Celtic rock

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Celtic rock
Stylistic origins
Cultural origins1960s, Celtic nations
Typical instruments
Fusion genres
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Celtic fusion

Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock. It is also a type of Celtic fusion which uses Celtic music, instrumentation and themes into rock music. It has been popular since the early 1970s. It was an important foundation for developing of very successful mainstream Celtic bands and popular musical performers. It was also important for creating other types of music genres. It is important keeping and defining regional and national identities and in fostering a pan-Celtic culture. It has also helped to introduce those cultures to other people.[1]

Definition[change | change source]

The style of music is the combination of traditional Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton musical forms with rock music.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. J. S. Sawyers, Celtic Music: A Complete Guide (Da Capo Press, 2001), pp. 1-12.
  2. N. McLaughlin and Martin McLoone, ‘Hybridity and National Musics: The case of Irish rock music’ Popular Music, 9, (April, 2000), pp. 181-99.

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