Tag: beautiful celtic music

30 minutes of beautiful celtic music

 

Celestial Aeon Project never ceases to amaze me – they constantly manage to combine that magical ethereal new age sound with harmonies and melodies that really take you on a journey – journey to the magical realm of fantasy, elves and celtic beauty. This is one of the mixes that really makes you feel that awe and wonder of faery tales. Celtic music at it’s best!

1 hour of celtic fantasy music – Magic of the elves

 

Celestial Aeon Project never fails to amaze me. Here they are back with one of the most gorgeous celtic music videos I’ve heard in a while. Combining layers of beautiful celtic harp, kantele, lute guitar and ethereal female vocals, they manage to create an intricate folk sound that takes you to the magical elven woods and realm of fantasy and magic. Much like such artists as Adrian von Ziegler, Brunuhville and Fiechter brothers. This is celtic music at it’s best.

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?

Instrumental celtic music for fantasy writing

Sometimes instrumental celtic music is just the right thing you will need to get inspiration when you are running to a writer’s block. Especially with fantasy genre, where the whole process revolves around fictional realms and magic. One excellent artist that manages to hit that sweet spot between epic and beauty is Celestial Aeon Project – celtic music / fantasy music project of finnish composer Matti Paalanen. Inspired by such artists as Adrian von Ziegler, Brunuhville and Peter Crowley, Celestial Aeon Project really focuses on those instrumental background music styles that range from mellow and ethereal to pompous and majestic.

Here is one of longer celtic music compilations on youtube that is a perfect example of what Celestial Aeon Project can create:

Let me know what you think about Celestial Aeon Project and if you have any other artist suggestions!