Featuring Ireland and Appalachia 6/26/10

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A Celtic Sojourn 3/07/2015

A Celtic Sojourn 3/07/2015

A Celtic Sojourn

Brian O'Donovan explores a variety of Celtic tunes from Cara Dillon, Dervish, The Barra MacNeils, and Linda Thompson. He also discusses the Boston Irish Film Festival with Dawn Morrissey.

A Celtic Sojourn 2/28/2015

A Celtic Sojourn 2/28/2015

A Celtic Sojourn

Brian O'Donovan explores a variety of Celtic tunes from Cara Dillon, Karan Casey, and The Henry Girls, with recordings from last year's "A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn."

A Celtic Sojourn 2/21/2015

A Celtic Sojourn 2/21/2015

A Celtic Sojourn

Brian O'Donovan explores a variety of Celtic tunes from Martin and Eliza Carthy, Oirialla, Brendan Power, and John Spillane. Brian also plays recordings from last year's "A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn."

 

A Celtic Sojourn 2/14/2015

A Celtic Sojourn 2/14/2015

A Celtic Sojourn

Brian O'Donovan presents a variety of contemporary Celtic tunes from Solas, The West Ocean String Quartet, Keith Murphy, and Cara Dillon.

A Celtic Sojourn 2/7/2015

A Celtic Sojourn 2/7/2015

A Celtic Sojourn

Brian O'Donovan presents a variety of contemporary Celtic tunes from Olivia Chaney, Mike Vass, Mark Roberts, and Kate Rusby.

A Celtic Sojourn 1/31/2015

A Celtic Sojourn 1/31/2015

A Celtic Sojourn

Brian O'Donovan provides a variety of traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes from artists like Josephine Marsh, The Waterboys, Cherish the Ladies and more.


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Appalachian singing is largely a development of the Scots-Irish Presbyterian traditions carried here by a huge emigration from Ulster in the early to mid 18th century. On this edition of A Celtic Sojourn, Brian O'Donovan explores some of the songs that came with those emigrants and ended up in the mountains.

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