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August 2009 Newsletter



Inside This Issue

Inside This Issue


Welcome
Welcome 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 years" ~ 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 own 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!!

In 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 column.

In our next issue look for more great news, videos, reviews and our Ghostly themed Halloween Issue!


Until next time, Slàinte.

 

 

DVD Review - Tristan & Isolde

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 story.

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 Guineviere...

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Merchant Marines
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 wolf 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 heritage..."


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".

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Skully
 
"Irish Makeover"

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 listening."


"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..."



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...

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Go Wireless!

In our last issue we talked about how to wirelessly stream music from your computer equipment to a remote speaker using the Shift Wireless 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 technological heaven.

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 keystroke!

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CD Contests

Our August 2009 CD contest features music from Barleyjuice Patricia BourkeSiochain Dearga Burning Bridget ClearyThe Langer's Ball Kennedy's Kitchen and  Anne Marie Summers and Helen Wilding.

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!

Winners to be announced September 1, 2009!

Good Luck Members!

 

August CD Contests




 

 

 

 

 

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Our goal is to provide a safe, secure and friendly relationship site that will allow our members to forge new relationships with people of similar backgrounds. Search by age, gender and special interests. A number of members have already posted their profiles and we have a total of 32 profiles since the re-launch and growing everyday.
 
Receive email updates when a new member posts a profile that matches your criteria. Read relationship articles or try the 'Lucky Spin' tool! It's all waiting for you at CelticMates.com. Enter your profile today and find your perfect match! Good luck! :)
 
 
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The Top Ten
Most requested songs for the past 60 days
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our broadcast schedule for play times.

1. The Stamping Ground - Runrig
2. The Mountains of Mourne - Celtic Thunder
3. Walk on the Moon - Great Big Sea
4. Rosin the Bow - Barleyjuice
5. Toast to tomorrow - Blackmore's Nig
6. Generations of Change - Ed Miller
7. King of the Fairies - Skully
8. Blame the Viking - Ceann
9. Mo Ghile Mear - Celtic Woman
10. Ballymun Road - Elders
 

 

 

 

Celtic Radio TIP: 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 Music.

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.

Visit our new NOW PLAYING page now!

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August Featured Music


Winnipeg Police Pipe Band
"Legacy"

Blodeugerdd
"An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song"

Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg
"Saints and Tzadiks"

String Sisters
"Live - String Sisters"

Ceili Rain
"I Made Lemonade"


 

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