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June 2008 Newsletter



Inside This Issue

Inside This Issue


The 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 called the 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 Tube Videos."

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 Celtic Thunder, If You're Irish and Celtic Woman - bands like The High Kings, Dropkick Murphys and The Elders. From the Jig dancing Red Sox's Papelbon, to the red hot Scythian's performance for the President and members of Congress this past St. Patrick's Day.


"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.......



Kilts Across America! 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.

Please visit the Kilts Across America for more details.


That's the update! Until next month, Slàinte!


What's New?
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 their CD.
 
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 month.
 
Rules of the contest: (1) You can only win 1 CD a month, (2) You can claim only 1 CD a month, (3) If you win or claim a CD in the month prior, you must wait for the following month to claim another CD, (4) 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

"Debut Album"

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”.

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June CD Contests




CD Contests

Our June 2008 CD contest features music from Máirtín de Cógáin BarleyjuiceGaelheartThe Mighty Regis Burning Bridget ClearySteve and Ruth Smith Rogues and WenchesMabon and  John 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 Celtic Radio Founder's account to be automatically entered each month!

Good Luck Members!

 


 

Maggie Sansone


"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 events.


"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 Arts Foundation.

[Read More]

 

 

 

The Top Ten
Most requested songs for the past 30 days
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our broadcast schedule for play times.

1. Healer in Your Heart - Runrig
2. Ireland's Call - Celtic Thunder
3. Medley: Ó Murchú's Hornpipe/Sl - Chieftains
4. Beat the Drum - Great Big Sea
5. Mo Ghile Mear - Celtic Woman
6. The Rising of the Moon - Clancy Brothers
7. The Prince of Darkness - Ed Miller
8. Samain Night - Loreena McKenni
9. All for me Grog - Barleyjuice
10. All For One - Blackmore's Nig

 


 


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June Featured Music


Flogging Molly
"Swagger"

Poor Angus
"Poor Angus"

Caledonix
"Plaid Without Compromise"

Albannach
"Eye Of The Storm"

Irish Descendants
"Southern Shore"


 

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