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Posted: 20-Sep-2009, 12:05 PM
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Long time no see.
Recently I listen to Iain Anderson from BBC Radio Scotland, perhaps Paul can get some good choice, and capture Celtic Zone (it's not easy to cap, because it depends on the stream control, I am unable to cap if the stream goes to BBC 5).
Back to topic, I spend most of the time to shop Celtic and Folk at amazon.com and CDbaby.
J&R (jandr.com) also has a Celtic kiosk, though the selection is not that much.

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Posted: 25-Sep-2009, 07:30 PM
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This is a great topic, I am a full time musician and the shift in sales over the last few years has been devastating for most of us.Retail music sales are now confined to the guaranteed "Pop schlock" and "Country Pop" genres, where easy money is guaranteed.
Anything outside of this is considered fringe and not profitable, so swept from the shelves. I applaud any of you who are taking the time and effort to seek out and contact musicians directly or buy off stage at the end of shows, I cannot tell you how vital this is to musician survival, sometimes the simple purchase of a cd or two is all it takes to get a musician to their next gig.
Celtic music is really struggling not to get swept over by the tidal wave of "safe" sales. As are so many other genres.
If you enjoy this genre, please seek out and purchase from the artists you love or go to itunes and buy the downloads. I thank any of you who will do this.
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Posted: 07-Oct-2009, 03:16 PM
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The best place i've found to buy direct from the artist is on myspace.Most of the so called unknown artists will answer your messages and offer you a deal.Amazon definitely has the largest selection online.If they don't have the hard copy to sell, you can usually check the MP3 download section.The only problem is you don't get the liner notes or lyrics,etc,that you get with a hard copy.

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Posted: 19-Oct-2009, 07:27 PM
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I tend also to buy form the artist's website these days. I did find a couple of gems at B & N the other day, but that was the first time in a while.

One good source for music I have found is Irish Music Magazine. I subscribe to the online edition since it is more cost effective for me. They review a lot of CD's and I have discovered quite a few groups there that I was not familiar with. Got some great tunes, too! I am hoping to order more from some of these artists in the future and donate the discs to CR so we can all listen and enjoy.

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