September! All too quick the summer has come to an end. Pools closed up,
kids back to school and we are all once again faced with busy schedules
and just not enough time in the day to get everything done. If that sounds
like you then don't worry, you are not alone! Just drop by the Celtic
Community Forums (when you get a minute) and drop a note in our
Introduction Forum, you will certainly get many a ear to listen!
This is definitely a month of change and transition from one season to the
next. That is why we have updated our playlist for our
Celtic Moon broadcast this month. Mysteriousness mixed with a bit of
eeriness have descended about the great halls of our Celtic Moon Castle.
Tracks from Loreena McKennitt, Celtic Legend, Scottish Moors will grace
your stereo computer
speakers and set the mood right for those coming cold fall nights. Give a
that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein
month we have received a number of emails about what's going on in
Congress with Internet Radio. While we have been closely monitoring this
topic, we decided to press ahead with the important day to day issues of
our website and broadcast. With Congress now back in session we understand
that the Webcaster Coalition is pressing ahead with the number of
cosponsors for the
Internet Radio Equality Act. We suspect that action on this Act will
start gathering support very soon and we will let you know when we might
need you to pick up the phone again and call your congress person or
Thanks to all that have been politically active on this issue. Whether
that is an email, letter, phone call or a personal conversation with your
representative. We and Internet Broadcasters everywhere appreciate
everyone's help in bring this issue to the forefront of political
discussions in Washington! Visit
SaveNetRadio.org for the latest news and information about how you can
help save net radio!
finally we would like to remind everyone to start thinking about getting
their nominations in for the 2007
Celtic Radio Music Awards! Nominations for a song can be made in 1 of
5 categories: Bagpipes, Roots, Celtic Rock, Jigs & Reels and Roots
contact us with the name of the song and the category for nomination.
And be sure to check out this month's article on Deirdre
Shannon and how she received her Celtic Radio Music Award. Voting will
commence on January 1, 2008, so don't let your favorite musician miss out
because you did not nominate him or her!
Until next month, Slŕinte!
Cape Breton Calling! Linking Leaders
Word comes to us from Mildred Lynn McDonald of
Applied Ability of the first annual
Cape Breton Calling: Linking Leaders
conference is on for October 4th
and 5th, 2007 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia!
If you are a passionate Cape Bretoner (… or a Cape Bretoner in spirit),
this heart-centered event is an exciting “venue for motivated people to
"answer the call" of the island by participating in a celebration of the
leadership, values, roots and diversity that have been instrumental to the
success of many people on and off the Island."
This looks to be an excellent annual conference
and we would encourage anyone in the Cape Breton and surrounding area to
attend. Speaking from the experience of attending a similar
motivational networking conference in Boston, we can certainly attest to
the benefits of being part of such an event. Best of all, taking a glimpse
conference schedule shows that
The Barra MacNeils will be performing at the Ceilidh on the first day
of the conference. So, no excuses not to attend!
On August 4, 2007 at a special dinner reception after the
Festival - Deirdre Shannon was presented with a glass star award in
tribute for her Celtic Radio Music Award for the song ‘The Prayer’ in our
Roots Traditional award category.
This beautiful glass award was presented by Jenny and Brian Fedei on
behalf of the Deirdre Shannon Fan Club.
Deirdre was delighted to receive this award, as was Jenny and Brian
honored to present it. A special message was read to Deirdre on behalf of
all of the members of Celtic Radio that made this award possible...
was presented with a glass star award in tribute for her Celtic Radio
Music Award for the song ‘The Prayer’ ....”
...Many thanks to Jenny and Brian for organizing this award ceremony and
for purchasing and presenting this Celtic Radio Music Award to Deirdre.
Please be sure to check out the Deirdre Shannon Fan Club website. Because
of Jenny’s and Brian’s inspiration, we at Celtic Radio are seriously
considering presenting these glass star awards to all future winners of
the Celtic Radio Music Award.
For those not familiar, the Celtic Radio Music Award is a program
sponsored by CelticRadio.net to acknowledge and promote exceptional Celtic
music across 5 categories of music. Nominations for this award are made
throughout the year by listeners and members of CelticRadio.net. After a
careful screening process, which is based upon listener nominations,
ratings, requests, and other radio statistics; we select 3 songs in 5
categories for community voting. Categories for an award are Celtic Rock,
Traditional, Jigs & Reels, Roots Traditional and Bagpipes. We also select
one album as the Celtic Radio Album of the year! We are writing to officially notify you that Deirdre Shannon has won a
Celtic Radio Music Award for ‘The Prayer’ in our Roots Traditional award
Our August 2007 CD contest features music from
Stone Soup Band,
Steve and Ruth Smith,
Mark Davies and
Kitchen. 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!
For the week of September 10th we
Radio into an all request channel. All special features and
programs were canceled during this time to allow our listeners
to make unlimited
Now our broadcast has returned to its regular schedule, and we
have made a number improvements to our
schedule based on our listeners
feedback. The good news is there is now more time during
the day to make
(Remember that requests during peak listening hours is only
Celtic Radio Founders). We also added a morning story time
for our wee ones at 7:00 AM EST in addition to our bedtime
stories at 10:00 PM. The bagpipe hour has returned and we have
scheduled less specialty programs.
other Celtic Radio news, our alternative listening channels "Celtic
Moon" and "Celt-Rock-Radio"
have brand new playlists for the season, so please give a listen. A
new channel called "Mountain
Legacy" is in the initial setup stages and will play Celtic
inspired songs from Appalachia. More information on this new
channel will be released next month!
"A Celtic Fair"
America's premier hammered dulcimer player and recording artist, Maggie
Sansone music and pioneering artistry has brought the ringing beauty of
her music to hundreds of thousands of music lovers around the world.
Maggie has been featured on CBS-TV Sunday Morning, and NPR's All
ThingsConsidered, Performance Today, and The Thistle & Shamrock.
As producer and performer, Maggie has performed at the Kennedy Center
Concert Hall, National Geographic Grossover Hall and many other venues;
from the large stage to small town fairs, Renaissance and folk festivals;
special events and weddings. Maggie brings her unique vision and
virtuosity to music of the ancient Celtic lands and her hammered dulcimer
has been praised as the perfect music for Renaissance weddings and special
"Maggie brings her unique vision and virtuosity to
music of the ancient Celtic lands and her hammered dulcimer has been
praised as the perfect music for Renaissance weddings..."
Recent awards: WAMMIE award for best Irish / Celtic instrumentalist
from the Washington Area Music Association (DC's answer to the Grammies);
ANNIE Award for Performing Arts from the Anne Arundel Country Cultural
Maggie is the author of hammered dulcimer music books published by Mel Bay
Publications. Mel Bay included Maggie in their Hammered dulcimer Anthology
Series featuring America’s finest performers and teachers. Maggie is
founder and CEO of MAGGIE'S MUSIC record label. The label, which features
over 50 albums distributed worldwide, is an eight time WAMMIE winner for
"Record Label of the Year."
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
an Traigh - Runrig
2. The Chemical Worker`s
Song (P - Great Big Sea
3. The Trial of Lancelot
- Heather Dale
4. When The Clans Unite
- Clann An Drumma
5. The Ramblin Rover
- Silly Wizard
6. Traveling Home -
7. All for me Grog -
8. Men of Erin -
9. The Green Fields of
France - John McDermott
10. Amazing Grace -
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