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Posted by: Macfive 29-Jun-2004, 09:51 PM
How did you find and how long have you been a member? Have you discovered new musicians or friends? Do you think that and Highlander Radio have changed your musical tastes?

Posted by: Madadh 30-Jun-2004, 03:54 AM
I found Highlander Radio thru shoutcast. Great place, Great People.

Posted by: birddog20002001 30-Jun-2004, 05:50 AM
I was looking online for the haunting song in "We were soldiers once". The one when the Cav mounts up to head into Ia Drang at first I thought it was "Garry Owen" the units battle song but it turned out to be Sgt. Makenzie by Clann an Drumma, CR was the one that set me strait.

Posted by: Irish Stepper 30-Jun-2004, 11:18 AM
A Scottish co-worker / friend told me about this site. I was hooked on the first day! Now, this is all I listen to at home and at work. Too bad there isn't a way to tune it in on the car radio! biggrin.gif cool.gif

Posted by: Camchak 30-Jun-2004, 11:20 AM
I love Celtic music and I am always looking on the net for radio stations that play Celtic music. I did a search and here I am. I want to add, in all my searches I have not found a better place.

Posted by: cscunningham 30-Jun-2004, 12:05 PM
I found through Live365 and fell in love with the station, since joining I turned my daughter onto Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Ceciliastar1 30-Jun-2004, 12:10 PM
I found through RealPlayer search. I love it. I have heard so much old and new stuff. It's great.


Posted by: dfilpus 30-Jun-2004, 12:33 PM
Shoutcast. Three months.

New (to me) artists: Heather Dale, Mark Saul, Runrig, Twinflame, Wolfstone, Pipin' Hot, and others.

My tastes have broadened to a more edgier rock folk beat such as Runrig and Wolfstone and away from the more traditional folk such as the Chieftains.

Posted by: Aaediwen 30-Jun-2004, 06:53 PM
Google is probably what I was using at the time. I remember that in 1998 a neighbor told me about Loreena McKennitt. I had heard Clannad before via my sister, and remember seeing the video for Enya's "Orrinoco FLow" on MTV but apparently didn't really know what it was. A short but well spaced sequence of events got me addicted to Loreena, and further encounters got me facinated with what little Celtic Music I could find (Next CD I heard being a cassette of Celtic Pride I). I remember that once I got a 56k modem ~1998/1999 I started getting curious about Internet broadcasts and found RealNetworks which at the time was a great place for New Age and several other styles of music not heard on the airwaves around here. I remember listening to that at work when I was at Rio Grande Fence from April 2000 - Mar 2001, and I remember it didn't have any Celtic stations. With how much new music I was finding, I decided to try and find a Celtic Internet Radio station. I found this really cool station that my modem could keep up with called Highlander Radio. Listened to it for a while, then forgot about it for a while as it got lost in the shuffle as do so very many websites. Fast forward to... Ohh when was it, I'm guessing August of 2002? No, I was working; wait I had a temp job in 08/02, same place as my mom... Files show as around May of 2003 (Might have been slightly earlier, screenshots stamped 05/31/03). That puts me working at EDS. Could be about right. Anyway... I got to wanting Celtic Internet radio again and remembered this one site I had found once before and rather liked, but dangit what was the name of it??? Time for the ever faithful Google. I started clicking through the results looking for whichever one it was I remembered of Highlander Radio, or CelticRadio. I found one that had one name in the URL and one in the site itself... Was this the one I remembered? A little bit of browsing and I was convinced that, yes. I took note of it this time and came back a few times in the next week to tune in. Then it became more and more routine.
Anyone remember when it looked like this:

I became a regular listener, and then discovered the forums in Early september. I had already ordered Emerald Rose's Bending Tradition because of it (A tough sell to someone still leary of buying things off the Internet) I signed up, and here I am today.

I have since met a great many wonderful people, and discovered a wealth of Celtic Music. My search led me here, and this site has been a Godsend. It has been exactly what I originally set out looking for. A place to learn about and discover more Celtic Music. I have gained a lot more from this site by now, and I feel that things are nowhere near an end. I will continue to learn things from this site both related and not related to the music and the site's intent. Paul has done a wonderful job here! cheers.gif

Barkeep! Pull a cold one for Paul here would ya? Put it on my tab!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 30-Jun-2004, 07:07 PM
It was Celtic Rose who introduced me to CelticRadio! She and I were both members of a Scottihs Gaelic learners forum. As a result of some bad things that happened on that list we became friends. It took me forever to find it! I was looking for CelticRadio.COM instead of CelticRadio.NET! I think Rosie thought I was intnentionally avoiding joining the group! biggrin.gif

Thanks Rosie! I've been a member since March and its been the most fun Ive had in a LONG time! smile.gif

Posted by: MDF3530 30-Jun-2004, 07:30 PM
I believe that it was a Google search for Loreena McKennitt after I heard "Bonny Portmore" in the movie "Highlander: Endgame" while watching it on TV that led me to Celtic Radio. I've been a member for just under two years I believe.

Posted by: BluegrassLady 30-Jun-2004, 08:50 PM
I was looking for information on the Glasgow, KY Highland Games and was directed to this site. It's great!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Macfive 30-Jun-2004, 09:15 PM
Thanks for all of your responses. I really have enjoyed reading them! smile.gif

And thanks Aaediwen for sharing that photo of "The ways things use to be" biggrin.gif

Posted by: mingkee 30-Jun-2004, 10:02 PM
this is by chance
let me tell about the history from 98
I started to search scottish style music radio
and I found Spinner (under Time Warner)
after that,
and after I got winamp at 2000, I found
and I curiously key in "celtic" and in return cleticgrove
once I got cable in Fort Drum, I started to run celticgrove over FM broadcast
around 2002, returning from Kosovo, and after re-installation
I found celticgrove is dead
then I search again
this is the beginning...highlanderradio
however, I had been inactive (just listening and running over FM at late night) until end of 2003
and I go to the site, to find some ppls have similar music favor, then I signup to be a member
that's it

hey, I am waiting for T-Mobile launching unlimited EDGE
once it's launched, this'll be great news
highlanderradio goes 100% mobile!
not only running modem stream over GPRS (sorry, GSPlayer don't support mp3pro), or need a hotspot to listen 64k

Posted by: greenldydragon 01-Jul-2004, 01:42 PM
Google search...I think....I can't really remember...but, that is normal...

Posted by: erickbloodax 01-Jul-2004, 08:23 PM
I was searching for Celtic music on Google. When I lived in Flagstaff AZ I would listen to "Thistle and Shamrock" on KNAU. I can listen to "Celtic connections" now but it is not enough for my jones. I want to listen to more than just an hour a week! walkman.gif

Posted by: Aaediwen 02-Jul-2004, 01:06 PM
QUOTE (erickbloodax @ 01-Jul-2004, 09:23 PM)
I can listen to "Celtic connections" now but it is not enough for my jones. I want to listen to more than just an hour a week! walkman.gif

smile.gif You're trying to keep up with the Jones' too? I probably listen to more Celtic music than the Jones' across the street, although Mrs. Jones at least, has already been to Ireland. Got to catch up! Of course, I plan on spending more time there than she did. Yes, got to keep up with the Jones' !

Posted by: celtica 02-Jul-2004, 04:52 PM
After my trip in Scotland last summer, I wanted to keep dreaming about it so I searched a french site about Scotland on the net. I found one ( and there was a link for Highlander Radio. The members of the forum of magicscotland (doesn't exist anymore) recommanded me the radio, I tried, loved the music, the forum, and here I am ! smile.gif

Posted by: Dugadelphia 02-Jul-2004, 05:21 PM
I found CelticRadio by searching broadly for a station playing Celtic music to get me through some long times at work. I have been a member for 6 months or so but have been a listener for longer.

Thanks for the great station!

Posted by: lemonflower 04-Jul-2004, 01:18 AM
I've listened to other Celtic stations before but this one's the BEST.

I found it through Live 365, at first I was listening to Joke A day, but then I searched for Celtic in the genres. I tried them all, and I'm here to stay.

I have many favorites, but I was really pleased to find so many new ones on your station. Some of the ones that were new to me were Runrig, Heather Dale, and Great Big Sea.

Posted by: silverdragon 05-Jul-2004, 02:14 PM
I found Highlander Radio through itunes; it was one of the listed folk radio stations at one time. No longer, alas!

Posted by: freekenny 09-Jul-2004, 07:48 PM
O'siyo (hello/welcome in Cherokee),
I came across CelticRadio while doing a search for someone very dear to me asking me to find and listen to Loreena McKennit's song Bonny Portmore. I meant to 'hit'/'click' on the link above this one but instead, I ended up here and have been here as often as possible. Been a member since July 7, '04. Hearing my O'ginalli (friend) sing Danny Boy on the phone for me peaked my 'curiosity' for this 'flavor' of music. I cannot believe and am mesmerized by the beauty of not only this culture but, the haunting songs I have heard on this station thus far. One song I cannot get out of my soul is by Twinflame, Safe & Warm, I believe is the title. WOW! Truly spectacular indeed and I say to the one's responsible for providing this quality, mesmerizing and interesting website, station and music, NI YA WE (thank you). Each time I visit here I find something new and exciting. How refreshing to find such culture on the web without the 'garbage' biggrin.gif Has this station 'changed' my taste in music? I wouldn't say 'change' instead it has added to my diversity and knowledge of different cultures and all they entail! I enjoy reading the various postings that are informative, creative and interesting so again Ni Ya We and keep up the spectacular work!
Sty-U (stay strong)

Posted by: Gordon 10-Jul-2004, 08:39 AM
I found it through msn search. I'm constantly doing searches for Celtic/Scottish items on the net and one day I just happened to be looking for music. Low and behold, I found Celticradio and have been a member since. That was back in 2002 and I've been pleased ever since. I recommend the station to friends all the time. My tastes in music have always varied, but with traditional stations (radio), I tend to wander the dial until I find a song that catches me then I'm off flippin again. With, I never stray. This is the ONLY song in my line-up. biggrin.gif thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: faolin 12-Jul-2004, 06:17 PM
I was dissatisfied with my netscape internet radio so I started to search Google for some nice celtic music to study to, and low and behold I came across in April 2004 and signed up right away. I have been a loyal listener ever since (especially after I won the CD draw)!

Posted by: mingkee 12-Jul-2004, 09:49 PM
QUOTE (erickbloodax @ 01-Jul-2004, 09:23 PM)
I was searching for Celtic music on Google. When I lived in Flagstaff AZ I would listen to "Thistle and Shamrock" on KNAU. I can listen to "Celtic connections" now but it is not enough for my jones. I want to listen to more than just an hour a week! walkman.gif

the ppls in NYC are the luckiest (becoz a lot of Irish lives here)
over 11 hours of Celtic every week!!!
Saturday 0900-1200: Thousands of Welcome
Saturday 1200-1300/Sunday 1600-1700: Thistle and Shamrock
Sunday 1200-1600: Ceol na nGael


but unfortunately, I am unable to listen in Brooklyn with regular radio, I listen only over internet and T-Mobile GPRS (with pocket pc)

Posted by: ImmortalAvalon 13-Jul-2004, 08:31 PM
I found while running an AOL search on King Arthur. I friend told about this book he was reading that placed most of the Arthur story in France, and I don't mean just Brittany. Well, one of the search links took me to the Brittany forum, and, of course, I had to explore and put my two cents worth in. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Aragorn 14-Jul-2004, 11:17 AM
I found CelticRadio while doing a search for celtic music on Google. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. Everyone here is wonderful and the music keeps me coming back. keep it up everyone!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Richard Bercot 14-Jul-2004, 02:09 PM
I was searching Google for Celtic Music for Local Radio Stations when I found this one and I have been here ever since even though the Music that I could listen too, I can't do anything else on my computer because it freezes my PC up when I do. But I do look up the Artists in the Request under Radio Tools (I think that is what it's in) and download in WinMX and play it on my Winamp. Still I have problems if I try to use either Microsoft Word or try to use the Printer.

Posted by: Roisin-Teagan 16-Jul-2004, 12:50 AM
I stumbled onto Hightlander Radio while doing a search on my Irish family name and geneology. I fell in love with the warm welcome I recieved as well as the music!


Posted by: Avonlea22 28-Jul-2004, 04:26 PM
I found this site from a link on the Wicked Tinkers web site!

Posted by: Macfive 28-Jul-2004, 06:06 PM
QUOTE (Avonlea22 @ 28-Jul-2004, 06:26 PM)
I found this site from a link on the Wicked Tinkers web site!

Oh the Wicked Tinkers! One of my favorite groups and a long time musician on our broadcast.

BTW Avonlea22, love your avatar! smile.gif

Posted by: Avonlea22 28-Jul-2004, 06:29 PM
I just discovered the Wicked Tinkers yesterday. I love their music. I was exploring their web site today, and stumbled here. Glad I did. I love it! I can't wait to own some Wicked Tinkers CD's.

The Avatar is from Aon Celtic Art. They have some cool free ware. Here is a link for anyone interested:

Thanks for offering this site, Macfive!

Posted by: maggiemahone1 18-Aug-2004, 08:04 PM
I joined in December of 2001 and Celtic Radio has really changed my taste in music. I LUV CELTIC... I'm most certain I used Google. I think it was fate that brought me here, I was destined to be the High Queen of Ireland! wink.gif


Posted by: mingkee 18-Aug-2004, 10:00 PM
I take the signature, and add it to my signature on other forums
probably I refer some new listeners

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Aug-2004, 01:46 AM
I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the Wicked Tinkers! Have two CDs of theirs that I play all the time.

well I learned about this site through my favorite author, Diana Gabaldon, who wrote a fictional series based in Scotland. Someone on her site asked about Celtic music and someone replied about this site and I checked it out and the rest is wonderful history. smile.gif

Posted by: Annabelle 02-Sep-2004, 10:29 AM
I was looking for new sites to discover celtic music so I did a general search on a search engine and it came up....

So glad cause I've made some wonderful friends.

Posted by: sprdleyb 10-Sep-2004, 09:55 AM
I found it on a link on the Clann An Drumma website. My folks had just seen them at the Glasgow Ky games and recommended I check out their website.

...And he lived happily ever after cool.gif

Sláinte beer_mug.gif

Posted by: wicwisworhun 29-Oct-2005, 06:24 AM
well i would like to thank my friend rindy for derecting it to me

its osom

to all keep it tribal

Posted by: ronw1 20-Nov-2005, 08:06 PM
All ready owened a few cd,s from years back wife is first generation irish of her family grandfather missed the boat (titanic) lucky him he was still alive so she listened to him speak gaeilge, me i am a mutt (english irish) down thru the family we found this station like many others surfing sites and thru them going to a lot of local gatherings , wife and i are (cad) people great group no matter you plays. now have large collection of cds because of this station signed up and became founding member.
Great job to all those involved with this site.

Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 21-Nov-2005, 11:30 AM
I found through a link from the Brobdingnagain Bards...and I found them through a specific search for a song they perform. I had listened to CR for quite some time but never got involved in the message boards. Then, I made my first post...and now have become a member.

I am so happy with everything macfive (and family) has made available to us here...I really think this is the best place on the net for 24 hr celtic music. I have referred several people here and am happy to be a listener!

Posted by: Senara 21-Nov-2005, 01:07 PM
I think I stumbled on it completely by accident. I was scanning around Windows Media Player for i-net radio sites and tripped over CR. Good thing my shoes were tied otherwise it would have really hurt! hehehe

Posted by: gwenlee 26-Nov-2005, 09:03 PM
I found out about this site from the Clan Ross newsletter. So I logged on and have been hooked ever since.

Posted by: stoirmeil 26-Nov-2005, 09:40 PM
Live 365. I was looking for a station that played LOTSA BAGPIPES, and that's what the search pointed me to -- Highlander Radio. The first time I logged in, I hit a whole hour of Wicked Tinkers, and that was enough for me. Like a stray cat that's been fed once, and never forgets your door again. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Aaediwen 26-Nov-2005, 10:53 PM
Someone slipped Whiskey in that bowl of milk eh?

/me starts humming Marc Gunn's "Wild Kitty"

Posted by: Eiric 10-Dec-2005, 12:25 AM
It was actually Siarls that gave me the address to this page! (Diolch yn fawr Siarls!)

Posted by: AyaLove 20-Jan-2006, 01:57 AM
I heard about it from Rindy.

Posted by: dgurl663 21-Jan-2006, 02:17 PM
I found out about it from my husband, who was told about by a classmate. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: bob4328 22-Jan-2006, 07:44 PM
Crashing around the net looking for "Scottish Music" on New Years eve hoping to hear Auld Lange Syne.

Posted by: Cordelia 22-Jan-2006, 08:04 PM
Was trying to enter Irish-related contests over at and saw a link advertising your cd contests. smile.gif

Posted by: Sojourner4Life 22-Jan-2006, 08:19 PM
Live 365. Following my heart, and lo, here I am. YAAA!!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: parkers1 11-Aug-2006, 07:46 PM
Searching for Celtic music and ended up at 365/Highlander Radio. Try to listen a little every evening after supper. Have to fight my granddaughter (almost 2) for the head phones. Aye might as well start them young. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Roberto Phoenix 11-Aug-2006, 08:58 PM
I work and attend alot of Renaisssance faires here in the midwest and so I visit alot of Ren faire websites looking for ideas. There is a huge shortage of celtic music in the U.P. of Michigan (none) so I use to listen to renradio which was a link from the Atthefaire website. It was starting to get a little boring so I clicked on the live 365 home page hoping to find something a little more exciting. I hit the "Browse genres " Listen to a couple of the other Celtic stations and finally landed here. Now I may have to build a house or find an apartment cuz I usual have the station on for about four hours a day here. Wish they would let me play it at work too. Keep up the good work-play some Gael Force-they rock

Posted by: marti64 13-Aug-2006, 12:58 PM
I foundm Celtic Radio through Live 365. I have always loved celtic and scottich music, and now I can listen to it whenever I want!!!
i have made many friends here from all over the globe, and even won a few Cd's on the process!!!

Celtic Radio is a great place to be!!


Posted by: katcynth 17-Aug-2006, 02:34 PM
Shoutcast... I used to move around finding 80's stations and whatnot... then I found CelicRadio.. probably around St. Patrick's Day.. been hooked since... it's been about 2 years maybe.. something like that.. it's an awesome station... I now stream at home on the weekends more...

Posted by: Rindy 24-Aug-2007, 12:44 PM
I heard about it years ago through a friend. It's the best site in the world! I would love to hear how all of you new members found out about the site.


Posted by: Donajhi 24-Aug-2007, 12:49 PM
All my thanks goes to CelticRose for posting info about the Highland Games
in Flagstaff Arizona. Let me right to this site......... cheers.gif

Posted by: TandVh 24-Aug-2007, 02:08 PM
I was looking for Albannach's website via Google and Celtic Radio was one of the results that popped up. Wonderful place! I wish I had more time that I could spend here!

Posted by: parkers1 03-Sep-2007, 06:10 PM
I was just cruising 365 or whatever I could find for celtic (more traditional then any thing) and had a dail up connection so it was not very reliable so kinda gave it up for a couple of years then I got broadband and walla I was listening to the best station on the WEB, so much so I went founder then founder with a contribution. Gotta keep the music flowing. Don't get much time to listen but when I can it is always there to lift my spirite and just get me all warm inside.

Posted by: Adrian45948 04-Sep-2018, 07:53 AM
I found it when researching Celtic Apps! There arent that many at all,,, but I found yours. It doesnt seem to be working now though.. on iOS!

Posted by: CelticRadio 09-Sep-2018, 08:41 AM
I think one of the issues with the App is it is required that you log-in to the App. For this, you can manually setup an account or you can use Facebook.

We used Facebook to register and login to test it recently on an iPhone 8 Plus. One thing it did require, even with the Facebook register, is an email address. It popped up asking to enter an email address.

After that it did let us login and use the App.

If anyone has issues logging in, just use our contact form and we can either 1) Update your password or 2) Preregister an account for you.

The App is supported by our Celtic Radio Founder's and yearly fund raising event, so we have a basic and premium part of the App which provides a good way to support Celtic Radio.

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