Do you like Celtic music?Do you like Celtic music?

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rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I especially enjoy traditional Irish folk, even some that is very political in nature. It is very accessible, has been preserved very well, and carries a powerful message. I also enjoy some of the crossover work by many artists, but my favorite remains traditional work by groups like the Dubliners. Music remains an important part of Irish culture, and fans of international soccer may have seen the spectacle of almost 50,000 Irish fans singing "Fields of Athenry" toward the end of their match with Spain in the recent European Championships. 

Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, I do like Celtic music. I find it rhythmic and soothing yet invigorating. Interestingly enough (believe it or not) my son's cat (a Himalaya and Bengal mix) loves Celtic music. She had an injury that I had to bathe with compresses for 5 minutes twice a day while she was staying with me for a while. The only thing that would soothe her screams and calm her into 5 minutes of quietude was Celtic music. She healed beautifully. Her vet was amazed at her speedy progress (most cats get 30 seconds out of the recommended 5 minutes!).

marbar57 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I absolutely adore Celtic music!  One of the reasons I do is my ancestors are of Celtic origin and it must run in my blood.  Perhaps it's the sweet melancholy of the tunes, or its rousing, foot-tapping, blood-stirring aliveness.  Whether sung or played, it speaks of Earth, and life, and joy, and love. From bagpipes, fiddles, drums, and low whistles to the heavenly strains of an Irish harp . . . I'm in heaven when I hear it!

mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There is no more beautiful voice than that of the Irish tenor. As mentioned before, Celtic music speaks to the soul, joyous and melancholic, frivolously fun, or filled with pathos. There is so much genuine feeling to this music because it is truly part of the Celtic culture. Of course, there is a connection with the British Isles and America with this music as some of it is the same except for the lyrics. [Bluegrass]

readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do enjoy Celtic music, even if the genre of Celtic music is a bit hard to define. In particular, I love the ethereal quality of Celtic music; there seems to be something otherworldly about it. For example, Enya has a very nice sound to her music and she makes you feel closer to nature. There is a spiritual quality to her and much of Celtic music.

stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Love it! Celtic harp music can be truly heavenly, and I hopoe some day to be able to play on my hammer dulcimer some of the dulcimer tunes I have on CD.

The energy and zest for life that comes with upbeat Celtic music is absolutely infectious, while the laments are as heartbreaking as anything I've ever heard.

Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do enjoy it, but I don't own any of it.  If I hear it as background music in a movie I always seem to like listening to it, yet I've never had the urge to go out and purchase/ download any music or artists.  Perhaps you have motivated me to change that by your discussion.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, but I'm certainly not a connoisseur.  I have to admit that it can sometimes end up sounding a bit repetitive to me, which I think is a clear sign I don't appreciate it as much as I should.  But I do like it, both the upbeat dancy stuff and the folk ballads.

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Celtic music is one of those types that I don't mind listening to, but when I've heard enough, I've heard enough.  It's unique and centers around the singer, which I like, but I find I can handle about an hour and then I need to change the station.

ivy-reads | Student

Celtic music makes me feel like if i was part of them even if i have no direct connection with their culture. i particularily enjoy hearing it to relax... if you like it i recommend the cd by putumayo (celtic waves)