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Genre: World: Celtic, Irish, Medieval music

Found 169 tracks

An upbeat set of traditional Irish jigs performed box, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bodhran. Begins with mandolin, and fiddle, box and bodhran join in at 0:09 to create a larger sound. Begins with Trip to Athlone, then leads into The Luck Penny at 0:59. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 115 BPM]

A pretty scottish air on solo fiddle. Very authentic Scottish sound. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

A warm, positive and melodic fantasy/Celtic inspired track. Have a little patience with this one - the atmospheric intro section lasts for about 1 minute before the tempo picks up to an upbeat Celtic jam with piccolo flute, guitars, hand drums, etc. [Tempo: Medium / 110 BPM]

A tasteful, acoustic rendition of this traditional Irish / Celtic / English folk song. Flute, harpsichord, classical guitar. A very emotive and poignant melody which stirs emotion of longing, beauty, love and melancholy. Often used in connection with weddings or journeys. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium / 37 BPM]

The Chaffpool Post tune leading into the Hills of Tara (at 1:31) - both are popular barn dances from around 19th Century Ireland. Light, happy and upbeat, this set of tunes are heard often in Irish traditional pub sessions - in this occassion with piano accompaniment to banjo and fiddle playing the main tune. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium / 84 BPM]

A beautiful, celtic / medieval sounding arrangement of the classic 'Greensleeves' or 'Lady Green Sleeves", featuring Irish flute, piano and subtle orchestral arrangement. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 115 BPM]

A driving set of Irish traditional jigs, beginning with Morrison's, and leading into Out in the Ocean at 1:02 which is slightly more happy and upbeat in tone. Mandolin, fiddle, whistle and guitar play the opening, and when bodhran joins in at 0:31, you really get the feel for Irish traditional music - similar almost to Riverdance music. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

A beautiful, sad and longing Irish air played by tin whistle and synth pad. "Ned of the Hill" is the English translation of the Irish title "amonn an Chnoic". This is a popular, slow and mornful ballad about an Irish aristocrate who lived in Tipperary and led a bandit gang who called for the overthrow of William of Orange. 100% live performance. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Authentic sounding medieval instruments play a bawdy, brazen celtic dance number for the Tudor court. The track varies in tempo, with some uptempo parts and others slow. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 126 BPM]

A set of old double traditional Irish double jigs performed mainly by box, guitar and bodhran, with fiddle playing less of a role. Cliffs of Moher begins at 01:05 as the guitar enters. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 119 BPM]

An angelic, gothic sounding choir and cello led requiem conjuring up images of Irish landscapes, monasteries, gothic churches and religious gatherings. This track is available in different versions. The main version is based around the voice and the cello; the "chant mix" adds mysterious, whispering chants, and the "urban mix" adds hard hitting urban dance rhythms. [Tempo: Slow / 107 BPM]

A live performed recording of this traditional Celtic / Irish folk tune. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 138 BPM]

A set of Irish jigs on solo fiddle. Lively and authentic. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Fast / 200 BPM]

A happy, jolly Irish folk style track. Various Irish pipes, hand drums, clapping and feet stomping, etc. Medieval feel, a feast at the castle, etc. This track also comes in an 'Extended Intro' version where a soft, wistful, nostalgic Irish theme is playing for a minute before the main track sets in. The 1-minute soft intro is also available by itself. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

Happy, organic and earthy, Irish / Celtic folk dance. Acoustic guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bodhran and bass. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 97 BPM]

A sad and lamentive march performed by fiddle, mandolin and bodhran. Guitar enters at 01:54 as Johnny Cope begins - this is a more upbeat and faster tune in the form of a Hornpipe. Both tunes are very old and popular in Irish pubs. Live musicians on acoustic instruments. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium / 102 BPM]

Happy, jolly, celtic folk song style. A fun tune about dancing, drinking and singing in the local inn, where the merry folk go to kick back and have a blast. Very Irish, Celtic in style (can also be English or Scottish). Fiddle, guitar, flutes. [Tempo: Fast / 125 BPM]

A set of Irish jigs arranged for fiddle and guitar, with contemporary and fusion influences. Lively, full of energy, and authentic. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

A jolly, fun and driving Irish hornpipe set. Bodhran, fiddle, mandolin and guitar perform together on Byrne's (a hornpipe), which then leads into Liverpool Hornpipe at 1:29, with the flute joining in also. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 89 BPM]

A set of Irish jigs on solo fiddle. Lively and authentic. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 180 BPM]

One of the most famous traditional Irish songs ever, this number is much covered drinking song, straight out of Irish pubs and steeped in Irish history. This version was performed on accordion, acoustic guitars, Irish fiddle and Irish flute (tin whistle / penny whistle). Crowd hand clapping joins about half way in. "Jolly, hell bent and spiteful" would probably be a good description of this piece of Irish music. An Underscore version (without the lead instruments) is available in case you want to sing along, karaoke style [Trad./Arr: B Lynne] [Tempo: Medium / 95 BPM]

Slowly swaying acoustic track, melancholic and with a celtic touch. A calm and quiet verse part, with a more up-front chorus part. Guitars, bass, accordion. [Tempo: Slow / 135 BPM]

A traditional Irish waltz. Authentic and acoustic recording with all live instruments - performed on violin, accordion, acoustic guitars, Irish recorder and flute. A pretty and charming Irish melody. We also have a version where a standard Orchestral flute replaces the Irish recorder, for a slightly softer and more textured flute sound. [Trad./Arr: B Lynne] [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 115 BPM]

Contemporary Irish folk / Scottish folk. Celtic flute, acoustic guitars. Lively and bouncy. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 160 BPM]

Mandolin, fiddle and bodhran play this set of Irish reels. Light instrumentation compared to most reels, this is a very old tune - collected first by Michael Coleman in "Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music" in 1923. Live recording. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 106 BPM]

Traditional irish folk song, played by real musicians with traditional irish instruments. Irish, uplifting and dancing mood. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 111 BPM]

Celtic / Irish theme over big beat drums. Bouncy, dancing, featuring accordian and penny whistle. [Tempo: Medium / 101 BPM]

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Upbeat and lively traditional Irish tune. Banjo, fiddle and bodhran join together in a popular Irish hornpipe set. The first tune is called "Harvest Home" which then leads into Boys of Bluehill at 1:40 when the guitar enters. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium / 78 BPM]

A traditional Irish double jig (Haste to the Wedding) which moves into slip Jig (Kitty Come Down to Limerick) at 1:00. Pounding bodhran drives both spirited jigs which are played by fiddle and mandolin. Popular jigs in Ireland, heard around the country, these are valiant, glorious and an ode to older times. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 128 BPM]

A popular set of Irish hornpipes played in Irish pubs. Fiddle begins, with bodhran joining in to provide rhythm and guitar providing accompaniment from 0:45 onwards. Leads into O'Callaghan's at 1:30. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium / 86 BPM]

A reflective, emotive and tasteful rendition of the classic Irish folk tune, arranged for piano and violin. Danny Boy is one of the most famous and most loved piece of music in history. With its origin in Irish folk lore, this track is today used in many settings such as St. Paddy's Day, wedding ceremonies, films / movies and more. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

A Celtic influenced cinematic score with acoustic guitar, strings, horns, mandolin, piano and bodhran drums. Great for fast horseback rides across vast landscapes, medieval action, fantasy, heroic adventures and chase scenes. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 60 BPM]

A traditional Irish song, translated as "The Brink of the White Rocks". Performed by tin whistle with guitar accompaniment, this is a mournful and sad tune which takes you back to old Ireland in the 18th Century. Beautiful and melancholy, yet has a slight edge of hope. [Tempo: Slow]

A short track with a medieval, celtic, or fantasy theme. Great live celtic flute on the second half. Also harpsichord, strings and large frame drums. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 102 BPM]

A fun, pumping and toe tapping Irish traditional reel which leads into another reel called Far From Home at 1:06. Driving bodhran keeps the pace throughout while fiddle, guitar and mandolin play a joyful and cheerful tune. Popular pub music throughout Ireland. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 117 BPM]

Contemporary Irish folk. Irish flute, acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle. Lively and bouncy. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 73 BPM]

A fun set of Irish reels performed 100% live on banjo, fiddle, box and flute. Bird in the Bush is performed first, followed by Jenny's Chicken's at 1:13 as the flute enters. A very old set of tunes, first recorded in 1934, but most likely hundreds of years old. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 106 BPM]

Fun, upbeat and lively Irish double jig set. Connaughtman's Rambles opens with banjo, while fiddle joins in at 0:29. The tune leads into My Darling Asleep at 0:58 at which point guitar and bodhran join in creating a pounding and driving mood. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 128 BPM]

A live performed recording of this traditional Celtic / Irish folk tune. This is a two-part performance, first up is the "Kesh" jig, seamlessly followed by "Smash the Windows". [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 121 BPM]

A track full of Gaelic spirit and joy. Suitable for Irish themed project such as St Patricks Day, tourism, culture, documentaries, video games or TV and movie soundtracks. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 170 BPM]

An appealing, homely, Irish traditional song which conjures images of beautiful Irish shores and the dearly loved green fields of Ireland. This contemporary version has been produced with Bodhran, Irish whistle, acoustic guitar, bass and drums. We've also made available a version where the main lead is played on a regular orchestral flute, because although the Penny Whistle is beautiful and quintessentially Irish, the orchestral flute has a softer sound which could be better suited in some media projects. Also available is an Underscore version, which means all lead/solo instruments are removed, leaving only the background music -- great for singing along. [Trad./Arr: B. Lynne] [Tempo: Slow / 58 BPM]

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