to the July/August edition of the Celtic Radio newsletter - consider this
our Summer Edition! We are
definitely at the height of Summer here in North America and we hope
everyone is enjoying the great summer weather that has graced our area for
the past two weeks. Perhaps you are trying out one of our suggestions for
backyard internet radio music as mentioned in our Go Wireless Column, Or
listening in an air condition room in the house. It doesn't matter, we got
Celtic music 24/7 for you!
You might have noticed our expanded newsletter content containing three
new columns and our new welcome news section. From the initial feedback we
have received it looks like this has been a success! Thanks to all for the
feedback. We will continue with this expanded format.
In a few short weeks
the days will begin to shorten and we will be talking about
cooler nights, colorful foliage and of course
Samhainn just around the corner. With that
in mind, be sure to mark your calendars for our annual
Celtic Moon mysterious and dark-side playlist that has been so popular
every fall season. We expect the
Celtic Moon channel to be updated around the last week of September,
so get ready for some serious Celtic music!
"And in the
end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your
~ Abraham Lincoln
News comes to us from "Enter
the Haggis" that they are giving away an iPod Touch loaded with music
from Enter the Haggis! To enter the contest you need to create a one
sentence or less slogan about the band's energetic music and unapologetic
Celtic attitude. Check out their
contest page and good luck. Wouldn't it be great if a Celtic Radio
member was the one to come up with the winning slogan!
And now for some really exciting news. It's great when we receive CDs and
music from the four corners of the earth, but when a long time member of
our community comes out with a CD and submits it to our broadcast, now
that is something special. I am talking about the Celtic Radio Community's
Dundee (Grey Aengus) and his debut album -
Gaelic Soup. This is a great album and
Dundee has done a wonderful job with this album. Dundee is a great guy
and a long time Celtic Radio supporter, so please check out his
website for more
information about Dundee the musician and a big congrats from all of
Celtic Radio to Dundee!!
internet radio news, a new study from American Media Services found that
27% of all Americans have, at some point, listened to Internet-only
webcasts. Of the respondents who haven't listened to Internet radio, 48%
said they would if they could while driving. 74% of Internet radio
listeners said they'd listen more if they had in-car access to webcasts.
Well this just confirms what we have known for a long time - people are
listening to Internet Radio and want more options to listen, one of the
reasons why we have introduced our Go Wireless
In our next issue look for more great news, videos, reviews and our
Ghostly themed Halloween Issue!
Until next time, Slàinte.
DVD Review - Tristan &
One of the great love stories from the medieval courtly romances, "Tristan
and Isolde" has received many different treatments from medieval poets
such as Gottfried of Strasbourg to the haunting opera by the
nineteenth-century German composer Ricard Wagner. In each of the versions
of the story, there are new and different plot details in this tragic love
In Kevin Reynolds' film adaptation, the most intriguing new twist from the
traditional story is the way in which Tristan and Isolde meet. In this
version, Tristan is given up for dead following a battle in Cornwall and
washes ashore in Ireland in a boat only to be discovered by Isolde. She
then uses her magical herbs to cure him. In Gottfried's medieval tale, the
two young people drink a love potion from a goblet of wine. In this film,
the young people fall instantly in love without any need of an elixir.
In two touching performances, the young lovers are played by James Franco
and Sophia Myles. Their on-screen chemistry is electric, and their scenes
together are filmed effectively by Reynolds in beautiful location
settings. The film also explores themes of medieval chivalry and honor.
Rufus Sewell delivers an excellent performance as King Mark caught in the
love triangle that recalls the famous story of King Arthur, Lancelot, and
Merchant Marines, by Celtae, is our Video of the Month and showcases
Celtae's talents. Throughout World War II, Allied merchant fleets faced
relentless enemy fire from clusters of German U-Boat submarines called
packs. They also faced surface-raiders, aerial assaults, cruel winter
weather and fierce seas that many of their vessels had never been intended
to sail. Without their efforts we could never have won the war.
Linda Welby "A Story to Tell"
Musician, Songwriter, Company Director and Project Executive are all words
which aptly describe Linda Welby, however on meeting this artist in person
there is even more to learn about this extraordinary person that is now
attracting the attention of media broadcasters up and down the country.
A native of Loughrea Linda, a young mother of eight children, now resides
in Roscahill, Co. Galway. Her new album 'A Story to Tell' is a collection
of contemporary songs and music all written and composed by herself. Linda
Welby has a very defined vision of where she is going and what is
important to her in life.
“Linda gets her
musical inspiration from her dad, whom she regards as her hero, and
has no hesitation in linking all her achievements back to this musical
As a composer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and singer, music has
always been at the forefront for Linda. Linda's grandfather Paddy Doorhy
was an accomplished fiddle player and played with the first Ballinakill
ceili band. Linda's Dad, also Paddy Doorhy, played drums and toured
extensively with many bands and noted musicians. Linda gets her musical
inspiration from her dad, whom she regards as her hero, and has no
hesitation in linking all her achievements back to this musical heritage.
"My dad's a real inspiration to me".
Irish Makeover is an awesome collection of traditional Irish songs
performed by Skully of the group Metisse. What makes this CD so unique and
exceptional is the strong electronic sounds of each and every song. This
creates a powerful, enchanting and mystical realm as you listen to the
surreal vocals and talented background melodies mix to create pure
perfection of Irish Traditional meets Electronicia.
Skully writes on his website, "And so two years ago I set to work creating
Skully versions of these beautiful old Irish songs. Although very
electronic (after all that is what I do!) I strove to maintain the
powerful emotion that these timeless master pieces possess. The album was
recorded at the beautiful Rushbrook Hotel in Cobh...We had great fun
making it! I hope everyone supporting it here, has the same fun
"This creates a powerful, enchanting and mystical
realm as you listen to the surreal vocals and talented background
melodies mix to create pure perfection of Irish Traditional meets
Celtic Radio gives Irish Makeover our highest recommendation. If you like
to dance and move to some of the hottest Celtic Irish Electronic music and
vocals then Irish Makeover is it! Five Gold Celtic Radio Stars for Irish
Makeover! Don't be surprised if you hear about Irish Makeover in our 2009
Celtic Radio Music Awards...
Go Wireless! In
last issue we talked about how to wirelessly stream music from your
computer equipment to a remote speaker using the
speaker system. This month we take a look at a high end solution to
streaming music remotely with the Apple iPod - commonly referred to as the
iTouch. With a list price of $214.99 from
Amazon.com, this little device is a bit pricey, but well worth every
penny for the simply magnificent features built into this piece of
Some of the key features include a slim rectangular shape with rounded
edges, a glass touch screen, thousands of free apps to download from the
App Store and built in wireless access to your home wireless router or any
public access wireless router. One of the unique features of the iTouch
(and the one that sold us), was its built in glass touch screen and
navigation system. It is extremely easy to use and is the only mobile
device whose onscreen keyboard actually works flawless each and every
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!
Winners to be announced September 1, 2009!
Good Luck Members!
August CD Contests
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Celtic Radio now encompasses five music channels devoted to 5
different types of Celtic Music. Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, BlueGrass Hills, SaltyDog Radio and Celt-Rock-Radio have their
own unique flavor and music to suite everyone's taste in Celtic
We have developed one super "now playing" page which shows the
current song and last 8 songs that are playing on each channel.
This is a great tool if you are looking to see what's playing
now and choose or switch between channels.