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June 2007 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

Inside This Issue

National Day of Silence!
The 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 silence.

“Character cannot 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.

H.R. 2060, 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.

Act Now

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!



What's New?

We 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 community page..

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:

Jamesie 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.

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June CD Contests



CD Giveaways
Our June 2007 CD contest features music from Hugh MorrisonThe Fuchsia Band, Maiden's IV, The Elders, Deirdre Shannon, and Sian James. Our special ongoing Founder contest could win you a copy of The Fuschia Band's 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 posting messages. Monitor the 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 selection, etc.

Good Luck Members!


Surfs Up with
Atlantic Wave

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)...

Based 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....

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The Top Ten
Most requested songs for the past 30 days
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our broadcast schedule for play times.

1. And the Band Played Waltzing M - John McDermott
2. Minstrel Boy - Charlie Zahm
3. The Stamping Ground - Runrig
4. Inspiration - Heather Dale
5. The Edinburgh Rambler - Ed Miller
6. Mairi's Wedding - Rankin Family
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




Celtic Radio TIP: 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. Upload a 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 detailed search and find other Celtic Radio members that share the same interests and profile. Social networking on CelticRadio.net!




Featured Music

MacTalla Mor
"The New Colossus"

"Sink or Swim"

Julie Fowlis

Enter the Haggis
"Northampton (Live)"

"Eye Of The Storm"


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