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2009 Music Awards




 
April 5, 2010 - CelticRadio.net -

Boston, Massachusetts – Highlander Radio is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 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 six 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 1,379 votes. For 2009 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 Music Award banner on their website, receives the esteemed and prestigious framed Celtic Radio Award and a beautiful black and gold embossed award plaque.

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.

Pictured is a sample of the official music award package that Burning Bridget Cleary will receive from Celtic Radio. The gold engraved Celtic Radio Music Award (bottom left) is our yearly presentation for the recipient of this prestigious award. Mounted on a black embossed plate and attached to a beautiful oak wooden base, this award is presented in recognition of the Celtic Radio Album of the Year.

Burning Bridget Cleary will also receive a framed award certificate, a personalized letter from Celtic Radio and a Celtic Radio bumper sticker to honor their work on their 2009 album - "Everything is Alright". All members and listeners of Celtic Radio can take pride in the fact that through our website and music channels, that we are making a difference in helping to promote Celtic Music through this award program. By bringing musicians, listeners and members together, we can truly make a difference through our unique social networking site called 'Celtic Radio.'

 

 

2009 Celtic Radio Music Award Recipients

 

Artist

Song

Album

Music Category

Enter the Haggis

Murphy's Ashes

Gutter Anthems

Celtic Rock

Celtic Thunder

Caledonia

Act Two

Traditional

Burning Bridget Cleary

Three Set

Everything is Alright

Jigs & Reels

Jim McRae

The Queen's Piper Medley

Global Gathering

Bagpipes

Celtic Thunder

Raggle Taggle Gypsy

Act Two

Roots Traditional

Burning Bridget Cleary

Soldier, Soldier

Everything is Alright

Contemporary

 

 

Album of the Year - 2009

Burning Bridget Cleary

Everything is Alright


"Rose Baldino and Genevieve Gillespie met eight years ago as pre-teens at a traditional Irish music session in Bethlehem, PA. Both come from musical families (Genna’s parents are founding members of the Celtic band, Blackwater) and both have been first place trophy winners at the Celtic Classic fiddle competitions. (In September 2009, they graduated to the role of judges for this competition). The natural pairing of these talented young women, backed on guitar by veteran musician, Lou Baldino, and joined by Peter Trezzi on djembe, has created a polished musical team with a fun, engaging stage presence and a captivating sound. A surefire crowd-pleaser!

The band is named in honor of Bridget Cleary, who is remembered as the last witch burned in Ireland. She was a vivacious and fashionable young woman who lived during the late 19th century. Believing that her flu symptoms were caused by evil faeries, her deranged husband and family members burned poor Bridget to death. They were later convicted of murder and new laws were ultimately passed to protect women from such acts. Bridget was buried in an unmarked grave, but her memory is kept alive by our music, and by several recent books and plays."

Burning Bridget Cleary is an energetic Celtic group featuring traditional music and song. Both Rose Baldino and Genna Gillespie have been playing since they were 10. Lou Baldino, a veteran in the music business, had a guitar in his hands at age 5. Their "Everything is Alright..." album is top notch and shows the talent and pure fun this group had in making such a wonderful album. We absolutely love Burning Bridget Cleary's "Everything is Alright" album and would highly recommend this CD to add to your Celtic Music collection. This CD has the depth and character of musicians many years advanced to their young ages and we will be very much anticipating their future recordings. 5 Golden Celtic Radio stars for "Everything is Alright" along with the honor to be designated as our Celtic Radio Album of the Year for 2009!
 

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Burning Bridget Cleary
Album: Everything is Alright

 

 


2009 Individual Award Categories


Celtic Rock

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Enter the Haggis
Song: Murphy's Ashes
Album: Gutter Anthems

Song information

Traditional

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Celtic Thunder
Song: Caledonia
Album: Act Two

Song information

Jigs & Reels

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Burning Bridget Cleary
Song: Three Set: Waram Patat/Jeans Reel/Miss Shepherd/Masons Apron
Album: Everything is Alright

Song information

Bagpipes

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Jim McRae
Song: The Queen's Piper Medley
Album:
Global Gathering

Song information

Roots Traditional

View and Review this CD now! Artist: Celtic Thunder
Song: Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Album: Act Two

Song information

Contemporary

View and Review this CD now!

Artist: Burning Bridget Cleary
Song: Soldier, Soldier
Album: Everything is Alright

Song information

 

 

View 2009 Nominations and Results!

 

 

Celtic Radio Hall of Fame

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To nominate a song for 2010, please contact us with the details of your nomination.


 

 





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