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Celtic Music

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Kensley Hammond

on 15 May 2013

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Celtic Music 4th -14th Century Celtic music emerges during monastic age 1138 14th Century Giraldus Cambrensis gives account of the harpers in Ireland Brian Boru Harp invented Timeline 16th - 18th Century 15411 1601 Henry the 8th declares Catholic Church and Irish customs as illegal- Including music Battle of Kinsdale
Flight of the Earls deprives earls and bards of their patronage 1709 Introduction of the Piano from Italy. 18th - 10th Century 1780's 1792 The start of the emergence of modern Celtic dance Belfast Harp Fesitval 1700-1800 Peace of Williamite
Harper players are considered illiterate 19th - 20th Century 1800-1840 1890 First Golden Age of Celtic Music Second Celtic revival 1960's Third Celtic Revival
Second golden age Fiddle arrives in Ireland 1994 Invention of the Riverdance Celtic Artists Enya Brennan (Eithne Ní Bhraonái) Born in County Donegal in 1961, Enya is one of the most successful Celtic singer of modern times. She is Best known for her song "May it Be" which is featured in the 'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy along with some of her other songs. Clanned An Irish band formed in 1970, Clanned has created music ranging from folk rock, to trandisional Celtic. The Chieftans Formed in 1962, The Chieftans have been in a continuous group for 51 years. Their music is almost entirely consistent of traditional Irish instrumental music, and they helped to popularize Celtic music around the world The lead vocalist, Moya Brennan, is the sister of Enya Brennan, and spent several years solo before joining with her two brothers, and mother's twin brother's to form Clanned. Facts Irish instrumental music is usually consistent of several instruments. These include:
Tin Whistle
Fiddle/Violin & Violin Family
Bagpipes & Uilleann Pipes
Melodean (Accordian)
Fretted Instruments (Mandolins, Citterns, Bouzoukis, Guitars)
Hammered Dulcimer
Voice Celtic Music Facts Dolphins are mammals. The sky is blue. Protons are composed of quarks. Mr. Reeves is a teacher. History is in the past. There are many subgenres of Celtic music for nearly all other genres of music in it's entirety, Including Celtic Rock, which is a mix of modern Rock music, and Celtic. There are several forms of Celtic Music. Another is quite slow and is usually sung by female vocalists. This form has a New Age feel and is usually sung in Gaelic. One form is quick and exciting, usually referring to drinking, love or adventures (usually drinking). This form is usually sung in English or Gaelic. (guys in kilts with electric guitars) Celtic Jigs The famous Celtic dance is the Jig. There are 5 types of jigs, all usually preformed in tapdanceing form, with special shoes. Treble Jigs are preformed with heavy shoes, and are used to emphasize loud movements, such as stomps. Single jigs are the least common and consist of consistent patterns keeping in rhythm with a quarter note, then eighth note. Slip Jigs are the most common and preformed in 9/8 time. They are the second fastest jig. All jigs are quite fast and require a good deal of skill to be success full, but Hop Jigs are extremely difficult, and are the fastest type of jig, with the person's feet spending next to no time in between steps.
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