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Celtic Folk Rarities: Volume I

Celtic curiosities from around the world. This is the first of hopefully many volumes. One entry per artist.
1Duncan Chisholm
Affric


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): An Ribhinn Donn, Rubha nam Marbh, The Flooded Meadow, The House in Rose Valley, The Erchless Scout, Unknown Air

I’d also recommend from Duncan Chisholm: Farrar
2Flook
Ancora


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Reel for Rubik / Toward the Sun, The Crystal Year / Foxes' Rock, Companion Star / The Coral Castle, Lalabee / Jig for Simon, Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman

I’d also recommend from Flook: Haven(!), Rubai(!)
3Altan
Harvest Storm


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Donal agus morag / The New-Rigged Ship, The Rosses Highlands

I’d also recommend from Altan: Island Angel, Blue Idol, Local Ground
4Lankum
The Livelong Day


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Drone
Highlight(s): The Young People, Hunting the Wren

I’d also recommend from Lankum (previously named Lynched): Cold Old Fire
5Handdlion
Musica Handdlion


Peculiarity

Chamber Folk / Celtic Folk Music / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Lough Gill, Afterglow Church, Cradle of Sky, Temole of Musala, Imaginary Thing, Traveler, Shine Brightly

I’d also recommend from Handdlion: Night in the Forest of Circus Orchestra
6Narsilion
Nerbeleth


Peculiarity

Neoclassical Darkwave / Neofolk / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): A Night in Fairyland, Dreams About the Eternity, El llanto de las sirenas

I’d also recommend from Narsilion: Namárië
7Brian Finnegan
Hunger Of The Skin


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Two Trees / Tony, Trigger's Lament / Jig for Amélie / Red Planet Blues, Equator Light

I’d also recommend from Brian Finnegan: The Ravishing Genius of Bones
8Lunasa
Otherworld


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Goodbye Miss Goodavich / Rosie's Reel, January Snows / Laura Lynn Cunningham, Dr. Gilbert / Devils of Dublin / Black Pat's, O'Carolan's Welcome / Rolling in the Barrel

I’d also recommend from Lúnasa: Lúnasa (self-titled debut),The Merry Sisters of Fate(!), Lá Nua, Lunasa With The RTE Concert Orchestra
9Tomoyo Sugai
Thousands of Flowers


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Deer's March, The Caucus, Mother's Lullaby, Sliabh Geal gCua
10na ba na
Hajimari no Hana


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): 月下美人, 雨のあと, 夜のひつじ, Flower Festival
11The Gloaming
The Gloaming


Peculiarity

Chamber Folk / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Old Bush, Hunting the Squirrel, Samhradh Samhradh

I’d also recommend from The Gloaming: 2
12Westward the Light
Westward the Light


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Don oiche ud i mBeithil, Westport Chorus
13Matto Congrio
Matto Congrio


Peculiarity

Galician Folk Music
Highlight(s): Camiño de Santiago, Gaseadas formas globulare
14Luar Na Lubre
Cabo Do Mundo


Peculiarity

Galician Folk Music
Highlight(s): Chove en Santiago (Madrigal á Cibdá de Santiago), Nau, Romeiro ao Lonxe (Scarborough Fair)

I’d also recommend from Luar Na Lubre: Plenilunio
15Silly Wizard
So Many Partings


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Scarce o' Tatties / Lyndhurst, The Valley of Strathmore, Wi' My Dog and Gun, Miss Shepherd / Sweeney's Buttermilk / McGlinchey's Reels
16Planxty
Cold Blow and Rainy Night


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Johnny Cope (Song & Hornpipe), "P" Stands for Paddy, I Suppose, Jigs: The Hare in the Corn / The Frost Is All Over / The Gander in the Pratie Hole

I’d also recommend from Planxty: Planxty (self-titled debut)
17Kila
Luna Park


Peculiarity

Progressive Folk / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Glanfaidh Mé, Hebden Bridge, Grand Hotel, Luna Park

I’d also recommend from Kíla: Lemonade & Buns
18Dervish
The Boys of Sligo


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Sligo Set: Martin Wynne's / Lad O'Beirne's / McDermott's, The Key of the Convent / Tommy Peoples' Reel, The Dancing Bear / Oreaga

I’d also recommend from Dervish: Midsummer's Night
19Fleuves
Fleuves


Peculiarity

Breton Celtic Folk Music / Electronic
Highlight(s): Riqueniée, Pilé menu, Dañs fisel
20Corquieu
Salia


Peculiarity

Asturian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Llara, Bargaz, Fontaine
21Grainne Brady
Newcomer


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Poetry / Spoken Word
Highlight(s): Abyss, The Bootless Bairn, Atone
22Alan Stivell
Renaissance de la harpe celtique


Obscurity

Breton Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Ys, Gaeltacht Medley
23June Tabor
Against the Streams


Obscurity

Contemporary Folk / Chamber Folk / English Folk Music
Highlight(s): I Want to Vanish, False, False, Pavanne, The Irish Girl, Windy City, Waiting for the Lark

I’d also recommend from June Tabor: Airs and Graces (!), Aqaba, Angel Tiger, Aleyn (!), An Echo of Hooves
24Nami Uehara
Banks of the Lake


Peculiarity

Celtic Folk Music / Celtic New Age
Highlight(s): ミズウミノホトリ, 白鳥の瞳, 首飾り

I’d also recommend from Nami Uehara: Sølvharpe: Celtic & Nordic Music for Harp (!)
25Telenn Gwad
Time When Poets Taught Angels to Love


Peculiarity

Celtic Folk Music / Chamber Folk
Highlight(s): Mountains of Rain and Sun, My Own Country, Heart in the Stone, Farewell, Nancy, Lullaby
26Sakaue Masumi
The Last Irish Bard ~ Turlough O'Carolan


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Lord Galway's Lamentation, Lusmore, Lady Wrixon-All Alive, Donal O'Brien-Margaret Malone, Isabella Burke, Richard Cusack-Planxty Carolan, Sunset Child

I’d also recommend from Masumi Sakaue: Clarsach
27tipsipúca
Storyteller


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): A Night in Shiretoko
28Mary Bergin
Feadóga Stáin


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The entire album.
29Natalie Padilla, Blayne Chastain and Peter Romero
Fiddle & Flute - Traditional Irish Music


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Tar Road To Sligo Sliabh Russell Munster Buttermilk, tack Of Rye The Messenger Harp & Shamrock, The Promise
30Fuigodza
Toriceera Ryokouki


Peculiarity

Chamber Folk / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): カワセミの棲む水辺, のこされ島

I’d also recommend from Fuigodza: Fuigomatsuri, Ohanashi
31ROBA Music Theatre
garan pi poron


Peculiarity

Renaissance Music / European Folk Music / (minor) Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): ガランピーダンス, 緑の妖精たち

I’d also recommend from ROBA Music Theatre: Jig Fantasy Ship
32Kan [UK]
Sleeper


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): One Two Three, Noble_, Eva, Modul 1
33hatao
enishi


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Ibuki, enishi, Coolin, Two Paths, Ivory Horo, Karma, Momiji

I'd also recommend checking out his collaboration project with Nami Uehara named Hatao & Nami.
34Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita
Clychau Dibon


Peculiarity

Welsh Folk Music / Mande Music
Highlight(s): Genedigaeth Koring-Bato, Future Strings, Bamba, Llongau Térou-Bi

I’d also recommend from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita: SOAR
35Harmonica Creams
Nemuri irazu


Peculiarity

Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): memento mori, Lom yen sbay
36Sheena
Living Hands


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Earl's Chair
37O'Jizo
Cranking Out


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Jackson's Favorite, Fiona's Arrival, Eve's, Migration

I’d also recommend from O'Jizo: Via Portland
38Duncan Lyall
Infinite Reflections


Peculiarity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Spirit, Cold Light, The Unknown, A Wretched Heart
39Kozo Toyota
Internal Circulation


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Slow Jigs: Mist Covered Mountain / Castletown Conners / The Rooms of Dooagh, Paddy's Rambling through the Park, Reels: New Mown Meadow / The Old Dudeen / O’Mahoney's
40Michael McGoldrick
Arc


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Soaring Eagle, Angel Meadow

I’d also recommend from Michael McGoldrick: Wired, Aurora
41Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael McGoldrick & Jim
Tunes


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Jewels of the Ocean, Summer's Coming
42Ross Ainslie
Vana


Peculiarity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Rapa Nui, Absinthe in Aranya, Maybe Another Time
43Garefowl
Cliffs


Peculiarity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Hion Daila Horo Ri Ho Hion Daila Là, A Bird From a Rock
44Fairport Convention
Liege and Lief


Masterpiece

British Folk Rock / Progressive Folk / (minor) Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Matty Groves, Tam Lin
45Dolores Keane and John Faulkner
Broken Hearted I'll Wander


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Month of January, Mouth Music / Eddie Curran's Favourite, The Low, Low Lands of Holland
46Clannad
Clannad 2


Obscurity (not really though)

Irish Folk Music / Contemporary Folk
Highlight(s): An Gabhar Ban, Coinleach Ghlas An Fhómhair, Dheanainn Sugradh, Teidhir Abhaile Riu, Fairly Shot of Her

I’d also recommend from Clannad: Dúlamán, Magical Ring
47Karnataka
Delicate Flame Of Desire


Peculiarity

Progressive Rock / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Time Stands Still, Delicate Flame of Desire, Strange Behaviour, Heart of Stone
48Sylvia Woods
The Harp of Brandiswhiere


Obscurity

Chamber Folk / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Legend, In the Forest, Gourenspur, Forest March
49tricolor
Good Morning, Liffey


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Orange Rogue, Mouse? Mouth?, Orion
50An Triskell
Harpes Celtiques


Obscurity

Breton Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Dime Ramo Verde, Iona, Vieux château sous la lune, King William's March

I’d also recommend from An Triskell: Kroaz Hent, Harpe Celtique(!)
51David Arkenstone
Celtic Spa


Obscurity

Celtic New Age
Highlight(s): Glendalough, Wandering Spirits, Emerald Eyes, Avalon Soaring
52Floating Cloud Acoustic Band
幻想郷事変


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): 月見酒, 迎え火, 神は麓に風を吹かせる
53Dennis Cahill and Martin Hayes
Live in Seattle


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Port Na Bpucai / Kilnamona Barndance / Ship in Full Sail / Jer the Rigger / The Old Blackthorn / Exile of Erin/ Humours of Tulla / Fitzgerald's Hornpipe / Rakish Paddy / Finbarr Dwyer's Reel No 1 / P Joe's Pecurious Pachlbel Special, Mary McMahon of Ballinahinch / Miss Lyon's, Dowd's No. 9 / Come West Along the Road
54Rachel Walker
Gaol


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music / Celtic New Age
Highlight(s): Là Luain, All for You, A Phàidirinn a Dhùisg mo Dheòir, Thug mi Gaol Dhut, Thug mi Gràdh Dhut
55Grainne Yeats
Féile na gCruitirí Béal Feirste 1792


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The entire album is flawless.
56Mary O'Hara
Songs of Ireland


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Sean-nós
Highlight(s): Óró mo bhaidin (Óró My Little Boat), Silent O Moyle or The Song of Fionnuala, The Famine Song
57Butter Dogs
Sky


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Autumn Sunset, Revenjig
58June Tabor, Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren
Quercus


Obscurity

Contemporary Folk / English Folk Music
Highlight(s): Lassie Lie Near Me, As I Roved Out, The Lads In Their Hundreds, Teares, Near But Far Away, A Tale From History, All I Ask of You
59Cathy Jordan
All the Way Home


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Bold Fenian Men, The Road I Go, In Curraghroe, Sliabh Gallion Braes
60The Bonny Men
The Broken Pledge


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Jenny's Welcome to Charlie, Port sheáin tseomsaimh / The King's Arrival / The Rakes of Kildare, The Sandmount Reel / The Broken Pledge
61Beltaine
KoncenTrad


Peculiarity

Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Bretolomolo, Bring to the Boil, Parcel of Rogues, Transfarmers

I’d also recommend from Beltaine: Rockhill(!)
62Cillian Vallely
The Raven's Rock


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Sinead Máire's: Sinead Máire's / Nina's Jig / Eimear's Shuffle, The Leitrim Thrush: O'Reilly from Aithcarne / Willie Clancy's Reel / The Leitrim Thrush, Boys of Ballycastle
63Troy Donockley
The Unseen Stream


Obscurity

Celtic New Age / Progressive Folk
Highlight(s): Air, The Yearl, Tunnels
64Imar
Avalanche


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): White Strand, Afar, The Third Attempt
65Junior Brother
Pull The Right Rope


Peculiarity

Indie Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Progressive Folk / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Big House
66Jordi Savall
The Celtic Viol


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Western Classical Music / Chamber Folk / Baroque Music
Highlight(s): The Musical Priest / Scotch Mary, Caledonia's Wail for Niel Gow, Màiri Bhàn Òg: Mary Young & Fair, Dowd's Reel, The Lamentations of Owen Roe O'Neill, Lament for the Death of His Second Wife
67Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett
Turning Toward the Morning


Obscurity

Contemporary Folk / (minor) Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Three Score and Ten, I Drew My Ship, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Isle au Haut Lullaby, Slow Dance From Machu Picchu, Sunday Morning
68Tri Yann
La découverte ou l'ignorance


Obscurity

Breton Celtic Folk Music / Progressive Folk
Highlight(s): La botte d'asperges, Kiss the Children for Me Mary, La jument de Michao, Le mariage insolite de Marie la Bretonne

I’d also recommend from Tri Yann: Tri Yann an naoned
69Pennou Skoulm
Trinkañ


Peculiarity

Breton Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Sitan, Plin ha plom I & II, A dix heures à St Vincent, Oeit é mab er Roue da Bariz
70John Spillane
The Wells of the World


Obscurity

Singer/Songwriter / Contemporary Folk / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Johnny Don't Go to Ballincollig, Everything's Turning to Gold, Cathy, How Beautiful You Are, Seachtain, My Love Will Not Sing for Me
71Namaume
Namaume Journey


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Opening Slig (Give Us a Drink of Water / Port Na Siog / Hardiman the Fiddler), Naomi Nakahara
72Akiko Shikata
Raka


Peculiarity

New Age / Classical Crossover / Japanese Folk Music / (minor) Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Luna piena, うたかたの花
73Alba (UK)
Alba


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Kings Favourite, Fear Ah Bhata, The Garten Mother's Lullaby
74Derek Bell
Carolan's Receipt


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Fanny Poer, Maire Dhall, Ruisg, A Bhean Na Tabhairne / Carolan's Ramble To Cashel, Maible Ni Cheallaigh (Mabel Kelly), Brighid Cruis (Three Bridget Cruise Airs)

I’d also recommend from Derek Bell: Ancient Music for the Irish Harp
75The Chieftains
The Chieftains 4


Obscurity (maybe)

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Drowsey Maggie, The Morning Dew

I’d also recommend from The Chieftains: Boil the Breakfast Early
76Grada
The Landing Step


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Isabelle, Weight of the World, Seven of Eight, All in One Day

I’d also recommend from Gráda: Cloudy Day Navigation, Endeavour
77Heol Telwen
An Deiz Ruz


Obscurity

Blackened Celtic Metal / Breton Folk Music
Highlight(s): An deiz ruz, Epona (part 2), Son ar everezh
*The only metal album included in this list.
78Staran
Staran


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Balcarres
*Set to be released in May.
79Asya Sergeeva
Heart of Winter


Peculiarity

Neofolk / (minor) Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Medallion Waltz, Heart of Winter, Birds of February
80Coig
Ashlar


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Time and Tide, Uncle Leo's Jigs, Farewell Trion, O Luaidh, Odds and Ends
81KOUCYA
First


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Little Puffin, Waltz of the Leaf, Summer Has Come
82Sangre de Muerdago
O Camino das Mans Valeiras


Luckily no longer an obscurity on Sput.

Galician Folk Music / Dark Folk
Highlight(s): De Terra e Madeira, Xordas, Mensaxeirosdo Pasado, O Conxuro

I’d also recommend from Sangre de Muerdago: Sangre de Muerdago (self-titled debut), Deixademe Morrer No Bosque, Noite (!), Xuntas (!)
83Solas
The Words That Remain


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Grey Selchie, La Bruxa
84Mary O'Dowd
Portrait of Mary O'Dowd


Obscurity

Contemporary Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Isle of Innisfree, Love Is Teasin', Valley of Knockanure
85Talisk
Abyss


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Hills, Echo, Crossing
86Llan de Cubel
La Lluz Encesa


Obscurity

Asturian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Matalalluna, Albalbina, Marchando, La lluz encesa

I’d also recommend from Llan de Cubel: Deva, IV, Un Tiempu Meyor
87Rhiannon
The Birds of Rhiannon


Obscurity

Contemporary Folk / Celtic Folk Music / Psychedelic Folk / Medieval Folk
Highlight(s): Fhir a Bhata
88Longshot Nelson and The Disjoints
Teeth Marks on Your Brain


Peculiarity

Contemporary Folk / Gothic Country / (minor) Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Tam O'Shanter
89Kila and Oki
Kíla and Oki


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Ainu Folk Music / Upopo
Highlight(s): Gáire na bPáistí, Kai Kai As To, Ní liom Féim
90Felpeyu
Tierra


Obscurity

Asturian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Chalaneru, El besu
91Druadan
Druadan


Obscurity

Galician Folk Music
Highlight(s): A capela das ánimas
92Anna Rynefors and Erik Ask-Upmark
Dråm


Obscurity

Swedish Folk Music / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Fransosen, Valltrall, Seglora
93Mustarastas
Purjeenpaikkaaja


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Purjeenpaikkaaja, Haavat, Maalasin meidät nurkkaan, Vaahteranlehti, Revontulet
94Beleno
Na Ca'l Fuau


Obscurity

Asturian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Xotas de L.laciana ya L.leitariegus, Cau´l Chouzano, Polka d'Ochobre, Catuxa, Na Ca'l Fuau
95Hanneke Cassel
Silver


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Leaving Jp, Jasmine Flower, Silver, The Cypress / Le Jig a Ti-toine
96Daimh
The Pirates of Puirt


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Supernose, The Funny Whistle
97Milladoiro
A Galicia de Maeloc


Obscurity

Galician Folk Music
Highlight(s): A Bruxa, Rosalía

I’d also recommend from Milladoiro: O berro seco
98Brigada Victor Jara
Danças e Folias


Peculiarity

Progressive Folk / Trás-os-Montes Folk Music
Highlight(s): Jota Carvalhesa, Chula de Paus, Mi Morena, A Fofa, Moda da Zamburra
99Vai De Roda
Terreiro das Bruxas


Peculiarity

Trás-os-Montes Folk Music
Highlight(s): Rosinha Vem-te Comigo
100Loreena McKennitt
The Visit


Masterpiece

Celtic New Age / Arabic Folk Music
Highlight(s): All Souls Night, Between the Shadows, The Lady of Shalott, Greensleeves, Courtyard Lullaby, The Old Ways

I’d also recommend from Loreena McKennitt: The Mask and Mirror, The Book of Secrets(!)
101Brian Byrne
Brian Byrne


Obscurity

Chamber Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Carnloch Bay, The Wind That Shakes the Barley
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