The Rough Guide to Irish Music

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Rough Guides, Limited, 2001 - Music - 599 pages
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Irish traditional music remains one of the richest musical cultures in the western world, kept alive by a combination of historical, political, and cultural forces. Ireland goes worldwide in the Rough Guide to Irish Music, with the help of Clannad, Altan, Dolores Keane, and more. From the traditional songs and dances that are the heart of Ireland's music, to the pop and rock interpretations of new Celtic groups, this CD showcases the music that bridges Ireland's past and future.

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This is a real insiders view of Irish music. I'm a fairly knowledgeable fan, and there are plenty of groups and recordings I'd not heard of here. And lots of tidbits about the history and development ... Read full review


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Geoff Wallis is an experienced author and has been contributing to Rough Guides since the early 1980as. He is co-author of Dublin DIRECTIONS and is a contributor to the Rough Guides to England and Europe. He is also an acknowledged expert on traditional Irish Music. Paul Gray is co-author of Dublin DIRECTIONS and Rough Guides to Bangkok, Thailand and Thailandas Beaches and Islands.A

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