Recognition for The Celtic Show
WRFG Atlanta (89.3FM)
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Late in 2008, Cavan native and singer Kathleen Donohoe, then Chair of
Irish Music Traditions
(Atlanta), a branch of
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, posted the following to
On October 11 this year, at a Buckhead Chinese restaurant, we had the pleasure of
honoring Dublin native John C. Falstaff, who has for many years carried 'the
flaming torch' for the voice of Irish and Celtic music and events in and around
Atlanta, as the main host of the long running "Celtic Show" on WRFG 89.3 FM.
It's a 100% unpaid volunteer position, and as such a generous act of community
service, which involves a significant time commitment week after week. John
was honored with a beautiful plaque. About 50 people attended the intimate
gathering of appreciative listeners of the Celtic Show. We had ceol, ol,
trivia agus craic, and a delicious meal.
Let's pledge our renewed and continuing support for John and Celtic music on WRFG
in 2009 and beyond. Make listening to the show a part of your Sunday ritual! It
is such a cool way to connect with our musical heritage, and we are so priveleged
to have a knowlegeable Irish native as regular presenter.
Sincere thanks also goes out to Welsh native Jenny Hubbard Young, who hosts the
show from time to time, and local supporter Dave Aton, who volunteers several
times a year as substitute host. Also attending the event in October was
Scottish native Kathleen Mainland, who has for over a decade entertained Celtic
Show listeners with storytelling on the first Sunday of each month.