News about our CeltCast Fantasy Awards 19/20 Badges!


Last October, after five years of being on-air and supporting as many bands and festivals as we could, CeltCast (Community Radio) became a foundation. We could never have guessed that this dream would come true!

To celebrate this with you we set out to throw a party! A party because of the 5th birthday of CeltCast ánd because we have become a foundation. Around that time the opportunity arose to continue the Fantasy Awards through CeltCast. We are very grateful for the hard work our friends of Bastaard have done for the previous four editions. <3 This winter, the CeltCast team worked hard to make this first CeltCast Fantasy Awards edition a success. At this moment, we can count the nights to the show in the P60 ! We are very excited!

Now, we have a question for all who support the work we do...

For a long time, our Rosanne CeltCast has been designing beautiful badges for various festivals that we faithfully visit with our CeltCast team. Everyone knows: "a hug for a badge". But this time, for our specially designed Fantasy Awards badges, we ask a small donation to help the CeltCast foundation grow! There is a small base price of 50 cents, but extra donations are always welcome!

The designer of all our badges can provide information about this at our merch stand at the Fantasy Awards. And, if you want to make your collection complete… “for the first time in forever” you have the chance to collect older badges too!

For the past five years, we have volunteered to distribute folk music and of course we will continue to do so, but because of the voluntary aspect, it’s not always easy.

So… buy a ticket for the Fantasy Awards and celebrate “the music” with us and all the amazing musicians!

Lots of love, the CeltCast crew
https://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/253753

Time for a new Monthly Marker and some special news!

Priscilla Herandez

It’s a new month, so once again, time for a new Monthly Marker! (And for some special Monthly Marker news! Read to the end!)

In this month of spring, we want to celebrate the returning of vibrant life to the earth, so we went looking for a song that really reflects that feeling. And boy, did we find that in Priscilla Hernandez – Yidneth! Not only does the title of the song we chose, The Waking Of Spring, immediately conjure images of blooming flowers and singing birds, the music and lyrics will transport you to Mother Nature’s reawakening lap. Though this song was released as a single, we strongly recommend you check out her albums as well. The music is beautiful and amazing, but the artwork of the albums is out of this world! So, now for that special news!

Seeing as how this year’s Fantasy Awards 19/20 is the first time that CeltCast is the organiser, we wanted to add some of our own flair to it. One of the ways we decided to do that was to add a brand new category to the list, and one that was undoubtedly linked to the radio stream. So, presenting for the first time ever, the new category: Best Monthly Marker! This category is slightly different than the others, in that we kept the voting for this within CeltCast. (Give us something to vote on too, we can’t vote on any of the other categories 😉) So we listed all of 2019’s Monthly Markers and asked all our volunteers to vote on their favourite! The winner of this category will, of course, be announced during the Awards ceremony on the 14th of March, but to all those interested we can share the contestants here.

Last year’s Markers were:
January: Aérokorda – The Cliffs of MOher
February: M’ANAM – Bitter Wind
March: The Dolmen – Black is the Colour
April: Wouter en de Draak – New Horizons, New Adventures
May: Rob van Barschot feat. Guinevere – Fox and Bird
June: Rapalje Celtic Folk Music – The Strayaway Child
July: Greenrose Faire – Never Walk Alone
August: SeeD Pagan Folk – De Gnoom, de Heks en de Boom
September: Danceperados Of Ireland – Session by the Campfire
October: Emian • PaganFolk Music – Spirit Trail
November: MOJRA – An Raibh Tu Ar An Gcarraig
December: ORO – Music from the wild, wild East – Jovano Jovanke

We wish all contestants the best of luck in this added category, and we hope to see you all there on the 14th of March in the P60. Don’t wait, get your tickets here today!

WIN A FANTASY AWARDS GOODIE BAG!

Goodie bag FA

If you are awesome and come to the Fantasy Awards 19/20 you can win one of the 5 goodie bags!

These surprise bags will be filled with a lot of cool things, all somehow related to the Fantasy Awards. We have found many awesome people wanting to contribute to the goodie bag so it will be filled to the top!

You can win this gift bag by getting a lottery ticket when you are at P60 for the Fantasy Awards! Somewhere in the evening we will draw 5 winners!

So be there to win this awesome gift bag!

You can get your tickets here.

Live in the Livingroom again!

Philip Xander – Part 1/2

Location: Folk voor het WNF 2019 (NL) – Day 1Band/Artist: Philip Steenbergen – Part 1/2—Enjoy (share) our many other videos: :-)https://www.facebook.com/Celtcast/videoshttps://www.youtube.com/CeltCastView pictures of our photography team at:https://www.instagram.com/CeltCastTune in to our volunteer-run radiostation,ad-free Celtic, Folk, Pagan & Viking music:https://www.CeltCast.com/playerVisit our website to read reviews & more:https://www.CeltCast.com

Geplaatst door CeltCast op Vrijdag 27 december 2019


Of course we are hard at work getting every little part of the Fantasy Awards 19/20 organised, but we shouldn’t forget to take a moment to spend time with friends and family. And sometimes, we can combine the two! ^_^

Next Tuesday we will be joined by CeltCast’s good friend Philip Steenbergen for a whole new ‘Live in the Livingroom’ session at CeltCast HQ!

With Philip’s incredible history in the folk scene, his brand new album, (which Cliff just did a review on (see this webpage), and of course his upcoming performance at the Fantasy Awards, we’re quite sure we’ll have loads to talk about. As usual we welcome your questions too! Feel free to ask away here in the comments or in those of the livestream itself which we will be monitoring closely for that real-time interaction! 🙂

Join us online and come enjoy this little preview to the Fantasy Awards 19/20. To help you pass the time until Tuesday the 25th, here’s a video we made of Philip at Folk voor het goede doel (Folk for WWF) 2019:

Hours of new music will start playing!

CD Collection

🍃 On this drizzly and stormy Dutch Sunday in the Netherlands, we have good news for our listeners worldwide! At this very moment, 18 hours of new music will start playing. These tracks are selected from many newly acquired albums and therefore have not previously been played! 🎻 Last week we received various beautiful albums from Trobar de Morte and Priscilla Hernandez – Yidneth, of which songs have already been processed and scheduled for airplay! So, take a seat in your lazy chair, pour yourself a warm drink and listen to beautiful folk music for the rest of the day! 🎧

Below the names of the bands from which we will play a song that we have not played before: A story of Mick Fitzgerald (with music of Nadia Birkenstock – Celtic Harp & Song), Rúnfell, Almune, Munknörr, Gealdýr, Dave Flynn – Composer/Guitarist, EMIAN • PaganFolk Music, Flairck, Gillian Frame, Kelten zonder Grenzen, Lúnasa, Magda Andersson, Pyrolysis, Ritual Duir, Solas, SKRÖMTA, The Chieftans, The High Kings, Vael, Beoga, Golden Bough Music, The Waterboys, Hamon Martin Quintet, Nadia Birkenstock – Celtic Harp & Song, Hedningarnamusic, L’Ham de Foc, Sowulo and Rapalje Celtic Folk Music!

Enjoy! 🤩

Musical greetings,
Ilona Celtcast 😘







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