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2008 Music Awards




 
March 30, 2009 - CelticRadio.net -

Boston, Massachusetts – Highlander Radio is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Celtic Radio Music Awards. This Music Awards program was created to 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 across five categories of music for voting: Celtic Rock, Traditional, Jigs & Reels, Bagpipes, Roots Traditional and Contemporary

Voting begins on January 1st and ends on Celtic Radio’s popular St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Members of Celtic Radio cast a total of 2,016 votes. For 2008 Celtic Radio received a record number of nominations. 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.

The award program was expanded in 2008 to include the Celtic Radio Album of the Year and the Contemporary Celtic music category. This award is given to acknowledge musical creativity and extraordinary work on an album which provides recognition of exceptional contributions to Celtic Music. Winner of this award category receives permission to use the Radio Radio Music Award banner on their website and receives the esteemed and prestigious framed Celtic Radio Award.

Through the Celtic Radio Music award program our goal is to promote and recognize exceptional artists who display high standards of excellence and who have made significant contributions to Celtic Music throughout the world.


Celtic Radio Music Award

 

 

2008 Celtic Radio Music Award Recipients

 

Artist

Song

Album

Music Category

Barleyjuice

Celtic Girl

The Morning After

Celtic Rock

The High Kings

The Parting Glass

The High Kings

Traditional

Stanley & Grimm

Donegal / Cooley's / Jean's

Another Round

Jigs & Reels

Hunting McLeod

Itchy Lover, Clumsy Fingers

Leod N Proud

Bagpipes

MacTalla Mor

Chi Mi Na Morbheanna

The New Colossus

Roots Traditional

Clann An Drumma

Come Wi' Me

Tribal Heart

Contemporary

 

 

Album of the Year - 2008

Stanley & Grimm

Another Round

"Guitarist & Singer Sean Brennan, and Fiddler Nikki Engstrom, have created something very special with their latest CD "Another Round." This New England duo plays a mix of old and new tunes that is a delight to the ears and addicting to the feet (especial those that dance). We at Celtic Radio carefully listened to each and every track on this CD and we have come to the conclusion that perfection has been made! Every musical measure is a beautiful display of just how much these folks love to play.

Some of our favorite tracks include Pachabel's Frolics - a fast, toe tapping journey into fiddle and guitar euphoria mixed every so often with a few slower classical measures - just exhilarating! Fiddler's Green is sung by Sean's strong and warm vocals showing that this group is not just about Jigs & Reels, but has the depth and talent to shine with many different types of Celtic music.

Mike Ryan's Lament, one of our favorites, is a post Civil War song about the legendary 7th Calvary and Custer's defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Sean brings this song to life about the tragic tale of two brothers who left Ireland for the idea of America, only to meet their end at Vicksburg and Little Big Horn. A song only made possible by the emotional stirring of Nikki's fiddle and Sean's vocals - clearly both playing off each other’s talent making for a wonderful rendition of this ageless song.

So, as you may see - we loved Stanley & Grimm's "Another Round" and would highly recommend this CD to add to your Celtic music collection. The CD has a depth of songs and promises to entertain every type of listener with a mix of Celtic music. 5 Golden Celtic Radio stars for "Another Round." Just perfectly splendid!"

 

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Stanley & Grimm
Album: Another Round

 

 


2008 Individual Award Categories


Celtic Rock

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Barleyjuice
Song: Celtic Girl
Album: The Barleyjuice Irish Collection: The Morning After

Song information

Traditional

View and Review this CD now! Artist: The High Kings
Song: The Parting Glass
Album: The High Kings

Song information

Jigs & Reels

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Stanley and Grimm
Song: Donegal / Cooley's / Jean's
Album: Another Round - SG

Song information

Bagpipes

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Hunting McLeod
Song: Itchy Lover, Clumsy Fingers
Album:
Leod n Proud

Song information

Roots Traditional

View and Review this CD now! Artist: MacTalla Mor
Song: Chi Mi Na Morbheanna (The Mist Covered Mountains)
Album: The New Colossus

Song information

Contemporary

View and Review this CD now!

Artist: Clann An Drumma
Song: Come Wi' Me
Album:
Tribal Heart

Song information

 

 

View 2008 Nominations and Results!

 

 

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To nominate a song for 2009, please contact us with the details of your nomination.


 

 






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