Welcome to our
May Newsletter! At Celtic Radio we have decided to do our own part in
stimulating the economy by holding "The
Great VideoCelt Contest!" With gas prices pinching everyone's budget,
this is the perfect contest to earn a few dollars and have a bit of fun
too. There's a bunch of prizes, including Tshirts, CDs, bumper stickers,
premium upgrades and of course - cash prizes! :)
The idea for the contest started when we were going to purchase
advertising to promote our new
VideoCelt.com site. We thought perhaps a cash contest for our members
would do a better job at getting the word out to the Celtic masses. So far
its been a complete success and we have increased our video library by
about 35%. Read all of the
details about this contest and then check the
current stats. Have
"If you can
dream it, you can do it. "
- Walt Disney
Celtic Music Is Healthy!
Well the American Society
of Hypertension has confirmed what we already know, listening to
Celtic music for 30 minutes a day for one month has significant reductions
in blood pressure. In the study, they also mentioned Indian (raga) music
and Classical music which we occasionally play on Celtic Radio.
Not only is
Celtic music healthy for you, but it's also a great companion in the
office, the store or at home. We have received many emails from listeners
expressing appreciation for the serenity and focus our broadcasts have
given while working on thesis papers, reports and even while cleaning the
house! The fact that Celtic music is healthy is no secret to us. So go
ahead and start reducing your blood pressure by getting your daily dose of
Celtic music through our site! Read the full
Radio365 Desktop 2.0
Live365 has released
a major update to their Live365 Radio Player and it packs some great new
features. Listen to all of our channels through Radio365:
- No credit card or registration required
- Access stations without visiting Live365.com
- Improved search, equalizer, and search history
- Thousands of commercial-free stations
- CD-quality audio on qualifying stations
- Unlimited access: No sold-out stations
- "One Click Presets" on player faceplate
That's the update! Until next month, Slàinte!
Free email accounts are back on
Celtic Radio! We are pleased to make this announcement that we
are once again offering free web-based email accounts with every
Celtic Radio membership.
Our new email server and systems
has been tested for the past 4 months and are working great.
Every eMail account comes with a desktop agent for notifications
of new emails.
Thanks go to our volunteer testing
team! We are offering a number of email domains including
webcelt.com and celtichearts.com.
Sign-up now for a
free Celtic Radio eMail account and
start enjoying our new email system today!
Aine Minogue was born in Ireland and began playing the harp at the age of
12. She now lives in Massachusetts and has seven solo albums to her
This CD was inspired by her trek to many sacred sites in the lands of the
Celts. The ultimate spiritual pilgrimage we all take is the one from birth
through life to death. But the Celtic people also have a long and
illustrious tradition of sacred journeys to places where the two worlds
pilgrimage in this tradition not
only are blessed by the places they visit but they send out blessings
Those on pilgrimage in this tradition not only are blessed by the places
they visit but they send out blessings as well. This reciprocity is
mirrored beautifully in Aine Minogue's music and lyrics on this graceful
and touching CD. She invites us to listen to her musical diary which
expresses many of the devotional aspects of her pilgrimage. One of our
favorite selections is "Blessing" where she sings: "May the longtime sun
shine on you, all love surround you and the pure light within you guide
you on your way." The melody is as sweet as the sentiments.
Our May 2008 CD contest features music from
The Tom Collins Band,
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!
Mabon is the Celtic music of accordionist Jamie Smith brought to life
through the energetic performances and breathtaking playing of some of the
best musicians in the folk scene today.
Mabon took the folk scene by storm in 2007 with a series of memorable
concerts including Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Cambridge Folk
Festival. Coupled with the success of their critically-acclaimed album, OK
Pewter – ‘a huge grin of an album...hold it in your hands soon.’ (fRoots
Magazine) – the band is now regarded as Wales’ premier Celtic export.
"Mabon's musical roots lie deeply in the
traditional music of its Celtic heritage, which provides the
inspiration and the foundation for the band’s original brand of new
Led by Jamie – ‘scarily talented’ (Rock‘n’Reel Magazine), 'accordion
master' (fRoots) – Mabon’s seven-piece line-up marries stunning accordion,
fiddle and flute melodies with a tight, tasteful and downright groovy
rhythm section of guitar, bodhran, bass and drums. The result is a unique
and invigorating take on Celtic music, with the capacity to simultaneously
glue you to your seat and drag you up onto the dance floor!
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
of the Flood - Runrig
2. Nancy Whiskey -
3. Brothers In Arms
- Celtic Thunder
4. Mari-Mac - Great
5. Dandelion Wine -
6. I Will Go -
7. Damhsa -
8. And the Band Played
Waltzing M - John McDermott
9. The Highwayman -
10. Nell Flaherty's
Drake - Clancy Brothers
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