Celtic Winds™

Sundays noon to 3pm

Celtic Winds is one of the signature programs produced weekly at WNCW.  From popular and emerging artists, to classic recordings gleaned from our large library, there is sure to be something different every week.  Celtic music is an integral part of the musical heartland of Western North Carolina where WNCW is located, but it exploded onto the world stage during the revival of the last century, and is now recognized as a dominant force in the international music scene.

Join Richard Beard and Tom Fellenbaum as they bring the Celtic world to your doorstep with three hours of live music every Sunday at noon.   

Why three hours of Celtic music every week?   Because it’s WNCW!

Sunday, May 10th at 1pm, from February, 2012: Solas

May 7, 2020

In the absence of live Studio B sessions, we thought we'd revisit some of our favorite ones from years' past. Tune in during "Celtic Winds" as we re-air this one from Irish favorites Solas!

Podcast of this session:

Singer/songwriter Declan O'Rourke has been getting numerous awards in his native Ireland and the U.K. the past few years, and is now making a name for himself here in the U.S. thanks to his impressive concept album Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine. He has a rare performance in our area at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville this Sunday, with an 8-member band that includes Dermot Byrne (Altan), John Sheahan (The Dubliners), Cillian Vallely (Lunasa), and Catriona Frost (Celtic Woman).

Musicians holding bagpipe and bouzouki
Photo by Dave Fimbres

Join long time Celtic Winds Host Richard Beard, this Sunday at 1pm, as he welcomes Piper EJ Jones and the bouzouki powered Frances Cunningham to Studio B. They'll talk about Celtic music, traditional tunes, instruments and the 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games which will be held July 12th through July 15th in Linville, NC on Grandfather Mountain at MacRae Meadows. Photo by Dave Fimbres.

(These CD's are available online or call 1-800-245-8870 during Fund Drive hours)

Alan Jabbour and Stephen Wade Americana Concert
Altan The Gap of Dreams
Doc Watson Live at Club 47
Press Gang Fortune It May Smile
(Various): The Crooked Road A Century of Heritage Guitar Music * $100 2-CD Set

(The following thank-you CD's marked with "**" are in limited quantity and only available by calling 1-800-245-8870. All others are listed in our drop-down menu.)

Altan -- "The Gap of Dreams"

**The Press Gang -- "Fortune It May Smile"**

**Alan Jabbour and Stephen Wade -- "Americana Concert"**

Doc Watson -- "Live at Club 47"

**(Various Artists): "The Crooked Road: A Century of Heritage Guitar Music"**

Locally Produced Shows Receive New T-shirts

Mar 26, 2017

We are excited to offer all new t-shirts for many of our locally produced programs.  The t-shirts were put together and printed by Recover Brands on Recover t-shirts.  We have limited quantities of these special shirts, so please call 1-800-245-8870 to pledge for your t-shirt.  They will be available through the end of the Spring Fund Drive, which ends April 1 at 7:00pm.

Program Shirts Include:

When you make a contribution today during Celtic Winds (12noon - 3pm) you will receive the new Celtic Winds program sticker.  Call 1-800-245-8870 or to pledge online, click here.

Tune in Sunday, March 17th from noon to 3pm and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Winds.

At noon today, Celtic Winds brings you three hours of Celtic music from around the world and around the corner.