Steve Reich, "Ehmore M'aht, V'ahsay Harbay". A movement from Steve Reich's recent piece, the "You Are" variations. Brilliant.
Jethro Tull, "Cold Wind to Valhalla". Classic Tull.
Solas, "Lowground". Very strange - a traditional Irish band playing bluegrass. And yet, it works.
Dave Matthews Band, "The Dreaming Tree". I know I should be ashamed, but I really like jam bands. This is one of my favorite songs from the DMB.
Flook, "Eb Reels". Flute heavy Irish trad.
Hugh Blumenfeld, "Why am I awake". Hugh is a folksinger from Connecticut, who's performed a few times at venues set up by the New Jersey Folk Project. He's a great songwriter.
Genesis, "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats". Track off the Gabriel-Genesis masterpiece, "The Lamb Lays Down on Broadway". Even 30 years or so after it was recorded, it still manages to not sound terribly dated.
Martin Hayes, "Kitty Come Down to Limerick". Martin Hayes is a classically trained violinist who plays traditional Irish music in a traditional way. That means not so bloody fast. Irish music is mostly dance music - you can't dance to a reel played at 180 beats per minute!