Read about The Celtic Radio Music Awards
as featured in the Oromocto This Week
Read about Highlander Radio
as featured in the Boston Globe
Find out about the Celtic Radio Music Awards
and nominate your favorite musician!
Welcome to Celtic Radio - the home of Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celt-Rock-Radio, SaltyDog Radio, Ye O' Celtic Pub, BlueGrass Hills and Celtic Dance. We are an award winning internet radio station
broadcasting a wide range of Celtic music 24 hours a day. We play Scottish, Irish and Celtic
music from musicians across the world.
If you like bagpipes, fiddles, or step dancing then you
have come to the right place! Our broadcast is available world wide to anyone with a
computer, an internet connection, a pair of speakers and a compatible media player. Unlike
traditional radio stations, Celtic Radio does not believe in annoying our listeners with
advertisements or commercial breaks! That is because we are 100% supported by a community of
listeners (make a donation
!) who love to hear our continous feed of beautiful and heart pounding Celtic music 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN sites. That means when songs are played on our broadcast, royalties are paid through these third party license providers. We want to be known as the Celtic Music site that pays 100% royalties all of the time. This is a tribute not only to our core values (Service, Quality and Integrity), but also to the many Celtic Radio members who support us financial and that allow us to continue to support the musicians that we play on our channels.
Highlander Radio won the Best of Live365 Award for the World music station category.
Out of 40,000 internet radio stations, Highlander Radio consistently is ranked within the top 100 most listened to station on Live365. Live365.com is the 4th most listened to Internet Radio Network on the internet
and we (and our listeners) are excited to be part of this radio revolution! If you are a musician and would like to receive airplay
on any of the Celtic Radio Channels, then please visit our musician section for more information.
Our listeners are very important to us, so that is why we provide the latest web and streaming
technologies to enhance their visit to Celtic Radio. Such as an automated “state of the art”
web based request system, which allows for live song dedications to appear on our front page. Or a
completely searchable song database with detailed information about each and every song in our
playlist rotation. Our technology allows us to show the listener the currently playing song and
album cover on our frontpage along with a live feed of the top ten most requested songs. For our
die hard Celtic Radio fans, we offer an enhanced membership account called the Celtic Radio Founder's club.
This exclusive membership package comes with email, web hosting, enhanced member tools, special contests and much more. These and
many more features can be found by discovering our site, so please do bookmark CelticRadio.net and
come back to visit often!
You will find more than just an internet radio station here at Celtic Radio! Above everything
else we are a community of peoples from across the world that share the common interest of Celtic
music and culture. Whether your background is Irish, Welsh, Spanish, English or Scottish – we are all bound by the
same ancesteral Fathers and Mothers that brought us searching for this music and our roots. One only needs to
join our community forums to understand that while we maybe thousands of miles apart, friendship
and good conversation are just a heartbeat away. Does that mean you must be of Celtic lineage to
join our site? Absolutely not, we have many active and participating members that join not because
of their ancestry, but simply because they love good music and our friendly, caring community.
So, you might be wondering now how did Celtic Radio come to be? What is our inspiration? Celtic Radio
was created to bring together a community of listeners, performers and musicians to share and converse
in Celtic culture. Our inspiration for this endeveour is the music, but let’s face it, the radio waves and TV are
ruled by an endless barrage of top 40 musicians and performers. Listen to your local AM or FM band
and chances are you will not find many Celtic music stations, if you find any at all! How then can
the devoted musicians that play at the Irish Festivals and Highland Games ever get heard beyond that
venue? How can people discover Celtic music if there is no place to listen? Hence was born the idea
of a free 24 hour Celtic Radio station available on the World Wide Web for all to enjoy.
We hope, through our small efforts, that we will introduce many more people to discover and delight in
the music that has been nearly 5000 years in the making. Celtic music has character, it has grace,
depth and inspiration. We thank you for visiting CelticRadio.net and hope you will join our growing
listener community. If you should have any further questions or comments about our site, please contact us anytime!