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Genre: celtic

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Celtic music is a genre that originated in Ireland and Scotland, characterized by its use of traditional instruments such as the fiddle, harp, and pipes. It often features haunting melodies and intricate arrangements that evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing. Celtic music has gained popularity worldwide, with many modern artists incorporating elements of the genre into their music.

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Parent Genre: World/Traditional

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Instruments used

Fiddle, Banjo, Accordion, Flute, Vocals, Synthesizer, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboard/Piano, Drum Machine, Sampler, Sequencer, Bass Synthesizer

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Celtic genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1960s 17
1964 11
1967 5
1969 1
1970s 136
1970 3
1971 11
1973 25
1974 10
1975 20
1976 22
1977 14
1978 23
1979 8
1980s 347
1980 30
1981 12
1982 4
1983 45
1984 42
1985 35
1986 10
1987 63
1988 59
1989 47
1990s 687
1990 35
1991 94
1992 53
1993 83
1994 45
1995 97
1996 77
1997 88
1998 50
1999 65
2000s 907
2000 67
2001 61
2002 59
2003 77
2004 70
2005 130
2006 196
2007 68
2008 95
2009 84
2010s 769
2010 77
2011 51
2012 99
2013 114
2014 84
2015 48
2016 77
2017 81
2018 66
2019 72
2020s 137
2020 29
2021 47
2022 18
2023 20
2024 23
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Popular celtic Songs


Top New celtic Songs of 2024


Most popular celtic albums

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A Day Without Rain
2000
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The Visit
1991
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The High Kings
2010
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Preludes, Airs And Yodels (A Penguin Cafe Primer)
1996
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Titanic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Collector's Anniversary Edition
1997
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Perfect Time
2000
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Celebration
2020
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Transatlantic Sessions - Series 2, Vol. Three
2013
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Live At The Gaiety
2008
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Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
1976
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Live At The Point
1994
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King Arthur
2004
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The Bells Of Dublin
1991
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Essential Too
2013

celtic music by decade

Explore celtic history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

2020s 2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s 1930s

List of celtic artists

Here is a list of celtic artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the celtic genre. You can find out what celtic genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 52 176637
2 33 45126
3 49 241644
4 52 407577
5 31 31918
6 30 17486
7 40 30067
8 45 106742
9 34 47426
10 24 20998
11 71 2184010
12 28 17619
13 41 53265
14 31 25498
15 18 11141
16 37 22286
17 35 29675
18 27 13262
19 32 19714
20 29 12120
21 19 12357
22 26 14782
23 49 185874
24 21 4542
25 28 4632
26 29 14615
27 29 11030
28 28 3719
29 19 6855
30 25 9356
31 25 3153
32 24 7722
33 22 4435
34 53 510087
35 54 529144
36 22 6289
37 22 10154
38 22 9980
39 47 49764
40 36 38221
41 42 106812
42 15 6341
43 39 17082
44 12 3815
45 10 2857
46 41 32376
47 29 15061
48 23 14176
49 33 18737
50 34 18395
51 31 18045
52 32 11307
53 27 8221
54 28 18330
55 33 30371
56 33 39127
57 29 26889
58 21 5585
59 23 6010
60 19 5166
61 17 10662
62 13 5183

celtic playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular celtic music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.