It is written that the history of Halloween reaches back to the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain (pronounced "sow-win" or "sah-win"). The word "Halloween" comes from "All Hallow's Eve" or hallowed evening, a period of year mid-way between the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solistice.
This week on Celtic Songlines we celebrate this period of year with the sometimes haunting and other times introspective sounds of Celtic music.
We'll explore the music of Danish band Asynje, Clannad Irish Band, Hexperos, Sharon Krauss, Niamh Parsons & The Loose Connections, the artist known as "Lila", Loreena McKennitt and Scotland's Malinky.
Tune into “Celtic Songlines” KDRT 95.7FM or stream at @KDRT.org Tuesday 11:00- Noon PT replay Wed 6:00 to 7:00 pm. You can subscribe to Celtic Songlines on iTunes.