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CelticRadio Posted on: 02-Aug-2020, 12:12 PM

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We'd like to take a moment and introduce a new Celtic Radio Sponsor:


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"Ben Sands lives in County Down, Ireland, close to the mountains and the sea and not far from the small farm where he and his six siblings grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. He sings songs - mostly his own. He writes songs - about life and love and the ways of the world. Some are whimsical, some are sad and some are very humorous indeed.

In between, he tells stories of his formative years and his adventures on The Road ... and some of these stories are true! He plays quite a few instruments - guitar, banjo, mandolin, whistles, keyboards, and fiddle - he has even been known to wrestle a tune from the uilleann pipes.

In recent years, Ben has been primarily a Solo Artist, performing mostly in Ireland, UK and Europe, but with occasional trips across The Atlantic. Whenever possible, he joins sister, Anne and brothers Tommy and Colum as members of the illustrious and much-loved band, The Sands Family:


Ben's "live" shows are legendary : he performs consistently with the same natural ease, whether playing to a large theatre audience or at an intimate House concert. Meanwhile his songs and musical compositions are also travelling widely, finding their way into the repertoires of many artists, near and far. His "Hug" song has been used extensively in TV and Cinema advertising on both sides of the Atlantic.

To date, Ben has released eight solo albums, in addition to several collaborations and, of course, close to twenty as a member of the Sands Family. "

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Click above to visit Ben Sands' website!

Help Support those that support Celtic Radio!

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CelticRadio Posted on: 02-Aug-2020, 12:05 PM

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They are! Looks like you snagged the CD during our contest. Will be sending it out shortly. Look for a new contest later today.
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CelticRadio Posted on: 26-Jul-2020, 02:39 PM

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A Big Congrats to the following member who won a CD in our June monthly CD Contest:

Willard from AL wins the Big Oak Road CD.

For June we are featuring 1 brand new CD donated by Clover's Revenge.

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Clover’s Revenge is a dangerous intersection of two Irish musical traditions: Acoustic pub music & Celtic punk rock.

Using the simplest possible instrumentation, the trio creates an explosive sound, with detailed harmonic lines, complex rhythms and provocative original lyrics, all at speed.

Steeped – no – pickled in the traditions of the Dubliners, Pogues, Silly Wizard and Flogging Molly, the band insists upon high-speed, technical traditional tunes and punk rock badassery.

Our June 2020 CD contest features music from <a class="link" href="https://cloversrevenge.com/" target="_blank">Clover's Revenge</a>.
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Truants and Absolution

Find out how to win this CD on our MONTHLY CD CONTEST PAGE

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CelticRadio Posted on: 26-Jul-2020, 01:49 PM

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Background: This family were, as the name implies, "importers" of Wine; and were lords of Clan Fergail, a district in which Galway town is situatel and had their castle at Barna, close to the sea-side, about three miles west of Galwa. The MS. Vol H. 2. 17, in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, states that "O'Halloran is the chief of the twenty-four townlands of Clan Fergail; and of these are the O'Antuiles and O'Fergus or Roscam."

Variations: O'Halloran, O'Halleran, Halloran, Halleran, Halloroon, Hallorin, Hallurane, O'Hallurane, Allmbrain, Fergail, O'Antuiles, O'Fergus, Roscam, Fearghaile.

More Info: Read Full Family History and view the Coat of Arms

Discussion of this family is welcomed.
  Forum: Surnames & Heraldry  ·  Post Preview: #317657

CelticRadio Posted on: 19-Jul-2020, 10:09 AM

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Hi Alexey,

I think we can fix this. At one time I thought we had this right - but probably when we did a server restore a year ago we might have missed a setting. Give us a week or two and we will hopefully get it resolved.

Thanks for the post! Much appreciated!

  Forum: Technical Support  ·  Post Preview: #317655

CelticRadio Posted on: 19-Jul-2020, 10:07 AM

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I think we might have discussed through email.

We have made some adjustments and the links and players should be available now. We use security network software and think we had some settings too high.

If still receiving this issue or anyone else please post here and we will check later.
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CelticRadio Posted on: 29-Jun-2020, 03:55 PM

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Background: The surname Browne was first found in County Galway. The first Browne to settle in Ireland was descended from the Counts of Marche in Pictou, in Normandy. Hugh le Brun married Isabel, the widow of King John, and their son, William de Valence was created Earl of Pembroke. Sir Hugh le Brun was one of the Lords of the Marches of Wales. His grandson, Sir William landed in Ireland in 1172 during the Norman invasion, and his son, Fromond le Brun, was Chancellor of Ireland in 1230. From Fromond was descended Sir David who built the Castle of Carrowbrowne in Oranmore. This became the senior branch of the Brownes of Galway.

Variations: Brown, Browne, Brownie, Brownes, Brawn, Brawny, Brunach, le Brun, Brun, Broune, Brune.

More Info: Read Full Family History and view the Coat of Arms

Discussion of this family is welcomed.
  Forum: Surnames & Heraldry  ·  Post Preview: #317647

CelticRadio Posted on: 21-Jun-2020, 10:50 AM

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by Sir Ronald Ross

Come with me then, my son;
Thine eyes are wide for truth:
And I will give thee memories,
And thou shalt give me youth.

The lake laps in silver,
The streamlet leaps her length:
And I will give thee wisdom,
And thou shalt give me strength.

The mist is on the moorland,
The rain roughs the reed:
And I will give thee patience,
And thou shalt give me speed.

When lightnings lash the skyline
Then thou shalt learn thy part:
And when the heav’ns are direst,
For thee to give me heart.

Forthrightness I will teach thee;
The vision and the scope;
To hold the hand of honour:—
And thou shalt give me hope;

And when the heav’ns are deepest
And stars most bright above;
May God then teach thee duty;
And thou shalt teach me love.

To all Dad's today and to the memory of our own Fathers who have passed on...
  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #317637

CelticRadio Posted on: 07-Jun-2020, 06:59 PM

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A Big Congrats to the following member who won a CD in our March monthly CD Contest:

Kent from OH wins the Legends of the Chalice Lead Me Home CD.

Good news, we are restarting our monthly CD contests! Check out our <a href="http://www.celticradio.net/php/contest/celtic_radio_cd_contest.php">June Contest</a> and how to win. This month we are featuring 1 brand new CD donated by the River Drivers.

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Philadelphia-based Celtic-tinged folk rock collective River Drivers is a four-piece band whose unique passion-infused style of music draws from Celtic, Americana, and Appalachian influences and features powerful and distinctive vocals.

Influenced by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Ewan MacColl, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Paul McKenna Band and Altan, among many others, their repertoire strikes a fine balance of original songs and more obscure folk songs, resurrected from deep folk vaults.

Anchored by Kevin McCloskey (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass) and Mindy Murray (vocals, guitar, banjo, bass) with accompaniment by Marian Moran (tin whistle, low whistle, concertina, melodica) and Meagan Ratini (fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle), their high energy music explores pervasive themes of hard-working people and social justice.

Our June 2020 CD contest features music from <a class="link" href="https://theriverdrivers.com" target="_blank">River Drivers</a>.
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Big Oak Road

View all of the our contest on the MEGA CONTEST PAGE]
  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #317631

CelticRadio Posted on: 07-Jun-2020, 05:51 PM

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Just a quick update on our Celtic Radio Store.

We decided to close the store last month due to the Coronavirus pandemic and because some of our supplies and inventory became unobtainable. Any orders that had been made received a full refund.

As of today we have partially reopened the store for downloads only. We have a pretty extensive catalog of Coat of Arm products and today you can now order any of our download products.

We probably are going to keep the other parts of our store (clothing and coat of arm products) closed for the rest of the year as we focus on our new website.

  Forum: Technical Support  ·  Post Preview: #317629

CelticRadio Posted on: 07-Jun-2020, 05:45 PM

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Hi David!

A belated welcome to the website and broadcasts. Sounds like Pete Hudson might fit into one of our broadcast channels. You can visit this page to get more information on submitting music - now a days electronic submission is easier through dropbox, we transfer or any other service you use.


Again welcome to the site - glad to have you!
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #317628

CelticRadio Posted on: 07-Jun-2020, 05:42 PM

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Welcome Derek it is good to have you. Glad you found our website and give us a listen. We have Highlander Radio available to listen to 24/7.

Many many musicians our featured on our broadcast both old and new.

Again welcome to Celtic Radio!
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CelticRadio Posted on: 27-May-2020, 06:18 PM

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We have made available to our premium members the new pop-up player. Thanks for noticing and glad it is working good.

Personally I really like the new popup playing which has direct links for many players, album cover and the song title all in one place. I also believe the sound quality is much better.

Our premium members get three players to choose from:
  • Full Page Player (new)
  • New Player Widget (popup)
  • Celtic Radio Player (old but still works good)
Going premium gets your access to all of our channels in the App and through our desktop. Just another reason to go premium and help us support this site.

We got some great new music coming up in a few days as well as new shows. Whats interesting is that all of the music submission in the past month have been electronic - no CDs in the mail. Times have changed!

Work continues on the new website, but we are not expecting the first release for several months.
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CelticRadio Posted on: 14-May-2020, 04:15 PM

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Hello AngeliqueMoorman,

Thank you so much for being a supporter of Celtic Radio!

Our player page is just a temporary solution until we have our new popup player widget ready to go. We will work on that and have it perhaps ready soon under our premium accounts.

In the meantime, feel free to use the old popup player which should work on labtops, desktops and tablets.

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CelticRadio Posted on: 04-May-2020, 07:22 PM

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Here is a link to our public profile page of Highlander Radio using the new streaming servers. This employs the latest version of Shoutcast and widget technologies.


I do believe the sound quality is much better with the new technology.

Right now the low bandwidth stream (from the drop down indicated as Stream-64) is not working. We are working with the vendor to get this bug worked out.
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CelticRadio Posted on: 04-May-2020, 07:16 PM

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My does time go fast. I some how ran across this old thread and realized how fortunate we are to have had and still have members that continue to support the site and listen to the music. I have to say I do miss the days when we had a lot of discussions and traffic. I know that many members have passed on now and it was a privilege to play a very small role in their discovery of Celtic Music.

Who will join the 20 year club I wonder!

So tonight we checked on who was the first member to sign up to Celtic Radio. Jan34 was member # 1 registering on September 29, 2001.


Now there might have been another registration system before that which we converted over but amazing to think we have been running this website for almost 20 years. I think the first version of the website was ScottishRadio.net. In fact the waybackmachine has a few snaps of it from 2001. Attached!
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #317591

CelticRadio Posted on: 01-May-2020, 06:05 PM

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As of tonight we have moved all 7 of our broadcast channels to new servers which will result in any saved links to those channels to cease working.

Please connect using our desktop, mobile or App to be able to properly tune-in.

We are leaving the old servers for Highlander Radio and Celtic Moon running until early next week when they will be shut down.

Our new channel servers are broadcasting in SSL mode so those streams will still work once Google and the major browsers turn off non-SSL streams later this year. These new servers also support the brand new updated player widget we have featured in our news section and will be made available once our new website @ CelticMusicRadio.com is completed.

One new feature we will adding to our App and new website will be lower bandwidth channels for both Highlander Radio and Celtic Moon. For those that do not have 4G phone data or are limited speed, this will allow you to listen without any buffering. We will have links in the App to these special channels probably by tomorrow.
  Forum: Technical Support  ·  Post Preview: #317586

CelticRadio Posted on: 01-May-2020, 11:15 AM

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Update on our broadcast channel technology. We are updating all of our channels over the next 2 days. Unfortunately this means the addresses for each channel will be changing.

No worries though, just make sure you access the channel through our App, Desktop or mobile website.
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CelticRadio Posted on: 30-Apr-2020, 07:08 PM

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For those of us on Windows 8 or Windows 7 with no intention to upgrade, Microsoft has released a new browser to replace Internet Explorer. Called Microsoft Edge.


First tests with Celtic Radio shows good results. Would very much recommend replacing IE with this browser (or other modern browsers) due to security issues with IE.

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CelticRadio Posted on: 29-Apr-2020, 04:04 PM

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Look at the faces of the light keepers Thomas Marshall, James Ducat and Donald MacArthur. These three souls are at the center of a 120 year old mystery that is featured in a film now playing on Amazon Prime called "The Vanishing".

While the film's explanation of how the light keepers disappeared is fiction, their story is not. Flannan Isles is located in the Outer Hebrides off the west Coat of Scotland. It is rumored that the Isles were once used for private purposes by a wealthy family in the 8th century. Later on monks moved to Flannan and built a church dated around 990 (it still stands). By the 16th century the Isles came under the ownership of the McLeod Clan and since 1970 it has been owned by the National Trust of Scotland.

A relief keeper, Joseph Moore, arrived on the Isle on December 26, 1900 to find all three light keepers had simply vanished. He found the entrance gate to the compound and the main door closed and the clocks had all stopped. The beds were unmade and a plate of food was on the table. Extensive damage was found on the west landing where iron railings were twisted and displaced and a block of stone estimated to weigh one ton was displaced. The relief keeper was so upset by what he found, he had to be taken off the Isles.

Over the years many theories have been presented including paranormal activity! Judge for yourself, watch the movie, view the video and do a little research. Certainly an erie mystery that will probably never be solved. <hr>
Read more from The Vintage News.

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The Video

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Flannan Isle

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The Lighthouse Keep 1970

  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #317582

CelticRadio Posted on: 29-Apr-2020, 10:56 AM

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Right now on the App both "Celt Rock Radio" and "A Celtic Christmas" are using the secure stream (not the widget). Google is basically going to block all non secure streams starting on 1/1/2021 so it is great that we were able to identify a new broadcast package that also has some awesome widget technology.

We plan on updating all of our channels to this new format over the next few weeks and there should be no interuption to our services as we transition to the new broadcast servers.

The new website will be adaptive to your device, meaning it will work on a desktop, labtop, tablet or phone regardless of platform.

Are you still having any problems playing the streams on the Android version of the App?
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CelticRadio Posted on: 29-Apr-2020, 10:34 AM

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So along with this new website we are also upgrading all of our broadcast servers to new technology since effective 1/1/2021 most browsers and Apps will no longer let you play non-secured radio streams. (http vs https).

Here is a demo of our new player widget running in secure HTTPS mode widget by itself.

<iframe width="100%" height="330" src="https://jenny.torontocast.com:2000/AudioPlayer/CeltRockRadio?" border="0" style="border: 0;"></iframe>

This will be the player we will use on the new website. We have already upgraded two of our streams and you will not notice anything different while using CelticRadio.net.

Will post a screenshot of the concept for the new website soon. Expectation right now is the new website may be completed mid to late summer.
  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #317579

CelticRadio Posted on: 28-Apr-2020, 07:37 PM

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Thank you Haynes - well put! We do have a treasure trove of music from some very talented musicians. Some of the CDs we have been provided are no longer available or in production.

Our request system is working very good lately and we have recently added support for easy to make requests within our App. Give it a try.

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CelticRadio Posted on: 28-Apr-2020, 03:50 PM

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Jack Daniels whiskey may be the most well-known export from the small town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, but Hillary Klug is moving up fast. There are many virtuoso fiddle players on this Earth, and many accomplished professional dancers, but precious few who can do both simultaneously, and that incredibly rare combination has earned her critical acclaim, honors and fans around the world.

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  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #317577

CelticRadio Posted on: 28-Apr-2020, 12:06 PM

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We are very excited too! It could be several months before we are ready to release the site. First reactions to our design have been very positive. Hopefully in a few weeks we will release a few screenshots.

The new site is being built on a platform that will allow us to continue to support Celtic Radio for many years to come. CelticRadio.net and our mobile site will continue to be available and function just as they are today. The new site is not meant to be a replacement, but more of an extension and will bring our design and coding up to current.

The new site will be located at this address:


Which by the way has been our plans now for many years owning this web address and offering our Celtic Music Radio bumper stickers now for maybe 15 years!

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