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Celtic Spirit

The Celtic Spirit describes the underlying spirit that is in every Celtic song we hear today. There is an element of mystery, enchantment, and delving into the past in all of them that entrances you and pulls you in every time you pop a Celtic CD in the CD player. I think one of the most expressive instruments of these things is the tin whistle. Listening to this wonderful instrument goes straight to my core and drives me wild. I love it. That's one reason why I play the instrument myself. The other is the human voice. Celtic artists make great use of their voices and sing beautiful songs to us. An artist with one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard is Connie Dover. You haven't heard the voice of an angel until you have heard her sing. (And guess what! I have sound clips of her on this page!!)

The Celtic music we hear today comes from the countries of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, the Isle of Man, Brittany, and Galicia in Spain. This type of music is so lovely and beautiful that at times I get chills just listening to a simple song. On this page I'm attempting to bring together music from some of my very favorite artists in this expanding area of Celtic music so you can get an idea of lots of the different types of modern Celtic music. All of the song clips on this page come from many CDs I have collected over a period of about 5 or 6 years and compiling them all on one page took a very long time (at least a couple months.) I think the end result is very satisfactory and I hope you do enjoy everything I have in store for you here. Please note: these songs will take approx. 4 minutes or so to download so go make some tea, pop Riverdance in the VCR, read a book, or surf to another site until it's done. Then you can come back and download some more!

I added a lot of Real Audio files today for your listening convenience! Some aren't the best quality because I couldn't find any others but they're very quick to load if you have the RealPlayer. Enjoy!

Future plans for this page: I'm signed up with some program with Music Boulevard so soon you'll be able to buy your favorite Celtic CDs right off my site!

Song now playing is: Carolan's Concerto (I actually made this MIDI file yippee!!

Celtic Music Poll Results

The results of my poll are as follows:

Out of 200 people….

41 liked fiddle

36 liked tin whistle

34 liked bodhran

22 liked flute

14 liked harp

5 liked mandolin

4 liked hammered dulcimer

Enormous thanks to everyone who voted!

Celtic Music Clips


Ciaran's Capers

A Bhean Udai Thall

Donal Agus Morag/The New-Rigged Ship


An Feochan

The Cat That Ate the Candle

The Flower of Magherally

The Jug of Punch (this song is beautiful)

King of the Pipers (I've had many a fun time dancing a jig to this!)

King of the Pipers II (a cute MIDI version of the same song)

'Si Do Mhaimeo I

Stor, A Stor, A Ghra

Strathspey/Con McGinley's

Tommy People's

The Wedding Jig (this is a favorite of a friend of mine, so I had to post it)


Eiri' Na Greine (vocal)

Suil A Ruin (performed by Katie McMahon. She is in the US Cast of Riverdance)

Amhra'n Pheadar Breathnach

Bean Phaidin

The Raid



Maria Matrem Virginem

Bill Whelan

Bridge Attack (from "Some Mother's Son")

Fr. Conry's Jig ("The Seville Suite")

The Road to La Coruna ("The Seville Suite")


Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda



The Chieftains

Damhsa (the Irish dancer Jean Butler is the one you hear tapping)

The Stone

The Galway Races

Bean Phaidin

The Night That Larry Was Stretched

Little Wing (recorded on The Corrs album "Forgiven Not Forgotten")



Nil Sen La

Na Buachailli Alainn

Caislean Oir


I Will Find You (from The Last of the Mohicans)

Kevin Conneff

The Galway Races

Bean Phaidin (this is one of the coolest Kevin Conneff songs ever!!)

North Americay (the first song I ever heard him sing. lovely!)

Heuliadenn Toniou Breizh-Izel (from Celtic Wedding. an example of some fine lilting)

Galician Overture (very spiffy!)

And of course Kevin playing his bodhran....

The Night That Larry Was Stretched (from Long Journey Home)

Setting Sail (from Santiago. I love Spanish music can you tell? especially Spanish Celtic!!)

Crowley's Reel (a very cool reel. James Galway is in this song!)

The Corrs

The Carraroe Jig


Dreams II (Real Audio file)

Paddy McCarthy

Erin Shore (trad. intro) (instrumental. beautiful stuff here)

Forgiven Not Forgotten (cool song off their first album)

Heaven Knows

Only When I Sleep

What Can I Do (this is a favorite song of another friend of mine)

On My Father's Wings (from the Quest for Camelot soundtrack. Andrea is the vocalist in this song from the movie backed by her siblings)

Phil Coulter

Tune For A Found Harmonium

The Great O'Neill

Connie Dover

Ubi Caritas

Ubi Caritas II (a Real Audio version of the same song from a different part)

Siuil A Ruin (this is the best version of this song I have heard yet)

Joanie Madden

A Whistle On The Wind


B Minor (I believe this was one of the songs they performed on Gael Force)




Carlos Nuñez

Brotherhood of Stars

Dancing With Rosina (I think they performed this on Gael Force)


The Flight of the Earls (featuring The Chieftains)

Galician Carol (this is sooo pretty)

The Last of the Mohicans (Soundtrack)

The Kiss (Light Jig)

Main Title

Main Title II (a cool MIDI version of the same song)

Lord of the Dance

Cry of the Celts

Suil A Ruin


The Lord of the Dance


Gypsy (MIDI)

Stolen Kiss (MIDI)


Reel Around The Sun

The Countess Cathleen/Women of the Sidhe

The Countess Cathleen/Women of the Sidhe II (MIDI)


Marta's Dance/The Russian Dervish

Home And The Heartland

The Journey Begins

Mo Ghra Thu (vocal)

Scarce O'Tatties (traditional Irish)

On We Go (vocal)

Planxty Mary O'Neill

Spring Faire (beautiful song mixed with Nature)

The Mighty One

The Pigeon on the Gate (traditional Irish)

The Rocky Road To Dublin (traditional Irish)

Calliope House/The Cowboy Jig (anyone who has seen LOTD should recognize this!)

Rosa Mystica (vocal)

Down By The Salley Gardens


Celtic MIDI

Bard Dance (Enya)

Blarney Pilgrims (this was in Titanic)


Caribbean Blue (Enya again. really pretty)

A Fig For a Kiss (a favorite song of mine to play on my whistle)

The Foggy Dew

Give Me Your Hand

Jessica's Hornpipe (my friend nicely named this song after me since it has no official name! **g**)

The Rakes of Mallow (another fun song to play)

The Kesh Jig

The Wearing of the Green (I had to put it up!)

The ROAR Theme Song (this is the best tv show theme because it's sooo Celtic!!!)

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