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I know the ancient Greek modes and the Gregorian modes of the medieval era. Reading in a comment the term Celtic modes I wonder is there something different or special that I have missed until today?

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As we can see in the following link there is no difference between the Celtic modes and the well known medieval modes.

But it seems there are especially 4 modes in use:

Ionian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aeolian. See:

Complex Tonality and the Four Celtic Modes

https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/310602

Here’s a nice video explaining the mixolydian mode (with the typical b7) in Celtic style:

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    Yes. Mixolydian is perhaps the most common of these in modern “celtic-style” music by rock bands, but traditional tunes are actually much more in Ionian or Dorian. – leftaroundabout Apr 28 '20 at 15:53
  • So I shouldn't mind if someone says he was aiming Celtic mode. They are identical with the traditional modes. – Albrecht Hügli Apr 28 '20 at 16:04

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