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Genre: World: Celtic, Irish, Medieval music

Found 169 tracks

A popular set of beautiful and proud sounding Irish traditional hornpipes from the 1850 collection "O'Neill's Music of Ireland", played by whistle, guitar, bodhran and fiddle. Begins with Dunphy's Hornpipe and leads into Stack of Barley at 1:41 at which point the fiddle joins in. 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: Slow, Medium / 77 BPM]

A sad and reflective traditional Irish air played on the fiddle and accompanied by nylon guitar. Contemplative, pensive and thoughtful, this air is beautiful, stirring and incredibly sad also. From around 18th century Ireland - a truely genuine Irish air. 100% live performance. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Celtic, Irish or medieval styled track with guitars, percussion, Irish flute and bag pipes. This one keeps building as it progresses and the mood keeps picking up. Soothing, uplifting and homely. [Tempo: Medium / 63 BPM]

Melodic, Irish/Celtic inspired, contemporary soft rock track featuring acoustic and electric guitar, medieval percussion instruments, flute etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 159 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]

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]

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 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 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]

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]

Historical, military with hand drum and penny whistle. Medieval or civil war battle march. [Tempo: Medium / 98 BPM]

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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 / 180 BPM]

Lively and upbeat Irish tunes. Bodhran, banjo, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle join together in a popular Irish jig set. First tune is "Blarney Pilgrim", which then leads into Kesh. Both tunes were notated in O'Neill Music of Ireland collection in 1850 - a true "traditional" set of tunes which are popular at many Irish sessions. 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 / 123 BPM]

Rich, moving drone behind a distant Irish flute, playing a celtic style, angelic melody of longing and nostalgia. Depicts the vast open fields of Ireland. There is also an alternative version where the deep underlying drone has been mixed much quieter. [Tempo: Slow]

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 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]

Traditional Irish/Celtic music piece featuring Irish flute, soft pad and guitar. This piece starts slowly and shifts to a faster section later on. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 116 BPM]

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

Folk, medieval tune with Saint Patrick feeling and atmosphere. Acoustic music played by acoustic guitars, flute, shaker, drums and bass. It has a beautiful melody and soft touch. [Tempo: Slow / 53 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]

Medieval or celtic sounding Fantasy piece with flute, tamborine and traditional drums. Medieval inn, town, festival or dance. [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

A fun a joyful modern Celtic track. A traditional Celtic/Irish sound with a modern Indie vibe. Acoustic guitar with Irish whistle Irish pop. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 121 BPM]

Uplifting traditional irish Folk Song, played by real musicians with traditional irish instruments. Irish, dancing and uplifting mood. Mid-tempo. [Tempo: Medium / 90 BPM]

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]

Energetic and patriotic Scottish tune with bagpipes, percussion and synths. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 72 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 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]

A Scottish wartime march that is patriotic, proud with reverent moments honouring the men and women who lost their lives. Great to use in wartime documentaries. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

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 set of Irish traditional "slides" performed by mainly by the box and banjo with accompaniment by fiddle, flute and bodhran. O'Keefes is performed first and leads into the Brosna at 0:53. Brosna is sometimes also called "The Lonesome Road to Dingle" or "Trip to the Jacks". 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 / 145 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]

Upbeat, lively and playful Irish traditional tune. Driving acoustic guitar accompanies fast paced fiddle in a toe tapping popular Irish reel. Heard a lot in pub sessions, this is a real attention catcher of a tune guaranteed to get you up out of your chair. 100% live performance. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 119 BPM]

Irish folk tune in 9/8 time. Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddles, Guitar, Irish Flute and Bodhran. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

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

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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]

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

A popular Irish traditional hornpipe which leads into a faster reel at 1:23. Jolly, fun and pounding, this is gauranteed to get the heart pumping. Really strong and driving, this gets the crowd up dancing at a traditional music session in a pub. Fiddle, guitar and bodhran come together for a powerful and booming performance. 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 / 94 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]

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