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August 2008 Newsletter

Inside This Issue

Inside This Issue

What strikes us about Summers here in North America is just how fast they go by! No sooner than we announce that the Summer season 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!

Still, 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.

"Ireland, 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"

We've been burning the Celtic Radio candle all day and night with two major additions to our operations. CelticMates.com 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 http://www.barleyjuice.com.

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!


Live365 Facelift

Live365 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.

Embedded Player - 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 Internet Explorer.

Station Image Takes Center Stage - Our station graphic will appear on the new upcoming player, the Live365 directory, AND future mobile phone releases!



Gaelic Storm

"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.

“Gaelic Storm's 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...

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August CD Contests


CD Contests

Our August 2008 CD contest features music from Maggie Sansone KyndrydHair of the DogHeather Dale Brobdingnagian Bards and  Siochana.

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!





Celtic Cross
"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 flare.

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...

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What's New?
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.

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!
Read More about our free online game!




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. 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 - Celtic Woman
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 - Ed Miller



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August Featured Music

Great Big Sea
"Fortune's Favour"

"Peace By Peace"

"Irish Collection"


Anne Roos
"A Light in the Forest"


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