National Day of Silence!
future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for
webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due
to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). To protest
these rates and encourage the millions of net radio listeners to take
action and contact their Congressional representatives, a national Day of
Silence will be held June 26. Webcasters across the country will observe
this day of silence in a number of ways, including dedicating entire
programs to the campaign to save Internet Radio and broadcasting complete
be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and
suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition
inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
Celtic Radio plans on participating in this National day of Silence
through our Live365 broadcasts. On that day, our Celtic Music channels
will not be available to standard members of Live365. Preferred VIP
members will hear a short message about the event and then will be
connected to our broadcast.
The Internet Radio Equality Act (PDF)
was introduced by Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Donald
Manzullo (R-IL ) to save the Internet Radio Industry. Please call your
congressperson to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 2060 by clicking below.
We are therefore asking all members and listeners to
please call their congressperson to support this bill. Our survival
depends upon the success of this bill and every phone call will count
toward the goal of enacting this legislation.
We appreciate your help in saving Net Radio from
extinction and in helping our site and broadcast continue the dream of
bringing Celtic Music to the masses.
Until next month, Slŕinte!
have increased our storage capacity for member photographs to 5
megabytes for standard members and to 200 megabytes for Founder
members. Our member
photograph album is available to all members and contains a
number of community tools to display your photographs throughout
our site. This includes displaying random photographs on your
profile page! We even feature member photographs on our main
Access your own
photograph album and read our new
help guide to get you started.
"Eye of the Storm"
Albannach is an exciting Scottish tribal drumming band. A Blend of
energetic and rhythmic drumming, enchancing vocals and some of the most
amazing piping you'll ever hear - Albannach are one of the most unique
acts you will ever encounter.
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman". And that's exactly
what they are! Albannach are all born and bred in Scotland and their
purpose in life is to share their intriguing culture, history and heritage
by means of their music. They are just not another Scottish "Pipes &
Drums" band, their music goes beyond the traditional and into the tribal
dance of the Pictish Scottish culture, echoing the ancient past of Scotia.
“A Blend of
energetic and rhythmic drumming, enchancing vocals and some of the
most amazing piping you'll ever - Albannach are one of the most unique
acts you will ever encounter....”
The band is made up of 6 unique individuals who all bring together a
wealth of musical talent:
is the bass drummer with the band is also responsible for some of the
bands vocal works. Kyle is a former Highland Dancer (until age 14) and
drummer for the Vale of Atholl - he is the lead drummer for Albannach.
Donnie is a world-renowned bagpiper and is extremely talented on other
instruments including the drums, piano and guitar. Jacquie is the
considered the mother of the group (she keeps the boys in line) and plays
the bass rhythms and is known for her haunting vocal skills. Aya is the
bands Bodhran player as well as Davey who composed the Rebel King for the
group's latest album - Eye of the Storm.
Our June 2007 CD contest features music from
The Fuchsia Band,
Maiden's IV, The
Deirdre Shannon, 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!
We are holding a
special CD contest for the month of June
2007 which will award this months CDs to the top 5 Celtic Radio members
who post the most in our popular community forums! To sweeten the pot a
bit, members who rank 5th-10th place for the month will receive a Celtic
Radio bumper sticker!
To post messages in our Community forums, be sure that you have
signed up for a Celtic Radio member account and then begin
score card to keep track of your rank.
The Top 5 members will get to take home their CD of choice depending on
their placement. 1st place gets first selection, 2nd place gets second
Good Luck Members!
Surfs Up with
Atlantic Wave takes their name from an Irish reel, and from the fact that
they play Celtic music from countries touched by the Atlantic Ocean, with
a special emphasis on the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and Cape
Breton (in Nova Scotia, Canada).
Their sound is based on a duo of fiddlers, Kaitlin Hahn and Ed Paloucek,
who are accompanied on guitar by Barry Houlehen and on bouzouki (similar
to a mandolin) and bodhran (the Irish drum) by John Karr. In addition,
Barry sings a variety of songs, both traditional and from the canon of
contemporary Celtic folksongs.
Atlantic Wave's live performances feature a mix of high-energy jigs,
reels, strathspeys, and slip jigs, with some slow airs, classical
selections, and other World music influences thrown in. The songs Barry
sings range from uptempo Scottish and Irish favorites to slow ballads,
ranging in age from hundreds of years old to very recent.
Atlantic Wave takes their name from an Irish reel, and
from the fact that they play Celtic music from countries touched by
the Atlantic Ocean, with a special emphasis on the traditional music
of Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton (in Nova Scotia, Canada)...
in Milwaukee, Atlantic Wave was born in November of 2004, when Ed Paloucek,
Kaitlin Hahn, Barry Houlehen, and John Karr joined to form a band that
played not only traditional Irish tunes, but performed medleys and songs
from a variety of Celtic nations, all of which touch the Atlantic Ocean.
Two fiddlers, a guitarist/singer, and a bouzouki/bodhran player put their
own feel and interpretation to fast-paced reels and jigs, slow airs,
strathspeys, and marches, throwing in some classical, other world
influences, originals, and the works of contemporary Celtic artists....
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
the Band Played Waltzing M - John McDermott
2. Minstrel Boy -
3. The Stamping Ground
4. Inspiration -
5. The Edinburgh Rambler
- Ed Miller
6. Mairi's Wedding -
7. Mairis Wedding -
Clann An Drumma
8. The Green Fields of
France - Fenians, The
9. General Taylor -
Great Big Sea
10. Boozehound -
Slide Show Baby
Every Celtic Radio member account comes with its own home page
profile page. This profile page contains a wealth of information
about you - such as a photograph, interests, contact form,
photograph album preview, friends, favorites songs and journal
entries just to name a few. Its up to for how much information you
wish to include. To get started, visit your
Profile Info page to start entering your personal details.
photograph, make a few
favorite songs, and you are well on your way to filling up
your profile page with lots of customized information. Then just
save your easy to remember URL:
Once your profile is completed, check our
member directory to see the last members who were online. Do a
search and find other Celtic Radio members that share the same
interests and profile. Social networking on CelticRadio.net!