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April 17, 2004 - CelticRadio.net - April 2004


CelticRadio.net Newsletter
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In this issue:

1. Welcome
2. CD Contest - May Queen Album
3. CelticRadio.net Upgrades
4. Improved Support Options
5. Featured Artists
6. Celtic Radio Shop
7. Closing


Welcome
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Welcome to our first official CelticRadio.net monthly newsletter. Look for our monthly newsletter each month in your mailbox packed with the latest news, giveaways and updates to Highlander Radio and our companion website - celticRadio.net. We will be expanding our newsletter in the coming months, so please send to us any suggestions or feedback on our newsletter to: [email protected].

April CD Contest
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Don't miss out on our April CD giveaway contest featuring Heather Dale's May Queen Album! If you want to be included in the contest, make sure you post atleast 1 message in the CelticRadio.net forums located here:

'>CelticRadio.net Forums

Then, check and make sure you are eligible by visiting our contestant eligibility page:

'>Contestant Eligibility


Heather Dale - May Queen Album:

Modern Celtic singer-songwriter Heather Dale shifts easily between the ancient and the modern. While her inspiration is firmly rooted in Celtic mythology and history, her musical style is anything but traditional. Her innovative songs range from Celtic folk-pop to bluesy rock... each strengthened by her rich vocals, evocative tunes and intelligent lyrics.

May Queen is the follow-up to Heather Dale's first CD, The Trial of Lancelot, with 10 new songs also inspired by the King Arthur legends... in particular some of the earlier parts of the story: the Sword in the Stone, Merlin's early years, Lancelot's first meeting with Guinevere. This album places Heather's vocals and piano in the forefront, against a lush setting of strings, electric & acoustic guitars, Irish flute, percussion, and uillean pipes (Irish bagpipes).

The winner will be announced on May 1, 2004. To find out more about Healther Dale, please visit her site at: '> />

CelticRadio.net Upgrades
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Over the past few weeks we have implemented a number of changes and upgrades to our servers that have resulted in better performance and response time to our website. The pages load much quicker and we have received many comments from our members about how quickly our site now runs! These changes would not have been possible without the donations we have received over the past few months. Many thanks to all of our members who financially support us and keep both CelticRadio.net and Highlander Radio on the air! Donations are always appreciated at:

'>Donations


Improved Support Options
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A number of listeners expressed their frustrations with trying to listen to Highlander Radio through Live365.com. All we can say is "We hear ya!" and so, we have redesigned our support page with lots of tips, tricks and better instructions! The results seem to have paid off as we have received very few support emails since its introduction. If you are still having difficulty listening to our broadcast, please give it another try with our better support documentation here:

'>Tune In Help


Featured Artists
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Work has been completed on our new featured artist database! Look for this section of our site to eventually contain hundreds of reviews and information on your favorites Celtic musicians. There are sections for interviews, reviews, listener comments, schedules and much much more. We currently have a number of artists already in the database, so have a peek!

'>Featured Artists


Celtic Radio Shop
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The Celtic Radio Shop is now open for business! One of our goals in developing our site and broadcast is to eventually have the site pay for itself. This will allow us to provide better and faster services as well as make CelticRadio.net self-sufficient. The Celtic Radio Shop currently has for sale a number of charm necklaces for sale. By purchasing these charm necklaces you will be directly supporting our site. Look for T-shirts, mouse pads, and CDs for sale in the coming months!

'>Celtic Radio Shop


Closing
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Many thanks goes out to all of the members and listeners that have supported CelticRadio.net over the past few years. Whether it is sending us a donation, recommending new members to our site or taking an active role in our community forums - each and everyone of you have made our site what it is today. The development of our site is nearing completion and we are just thrilled that we are beginning to focus on new features - like this newsletter - that will add value and content to our site.
You know you have my heart felt appreciation of all of your support and we hope that we can continue to be a destination for people that seek out the sounds, inspiration and community of Scottish, Irish and Celtic music and culture.


Slàinte,

Paul MacArthur
Highlander Radio
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