What makes celtic music so special?

Celtic music is one of those genres that can be hard to define. It combines elements from new age, soundtrack music, folk music and traditional music in a way that really is more than the sum of its parts. If you take a listen to David Arkenstone or Clannad, you will hear many influences that come together in a way that really feels natural and beautiful. Or for a more modern take, Adrian von Ziegler focuses on atmosphere and nordic influences, Brunuhville manages to focus on emotion and soundtrack side of things and so on.

Celestial Aeon Project is one my all time favourites because the way it combines different elements together just works for me so well. It never feels out of place or too much. There is always that sweet balance between different styles. For example this Celtic Gate collection manages to really describe what I mean:

Isn’t that just perfect combination? What are your favourite celtic music / fantasy music artists / videos?

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