Music, as in any form of art, is subject to cultural influences. Celtic music is considered a musical genre that created astounding influences on the music industry as we know it. It has evolved through time and we are still hearing the remnants of Celtic music on our airwaves today. Modern music does have notable similarities to Celtic music, which generally refers to the folk musical influences of Western Europe.
Celtic music can either be refer to the music of the people of Celts or the quality of music of the Celtic nations. Celtic music is often related to the music of Scotland and Ireland, which both have a distinctive and original sound. A number of countries also adopted Celtic music including that of Portugal, Isle of Man, Brittany, Cornwall, and Wales, among others. In addition, in European context, Celtic music can also refer to Galacian or Breton music.
Festivals play a big role in the cultivation of Celtic music. Festivals like the Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira (Galicia), the Celtic Colours (Cape Breton) and the Celtic Connections (Scotland) have played the musical artistry of the Celts.
In modern culture, Celtic music is often described as a mood music characterized with an easy-listening beat. It is conveyed as relaxing, redolent and almost a dreamy kind of music. Modern music albums that are worth noting, who have adopted the 'Celtic' music include Seán O'Driscoll's who have an album aptly entitled Celtic Music. Other artists who touched on Celtic influence on their music include Ciarán Farrell, Joanie Madden, John Whelan and Máire Ní Chathasaigh.
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 22/01/2007