We are pleased to announce that all nominations for the 2009 Celtic Radio Music awards have been reviewed and the final nominations have been submitted by our panel of judges. Our community voting both is now open:http://www.celticradio.net/awards
This year's awards are truly international with nominations from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, America, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany! It is now time to do your civic duty for the good of this community and VOTE!
Pass the above link around to all of your friends, families and musicians and make this year the biggest turnout yet!
Don't know all of the nominated songs? Well, you are in luck as we are currently broadcasting a special Celtic Music Award program at the following times:Broadcast ScheduleMonday - 2:50 AM
Tuesday - 3:00 PM
Thursday - 10:00 AM
Friday - 2:00 AM
Saturday - 1:30 PM
Sunday - 1:30 PM
All times are EST, but we have a special broadcast schedule that will show the time in your own zone:http://www.celticradio.net/php/schedule.php*** If you wish to change your votes at any time, just re-enter the voting both and recast your vote to update your selections (this will not count as additional votes).Additional information about the awards:
Our three step review process started with a total of 127 nominations. All nominated songs were reviewed with about 8-12 songs (for each category) making it through the first round of our award process.
The tough part was then choosing only 3 songs for each of our music categories (2nd part of the review process). Lots of debate occurred with a few of the songs, some songs were moved around the different categories and finally after a long tedious review process the judges agreed to the final nominations. The final review process and selection of the award winners is then done by the Celtic Radio community through our special music award voting system.
The Celtic Radio Music Award is a program sponsored by Highlander Radio to acknowledge and promote exceptional Celtic music across 6 categories of music. New for 2009 will be 1 Celtic Music Video elected as Video of the Year from VideoCelt.com.
Nominations for this award are made throughout the year by listeners and members of CelticRadio.net. 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 Traditional.
Voting begins on January 1st of each year 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. CELTIC RADIO HALL OF FAME:http://www.celticradio.net/php/celtic_radio_awards.php
In addition, one album is selected for the 2009 Album of Year award which includes a letter and plaque to the award winner.Good luck musicians and let the voting begin!!!!!!!!