KelticDead Music is a WEB-based initiative with a mission to find interesting stories, tunes, and songs that are in the traditions of Celtic-Folk music cultures found throughout the world. This page presents VIDEO arrangements of various KelticDead Music selections. Also visit the BROADSIDE collections page for eBook publications which provide in-depth stories, lyrics, and sheet music of KelticDead Music selections.
Bonnie Light Horseman. The Royal Scots Greys were established in the 15th Century and were prominent in the Napoleonic Wars. This is one woman's lament and anger towards Napoleon Bonapart who killed her Bonny Light Horseman.
Julia Delaney. An Irish-English-Norman-Celtic tune that has an interesting history about the legend of the Black Knight, and what started the 800 year, Anglo-Irish wars that did not end until 1945.
Going To The Faire. This is a KDM arrangement of the classic Folk song from ballads collected by Francis Child and Peter Buchan. The ballad became popular by an arrangement made by Simon and Garfunkle in the 1960s with their version known as Scarborough Faire.
Kesh Jig. A lively 6/8 tune that was probably developed in the early 20th Century after some artifacts were unearthed in the ancient city of Kesh. The story behind this one speaks about a garden party by Enlil (Eden) to commemorate the first man and woman around the "tree of life." (a date tree)
Loch Lavan Castle or Sweets of May. This is a good dance tune, and the story behind it is about Mary Queen of Scots. Special thanks to Bob Hicks for helping me create this tune and video.
Over The Hills and Far Away. This is a British marching tune and song. It concerns how many of the Irish were inducted into the service of foreign wars due to the harsh living conditions imposed by the Penal Laws. Those Scots and Irish who fought in the Continental Wars were known as "Wild Geese." Special thanks to Bob Hicks for helping me create this tune and video.