St. Patrick’s Day Blessings

celtic cross irishSt. Patrick’s Day is upon us and for many it will be a day of joy and toasts. Let us not forget to keep our dear friends in our thoughts and prayers on this day. For Life can be both sweet and happy, but also sad and unforgiving. As many of you know, we run the Celtic Radio website and broadcasts. The Celtic Radio website and the music we play has become an oasis for people seeking Irish, Scottish and Celtic music. There is something very special about this music that will inspire your work, but also make you feel close to the tales and stories like an extended family.

Many of our members find friendships and meet new people on the Celtic Radio website, which is a close knit community of those that share the love for the music and culture we hold dear to our hearts. Late last week, we received a note from one of our long term members and it reads as follows:


I want to thank you for years of great music and friendships. I go into hospice on St. Patrick’s Day so I hope to set the laptop when I arrive and leave it on. Celtic Radio has been one site that I have told my friends about and I know some have joined. I am going to miss you!”

A simple note it is, and one that reminds us of the important things we have in Life to hold and cherish. We are honored that Celtic Radio can extend some joy and companionship to our members and listeners; and we vow that we will keep this website and music broadcast going to serve as an oasis for those seeking an escape to fields of green.

 Go n-éirí an bóthar leat
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl
Go lonraí an ghrian go te ar d’aghaidh
Go dtite an bháisteach go mín ar do pháirceanna
Agus go mbuailimid le chéile arís,
Go gcoinní Dia i mbos A láimhe thú.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


About The Celtic Highlander

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 endeavour 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.
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One Response to St. Patrick’s Day Blessings

  1. It’s been one year since we received a very special message from a long time Celtic Radio member who had come to love and know the music and people of Celtic Radio. He last logged in on St. Patrick’s Day 2013 when he entered hospice care and we can only come to the conclusion that he has passed away. Like so many things we do online, friendships forged and people known – with a bit of anonymity we never really know the person behind the messages and emails. Celtic Radio was something that Gord took with him for his last days and in that we have all accomplished something very special. To help a person through the day with song, dance and stories gives us the inspiration to continue our website and broadcasts called Celtic Radio. Our mission and goal has always been to spread this music round the Globe and to make a difference in peoples lives, and we will humbly continue to do so as long as their are people like Gord that need the fire and passion of Celtic music!

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