Happy St. Patrick's Day
Or in Gaelic -
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
back to the Celtic Radio Newsletter! We took a little break from producing
our newsletter throughout 2010, but we are now committed to producing this
journalistic endeavor at least four times a year. Expect a Winter, Spring,
Summer and Fall edition to brighten up your email with the music and
stories of Celtic Musicians and more!
We will try to give you just the right mix of newly released "must have"
CDs along with Community news from our site, featured music, DVD reviews,
tales of Celtic lore and more. If there is something you would like to see
in our quarterly newsletter, then please let us know!
And now for a tale of Celtic Lore! Everyone that happens to cross our site
out about our unfortunate troubles that we have experienced since 2003
with a mischievous Irish elf known as a leprechaun. Some say we are
fortunate, others say we are cursed. But let it be known that Celtic Radio
has a history of being plague with leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day. One
St. Patrick's Day the leprechauns were not happy with our website, so they
made our site vanish in one quick swoosh! Perhaps that was a blessing as
our redesign of Celtic Radio came out very nice. We should consider having
a contest for our members to build the ultimate leprechaun trap for our
studio, but we'd like to think they are just trying to get a message to
celebration of St. Patrick's Day, please join us on March 17th, 2011 for a day
of prizes, fun and laughter. We've got CDs, T-shirts, Bumper Stickers and
Posters to giveaway all throughout the day. We will be holding our famous,
mega ginormeous prize giveaways on facebook through a brand new technology for
us called LiveStream. If leprechauns are going to invade Celtic Radio, then
why not share the experience with everyone on Facebook! You can preview our
LiveStream page on Facebook which has a built in chat system and video
stream. See you on St. Patrick's Day!
"May the Irish
hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Finding quality Irish St. Patrick's Day music is sometimes challenging when all
you have available is the local Walmart! We have reviewed our library of
music and would like to make the following recommendations.
Please note that these albums can be found for MP3 download on
yearly tradition continues! Let us not forget that it is that time of year again
for all Celtic Radio members in good standing to do their civic duty and vote
in the Celtic Radio Music Awards! The
voting booth is now open and ready to accept your votes! Be sure to
listen to our special
awards program on Highlander Radio to hear all of the nominated songs.
Music Award is a program sponsored by Celtic Radio to acknowledge and
promote exceptional Celtic music across 6 categories of music. Nominations
for this award are made throughout the year by listeners and members of Celtic Radio. After a careful screening process, which is based upon
listener nominations, ratings, requests, and other radio statistics; we
select 3 songs in 6 categories for community voting. Categories for an
award are Celtic Rock, Traditional, Jigs & Reels, Bagpipes,
Contemporary and Roots
Voting begins on January 1st of each year
(so get those
nominations in) and ends on March 17th (St.
Patrick’s Day). Winners receive recognition of this prestigious award
through the induction into the Celtic Radio Hall of Fame and permission to
use the Celtic Radio Music Award banner on their website. Album of the
year recipient will receive a special Celtic Radio Music Award plaque!
Leprechaun Treasure Box
a new St. Patrick’s Day tradition with your family by making a treasure
box and leaving it out under the moon on the night before St. Patrick’s
Day where a leprechaun might find it.
Legend has it that if a Leprechaun comes across a decorated treasure box
under the moon, he must fill it with gold, jewels or gifts. After filling
the box with loot, the leprechaun then hides it in hopes that no one will
find it on St. Patrick’s Day because if it is found on St. Patrick’s Day
the treasure belongs to whoever found it and remains in our world. If the
treasure is not found on St. Patrick’s Day, then the leprechaun may
retrieve what is rightfully his.
The box should be small enough for a tiny leprechaun to reach over the
sides in order to fill it. If it is too big, the leprechaun won’t be able
to fill it with riches and it will remain empty. An empty tissue box, a
shoe box or a small treasure box from the craft store are the perfect size
for leprechauns to work with...
We hope that you enjoy our resurrected newsletter and we look forward to
providing you with our Spring Edition soon! Read it at work, at home, on
lunch or while going mobile. As always, we do appreciate the warm
and encouraging support that you provide to us and we hope that you find
our website, broadcasts and services enjoyable and worth keeping
bookmarked when you need a little Celtic musical sunshine in your life!
Until next time, Slàinte.
Blackmore's Night "Autumn Sky"
Blackmore's Night is a Renaissance folk rock group led by Richie Blackmore
(of Deep Purple) and Candice Night. The group got its names by combining
their last names, Blackmore and Night, to create Blackmore's Night!
The duo came together in 1989 when Candice Night was working at a local
New York rock music station when she first encountered Ritchie Blackmore,
who was then with Deep Purple. Blackmore and Night discovered they shared
a love of Renaissance culture and quickly became a couple.
“The duo came
together in 1989 when Candice Night was working at a local New York
rock music station when she first encountered Ritchie Blackmore of
Ritchie Blackmore always loved the style of Renaissance music for years,
but had never performed the genre himself. During the mid 1990's Ritchie
began playing Renaissance music at home and Candice would casually sing
along. The duo became interested in the idea of bringing Renaissance music
to a contemporary audience and thus was born the idea of Blackmore's
in Time for St. Patrick’s Day - Free Sample of Celtic Cream Helps Fix
Celtic Skin Problems - TREASURE ISLAND, FL – Women with Celtic or fair
complexions have had to deal with skin issues typically with little or no
success – until now. Holistic Esthetician Jennifer Devlin has launched the
Celtic Complexion Beauty Society. Designed as a place for women with the
Celtic skin type to communicate and share experiences with each other,
it’s also where the first three products of Devlin’s skin care line are
Celtic skin, says Devlin, is typically dry, to very dry, and sensitive,
especially prone to rosacea and broken capillaries. Devlin, of Irish
descent, began her career as a professional makeup artist, and suffered
from rosacea. While she had access to all kinds of skin care products, she
was never able to treat her own rosacea. Everything she tried just made
her skin get more sensitive and red...
History of St. Patrick St.
Patrick’s Day is many things to many people. For some it is a chance to
celebrate their Irish heritage and remember their ancestors. For others it
is a great day to plan a party and get together with both Irish and
non-Irish friends. And of course many of us simply see St. Patrick’s Day
as an excuse to drink lots and lots of green beer.
No matter how you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the history of
this holiday is certainly worth examining. The original St. Patrick
accomplished much more than ridding Ireland of snakes, and he emerged from
his pagan roots to become one of Christianity’s best known figures.
The history of St. Patrick’s Day owes its origins to the Christian church,
celebrating St. Patrick’s feast day on what was believed to be the
anniversary of his death. Way back in 1737, Irish immigrants living in the
US began to celebrate this important holiday, and the first St. Patrick’s
Day parade took place in 1766 in New York City.
These annual parades soon gained popularity not only with Irish immigrants
but other residents of the city as well, and today the St. Patrick’s Day
parade is one of the most popular and most well attended events in the
city. These days St. Patrick’s Day parades are held throughout the
country, with Irish and non-Irish residents alike enjoying the comraderie,
the festive floats and of course lots of Irish treats...
The High Kings exploded onto the folk scene in Ireland in 2008 with their
self titled CD and DVD and quickly achieved platinum sales status there.
Since then, they have become the most exciting Irish ballad group to
emerge since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem electrified the worldwide
folk revival of the 1960s.
"Memory Lane will be released in the US on March
8th arriving on our shores just in time for St. Patrick’s Day
The High Kings now return to the U.S. in March with a new album and tour.
Memory Lane will be released in the US on March 8th (on Ard Ri
Entertainment/EMI Music) arriving on our shores just in time for St.
Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The High Kings have revived a flagging Folk scene and brought well-loved
songs back to the masses in four sell out Irish Tours. Not surprising,
given the group’s phenomenal live performances where band members play
upwards of 13 instruments amidst rousing – and at times heartrending –
Go Wireless This
month's Go Wireless column features the high end sound quality and
Logictech's Wi-Music system called the
The Squeeze box comes in many different versions and configurations. From
the stand along classic base system to the new Squeezebox duet system that
can control music from anywhere in your home. Logitech provides plenty of
room to expand your system with a number of upgrade paths from bedroom to
full complete remote stereo system. This system's price is not for the
faint hearted as the starting price for the classic base system is over
$199, however, for those die hard Internet Radio fans there is just no
other system that can beat the tons of features, qualities and the number
of Internet Radio channels this system showcases...
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 April 1, 2011!
Good Luck Members!
March CD Contests
DVD Review - Secret of
In contrast to big-budget Hollywood CG features, The Secret of Kells is a
welcome reminder of how warm, personal, and compelling traditional drawn
animation can be. The story takes place in the eighth century, a perilous
time when Viking raiders threatened to destroy Irish civilization. Since
his parents were killed by Vikings, 12-year-old Brendan (voice by Evan
McGuire) has lived within the walled monastery of Kells under the stern
eye of his uncle, Abbot Cellach (Brendan Gleeson).
But his life changes when Brother Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at Kells with
a wondrously beautiful but unfinished illuminated manuscript, created to
be "a beacon in these dark times." Brendan realizes he wants to become an
illuminator and complete the book, despite his uncle's opposition. His
decision helps him win the friendship of Aisling (Christen Mooney), a
silver-haired wood fairy--and requires him to battle the monstrous pagan
god Crom Cruach. The visuals in The Secret of Kells were inspired by the
eighth-century manuscript the Book of Kells, which has been preserved in
the library of Trinity College, Dublin...