Welcome to our August 2007 Celtic Radio Newsletter! This issue happens to
be a first, as we have never produced an August newsletter. We usually
only produce a summer issue for the months of June, July and August - but there is just too much happening to
let a month go by without letting you know about our generous
and about new Celtic/Folk musicians on the scene.
This month we are featuring two new groups. Allison Barber and
Both very different yet each offering their own perspective on Celtic
music. Allison for the more traditional folk listener. Wanderluste a cross
between traditional and Celtic Rock. Each group has released their debute
CD and each has received a 5 star rating from Celtic Radio! Highly
recommended! Check them out in this issue.
“Time is but the
stream I go a-fishing in."
- Henry David Thoreau
An interesting topic on our Celtic Radio Community has generated alot of
responses - this thread poses the question, "How did you find CelticRadio.net." It is very interesting reading about all of the
different ways people found Celtic Radio - (probably more interesting than
us rambling on). For ourselves, we have to admit that the idea of Celtic
Radio goes back to 2000 - during the
Loon Mountain Highland Games. With
the backdrop of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the sun setting and
the Celtic Rock super group
Seven Nations playing Amazing Grace in true
Seven Nations style. What a night to remember and what an inspiration to
bring Celtic music on the web. Check out the
thread and post your own
It's amazing how time moves by so quickly. Here we sit 7 years later and
Celtic Radio keeps getting bigger and better. The goal all along has been
to introduce people to this wonderful music genre. So do us and Celtic
music a favor by introducing someone you know to Celtic Music! Tell them
about a new group, our broadcast or website.
The Green Fields of Tommy Makem
Let us all take a moment to reflect on the passing of a great Legend in
Irish music - Tommy Makem. He passed away on August 1st due to lung cancer
in his home in Dover, New Hampshire. He gained international fame in the
50s and 60s when he teamed up with the Clancy Brothers.
Tommy Makem was born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and learned to
sing from his mother, who knew hundreds of folk songs and tales in the
Irish oral tradition.
Take a moment to read our
memorial thread on Tommy Makem and post your own
Until next month, Slàinte!
recently added a new feature to our website to help our
listeners better locate songs. Previews of each song on our
are now available in 20 second bandwidth friendly clips.
Compatible with all major browsers and media players, the
preview clips are located on our "Song Info", "Playlist"
25 Song" pages! Look for the special preview icon to play a
small preview clip of the selected track.
The new preview tool is the best way to locate hard to find
songs rather than waiting to hear them again on our broadcast.
When used together with the search features of our
tool, we expect this should save a lot of time in
finding and locating your favorite Celtic Radio songs!
Allison Barber brings a purity of voice and an earthy soulfulness to
traditional Irish music. With a “sean-nós style beyond her years” (Irish
America Magazine) and a talent that touches hearts and souls, this fresh
singer/songwriter captures her audiences’ attention from the first note.
Allison lives in New York, in high demand as a singer in the traditional
scene. Allison has had the privilege of performing and recording with a
variety of renowned musicians and groups, most recently lending her voice
to Jameson's Revenge as well as Tony DeMarco and The Atlantic Wave.
brings a purity of voice and an earthy soulfulness to traditional
Irish music. With a sean-nós style beyond her years....”
in Boston, Allison grew up amid the sounds of Irish music from a young
age. She began performing at age 13, starting her vocal and piano training
in classical music at the Boston Conservatory. After completing her
undergraduate degree in acting and music at Ithaca College in New York,
Allison moved to Edinburgh where she traveled extensively throughout
Scotland and Ireland to reconnect with the traditional, folk and sean-nós
styles of singing. She honed her skill and style by performing everywhere
from street corners to various local pubs. Allison returned to New York,
where she began studying Irish Gaelic at the NYU Glucksman Ireland House.
She has been performing in the Irish traditional circuit there ever since.
Our August 2007 CD contest features music from
The Fuschia Band,
Steve and Ruth Smith,
Hugh Morrison and
Gobs O'Phun. Our special ongoing Founder contest could win you the
Celtic Music Festival Collection containing 6 popular Celtic Music
Winner of all of these great CDs to be announced on or after October 1,
2007! To be eligible for this contest you must enroll in the Celtic Radio
To be eligible for the monthly Celtic Radio contests you must post at
least one message in the Celtic Radio community forums. Or sign-up for a
Founder's account to be automatically entered each month!
Good Luck Members!
"Sink or Swim"
Leading a new generation of Irish folk bands with their unique blend of
popular and Celtic influences. Wanderluste's distinct sound flows
throughout their debut album Sink or Swim.
Core band members Emmanuel, Paddy and Louise are no strangers to the
spotlight and have no reticence when it comes to showcasing their
exceptional combined musical prowess. As a band and individually they have
performed at a wide variety of high profile venues, sharing the stage with
a diverse range of artists including Bagatelle, Tom Fleming, Gin's Aloud
and Bodyrockers. Their energetic live performances and individualistic
musical styles come together in a unique blend that both hardened folk
fans and mainstream audiences love.
"Wanderlust's unique sound has been described as a
strong fusion of traditional Irish music and popular Celtic rock..."
newly released album, entitled Sink or Swim, was recorded over a 10-month
period at the Dublin home studio of the band Kila. This album was
commercially guided by Thomas Black from RTE's You're A Star, produced by
Larry Hogan and Lance Hogan from Kila and co-produced by the band
Wanderlust's unique sound has been described as a strong fusion of
traditional Irish music and popular Celtic rock. For this band live
performance is a key element and they have translated the nautical visual
style of the album Sink or Swim into a rich theatrical audio/visual
experience on stage.
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
of Golden Stories - Runrig
2. The Ramblin Rover
- Silly Wizard
3. I Am - MacTalla
4. Men of Erin -
5. The Night Pat Murphy
Died - Great Big Sea
6. Pierre and Marianne
- Heather Dale
7. Juice of the Barley
8. When The Clans Unite
- Clann An Drumma
9. The Green Fields of
France - Fenians, The
10. Strathspeys -
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