growing demand for Celtic Music seems to be accelerating thanks in Part to
the power of the Internet. Just over a year ago we wrote about The
Future of Music, focusing on the coming digital and technological
Revolution. Who would of thought in January 2007 that a little device
iTouch (by Apple Computer) would be nipping at the heels of the
Blackberry - capturing more and more market share each day and delighting
us with its innovated touch screen and "You
Who would have thought that even 5 years ago that Celtic Music would have
such a growing demand across the music spectrum. Today's performers are
emerging with a spark and vitality that is igniting this once obscure
genre to the prime time. Shows like
If You're Irish
and Celtic Woman
- bands like The
Dropkick Murphys and
The Elders. From
the Jig dancing Red Sox's
Papelbon, to the red hot
performance for the President and members of Congress this past St.
"In a few
short years Celtic Music listeners on the internet have gone from a
handful per day to
literally tens of thousands..."
From You Tube, to Internet Radio and Satellite Radio - Celtic Music shows,
Concerts and Bands are everywhere! In a few short years Celtic Music
listeners on the internet have gone from a handful per day to literally
tens of thousands.
We like to think of Celtic Music as the Music of The Future! Why? Because
there is just no other music genre that is so diverse as Celtic Music,
that can bring together people in song, dance and affection for all of the
good things in life.
Once that message gets out to the masses, there will just be no stopping a
music genre whose time has come.......
Moebius Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder which sadly to date has
no cure. The main features of Moebius are determined by the absence of the
6th and 7th cranial nerves, which control facial expression. These nerves
allow us to blink and move the eyes laterally and give us the ability to
smile. Without these nerves the children born with this disorder will
never be able to smile or show expression.
Kilts Across America is an organization that is setting out to raise
£200,000 for research into what causes
Moebius Syndrome and raise the awareness and profile of Moebius World
Wide. They will begin their trek on Friday June 20, 2008 from Edinburgh
Castle in Scotland, travelling through the fair streets of Edinburgh on
Harley Davidson Bikes en route to the airport where they will head West to
New York via Plane. Arriving in New York they will continue their trek
across America, across deserts and over Mountains wearing the Kilts for
the whole of the journey.
That's the update! Until next month, Slàinte!
We are starting a new follow-up
contest that will occur on the first of each month!
Open only to Celtic Radio Founders, Claim Your CD contest
will raffle off any unclaimed prizes for the prior month. We
might even throw in a few extra copies in case everyone claims
Here is how it all works: Each
month we notify members via email about the fact they have won a
CD. Each month we have members that never claim their CD -
Scandalous we thought! We'll list the unclaimed prizes and give
Founder's on a first come first served basis the opportunity to
claim these prizes. Founder's will receive an email in the
morning on the day of the contest, usually the first of each
Rules of the contest:
You can only win 1 CD a month,
You can claim only 1 CD a month,
If you win or claim a CD in the month prior, you must wait for
the following month to claim another CD,
Contest only open to Celtic Radio Founders - all levels.
Sign-up now for a
Celtic Radio Founder account so you ca partake
in this fun and exciting contest each month!
The High Kings
Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey & Darren Holden - renowned
vocalists and musicians - have come together to create the most exciting
Irish ballad group to emerge since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
electrified the worldwide folk revival of the 1960s – The High Kings.
Carrying on the tradition of great Irish music, creating exciting modern
songs in the folk idiom and incorporating some of the classic ballad
repertoire from the past The High Kings have already recorded a special
for PBS which will be broadcast in the US in March. Their inaugural US
tour will commence on April 17th.
“Carrying on the
tradition of great Irish music, creating exciting modern songs in the
folk idiom and incorporating some of the classic ballad repertoire
from the past....”
The highly acclaimed musical Director David Downes, (musical director of
Celtic Woman) brings intricate harmonies and driving rhythms to The High
Kings songbook, giving them a freshness and sparkle that is modern and
exciting, without ever sacrificing the traditional melodies and lyrics,
which made them so attractive in the first instance. The songs themselves
reflect a wide range of moods, the rousing “Rocky Road To Dublin,” the
haunting strains of “The Parting Glass,” the irresistible “The Wild Rover”
and the stunning “Fields of Glory”.
Our June 2008 CD contest features music from
Máirtín de Cógáin,
Burning Bridget Cleary,
Rogues and Wenches,
McSherry and Dónal O'Connor.
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!
"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
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
Healer in Your Heart - Runrig
2. Ireland's Call -
3. Medley: Ó Murchú's
Hornpipe/Sl - Chieftains
4. Beat the Drum -
Great Big Sea
5. Mo Ghile Mear -
6. The Rising of the
Moon - Clancy Brothers
7. The Prince of
Darkness - Ed Miller
8. Samain Night -
9. All for me Grog -
10. All For One -
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.
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
search and find other Celtic Radio members that share the same
interests and profile. Social networking on CelticRadio.net!