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Joan Armatrading

Finding Celtic tradition at the Crossroads

Celtic Crossroads performs at the 2011 Columbia Festival of the Arts

When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland.

Call it non-traditional Irish music.

When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland.

Granted, the group's stage show includes fiddles, flutes and a harp. But it also features a banjo and some modern-sounding singers.

The sum of all these parts adds up to something that's definitely not your Irish...

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