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July 2008 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

Inside This Issue

Summer is officially here. Time for back yard barbecues, swimming in the pool, vacationing at your favorite lake, seaside location, or just taking some time off to rest and relax with your favorite book or television program.

This time of year is perfect to flavor some of the more exotic channels that Celtic Radio has to offer. Such as Blue Grass Hills, Northern Woods Radio or Celt-Rock-Radio - each channel offers its own unique persona of Celtic music.

"This time of year is perfect to
flavor some of the more exotic channels that Celtic Radio has to offer..."

Exactly one year ago we were talking about the demise (again) of Internet Radio. Well, not much has
changed in a whole year as Washington continues to move at a snails pace on all issues. Aleast they are starting to debate the Net Radio Royalty issues! Read more about the Senate Judiciary Committee debate from the July RAIN newsletter.

ard economic times have hit America and for that matter the rest of world. With gas prices killing everyones budget, food prices seem to be continuing their upward climb and TV blaring out politics 24/7 we at Celtic Radio have decided to fight back with the launch of our "Summer of Random Upgrades!" What do you need to do for an upgrade? Nothing - its random! Just show up on our site, use all of the features and if you are in the right place at the right time you might get a free upgrade. Upgrades are eligible for Standard to Enhanced, Enhanced to Premium and Premium to Premium w/Hosting.

Fund Raising Drive

We've launched a new fund raising effort at Celtic Radio to help offset the increasing costs of broadcasting and running our website. For a limited time, we are offering a beautiful full color illustrated book on the Medieval Crusades called the "Knights Templar". For a $45 donation you will receive the "Knights Templar", a 12 month premium account to Celtic Radio (or 12 months added to your subscription), a downloadable Coat of Arms and a Celtic Radio Bumper Sticker.

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The Emerald Revellers come to America

The Emerald Revellers “Rhythms of Ireland” Tour 2008 creates a unique blend of Irish music, song and dance combining traditional styles with the more modern expression of dance made popular by stage shows such as Riverdance. You will be taken on a journey from the days of the wandering dance master to an awesome exhibition of modern Irish dance that will delight your heart. With a cast of 35 performers aged 5-50(ish), it is lively, energetic, fun and, above all, a spectacular 2-hour show.

‘Rhythms of Ireland’ is a genuine, living expression of a culture and heritage, which is very much alive and celebrated by performers both on and off the stage. It is an exhibition which lends itself to all occasions, equally at home on the world stage or knocking sparks from the flags in your grandfather’s kitchen!

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Please visit the Emerald Revellers tour schedule for a show near you!



"Making Friends"

“Making Friends” is the third album from the Irish Rock outfit Ceann. Based loosely out of Pittsburgh, PA, Ceann continue to be one of the busiest bands in North America averaging over 220 shows a year for the third straight year since their inception in the fall of 2005. For their latest album Ceann welcomed a small handful of guest musicians into the fold, including Irish troubadour Seamus Kennedy, Accordionist Vladimir Mollov, and Alto and Tenor Saxophone players Greg Sloan and Dan Rusnak. Also appearing on the album is fiddle player Patrick Mannion who has been playing occasionally with Ceann since September of 2007. The album was recorded entirely in Pittsburgh at Mr. Smalls Recording with the help of engineer Larry Luther. Although Ceann are Pittsburgh natives “Making Friends” is the first album they’ve recorded entirely in Pittsburgh. 

“Ceann have made a name for
 themselves as one of the biggest Irish bands on the east coast on the appeal of their Barenaked Ladies like sense of humor ....”

“Making Friends” is the by far the best sounding and most well-produced effort yet from Ceann. All of their albums have been self-produced and it’s easy to hear the musical growth from their first album “Almost Irish” in 2006 to their latest musical adventure “Making Friends.” From a band better known for their songs about Pirates and Vikings than for heartfelt songs of love, life, and Ireland, Ceann have opened a window into their appeal as an Irish band that hadn’t yet been featured on their two previous efforts. Ceann have made a name for themselves as one of the biggest Irish bands on the east coast on the appeal of their Barenaked Ladies like sense of humor and fun originals like “Pretty On the Inside”, “The Worst Pirate Song”, and “Pittsburgh Makes Me Drunk.”

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July CD Contests

CD Contests

Our July 2008 CD contest features music from Poor Angus John CairnsHere Be Dragons Rogues and WenchesBottoms Up Burning Bridget Cleary ShiftHeather Dale and  Anne Roos.

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!





Blackmore's Night

"The Secret Voyage"

The latest Blackmore's Night CD, The Secret Voyage, features 12 songs by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (founding member of Deep Purple), charismatic vocalist / mult instrumentalist Candice Night, and their band of minstrels. Weaving together the haunting melodies of the past with mystical lyrics and modern day arrangements, the CD is rumored to be the best Blackmore's Night CD to date. This past decade has seen Blackmore's Night win multiple awards for their Renaissance / Folk / Rock music - as best album, best vocal album, a PBS special as well as numerous gold records internationally and entries on the Billboard charts. All of us have a desire for our Secret Journeys - we hope that you will take this one with Blackmore's Night and find that their music brings you to a place of inner peace and happiness.

"All of us have a desire for our Secret
Journeys - we hope that you will take this one with Blackmore's Night..."

Forged by a common love of Renaissance and Middle Age music, former Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore co-founded Blackmore's Night with vocalist Candice Night in 1997. Over the course of five high internationally charting studio albums--four gold records, awarded the Number One Vocal album of the year for two of their releases, music video awards, several live and compilation releases, and many sold-out tours around the planet-they have truly perfected their signature blend of renaissance and folk music with an effective rock and roll flourish.

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What's New?
We've revamped and upgraded our email service called "Celtic Hearts eMail." The new service sports a beautiful interface (screenshot) with many advanced features that are usually found with more popular email services like yahoo or hotmail. Our email service works as part of your Celtic Radio member account or you can sign-up directly through CelticHearts.com for a stand alone email account.
Some of the new features include: Choice of 9 different skins, desktop notification tool, many Celtic domains to choose from, folders and MyDocuments, addressbook, calander, forum message preview, external emails and much more! 
Sign-up now for a free Celtic Radio eMail account!




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. Try to Remember - John McDermott
2. Faerie Queen - Faerie Dance - Blackmore's Nig
3. Caledonia - Celtic Woman
4. Amazing Grace - Charlie Zahm
5. The Devil Made Texas - Ed Miller
6. Concerning Charlie Horse - Great Big Sea
7. The Bonny Swans - Loreena McKenni
8. The Summer Walkers - Runrig
9. Nancy Drinks Tequila - Barleyjuice
10. Heartland - Celtic Thunder



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Celtic Radio TIP: The Celtic Radio Community forums is a great place to get to know other members and listeners and partake in some great discussion.

A little known tool within the forum allows you to subscribe to topics and receive email notifications when a message is posted. Look for this icon at the bottom of every topic and click to reveal the hidden menu:

Track this Topic - Receive email notification when a reply has been made to the topic.
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By using this forum tool you can stay on top of the latest happenings and contests in the Celtic Radio Forum.


July Featured Music

Blackmore's Night
"Secret Voyage"

"Making Friends"

Gaelic Storm
"What's the Rumpus?"

Heather Dale
"The Gabriel Hounds"

Celtic Cross
"Shores Of America"


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