Celtic music (Celtic music) - a term used to refer to the totality of the musical traditions of the peoples that are descendants of the Celts. Modern descendants of the Celts live in Ireland, Scotland, Maine, Cornwall, Brittany, Wales, Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria.
The most ancient style of performance is considered to be chan-nos (sean-nos- old style). The synthesis of Celtic music with the genres of popular music gave rise to a whole direction - Celtic fusion.
The term "Celtic fusion" (English Celtic fusion-Celtic alloy) is used to denote the spectrum of various musical genres containing Celtic motifs. Elements of Celtic music are actively introduced into a wide variety of contemporary popular music. One of the oldest genres that incorporates Scottish, Irish, English and African traditions is American folk music, which has had a huge impact on all forms of American music, including country, blues and rock and roll.
In the 70s of the 20th century, bands like the Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span and Horslips created a unique blend of Celtic folk and rock. Since 1982, when The Pogues invented Celtic Punk, there has been an active introduction of Celtic music to other musical genres. Today, there is a wide variety of Celtic fusion genres.