> Date sent: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 21:28:51 EST
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> From: Toby A Rider <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: New resurgence in Celtic Music.
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> Nollaig Shona!
> I've noticed a great resurgence of interest in celtic music here
> in the United States in approximately the past 5 years.
> Although one can hear the celtic influence in the folk music of
> the Carolinas, Kentucky, and Tennessee (ie: modal compositions, reels,
> jigs and strathspeys) which is due to the heavy immigration of Irish and
> Scottish into the region. Celtic music in its "original" form has
> developed quite a following.
> There are also a number of successful "new-age" artists from
> Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the U.S. creating music which is "celtic in
> spirit" while utilizing new musical technology and non-traditional
> In a recent interview, Derek Bell, Grammy-winning celtic harpist
> and former member of The Chieftains, remarked that he believes the
> interest in Celtic music stems from it's ability to "evoke collective
> memories of ancient cultures and events". A rather deep explanation.
> So I submit to you, why do you think Celtic music has recently
> become so popular?
> Peace Be With You,
> T. Arnold Rider
Easy. Rock'n'Roll has become boring. Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams. Do
I need to say more??