CG032: What Is Celtic Music?

The definition of Celtic music has changed over the last fifty years. It could easily be defined as the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland. That definition no longer works. “Traditional Irish music” is a subset of Celtic music, just like “traditional Scottish music”. And “Irish music” does not automatically equal Celtic music.

So what is Celtic music the 21st century? This week's Celtic Geek will answer that question in regards to how it is defined by the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and the Celtic Music Magazine. You may not like the answer!

Today's show is brought to you by the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. This is the world's largest podcast for Celtic music that highlights indie Celtic music. The comes out every week and is 100% free to download or listen to online. It's hours upon hours of great Celtic music by some of the best Celtic musicians online. Visit to thumb your nose at commercial radio while you celebrate one of the most-influential musical styles of the world.