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06.06.21 Celtic Folk Rarities: Volume II04.02.21 Celtic Folk Rarities: Volume I
03.28.21 Nordic Folk: Obscurities and Peculiarit12.10.20 Elynna's Top Fifteen of 2020
05.30.20 Obscure Folk Metal Gems12.05.19 Elynna's Top Ten of 2019
12.12.18 Elynna's Top Ten of 201812.15.17 Elynna's Top Ten of 2017
12.19.16 Elynna's Top Ten of 2016

Celtic Folk Rarities: Volume II

A second compilation of Celtic curiosities from around the world. I will be updating the list as time goes on. One entry per artist. Last updated: 18-6-2021
1Ceis
Wandering Aengus


Obscurity

Chamber Folk / Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): The Last Rose of Summer, Scarborough Fair, The Song of Wandering Aengus
2Ward Irish Music Archives
The Francis O'Neill Cylinders


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Historical Recordings

Highlight(s): I'd personally recommend to jam the entire album if you're interested in historical recordings (ca. 1904)
3Thomas L. Thomas
Welsh Traditional Songs


Obscurity

Welsh Folk Music

Highlight(s): Fy'nghalon, Dafydd Y Gareg Wen, Cyfri'r Giefr, Clychau Aberdyfi
4Kenji Komatsuzaki and Takashi Hamada
The Amur Adonis


Peculiarity

Contemporary Folk / Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Forgotten Dreams, Planxty Irwin, Kitchen Fight, Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady, Time to Say Goodbye
5Sean McAloon and John Rea
Drops of Brandy


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): The Maid in the Meadow / The Castlebar Races / Trip to the Cottage (Jigs), Coil the Hawser / Lord McDonald's (Reels), Alexandria's / Higgin's (Hornpipes), Wandering Minstrel / Katy Is Waiting / The Basket of Shamrocks (Jigs)
6Sayaka Ikuyama
Light


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music / Scottish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Elizabeth MacDermott Roe (Turlough O'Carolan), Over the Sea to Skye (Scottish Folk Song), The Wild Geese (Slow Air), Ae Fond Kiss (Scottish Folk Song)

I’d also recommend from Sayaka Ikuyama: Spirited Harp
7Donnacha Dennehy
Grá agus Bás


Peculiarity

Post-Minimalism / Chamber / Sean-nós

Highlight(s): Grá agus Bás, The White Birds, Her Anxiety
8Kevin Burke and Micheal O Domhnaill
Promenade


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): The Pigeon on the Gate, Lafferty's Reel, Matt People's Reel, Walsh's Hornpipe, the Old Torn Petticoat, the Old Torn Petticoat (Reel), the Bank of Ireland, The Whole Chicken in the Soup, the Bird in the Bush, the New-Mown Meadow, the Silver Spear

I'd also recommend from Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill: Portland
9Caitlin Maude
Caitlín


Peculiarity

Sean-nós / Poetry

Highlight(s): Dónall Óg, Uileacáin Duibh Ó, Liam Ó Raghallaigh
10Alison Kinnaird
The Harp Key (Crann nan teud)


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music

Highlight(s): The Royal Lament (Caoineadh Rioghail), Glenlivet / Castle Drummond, Port Atholl, Killiecrankie
11Christine Primrose
Aite Mo Ghaoil


Peculiarity

Òrain Ghàidhlig

Highlight(s): Ceann Loch An Duin, Curstaidh Brus, Duanag A' Chiobair, Greas Ort Dhachaidh A Dh'Eilean A'Fhraoich, Nan Tigeadh Tu Idir, Comunn Uibhist's Bharraidh
12Meg Davis
Captain Jack and the Mermaid


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music / Contemporary Folk

Highlight(s): Captain Jack and the Mermaid, Saemus and Ivy
13Declan O'Rourke
Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Along the Western Seaboard, Laissez Faire, Villain Curry Shaw, The Connaught Orphan
14Lisa Lynne
Daughters of the Celtic Moon


Obscurity

Celtic New Age

Highlight(s): Sister Moon, Maiden Dance, Fields of Gold
15The Dubliners
More of the Hard Stuff


Obscurity (not really though)

Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Muirtinn Durkin, Whiskey in the Jar, Kelly, the Boy From Killan

I'd also recommend from The Dubliners: A Drop of the Hard Stuff
16Robin Williamson
A Glint at the Kindling


Obscurity

Chamber Folk / Progressive Folk / Scottish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Lough Foyle, By Weary Well, The Poacher's Song

I'd also recommend from Robin Williamson: Myrrh, Songs of Love and Parting(!)
17Maddy Prior and June Tabor
Silly Sisters


Obscurity

English Folk Music / Contemporary Folk

Highlight(s): Burning of Auchidoon, Lass of Loch Royal, The Seven Wonders, Dame Durdan
18Lucas 15
Lucas 15


Peculiarity

Folk Rock / (minor) Asturian Folk Music

Highlight(s): Moces a bailar
19Gnoss
Drawn from Deep Water


Obscurity

Scottish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Three Shores, Hasse a's, The Waking Hour, The Badger, Voodoo
20Peatbog Faeries
Faerie Stories


Peculiarity

Acid Croft / Experimental

Highlight(s): Martin Roachfords / The Oyster Woman's Rant, Faerie Stories, Caberdrone

I'd also recommend from Peatbog Faeries: Welcome to Dun Vegas(!), Croftwork, What Men Deserve to Lose
21Tartan Amoebas
Evolution


Peculiarity

Acid Croft

Highlight(s): The Watergaw, Changing Light, Easy Peasy

I'd also recommend from Tartan Amoebas: (the self-titled debut) Tartan Amoebas
22Paul Mounsey
City of Walls


Peculiarity

Acid Croft / Experimental

Highlight(s): Billy's Birl, A Ferri e Fogo
23Treacherous Orchestra
Origins


Peculiarity

Acid Croft / Celtic Rock / Scottish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Superfly, Look East
24Shooglenifty
The Arms Dealer's Daughter


Peculiarity

Acid Croft / Scottish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Heading West, Carboni's Farewell/The Patient Man
25Mestisay
El cantar viene de viejo


Obscurity

Canarian Folk Music (I'm not certain if this qualifies as celtic folk, but it's lovely nonetheless).

Highlight(s): Arrorró, Puntos Cubanos, Endechas de Canarias
26Xera
Lliendes


Peculiarity

Acid Croft / Asturian Folk Music

Highlight(s): Lliendes
27Greg Joy
Celtic Secrets


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music

Highlight(s): Scarborough Fair, The Trees They Do Grow High, Lovely Joan / the Spirit Flies Free, Sovay
28Fiddlers' Bid
Hamnataing


Obscurity

Shetland & Orkney Folk Music

Highlight(s): Yellow Stockings, Hamnataing, The Seagull
29Jacques Pellen
Celtic Procession


Peculiarity

Breton Celtic Folk Music / Jazz

Highlight(s): Gwerz landunvez, Farewell, Deit hhui genein
30Emilio Cao
Lenda da Pedra do Destiño


Obscurity

Galician Folk Music

Highlight(s): A forza da lúa, Auroriña

I'd also recommend from Emilio Cao: Fonte do Araño
31Liz Doherty and Fiddlesticks
Racket in the Rectory


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music / Cape Breton Fiddling / Shetland & Orkney Folk Music

Highlight(s): Lime Hill/Sarah´s Fiddle/Laurel´s Reel/The Mortgage Burn, Marni Swanson Of The Grey Coast
32Maire Ni Chathasaigh
The New Strung Harp


Obscurity

Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): O Ho Nighean, E Ho Nighean, An Speic Seoigheach, The Gander In The Pratie Hole/ The Queen Of The Rushes
33Yuko Shoji
Feeling Irish Whistle


Obscurity

Highlight(s): スカボロ・フェアー, プランクシティー・ブラウン~キャロランズ・コンチェル, フォー・アイルランド
34Mrs. Sarah Makem
Ulster Ballad Singer


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Grandma Lullabies

Highlight(s): The Banks of Red Roses, It Was in the Month of January, Barbara Allen
35Barde
Barde


Obscurity

French-Canadian Folk Music / Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): Jack McCann (Jack McCann, The Battle of Aughrim), L'île noire (The Trowie Burn, The Dark Island), Banshee (The Boy in the Gap, The Banshee, The Music in the Glen)
36Galorn
Galorn


Obscurity

Breton Celtic Folk Music

Highlight(s): Jezaïg, Le mendiant
37Cecile Corbel
Songbook Volume 2


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music / Folk Pop

Highlight(s): Mary, Sweet Song, Painted Veil, Innocence

I'd also recommend from Cecile Corbel: Kari-gurashi (OST)
38Hughes de Courson
O'stravaganza: Vivaldi in Ireland


Peculiarity

Baroque / Classical Crossover / Irish Folk Music

Highlight(s): O’stravaganza, Ceol cuàine, Eirin sonata, Mister Bethag and the Princess
39Soazig
Chant et harpe Celtique


Obscurity

Breton Celtic Folk Music

Highlight(s): Al Labous Marv, Ul Lizher D'eus Paris
40Shanachie
Time Blue


Peculiarity

Irish Folk Music / Nordic Folk Music / Celtic New Age

Highlight(s): Scottish Reel Set, A Little Bird Told Me, Jeg lagde meg sa silde

I'd also recommend from Shanachie: Sally Garden, Ljus(!), She Was Under The Tree(!)
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