Name suggestions for radio show

Name suggestions for radio show

Hi all,
I’m starting a (primarily) trad. celtic music radio show out here in British Columbia, Canada. However, I am at a loss for a name for the show. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’ll need to get back to the station manager within the next few days as I hope to start my show next week already. (Yes, I know I’ve left this to the very last minute, don’t ask me why…)

Thanks!
Jonathan

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How bout
The Shizzle and Glamrock.
You could play Celtic Punk, that’s the shizzle and New Age Celtic for the Glamrock. πŸ˜‰
Sorry I couldn’t resist.

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Sorry, ‘fraid I won’t be playing celtic punk OR new age celtic… πŸ™‚

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Eire Ceanadach

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Unfortunately I can neither understand nor speak gaelic (though I might be able to pronounce it if you tell me how). Can you define your title? Thanks!

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here’s how to say Ceanadach (which means Canada)
http://www.forvo.com/word/ceanadach/

it doesn’t really mean anything, but sounds like "Air Canada" with an Irish accent

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actually it means Canadian not Canada

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Actually ‘Eire Canada’ has a ring to it. You might get people phoning up to book their holidays, mind.

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The humors of > insert the name of your station here <

Jon in the lane.

Hall’s rambles

Jon Hall’s little cascade

And so on…..

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The canadian thing as we all know is a melting pot of french scots & irish trad with a fair amount of local diversification stemming from these traditions or stemming from all and merging with others, Native American for example. A good name should be geographically neutral and as inclusive as possible.

You could always get all radio scotland on everybody’s ass and call it something like the Trad Zone, if adapting a tune name doesn’t appeal.

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"Sorry, ‘fraid I won’t be playing celtic punk OR new age celtic… πŸ™‚ "

Awww, but that’s the stuff that really "sells" man.
Where’s your sense of adventure?
That’s how yer gonna get the masses of millions of punters tuning in.
Hit em with some good ole Pacific Northwest Celtic Grundge.
Some Eileen Ivers and her Jimi Hendrix fiddle! 😎

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Canada on Eire

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B.C. crap

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B.C.Bollards

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crappox

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nyah Jeremy

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"The Celtic Music Show". Or have I missed something?

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Green Fields of Canada (after the air….)
The John Hall Show

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How about ” The Maple Shamrock ” -
jim,,,

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We’re not much help are we? Although I will confess that "The Frosted Lucky Charms Show" nearly shot the coffee out of my nose.

The local show is called "Mist Covered Mountains", so you can’t poach that. (Or maybe you can….different market.) However, you do have the same critical components—fog, Doug fir and diddleydee, so may it’s the Foggy Coastal Mountain Diddledee Hour. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue…

Good luck with your show. I love BC fiddle music—it has a cool mix of Irish, Scottish and something else northwestern. Does your station stream, or is it only over-the-air?

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Please take all our cutsey wootsey ribbing with good humor Jonhall.
It’s just that this type of question is fertile ground for some tounge and cheek.
Within all the craic maybe you will find a good idea for a name.
The Frosted Lucky Charms Show, that’s really funny.

Ok seriously now folks, let’s try to help the guy.

Celtic World Radio
The Green Room (for all you surfing Celts out there)
Music From The Celts
Celtic Immigrant Radio
Pipes N Fiddle Radio
Radio Celtic

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Michele makes a good point - lots of ideas to be found in variations on tune names -

"Music from the Glens" or something like that. However, if you really want people to tune in up in Canada, you should call it something like -

"The Beer and Hockey show, Eh?"

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The Harp and Western Hemlock?

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I got it

The Celtic Cafe

Might be plagarism from NPR’s World Cafe though.

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How about "Colombian Craic" ?

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"Celts and Canucks"

"It’s a Long way from Clare to Moose Jaw"

"Wayne Gretzky’s Fiddle Hour"

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Craggy Island West? (also sounds like an airline)

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No, no, no. Geesh, JNE, Moose Jaw is in Saskatchewan, eh?
It’s a Long Way From Clare to Nanaimo" perhaps.
Wayne Gretzky Picking Cockles?
Jenny Picking Wayne’s Cockles?
Jenny Picking Mushrooms in the Lumber Camp?

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@Michele Yes, the station does stream at civl.ca in addition to broadcasting on FM. Sounds like I’ll have the Wednesday 11-11:30 slot (starting out with just 1/2 hour for now, but hoping to go to a full hour as I get into the swing of things.) I’ll be playing some local fiddle music ("local" means Canadian in this case), though it will mostly be music from overseas, e.g. Danu, Planxty, Patrick Street, etc. Thanks for your suggestion; I may go with a tune title after all… the other title I’ve been thinking of is "The Rocky Road to Dublin".

@Peace No worries, I’ve long learned to take everything I read on thesession with a grain of salt πŸ™‚ Also, I like the sound of the name "The Celtic Cafe", though it’s a bit cheezy…

@everyone: Thanks for your suggestions (serious and not-so-much)… Still thinking about it, but you’ve given me some ideas. If you have any more suggestions, keep them coming!

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I love cheese. The stinkyer the better!

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Hall’s Hootenanny Show or Halls Celtic Hootenanny Show(Hootenanny refers to a Folksy type party) so widens the scope of folk music

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I was involved in creating and producing a radio program featuring old-time and bluegrass music. I wanted to call it "The Gristle and Ham Hock," but was voted down.

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My vote goes for "Keeping It Reel."

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Cool Ceol

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@Ailin I like that… Originally I had thought of "Reely Radio", but it just didn’t sound good to me; "Keeping it Reel" sounds pretty good though.

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I thought a Hootenanny was the result of combining an owl and a goat.

Laurence

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Celtic Turf

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I ended up calling it "The Rocky Road to Dublin". Thanks everyone for your suggestions! πŸ™‚

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Sounds like an ice cream delivery service.