Welcome Christine Weir

We’d like to take a moment and introduce a new Celtic Radio Sponsor: CHRISTINE WEIR!

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We Banjo 3

If you are familiar with physics, you might know about string theory: We won’t pretend to understand all the inner mechanisms and the knick knacks of this deep scientific topic, but the juice is simple: tiny particles can have an influence on the biggest objects of the universe. Stuff we can’t even see can affect entire galaxies.

Even the smallest change can have a ripple effect and change the shape of everything. This is definitely something that’s also found in the music of We Banjo 3 – This talented line-up of musicians set out to create a simple, yet rich arrangements where even the smallest details matter. The performances on “String Theory” are beautiful and organic. The way the album was recorded feels natural and lively, highlighting the group’s chemistry as a unit and truly allowing their “groove” and rhythm cohesion to stand out.

The recording has a pleasant live feel and a nice roomy tone that feels realistic and engaging, almost as if the band was playing in the room with you. We particularly love this kind of production, because it feels intimate and genuine – there aren’t any noticeable lush studio effects reminding you that you are listen to a “session” – it is just pure and unadulterated talent, captured in the most authentic way.

We Banjo 3 set out to combine the classic melodies of Celtic folk and Irish music with a vibe and a sound that borrows from Americana, Blues, Appalachian Folk and many other essential forms of American roots music. The resulting sound is traditional – yet innovating.

The songs on the album features some jaw-dropping playing, and they are also engaging, dance-friendly and entertaining! It is always refreshing to hear a group of young and passionate musicians who really believe in what they do and love to bring something new to the music scene with their vision and unique approach to folk music.

Find out more about We Banjo 3 and listen to their releases through their official website: We Banjo 3

5 Stars from Celtic Radio!

Track List
1. This Is Home
2. Good Time Old Time
3. Happiness
4. Island Orchard
5. Ain’t Nobody Else Like You
6. Kentucky Grind
7. Trying To Love
8. Crann Na Beatha (Tree Of Life)
9. Little Liza Jane
10. Aunt Jemima’s Plaster
11. Two Sisters
12. Chair Snappers’ Delight

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Medieval Scholars

Nobody geeks out over “Game of Thrones” like medieval scholars!

Of all Monday morning Game of Thrones recaps, one of the most delightfully esoteric can be found on the Instagram and Tumblr accounts of the Getty museum in Los Angeles.

Since the start of the HBO show’s fourth season in 2014, assistant curator of medieval manuscripts Bryan C. Keene has recapped every episode with 10 images or objects corresponding to its themes.

For the July 30 episode, “The Queen’s Justice,” Keene posted a gilded 15th century French painting of prisoners being paraded through a city like Euron Greyjoy’s unfortunate captives; a 12th century illustration of three fierce dragons; and a photograph of obsidian arrowheads—a reference to dragon glass, the mythical material that’s like Kryptonite to the zombie army closing in from the north.

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Kilmaine Saints

Start your weekend with a little bit of Kilmaine Saints…

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Silhouette Studio

Posting this information about the Cameo 3 and in specific the Silhouette Design Studio software that comes with the Cameo. Everything works great, except there is a known issue with the offset panel. The offset distance bar that allows you to move a red cut line only works at .50 inch intervals. This is a problem when trying to fine tune the cut line. 

Contact Silhouette and here is their response which I hope helps people doing a google search for this information:

Thank you for contacting us. My name is Mackenzie and I will be helping you resolve your questions and concerns on this matter. I am very sorry for any frustration encountered. Unfortunately, there is a known issue with the V4 software not allowing you to change the offset by the bar but you can type in the offset measurement and select enter. Also, please try clearing your software preferences. Please note that this procedure will result in the removal of user generated cut settings (blade/thickness/speed settings) and user option selections: 

Mac

  1. Close Silhouette Studio®
  2. Open the Finder
  3. Press [Cmd]+[Shift]+G
  4. Type in ~/Library/Preferences
  5. Press Return
  6. Delete the Folder com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio with all its sub-content
  7. Empty the Trash
  8. Re-open Silhouette Studio®

PC

  1. Close Silhouette Studio®
  2. Press [Windows]+R on your keyboard simultaneously
    • [Windows] key is between [Ctrl] and [Alt]
  3. In Run window type %appdata%
  4. Press Enter
  5. Delete the Folder com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio with all its sub-content
  6. Empty the Recycle Bin
  7. Re-open the Silhouette Studio software

Please let us know if you require any further assistance after doing so.

Thank you,
Mackenzie
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