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Traditional Folk and Celtic

Traditional folk songs from England, Scotland and Ireland performed by some of the most prolific, awarded and respected artists of the genre.

  • Classic Ballads of Britain and IrelandClassic Ballads of Britain and Ireland
    Alan Lomax

    Twenty-four classic ballads spanning several centuries, spoken or sung a cappella.

  • Blackbirds & ThrushesBlackbirds & Thrushes
    Niamh Parsons

    Traditional Irish ballads in English and Gaelic from Irish singer Niamh Parsons. Several sung a cappella, others accompanied by pipes, whistles, acoustic bass and piano. Includes a heartbreaking rendering of "The Water is Wide."

  • The Celtic HarpThe Celtic Harp
    The Chieftains

    Grammy award winning offering from prolific recording artists. Subtitled "A Tribute to Edward Bunting," this CD features the Belfast Harp Orchestra on several tracks. Includes one cut with vocals, the moving "Green Fields of America."

  • CapernaumCapernaum
    The Tannahill Weavers

    Perfect balance of Scottish folk songs, ballads, and toe-tapping instrumental pieces performed on guitar, tin whistle, bagpipes, and bodhran. Award winning recording.

  • Island AngelIsland Angel
    Altan

    A mix of dueling Donegal fiddles and lilting Gaelic vocals sung by band member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Traditional Irish folk songs and instrumentals at their best.

  • The Lady and the UnicornThe Lady and the Unicorn
    John Renbourn

    Medieval and renaissance instrumentals performed on acoustic guitar by former Pentangle frontman John Renbourn. Accompanied by flute, fiddle and other period instruments.

  • The Fairie RoundThe Fairie Round
    Shelley Phillips

    Wide variety of traditional and early music melodies for oboe, harp, cello, dulcimer, English horn, whistle, guitar, bassoon, and flute. Chamber music with a medieval twist.

  • Below the SaltBelow the Salt
    Steeleye Span

    Traditional folk songs from the late Middle Ages performed by one of Britain's foremost folk-rock groups.

  • Highland King - The Scottish Lute, Volume 2Highland King - The Scottish Lute
    Ronn McFarlane

    Forty-four tunes culled from 15th- to 17th- century lute books. Soothing, traditional instrumental pieces.