The buttery smooth sound of the Irish "low whistle" kicks off this classic Celtic show. When you consider we're coming up on the Spring Equinox, it's easy to guess where we're headed this week. Yes, rain or shine, war or peace, boom or bust, it's the season of rebirth, and time for our yearly celebration of the slow, deep side of Celtic music — the timeless Celtic ballad. Quiet but oh-so-powerful, it captures the reflective emotions: love, loss, sadness, nostalgia...and peace.
In the waning days of the 20th century, ancient music from Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany leapt beyond its acoustic roots and evolved a new electro/acoustic style, influenced by pop, ambient, and country music and modern production values. But whatever the stylistic innovations, the heart and soul of Celtic music is always melody.
Music is by an all star group of Celtic master musicians: CAPERCAILLIE, DAVY SPILLANE, PADDY KEENAN & TOMMY O'SULLIVAN, DOLORES KEANE, AINE MINOGUE and more. On this 25th Anniversary retrospective edition of Hearts of Space, another journey in the Celtic soundscape, on a program called BETWEEN THE WORLDS.