now for something completely different! I'd like to introduce you to the
founder of Celtic Radio who started this web-based music community about 6
years ago. Yes, that is me over there with my little one -
So why the introduction? Well, we finally have reached a milestone with
Celtic Radio - we have finished our original design goals and wanted to
toot our horn a bit. The only problem is I don't really toot my horn that
much (I'd rather blend in with the crowd with a cup of Joe or a cold one -
depending on my mood), so I'm going to point out some people that really
helped make this site.
Anthony Creech, AKA
Aaediwen, has been instrumental in all things Linux - he is the Linux
StevenPD has been an excellent source of ideas and motivation.
Maggiemahone1 - our official welcoming committee. Long time moderators
Shadows along with the entire
moderating team that has kept things running so smoothly while we
developed, tweaked and created Celtic Radio. And I must mention my wife
Killian (Sara Aitken MacArthur) and family who have been very understanding
and supportive while the foundation of Celtic Radio has been built.
And of course, the biggest contributors and the ones that have made Celtic
Radio possible - YOU! the members, listeners and
musicians! Without you there would be no CelticRadio.net and our 3
wonderful internet radio stations -
Celtic Moon and
Celt Rock Radio!
Celtic Radio, at the heart, is really a grass roots
organization that has been created and run by listeners and members
interested in the music of the Gaels. We are not part of band, political
organization nor record label - so we can bring you coverage of Celtic
music and introduce you to new musicians and bands in a completely fair
and honest way. We love what we do - and that is why we do it. Simply as
that - and we hope to continue to be your source for Celtic music of all
types in the years to come. So stick around and watch what we have in
“You are about to
embark upon the Great
Crusade, toward which we have striven
these many months. The eyes of the
world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people
everywhere march with you. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
In honor of the many men and woman that served and gave their lives on
D-Day - June 6, 1944 -
Celtic Radio would like to honor and remember these heroic peoples. When
it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties; more
than 4,000 were dead. Yet somehow, due to planning and preparation, and
due to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces, Fortress
Europe had been breached signifying the beginning of the end of the Nazi
Let us also remember the many brave young men and woman serving in Iraq
and Afghanistanian today. While there is great debate about the politics
of this war, no one can deny that these brave soldiers represent our
finest and that we should honor, remember and support their efforts while
serving our countries abroad.
Until next month, Slàinte!
Slide Show Baby
When you think of four guys between the ages of 18 and 21 playing music,
your first thought usually isn’t of Celtic rock and bagpipes. Throw in the
fact that these guys are from Nashville, and things only become more
interesting. Enter Slide Show Baby, the explanation for these musical
anomalies. This talented, young band effectively mixes pop, punk, folk and
Celtic rock to create an exciting new sound. High-energy songs and
inventive instrumentals prove that the group, though only recently-formed,
is anything but amateur.
“In a scene dry of
imagination, Slide Show Baby’s unique sound is sure to make them stand
out above the rest. Take note of this band now, as you will likely be
seeing them on a much larger scale in the future.”
With gifted musicians and a wide array of instruments, Slide Show Baby is
set to make an impact on the current state of music. Lead
singer/songwriter Will MacMorran displays his versatility by playing
everything from guitar and bagpipes to bouzouki, whistles, and button
accordion. If that isn’t enough to impress you, fellow band member Victor
Gagnon also plays fiddle and mandolin, in addition to singing harmony and
lead vocals on occasion. Rounded out by Sean McWilliams on bass and Bob
Zuclich on drums, the skilled four-piece brings together a range of
influences and musical styles to form something fresh.
In a scene dry of imagination, Slide Show Baby’s unique sound is sure to
make them stand out above the rest. Take note of this band now, as you
will likely be seeing them on a much larger scale in the future.
Our May 2007 CD contest features music from
The Fuchsia Band,
No Fixed Abode,
Judith Weikle and
Our special ongoing Founder contest could win you a copy of
Gra Da Raibh CD,
The Wind that
Shakes the Barley Movie Poster and a CelticRadio.net bumper sticker!
To be eligible for our monthly CD giveaways you must post at least one
message in our
community forum. Or, join the
Radio Founder's club for an enhanced member account and to be
automatically entered in each monthly giveaway! Then, check your
eligibility to this months contest. Here is a sampling of some of the
CD's that are available this month:
Videos of your favorite artists are now available in our
Music Video Library. These videos are hosted on major
websites such as
MySpace. But we make it easy to see only the best in Celtic
Music videos all wrapped around our famous Celtic Green website
theme! No need to waste time browsing through 1000's of videos,
just visit CelticRadio.TV
each day to get your fix of free music videos. A featured video
will appear each day on our
website and also on our CelticRadio.TV website.
Please feel free to let us
know your favorite Celtic Music videos, so that we can add
them to our special music video library and share with the rest
of the Celtic Radio Community!
Rant, Rave, Lose Pants
That bunch of hard rocking, Yankee, Irish playing boys from Pittsburgh are
at it again. With the release of their newest album - "Rave, Rant, Lose
Pants" - these boys have proved their just not a blip on the radar screen.
Their "Premium Brewed Fun" style of Irish music served Yankee side is
certainly to make any die hard Celtic Rock fan addicted within minutes.
We didn't think it could get any better than Ceann's last release - Almost
Irish, with their hit single "The Worst Pirate Song." But "Rave, Rant,
Lose Pants" shows that Ceann is truly one of the greatest Irish-American
bands on the scene today - only this time we are talking Vikings! The
band's selection of tunes - such as "Blame the Viking", "Monahan the
Mutineer", "McGranahan's Wife", and "New York Girls" will have you smiling
and singing in no time!
Their "Premium Brewed Fun" style of Irish music
served Yankee side is certainly to make any die hard Celtic Rock fan
addicted within minutes.
If you liked "Almost Irish" then you will absolutely love "Rave, Rant,
Lose Pants." It doesn't get much better when one of the premier Celtic
Rock bands can make you sing, dance and smile all in one album! Pick your
copy up today for summer cookouts, parties and on the boat - you won't be
sorry! Stroke, Stroke, Stroke.........
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
Lomond [Live] - Runrig
2. The Night Pat Murphy
Died - Great Big Sea
3. The Last Trip Home
- Ed Miller
4. Killiecrankie -
5. The Ramblin Rover
- Silly Wizard
6. Coal Tattoo -
7. Bow to the Crown
- Heather Dale
8. The Green Fields of
France - John McDermott
9. Mo Run Gael, Dileas
- Rankin Family
10. Strathspeys -
Celtic Radio TIP:
AAC Plus technology has arrived for Highlander Radio! Now,
founders can listen to Highlander Radio in beautiful AAC streaming
technology. The easiest way to access this special stream is
tuning in to Celtic Radio TV
between the hours of 5AM and 11PM everyday (EST) or check out the
control panel with new listening options.
AAC technology is the combination of three MPEG technologies
comprising Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), coupled with Coding
Technologies' Spectral Band Replication (SBR), and Parametric
Stereo (PS) technologies. SBR is a unique bandwidth extension
technique which enables audio codecs to deliver the same quality
at half the bit rate. PS significantly increases the codec
efficiency a second time for low bit rate stereo signals.
Read more about
AAC technology and start listening to Highlander Radio in
full quality AAC quality!