Thursday, March 4, 2010

Irish Music From Yamaha's Piano Radio: With St. Patrick's Celebration

Today we're proud to announce the latest Piano Radio channel, St. Patrick's Celebration.  This is the one time of year that everyone gets to be Irish, and what better way to get into the spirit than with the music of the Emerald Isle on your Disklavier or Yamaha keyboard. 

The new channel will be playing Irish traditional songs from now through St. Patrick's day.  Just sign up for a radio subscription, and you can start enjoying wonderful piano arrangements of jigs and reels as well as wistful ballads reproduced on your instrument exactly as they were originally performed.

Take a listen to some fine examples of the Irish tunes you can expect to hear on the St. Patrick's Celebration channel:

Danny Boy (from "I'm Old Fashioned - Sydney Jill Lehman")

The Irish Washerwoman (from "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling")

The St. Patrick's Celebration channel is just the latest addition to our channel lineup, which includes 16 other stations available around the clock and throughout the year. For anyone listening to radio on a CLP Clavinova or MODUS digital piano, the St. Patrick's channel is your new channel 17.

To try out the St. Patrick's Celebration channel now, first log in to Internet Direct Connection on your instrument and choose "Listen to Radio", or from a Disklavier Mark IV choose "Internet" from the main menu on your controller, then "Disklavier Radio".  On a Disklavier E3, press the "Internet" button on your remote, then choose "D-Radio".  If you haven't created an account for Internet Direct Connection, you'll need to do that before subscribing to Piano Radio - you can create your account here.

If you've never tried Piano Radio before, now's the perfect time. If you're not ready to subscribe and check out the St. Patrick's Celebration channel, that's fine.  Two free channels are available right now - all you need to do is get your keyboard online and you can be enjoying streaming music within seconds. Follow this guide for help with connecting to the internet, or head here if you're ready to subscribe. For more information on Yamaha's Piano Radio, visit our Online Services site.

- Doug