphony-like movements, to the smooth segues of Granny Hogg's Enormous Wallet, to the haunting Glenglass, this is a matchless Celtic rock album.
- Irish Heartbeat
Van Morrison with The Chieftains
This pairing of veteran folk-rocker Van Morrison with Ireland's most prolific Celtic recording artists couldn't be better, from the foot-tapping Star of the County Down to the melancholy Carrickfergus.
- The Merry Sisters of Fate
Contemporary Irish tunes with a traditional feel. Eleven instrumental tracks, played on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bass and guitar.
- The Celtic Book of Days
Magical melodies and harmonies create a perfect balance between the acoustic and electric pieces, which are rooted in traditional Irish music.
- Daughters of the Celtic Moon
Collection of traditional-sounding melodies performed on harp with flute and other acoustic instruments.
- The Book of Secrets
Haunting vocals and melodies combine for a mystical offering evoking times gone by in exotic soundscapes. Original pieces by contemporary Canadian composer Loreena McKennitt.
Also on Mostly Medieval:
Exploring the Middle AgesResearch articles about life in the Middle Ages. Ballads, religion, heraldry, medicine and more.
In the Exploring the Middle Ages section.
DownloadsBackgrounds, letters, avatars and more for websites, blogs, and newsletters. Desktop wallpapers for personal use.
In the Downloads section.
Travels in the UKTravelogue of a journey through northern England and Southern Scotland. Visits to castles, cathedrals, ruins and more.
In the Travels in the UK section.