Autumn just around the corner, there is no better time of the year for
listening to Celtic music. And we have once again expanded our selection
of music channels to include a brand new channel - called
SaltyDog Radio - this channel focuses on traditional and folk music of
old maritime sea faring songs. Think of climbing up the mast, sailing
ships and navigating the oceans - a wonderful mix of songs that will
certainly strike a chord with anyone that loves the mystic of sailing on
the seven seas through the ages.
"I must go
down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask
is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and
the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a gray mist on the
sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking."
- John Masefield "
were all sadden to hear about the passing of Irish music great 'Ronnie
Drew' on August 16, 2008. In 1962, Ronnie founded the Ronnie Drew Group
with Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna and Ciaran Bourke. They soon changed their
name to The Dubliners, with John Sheahan joining shortly afterwards to
form the definitive line-up. The rest is history.
As legendary songwriter Phil Coulter recently remarked, "Apart from his
talents as a raconteur, performer, singer, apart from the fact he was
truly an icon, Ronnie Drew was an old-school, gracious gentleman -- very
well read, polite, caring, loyal, no bullshit. I loved that about him."
Ronnie Drew had qualities most people wouldn't realize, however his impact
on Irish music was tremendous and we at Celtic Radio want to honor and
thank Ronnie for all of the love and enjoyment he has given to everyone that
loves Irish and Celtic music through the years. Thank you Ronnie!
In preparation for the witching season, we have updated our playlist on
Celtic Moon to a special Autumn selection of haunting and mysterious
melodies to accompany you throughout the month of October. Listeners of
Highlander Radio can request the following tracks to enjoy this musical
"Leod n Proud"
When Celtic music combines with the energy of 5 individuals whose passion
and fire ignite a presence that inspires a dance, you will find Hunting
McLeod. These 5 gentlemen each bring a unique sound to the stage where the
obvious dedication to music is ever-present. Splicing through the
stereotypical Celtic sound, this group displays an amazing ability to put
energy into its performance with an unsurpassable amount of fun-lovingness
and truly capture the spirit of music in its rudimentary form. Music that
inspires motion that brings smiles; music that consistently aches to be
heard over and over again.
the stereotypical Celtic sound, this group displays an amazing ability
to put energy into its performance with an unsurpassable amount of
Fiddles and Bagpipes represent a known sound to Celtic music. Add in
electric guitar, bass and drums and you hear a blending of rock music that
obviously impacted each members past. Energetic and charismatic, these
Celtic Rockers know how to please an audience. While you clap your hands
and tap your feet to the sounds of this amazing music, recognizable
traditional classics are sung along to by audience members. Hunting McLeod
has established itself as a group that can play, entertain and create
their own music. Many of their songs are originals and the talent
combination of all these gentlemen makes for a sound that is captivating
Live365 has released a major update to their Live365 Radio Player
and it packs quite a punch. Loaded with great new features and
sporting a beautiful audio black deck skin, Radio365 is your
ticket to listening to all of our channels and beautiful CD
quality stereo sound.
Access stations without visiting Live365, improved search,
equalizer, thousands of commercial free stations, no sold-out
stations, one click presets. We highly recommend this player for
listening to our Live365 channels to include: Highlander Radio,
Celtic Moon, Celt-Rock-Radio, BlueGrass Hills and SaltyDog Radio.
Our September 2008 CD contest features music from
No Fixed Abode,
Songs from Roy Orbison,
Jennifer Johnson and Jenneth
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!
Harp of Dixie
The South is known for producing talented musicians and Deborah Brinson is
no exception. With a lyric soprano voice and the strings of a folk harp,
Deborah captures the passion and pathos that lies at the heart of Celtic
music. Uniting the musical traditions of the Celts with that of her own
Southern people, Deborah creates a special blend of music. Her unique
repertoire and charming stage presence bring delight to audiences wherever
Deborah made her debut as a recording artist in spring 2007 with the
release of Let Dixie Remember, a CD featuring Southern music for harp and
voice. This was followed by an album featuring Irish music for harp and
voice, entitled ErinSong, released in summer 2008.
"With a lyric soprano voice and the strings of a
folk harp, Deborah captures the passion and pathos that lies at the
heart of Celtic music..."
In addition to being a performer, Deborah is an arranger and songwriter.
Writing harp accompaniments for all her vocal selections, Deborah seeks to
maintain the character and authenticity of every song she sings. Inspired
by the music she has come to love, she also composes her own melodies and
lyrics in keeping with Celtic tradition.
Singing has been a passion for Deborah as long as she can remember and
always seemed to come as natural as breathing. When singing as a young
child, listeners often marveled at how such a big voice could come out of
such a tiny girl. Deborah comments that while most vocal students have to
learn how to bring out their voice, her difficulty was in learning how to
control the soaring voice she had been blessed with...
many of you know, we have been working very hard for the past
year trying to perfect our email system. With the latest
changes, we believe our system is now ready for the primetime.
All email requests are now completely automated, meaning our
system will take care of the setup of all new email accounts
And if you are a Celtic Radio Founder, there is now a "Reset
Email" button in your control panel that will allow you to
delete your current email account and set up a brand new email
account under a different name or domain. This process is
Currently we offer email accounts under 14 unique domain names.
Our free email system is web-based. Our paid email system
(through the Celtic Radio Founder's club) offers both web-based
and POP3 email accounts with about 12 times the storage
capacity. In addition, we have totally replaced our web-based
POP3 email system with a brand new front end interface that is
rich in new features.
Most requested songs for the past 30
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
Summer Walkers - Runrig
2. Glencoe - Charlie
3. England - Great
4. Caledonia -
5. Bonny Portmore -
6. Ireland's Call -
7. Song: The Broom of
the Cowdenk - Cherish the Lad
8. United at War -
9. Mull River Shuffle
[Live] - Rankin Family
10. The Rising of the
Moon - Clancy Brothers