Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Celtic Folk Revival

Gillian Douple and Kelly Camp

We plan to analyze the revival of Celtic folk songs, particularly Irish drinking songs, that have been written prior to the 18th century. These songs have then been covered by bands such as the Chieftans, who adhered to traditional means and began the revival movement, and the Dropkick Murphys, who have changed the presentation by applying certain punk techniques. Other notable Irish bands such as Flogging Molly have certain songs that resemble folk drinking songs but are original and were created in the modern era.

1 comment:

wh said...

very interesting. It would be kind of neat to trace a single song through its various versions/covers by different covers if you can find anything like that.