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A stunner to open this month’s reviews. It is entitled, Classic Celtic Music and it is from Smithsonian Folkways. What a historically important and entertaining compendium this is. As you would expect, anything from Smithsonian has a booklet with it that is worth the price of the CD alone. The history, scholarship, and insights to the artists in these 23 cuts of magic are totally enthralling. This is the best of it. A quick look at the artists tells you what we are dealing with, covering a wide sweep of the music. It begins with one of our favorites today, Kevin Burke. Oh, everybody is here! We go back to the wonderful sean nos singer, Joe Heaney, travelling through the likes of Sarah Makem, Willie Clancy, Maggie Berry, and Willie Taylor. Chicago hero Johnny…Continue