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Month: November 2015

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Burren and the Cliffs of Moher designated UNESCO site

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The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark was designated as a UNESCO site following a vote at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference in Paris on November 17, Irish Central reports. The designation means that the Clare County Council managed Geopark, along with Ireland’s two other Geoparks – the Copper Coast Geopark and Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark – is now a UNESCO Global Geopark and is now at the same level as other UNESCO designated sites in Ireland such as Newgrange and the Giant’s Causeway.

UNESCO’s new site designation – the Geopark

The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Co. Clare’s lunar-looking landscape dotted with limestone karst, are among the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland.

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New Celtic Myth Episode – A Mother’s Worry, A Mother’s Pride

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At long last, we’re proud to announce the release of the 13th and final episode in the story of Pwyll and Rhiannon that is the First Branch of the Mabinogi. In our last episode, Pwyll’s long-time friend, Teyrnon has beaten off the Monster from the Deeps and has discovered a beautiful baby boy wrapped in silks left in its wake. He and his wife decide to rear the child, but what of the misery of Rhiannon? In this episode, Teyrnon makes a decision and we finally discover what really happened to Pwyll and Rhiannon’s child.


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The Loudness Wars start with this Episode

{Techy stuff – please feel free to ignore!}

We may be slow to catch on to the rest of the Audio world, but have just discovered the Loudness Wars. Have you noticed that when you are watching a movie or a show that when the commercials come on, the volume seems to go up to a painful level? There seems to be a noticeable difference in levels across all sorts of broadcast media. This has occurred as a result of advertisers and producers compressing their audio to make it as loud and noticeable as possible. A side effect on music has been that overly compressed music has become louder and punchier but has lost much of its dynamic range.

ITU BS.1770-3 Standard

ITU BS.1770-3

A Little while back legislation was introduced to level our the playing field and bring a standard to ‘loudness’ known as ITU BS.1770-3. Stateside this was implemented using the ATSC/85 (and variants) standard and the rest of the world used the European Broadcasting standard known as EBU R-128.

With this Show, we have started to ensure that our shows are EBU R-128 Compliant (which also includes the ITU standard) so you should find that your listening experience is much more pleasant that it may have been before. We will, as time allows, go back and retro-edit our back catalogued so that all of our shows are Compliant to this standard.

For more notes about Loudness compliance, check out R128Audio’s site.


iphoneYou can also now download a Celtic Myth Podshow App from the iTunes store. This is the most convenient and reliable way to access the Celtic Myth Podshow on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You’re always connected to the latest episode, and our App users have access to exclusive bonus content, just touch and play! To find out more visit the iTunes Store or our Description Page.

CMP App on AmazonYou can now also find an Android version of the App which works identically to the iPhone version. You can find it on Amazon or by clicking the image to the right.
Windows Phone AppYou can now also find the Windows Phone App in the Windows Phone Store.
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