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Session

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘session’ in popular music refers to gatherings of musicians in a particular place over a short but loosely defined period of time. Performance can be for various purposes, as in ‘jam session’ (collective improvisation, sometimes...

Celtic Music in Brittany

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Celtic music has a long heritage in Brittany (north-western France), as in other Celtic regions, and the extraordinary vitality of the Breton music scene in the twenty-first century is the product of a long-sustained effort by the Bretons...

Celtic Music in Wales

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Although the marketing term ‘Celtic music’ is purported to embrace the musical traditions of all Celtic nations, it could be argued that in Britain at least it has served historically to signify the generically ‘Irish’ or ‘Scottish.’ Welsh...

Enya

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...In the 1980s and 1990s, Enya’s combination of Celtic, folk, and electronic music propelled her to international fame as a singer and songwriter. Born to a musical Irish family in 1961, Enya joined the band Clannad with her older siblings...

What Makes the Irish Heart Beat?

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...This chapter seeks to investigate how ‘Irishness’ functions as a discourse within Van Morrison’s music. But immediately we have a puzzle: if we ask ourselves the question ‘How Irish is Van Morrison’s music?’ then the easy answer is, ‘Not...

Celtic Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Categorizations of Celtic ethnicity and philology and concomitant delineations of Celtic music(s) can be regarded as constructions of modernity that emerged in relation to regions of Europe’s North-West Atlantic ‘fringe’ and in contexts...

Galicia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,740,000 (1996) Galicia is situated in the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula (area: 11,365 sq miles; 29,434 sq km), in what the Romans considered to be the Fisterra...

Celtic Music in the Iberian Peninsula

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Within the Iberian realm, the Celtic myth – including so-called ‘Celtic music’ – has had a long-standing history, particularly in Galicia and Asturias (both regions in north-west Spain), although ‘Celtic’ festivals, bands, associations...

Celtic Music in Scotland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Whilst a Celtic presence in Scotland’s culture can be traced at least as far back as 700 BC it is difficult to disentangle it from the mixture of indigenous peoples and European and Scandinavian incomers who made up its population...

Celtic Music in Ireland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The range of meanings suggested by the term ‘Celtic music’ is far more complex (and vague) than the category ‘Irish music’ which, while presenting its own set of ideological problems, is, in the sociological sense at least, definable...