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    Posted: March 20 2016 at 17:47
I'm looking for something similar to MO, mainly instrumental, with influences of celtic music and folk, etc.

Any suggestions?
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Try the North Sea Radio Orchestra.
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I did some research after your question:

Hartmut Zinn - Heiles Land (very close to classic MO; sometimes rip-off)

Johan P. van der Voet
(very MO influenced modern prog)

A lot of new age artists: Tino Izzo, Medwyn Goodall ... (more easy-listening and background music)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Modrigue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2016 at 17:11
For celtic artists: Alan Stivell, Dan Ar Braz

For progressive hard/folk: The band "Legend" (UK)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Replayer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2016 at 17:49
I would suggest Gordon Giltrap's instrumental prog trilogy: Visionary, Perilous Journey, and Fear of the Dark.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guy Guden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2016 at 18:09
maybe Anthony Phillips, 1984 or Tarka with Harry Williamson.  There is a group called Celestial that has a piece on it that I often segue with Mike Oldfield.  Mike was on SPACE PIRATE RADIO during his 5 Miles Out U.S. tour.
I will be posting the interview this year on my Melting Watchtowre page, if anyone is interested.
 
There is only one Mike Oldfield, solo or on other cats' and kittens' tunes  Have you listened to his sister Sally's later stuff?  His brother Terry's output is a mixed bag.
 
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Oldfield has many followers, from many of his eras

Colin Masson's "Isle of Eight" could pass for an Oldfield album
Ken Baird is clearly influenced by Oldfield and his sister Sally
Sally Oldfield's early stuff is a bit like her brother
Engel from Spain influenced by Maggie Reilly era
keyboardist from the country of Georgia "Laozi"
I concur about Alan Stivell;  it's not the same but in the spirit
Dan Ar Braz's first album "Douar Nevez" could work
Seven Reizh
EliphasZ "La Royaume des Poussieres" has a 19 minute track that is very Oldfield like
some of FLAMING BESS' early stuff is like a more rhythmic Oldfield
Oldfield himself went very Alan Parsons for parts of albums like the song oriented side of "Islands", so Alan Parsons sounds like him, although sometimes it's more that Oldfield sounds like Parsons
Some of the more medieval Dead Can Dance albums
The first couple of Sky albums
Quaterna Requiem
Sagrado Coracao da Terra
Paul Brett's albums Interlife and Eclipse
Japanese band Asturias' first couple of albums
Passport's song Ataraxia is very Oldfield souinding
Hostsonaten "Springsong"
Groovector "Ultramarine"
Sebastian Hardie's instrumental stuff
some of early Jade Warriot



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Originally posted by terramystic terramystic wrote:

I did some research after your question:

Hartmut Zinn - Heiles Land (very close to classic MO; sometimes rip-off)

Johan P. van der Voet
 (very MO influenced modern prog)


Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Oldfield has many followers, from many of his eras

Colin Masson's "Isle of Eight" could pass for an Oldfield album


Those are all practically homages, me likey, I'll probably buy all of these.

Rob Reed's Tubular Bells tribute Sanctuary clearly qualifies.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheLionOfPrague Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2016 at 20:56
Thanks for the suggestions Thumbs Up

Will check them out.
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Clannad?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ALotOfBottle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2016 at 05:06
My instant thought was Bo Hansson - a Swedish multiinstrumentalist from the day, who released some Tubular Bells-esque material.

You might like him.



The follow-up of his debut I posted above called "Magician's Hat" is also dead good!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2016 at 08:57
Originally posted by aglasshouse aglasshouse wrote:

Clannad?

I was thinking of them but mostly for the song "Closer to your Heart" from Macalla, which could have been the sequel to Moonlight Shadow!
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