Various Artists - Beginner's Guide to Celtic Music: A superb collection of classic and contemporary music from the six Celtic nations, compiled by BBC Radio's World music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy. Featuring acts from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Brittany, Cornwall and Asturias, this Beginner's Guide To Celtic traces the history of the music.The 3 CDs are divided between 'Lasair' - the icons of Celtic music, the original sparks that set the Celtic world aflame. 'Teine Geal' - the brightest contemporary acts, classic artists and major names asserting their Celtic roots.and 'Braidseal' - the artists who are mixing influences, breaking down boundaries and crossing borders. Featured artists include The Bothy Band, Capercaillie, Julie Fowlis, Altan, Cerys Matthews, Lau, Dolores Keane, Llan de Cubel, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, Treacherous Orchestra, Peatbog Faeries, Karine Polwart, Salsa Celtica, Martyn Bennett, Battlefield Band, Olav Johansson & Catriona McKay and many more. An excellent 43 tracks. ..