What strikes us about Summers here in North America is just how
they go by! No sooner than we announce that the Summer
is here, we have to start our "back to school"
shopping and suddenly we are staring down Labor Day weekend and the
official end of Summer!
some of the best weather happens in September and October. Cooler nights,
colorful foliage and of course Samhainn just around the corner. With that
in mind we have updated our
Northern Woods Radio with our Autumn mix of mysterious and dark tracks
as a prelude to the coming change in seasons. Give it a listen -
especially good for those sleepless nights.
sir, for good or evil, is like no other place under heaven, and no man
can touch its sod or breathe its air without becoming better or worse.
- Bernard Shaw"
been burning the Celtic Radio candle all day and night with two major
additions to our operations.
is an online relationship community designed to make dating,
relationships, discussions connections with other Celtic minded people
safer and easier.
Medieval Kingdom is a turn based game that allows you to create and
build a kingdom
of castles, buildings and villagers. This retro game focuses on resources
such as Gold, Food and Wood which are allocated every hour to all
participating Celtic Radio members!
As you can see, we've had a very busy month. But that is not all - a big
thank you goes out to Barleyjuice and Kyf Brewer who have allowed Celtic
Radio to broadcast their brand new single release - "Celtic
Girl" - exclusively debuting on Highlander Radio as the only station
in North America to carry this song until it is officially released on
August 29th, 2008.
Barleyjuice on QVC!
Word comes to us that the fabulous Barleyjuice will be featured throughout
the day on QVC’s Rose of Tralee special on Friday, August 29th, 2008.
Barleyjuice will be premiering their new double CD release, The
Barleyjuice Irish Collection. This 2 CD set, inspired by the hard working,
strong willed Irish immigrant, features traditional classics Whiskey in
the Jar, Stack of Barley, I’ll Tell Me Ma, and many more performed in the
band's unique and distinct Barleyjuice style. Also included are many
Barleyjuice originals, such as Weekend Irish, the award-winning What’s Up
Yours?, and the previously unreleased Celtic Girl. The band will be
highlighted throughout the entire special in the midnight – 1am hour, 9am
- 12noon and 9pm – midnight. Check local listings for QVC in your area.
For more information call 609-404-4777 or visit them on the web at
What a great way to spend the day listening to one of the premier Celtic
Rock bands perform in your own living room. Crank up that home theater
system and sit back to listen to some great Irish tunes. You just might
have to buy their CD that day! Make sure to tell all of your Celtic loving
friends and family about this special cable event. It's going to be great!
is getting a full facelift with great new features and new products! Here
is a sneak peek of some of the changes, but we expect even more changes
and improvements over the next few months.
- The new player will "follow" the listener, dynamically updating album
art and displaying our station's image. The new prominence of album art
will help our station look even better to our listeners.
Flash Powered Audio Player
- In the first half of August, Live365 launched a new flash powered audio
player! Firefox and Safari users are now able to listen via the player
window. They won't be forced to launch a 3rd party listening client. This
makes for a much smoother listening experience for those that don't use
Station Image Takes Center Stage
- Our station graphic will appear on the new upcoming player, the Live365
directory, AND future mobile phone releases!
"What's the Rumpus?"
It has now been more than a decade since Gaelic Storm's career lifted off
with their appearance in the blockbuster film Titanic. Since their
big-screen debut 10 years ago, the band's fan base continues to multiply
with each new album, turning the one-time-pub-band into one of the premier
touring acts in the Celtic/World music genre. Musically, Gaelic Storm's
compelling originals and fresh arrangements steeped in Celtic traditional
melody combined with their unique blend of world rhythms continue to
broaden the musical horizons of the Celtic music genre creating new
standards for generations to come.
compelling originals and fresh arrangements steeped in Celtic
traditional melody combined with their unique blend of world rhythms”
Highlights from their decade-spanning career include six Billboard Chart
topping albums, a DVD, a full-length concert film featured on HD.net in
2007-2008, song placement on two EA Sports Games, a 2008 Hallmark greeting
card featuring their song "Kiss Me I'm Irish", countless television and
radio appearances, and of course, an appearance in James Cameron's
Titanic. Gaelic Storm has sold out hundreds of theatres and performing
arts centers and has now played to audiences totaling in the millions.
Gaelic Storm recently released their 7th album What's the Rumpus? with a
stellar debut at #1 on the Billboard World Album Chart, #1 on the iTunes
World Album Chart and #5 on the Billboard Internet Album Chart. Inspired
by the music that drives their loyal fan base, What's the Rumpus? is a
wild party of an album, full of colorful characters and outrageous
stories, flavored with Gaelic Storm's signature acoustic sound that gets
you dancing and never lets you go...
Our August 2008 CD contest features music from
of the Dog,
Brobdingnagian Bards and
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!
"Shores of America"
Celtic Cross is pop/folk with a strong Celtic traditional influence from
the heart of New York City. Growing up with immigrant parents, the band
was immersed in Irish music, dance, and tradition. But like all kids, also
heavily influenced by music on the radio, playing Irish tunes with a pop
The seven-piece band is lead by lead vocalist Kathleen Fee, a talented
singer-songwriter. The lively band features a solid bass-drums-guitar
rhythm section, and a talented Irish accordion, fiddle, banjo/mandolin
traditional section. Like many successful acts, the heart of Celtic Cross
is family; singer Kathleen’s brothers John and Kenny are also in the band.
"Growing up with immigrant parents, the band was
immersed in Irish music, dance, and tradition...."
Kathleen Fee is the band’s lead singer-songwriter, front-woman, and
driving force. An accomplished Irish Traditional singer, Kathleen’s voice
ranges from silky ballads to the driving rock and pop dance songs that are
the band’s hallmarks. You may even catch her “give a step” during a
performance, showing of her champion Irish step-dancing. With writing
credit for Shores of America, Who I Am, Those Were The Days, and Going
Home on the band’s new CD, Kathleen has established herself as one of New
York’s up and coming songwriters.
Kenneth Vesey is a All Ireland Champion and eight time North American
Champion fiddle player. His eclectic style was developed in part by his
instructors, Martin Mulvihill, Mary Mahon and Eileen Ivers. While a
virtuoso Irish player, Kenny’s style fits right in with the country, R&B
and rocking styles of the band...
Kingdom is a turn based game that allows you to create and build
a kingdom of castles, buildings and villagers. This retro game
focuses on resources such as Gold, Food and Wood which are
allocated every hour to all participating Celtic Radio members.
Time passes by fast in Medieval Kingdom as each hour of the day
equates to one month, so from the time you sign-up to the game
you can quickly amass sufficient resources to start researching
and constructing buildings. Kingdom defenses (and offenses!) can
be raised in the form of your Kingdom's army. Market, Politics
and Missions all have a role in your successful ascent to the
Royal Crown - King or Queen of all of Celtic Radio!
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
Modern Pirates - Barleyjuice
2. The Ship - Runrig
3. The Mummers' Dance
(Radio Mix) - Loreena McKenni
4. Roll the Old Chariot
Along - Charlie Zahm
5. Mo Ghile Mear -
6. Massacre of Glencoe
- John McDermott
7. Faerie Queen - Faerie
Dance - Blackmore's Nig
8. Bogie's Bonnie Belle
- Cherish the Lad
9. Clans Unite
(original) - Clann An Drumma
10. The Overgate -
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post comments, view your online Celtic Radio Profile and read the
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