Welcome to our February 2008 Celtic Radio Update! This update
service is provided on a monthly basis to keep you informed of all of our
CD Contests, hot community topics and the latest
news from Celtic Radio!
This month we are featuring a wonderful collection of CDs. Celtic music from artists across the globe
such as Canada, America, France, Scotland, Russia and even
American Indian - Barleyjuice,
Regis and more. Certainly a diverse mix of music reflects Celtic Radio's
growing world wide appeal! To be eligible to win one of these CDs simply post one
message in our Community forums during the month of the contest. Its that
simple for a chance to win!
Time is running out for voting in our Annual
Celtic Radio Music
Awards. Be sure to place your
vote before the end of St. Patrick's Day to
help your favorite artist secure an award! Check out our schedule
to hear an audio program of all of the nominated songs before you
cast your vote!
Finally, be sure to check out our news feature below this month.
We have been informed of a number of shows and concert series that
you might be interested in to spice up your St. Patrick's Day
Celebrity Series of Boston:
Looking for an Irish, Bagpipe or Celtic music concert to attend in
March? With the forthcoming St. Patrick's Day festivities taking
shape, you might want to check out these three concerts being
sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. They have lined up a
number of excellent shows for the month of March to include
Camerata, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and everyone's favorite -
The Chieftains. Boston offers a
wealth of entertainment, hotels, restaurants and historic landmarks
that would compliment any trip to the birth place of Liberty:
Camerata Ireland -
Friday, March 7th at 8:00 PM, NEC's Jordan Hall:
Camerata Ireland, founded in 1999 by artistic director and pianist
Barry Douglas, is an ensemble dedicated to celebrating Ireland and
her music-making history with a broad repertoire of classical and
modern music. This 30-piece chamber orchestra comprised entirely
of Irish musicians has attracted worldwide notice for its
enthralling performances full of sensuality, charm and
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards -
Satuday, March 8th at 2:00 PM, Symphony Hall:
The Coldstream Regiment was formed in 1650 by George Monck, a
General in Oliver Cromwell’s “New Model Army,” and is therefore
one of the oldest regiments in the world.
The Royal Scots Dragoon
Guards is Scotland’s senior regiment and her only regular cavalry.
The "Scots DG" is famous for their outstanding Pipes and Drums who
perform worldwide. Pipes, drums and highland dancers perform music
of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, producing a grand martial
spectacle that makes any performance by Pipes, Drums and Dancers
of Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and The Regimental Band, Her
Majesty's Coldstream Guards moving and unforgettable.
The Chieftains -
Friday, March 14th at 8:00 PM, Symphony Hall:
From the moment Paddy Moloney launches into his lively Gaelic
introductions, to the stillness after the last lyrical notes of
the pennywhistle fade away, and all the barn-burning reels and
rollicking step-dances in between, you will know that no matter
where you come from, tonight, you’re at home in Ireland.
Chieftains are the finest practitioners of traditional Irish music
in the world, icons without peer or parallel. Come home to Ireland
with The Chieftains!
Celebrity Series: To present the best in the performing arts
to the broadest possible audience, to create new works that bring
artists and audiences together, and to engage young audiences in
artistic experiences through performing arts-based education and
community service programs.
Direct from Ireland - "If You're Irish..."
News comes to us of an Irish music extravagant
that will be coming to a city near you called "If You're Irish."
Featuring renowned Irish conductor
McNamara; Irish Tenor,
Moloney (No. 1 selling Irish Tenor in Ireland); Irish Soprano,
Shannon (Celtic Woman, Lord of the Dance); Irish Fiddler,
Smyth (Lord of the
Dance, Celtic Tiger).
This show features Fiery Dance Tunes, Rousing
Ballads, Full Orchestra and Chorus. It promises to be an
unforgettable experience of the musical magic of Ireland. Current
show dates for March include Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Lowell,
MA; Harfort, CT; Providence, RI; and Washington, DC.
For group discount or advanced ticket
information, please email
[email protected] or visit the "If
You're Irish" website for all of the magical details!
Winner of all of these great CDs to be announced on or after March 1,
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!