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Alasdair White will perform Thursday and teach a workshop on Sunday at the BCMFest.

With Omicron surging, Passim’s annual Boston Celtic Music Festival goes virtual

Four days of performances — some livestreamed, some prerecorded — will go online Thursday through Sunday, showcasing music from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, and other Celtic communities.

A Far Cry performing at Jordan Hall on Friday.

A Far Cry’s ‘Firefly’ brought comforting night music, perfect for the darkest days of the year

Warmth was abundant in “Firefly,” a wishlist of pieces that cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer devised last winter while dreaming of the day the orchestra could gather again.

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Music director Andris Nelsons and violinist Hilary Hahn with the BSO on Jan. 7, 2022 at Symphony Hall.

At BSO, the year’s first notes are new

Andris Nelsons led the premiere of a slyly brilliant new suite by HK Gruber.

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GBH recording engineer Antonio Oliart Ros, who has been behind the console for dozens of virtual events throughout the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Antonio Oliart Ros brings artistry to sound recording at GBH and beyond

The Grammy-winning audio engineer behind the BSO’s radio broadcasts has recorded scores of virtual classical concerts.

Ranky Tanky play Saturday at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, N.H., and Tuesday at Boston’s City Winery.

With every note, Ranky Tanky honors an ancestry

The band, with upcoming shows in Portsmouth and Boston, plays a kind of folk-jazz hybrid that draws on spirituals, children’s rhymes, and other age-old, communal singing traditions drawn from the Gullah culture of their native South Carolina.

Top row (from left): Phil Chan, Kathleen Fay, Iman Habibi. Bottom row (from left): Lucia Lin, Keith Lockhart, Miki Sawada.

6 standouts in classical music on the changes they hope to see, and make, in the new year

Among others, they want to see virtual concerts presented in higher quality, more multiracial producing, greater empowerment of individual artists, and a shift in what exactly is considered “prestige.”

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These are some of our favorite music discoveries of the year.

Artists past and present, podcasts, rarities, and songs that hit the spot: Our favorite music discoveries of the year

Globe writers and contributors — music explorers all — share dozens of treasures they unearthed in 2021.

Amy Winehouse in 2007, the year "Rehab" became her signature song.

Hey, what’s that sound?

That wonderstruck sensation of falling deeply in love with an artist or song is something we music fans chase all our lives.