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Proverbs of the Moment
Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
Fanaidh Maoisean rě lŕtha.
The Devil waits for his own day.
Few countries have a greater number of proverbs than has Scotland. Even today, everyday speech in Scotland is
sprinkled with them. Scots are wonderfully given to this way of speaking, and the lovely Scots tongue loses much
of its flavor when forced to translate their unqiue language. Those that appear in English have been preserved
that way for at least 200 years!
Better ride on an ass that carries you than on a horse that throws you.
Vote Now - Music Awards!
Posted on: 17-May-2015, 10:22 PM
Posted by: CelticRadio
We are pleased to announce that all nominations for the 2014 Celtic Radio Music awards have been reviewed and the final nominations have been submitted. Our community voting both is now open:http://www.celticradio.net/awards
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 - 3:10 AM
Tuesday - 4:00 PM
Thursday - 10:00 AM
Friday - 2:00 AM
Saturday - 1:00 PM
Sunday - 1:00 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 700 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 we 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.
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). Because of the extreme Winter Conditions in the Northeast for 2015, we decided to delay our awards until now. Voting is open until July 31, 2015. 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 2014 Album of Year award which includes a letter and plaque to the award winner.Good luck musicians and let the voting begin!!!!!!!!
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At the time the original ceili.ie site went online, there were not many websites devoted to Irish traditional music, song and dance. In the meantime, this has changed completely and there are now many excellent websites dealing with traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance. So, we have re-designed ceili.ie as a search engine, specially for traditional Irish music, song and dance - please try it!ceili.ie: Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance Search Engine
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