to our Summer edition of the Celtic Radio newsletter. We've got alot of
interesting articles in this issue. Everything from the 700 year
anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn to the
latest technology review on Amazon's Fire TV. So
save the link and come back often to read on your lunch hour or when you
have some down time. You'll discover some really fantastic musicians such
as Ashley Davis and Per Kelt;
learn how to register for the Sounds of Autumn Contest
and read about a great new Scottish historical series called Outlander.
Before you do anything though, we want to know how your summer is going?
Tell us what your plans are or what you have done. Did you travel anywhere
special? Did you take the ice bucket challenge? or did you decide to just
enjoy some of that summer backyard sun?
Celtic Radio has been and always will be about the music. It provides a
connection to our past through the lyrics and melodies of the ancient
Celts. Some songs are new and bold; others are traditional and hundreds of
years old. In the words of one of our listeners, "Your music restores my
soul in times of depression and a lullaby when life seems uncertain." And
from another listener, "You've got an excellent station that plays music I
can't find anywhere else!"
The music we play does appear to have a magical ability that lessens the
stress of everyday life, it picks you up in times of sorrow and surprises
you with the lessons that these musicians tell in the stories they sing.
Give us a listen for a few days and see if you can feel the energy and
power that Celtic music provides! You may be surprised how good the music
Enjoy the rest of your summer now!
into nature, and then you will understand everything better - Albert
Around 40 percent of Scots plan to vote for independence in this year's
referendum, according to a poll on Thursday which showed a three-point
rise in support for an end to the country's 307-year-old-union with
The poll, carried out by Panelbase, showed that 45 percent of those
questioned intended to vote against Scottish independence, a decline of
two points from the last equivalent survey.
Scotland, which has a population of just over 5 million and whose
territorial waters are the source of much of the North Sea's oil and gas,
will vote on September 18 on whether to leave the UK.
Do you think ending 307 years of Union between Scotland and England is the
right thing to do? Will this result in a greater Scotland or perhaps
result in economic disaster for both Scotland and the U.K? And finally,
did Mel Gibson play a role in this independence plan with his 1995 movie "Braveheart."
Vote in our online poll and be heard!
We have some exciting news about our Celtic Moon and SaltyDog broadcasts. Celtic Moon is an
Exquisite Mix of Soft Irish, Scottish & Celtic Music. Perfect for night time
listening when you desire the softer side of Celtic Music. Celtic Moon is our
most popular broadcast, but for years it has only been available on Live365.
SaltyDog Radio plays a rich selection of Tradition & Folk music from those Ol'
SaltyDogs of the Maritime - thats Sea Faring music me hearties. And you won't
hear this type of Pirate music anywhere but on Celtic Radio.
Well, good news - Celtic Radio Founder members now have access to a premium
edition of these two music channels. Access the link to Celtic Moon &
SaltyDog Radio within the
Premium Control Panel.
addition of these two great channels, the Celtic Radio Founder's account
represents an exception value that you just can not beat anywhere else.
Australian women’s hockey team received a royal photo bomb on Thursday when
Queen Elizabeth II made an unscheduled visit during the
2014 Commonwealth Games.
Known as the “Hockeyroos,” the team was warming down after their 4-0 win over
Malaysia when the queen of England arrived early for a Wales-England match
scheduled immediately after the Australia game, News.com.au reports.
The Australian players were ecstatic over the surprise appearance and
immediately began firing off selfies, hoping to get a shot of the queen as
she walked by.
“Ahhh the Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!” hockey player Jayde Taylor tweeted
on Thursday, revealing a picture with teammate Brooke Peris as a cheerful
Queen Elizabeth smiled behind them."
Burning Bridget Cleary
every issue of our newsletter we will be highlighting one of our featured
artist. For this issue, we are featuring Burning Bridget Clearly.
Rose Baldino and Deirdre Lockman lead this distinctive Celtic trad band
with an unusual combination of high-energy charisma and tightly woven
fiddle/vocal harmonies. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Lou
Baldino on guitar and Peter Trezzi on percussion. Founded in 2006, “BBC”
has produced four albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the
Eastern half of the U.S.A.
The band broke new ground with their fourth CD, “Pressed for Time,”
hitting #1 on the Roots Music Folk and Roots charts (8-30-2013) Their CD’s
are played on hundreds of radio programs worldwide, including NPR’s
popular “Thistle and Shamrock”. In 2013, Burning Bridget Cleary was
nominated “Top Traditional Band in a Pub, Festival or Concert Setting” by
the Irish Music Association...
Ashley Davis has been nurturing her passion for music since she was just
about 14. There is something absolutely great about those artist who
manage to start performing and writing material so early on in their life.
Being so young, many aspiring singers fail to realize the amount of work
needed to succeed in music, even though they are blessed with an
unprecedented enthusiasm and motivation. Ashley seems to bridge these two
philosophy, with enough organization and care for her act, yet allowing
her creative instinct to play a significant part of her performances and
“Ashley seems to
bridge these two philosophy, with enough organization and care for her
act, yet allowing her creative instinct to play a significant part of
her performances and recordings alike..."
Combining her love for culture and history with a fondness for period
music and folk tradition, Ashley set out to create a unique and expressive
blend of music, not unlike acts such as Blackmore’s Night, albeit with a
more polished feel. It didn’t take long before Ashley managed to leave a
really positive impression on the music scene, bringing her Irish-American
music on tour and performing extensively for different audiences in
At last, a skin care line made exclusively for Celtic skin types. Celtic
Complexion Organic Skin Care is created with the finest raw ingredients,
which have been safely used for centuries, and once available only to
wealthy aristocrats and traded like gold. Developed with ancient Celtic
beauty secrets, passed down for generations, each product is hand blended
with old world craftsmanship and pride by artisan skin care maker Jennifer
Battle of Bannockburn
23 and 24 of June hold a special meaning for Scotland and England as the
two countries commemorate one of the longest battles of Medieval times:
the battle of Bannockburn. This battle marked a brief period of
independence under the rule of King Robert Bruce, a much coveted time of
relative peace in the tumultuous campaigns of Scottish independence.
Since historical events never happen in isolation, the best way to revisit
the Battle of Bannockburn is starting with the campaigns that preceded the
Around the world, most people will remember the name William Wallace -
represented inaccurately by Aussie Mel Gibson - and associate it with the
campaign for Scotland's independence. While Wallace did set the background
for the success at Bannockburn, he died a gruesome death before seeing
Scotland achieve this victory...
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
"Dowry of a Troll Woman"
The Celtic music scene is not exactly associated with Eastern Europe, but
as they say, the best things often come from the most unlikely places.
Per Kelt is a group of award-winning musicians hailing from the Czech
Republic and Honolulu Hawai'i. Their music embraces the spirit of Celtic
folk, yet these artists are not afraid to branch out, developing a fast,
progressive and flamboyant approach to their performances - an approach
that translates into spectacular live shows and dropping jaws within the
"Their music embraces the spirit of Celtic folk,
yet these artists are not afraid to branch out, developing a fast,
progressive and flamboyant approach to their performances..."
The band's reputation as an incendiary live act allowed them to tour
extensively throughout the world, with over 400 gigs in support of their
three well received studio albums. They most recently won "Best Live Act
of the Year in the UK" for the 2014 Exposure Music Awards, given by
judging members of the UK Music Industry...
Go Wireless - Amazon FireTV
Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a huge selection
of TV episodes, movies, games, apps and more. Most importantly, this
little technology box is a cable killer simply put.
Having been introduced to streaming TV first through the Microsoft XBox
and the Nintendo WII, it was a natural progression to pickup a Roku to
experience a fully functioning and dedicated streaming TV box. So when
Amazon announced their Fire TV device, my thoughts turned towards possibly
untethering from our cable company and going completely internet.
The specs on the Fire TV definitely supported this new direction for our
family’s TV entertainment. The Fire TV boasts fast and fluid video thanks
to a quad-core processor, a dedicated Adreno 320 graphics engine, 2GB of
memory, voice search, instant start video and up to 1080p HD with dolby
digital plus up to 7.1 through HDMI or optical out. This little box
sounded like a dream...
of Autumn Contest
How to Win?
Sign up for our special "Sounds of Autumn" raffle and you could win
one of these great prizes in celebration of the month of Samhain !
The Trinity Knot, also known as a Triquetr, originated with the
Celts/Druids. They believed it to be representative of the natural
forces: earth, air, and water. On a more spiritual level, it has
also been known to symbolize life, death, and rebirth. We are also
raffling off The Mimi Burns Band "Brave Journey", WitherSpoon's
"Raven Moons", The Celts "Celtic Sessions" and a Celtic Radio
Premium upgrade coupon. All in celebration of the Sounds of Autumn -
the month that Celtic music comes alive! Contest ends on October 15,
Winners will be announced on October 15, 2014.
If you like shows about Scotland, Clans, Romance and fighting then you
will probably love the new Starz series called Outlander. As one of the
most popular book series ever, Outlander is making its way onto television
"Outlander" follows the story of Claire Randall, a feisty married combat
nurse from World War II. Shortly after the end of the war, she takes a
second honeymoon to the Scottish Highlands with her husband. While
visiting a Pagan Stone Circle, Claire is mysteriously swept back in time
to 1743, where she is kidnapped by a clan of Scotsmen (Highlanders)
including a young warrior by the name of Jamie Fraser. When she is forced
to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a
passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly
different men in two irreconcilable lives....
Most requested songs for the past 120
Listen to the top ten count down on Highlander Radio. Visit our
for play times.
Carrickfergus - Celtic Thunder
2. Irish Breakfast Day
- Gaelic Storm
3. Brown Eyed Girl -
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly
4. The Way Old Friends
Do - The Willoughby Brothers
5. Be Mine Tonight -
6. A Fiddle Affair/Blind
Man's Re - Kierah
7. As I Roved Out -
8. Climb the Riggin'
- Mad Haggis
9. Fields Of Gold -
10. My Land - Paul