Alfred the Great

Alfred the GreatKing Alfred, who was born in 849, succeeded to the throne after the deaths of his three elder brothers, and ruled Wessex from 871 until his death in 899. During his reign he successfully defended Wessex from multiple Viking invasions, and became the only king to ever be styled with the epithet “The Great.” Interestingly, he was also the first King of Wessex to present himself as the King of the Anglo-Saxons.

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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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