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Gordon Posted on: 17-Oct-2013, 09:45 PM

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QUOTE (heartsong @ 17-Oct-2013, 01:27 PM)
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy have a song called "Anniversary Waltz"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmvXB-FzNO8


James Galway has the song "Lover's Waltz" which is American but it's beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwfoLLQBQTU

Wow! They are both such beautiful songs. Just made decision making tough. lol
Thanks for the suggestions and the links. These two are definitely in the running. Going to have our dance instructor give them a listen and get her feedback. :-)
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #309541

Gordon Posted on: 17-Oct-2013, 09:43 PM

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QUOTE (munchkin5450 @ 17-Oct-2013, 08:25 AM)
You might consider "Come by the Hills" or "Skye Boat Song". Truthfully, most if not all of the ballads are written in the waltz time signature. The first two songs that came to mind were "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" and "Four Green Fields" but I don't really think you'd be happy using them for your first dance. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, by the way!
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Thanks for the suggestions! Yes, waltzing Matilda is definitely not among my favorites and the fiance wasn't too keen on it either. I'm going to give Come By the Hills a listen as it is one I haven't heard before. I'm not very good at timings for music, so really had no idea that many of the ballads were written in waltz time signature. Also, thank you for the well wishes on the upcoming nuptials. I'm super excited to have it at the festival, using many Scottish traditions, and having it as public ceremony will also be a lot of fun!
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #309540

Gordon Posted on: 16-Oct-2013, 05:46 PM

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Hello all. I am looking for suggestions and advice on Celtic music that may fit a waltz dance. My fiance and I are getting married May 3, 2014 at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games with many Scottish traditions being used. We are really wanting our first dance to be a slow waltz, but both love Celtic music so much we'd like to find a song or two that will fit the dance. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

Gordon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #309531

Gordon Posted on: 28-Jun-2012, 08:08 PM

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I wear my kilt with pride for both my heritage, like most. Whenever I get asked this question (which generally seems to be asked more by women whom have never really met anyone who has worn a kilt), my standard reply is "Only what the good Lord has graced me wit at birth." This seems to be met with a bit of blushing on the askers part, and a good chuckle for me.
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Gordon Posted on: 02-Aug-2006, 06:14 AM

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Like many of my fellow listeners and researchers, my clan Surname is of both Scottish and Irish ancestry. It is written that my ancestors had holdings in Ireland after they were driven from Scotland by the Romans around 357 A.D. and fled to Ireland. They later returned to Scotland somewhere around the 11th century to help in the fight against viking invaders. For their service, they were granted the land of East Dingwell in Ross-shire which became the Barony of Foulis. From there, they spread into Strathspey and were granted charter to lands there for service as bailies to the Macdonalds, Earls of Ross and Lords of the Isles. It is said that one of the Munro chieftains was an original commander for the Black Watch when it was raised in 1725.
  Forum: Genealogy & Family History  ·  Post Preview: #158813

Gordon Posted on: 16-Mar-2006, 02:08 PM

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I am back after a small retreat (no internet access) and also to get remarried and begin the wonderful duties of fatherhood biggrin.gif

Sure have missed everyone here on CR and will avow to never miss my 'fix' of friends here as well as the music!!!

Gordon
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #142691

Gordon Posted on: 27-Jun-2005, 09:55 AM

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Saundra,
Welcome! I'm a bit late, and a dollar short these days it seems in this reply. Have no worries in your technical prowess of the forums, we all started in the same spot. You'll find the members very encouraging and friendly. It's more like our own little family here, or clan for that matter. Do hope you'll drop into the other forum areas. Many of the members are very vocal here and will gladly share whatever information they have if you've got a question that needs answering or just need to speak up!

Again, welcome.

Gordon
  Forum: Gathering of the Clans  ·  Post Preview: #120480

No New Posts  Knives! (Pages 1 2 )
Gordon Posted on: 28-Feb-2005, 11:18 AM

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I have a hodgepodge of knives. I tend to try out all kinds of brands and use the ones I really like so I don't have a matching set of any one brand. For my cook's knife, it's a Shun 8-inch with granton edge. I love the balance of the damascus blade on this knife and the fact that it cuts with no effort (even my thumb has been subjected to it a few times) My boning is a Global 6-inch flexible, it'll follow the bone extremely well and holds a very sharp edge. I've even bent it to a near 45 degree angle and it springs right back to true. Now, my serrated bread/cake knife is a Dexter-Russel with sanisafe handle (molded poly). My horsehoof paring is a Wusthoff, and my regular paring is a 3 and a half inch Victronox. I've got a few others such as a slicer, and a cleaver as well since I use all my knives both in school and at home. For the most part, I sharpen maybe once every 2 weeks of use, more if needed as with my boning knife but, my steel, a diamond impregnated one, keeps the edge well enough. For average use, sharpening is only needed rarely. A steel will right a blade that seems to have a 'snag' in it so I tend to use the steel before I use the knife and after finished and having properly cleaned the blade up.

Gordon
  Forum: From Your Kitchen to My Plate  ·  Post Preview: #108423

Gordon Posted on: 06-Feb-2005, 06:30 PM

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Sounds like a good deal to me. I'll be finished with school, have a good job (if I keep my goals in focus and work to acheive them without faltering) and if my prayers are answered by the Lord above, the girl I love now will be in my life permanently.
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Gordon Posted on: 30-Jan-2005, 09:40 PM

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Avonlea,
Great news!! You'll have to post a pic in the new attire once it arrives.

And as for Celticwoodsman, I whole heartedly agree. I am also no Adonis but it seems whenever I wear my kilt out, I get alot more looks from the ladies and even gents seem to take more notice. I wear mine at school on casual days, which are normally test days for us since we leave once done with the test and I always go out for a bite afterwards with some of the classmates. Service is always much more attentive if we end up with a waitress. cool.gif laugh.gif

Gordon
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Gordon Posted on: 30-Jan-2005, 10:54 AM

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QUOTE (nightbird @ 27-Jan-2005, 01:12 AM)
I'm affiliated with the Scottish Clan Murray. My family is based in Milford, Connecticut. If anyone has any info on the Murray Clan, it would be greatly appreciated...

Nightbird,
Your family is from my area! I was born and raised in Milford and only moved to Texas when I was 26.
As for info on the Murray clan, check out Official Clan Murray North America Website. The site contains contact info, upcoming events, and other pertinent facts. A possibility they may have, is help in tracing lineage. My clan has a genealogist who gathers info on new members and places it within the clan. They also offer help, at a fee naturally, to members who wish help in researching. I realize it may not be much, but if your anything like most of us who are doing the research, any leads are always a help. Hope this is one that will prove fruitful.
  Forum: Gathering of the Clans  ·  Post Preview: #105277

Poll Poll: Documentation
Gordon Posted on: 22-Jan-2005, 08:38 PM

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I always mark it as speculation until I can either find documented proof. I've done research on my family for the past 12 years and have so many 'undocumented' relatives from sharing information with others. Seems my last name, with it's many spelling variations, all derive from the same source. Until I can find proof though, we are all separate lines sharing a common thread but no true relations. Just my opinion though
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Gordon Posted on: 21-Jan-2005, 10:07 PM

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WizardofOwls,
Congrats to you on becoming the new moderator for the forum.Looking forward to some wonderful lessons since I currently have no clue as to how to speak Gaelic. You've got one beginner aboard!! biggrin.gif

Gordon
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Gordon Posted on: 21-Jan-2005, 10:00 PM

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Since I am a member, I think it is my duty to share the website for the Clan Munro US branch.

Addy is Clan Munro USA. Information on joining the clan is available via the website as is information on upcoming clan events and clan news.

Gordon
  Forum: Gathering of the Clans  ·  Post Preview: #104017

Gordon Posted on: 21-Jan-2005, 05:49 PM

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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 21-Jan-2005, 06:45 PM)
Gordon, thank you very much! I forgot to mention that I tried that already..............the dog will eat anything! So that is not working either! cool.gif At least she is not licking the sutures, she just didn't like that bandage and wanted it off!

Rose, not a problem. Sounds like Irish is just like my Diamond...A shephard mix I adopted 2 years ago that eats just about anything, especially if it's something I don't want her to. laugh.gif
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Gordon Posted on: 21-Jan-2005, 05:36 PM

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Rose,
Glad to hear Irish is doing alright and that it was nothing to worry about after all.
Now, as for the bandage thing, I've had that trouble with one of my dogs after taking care of the spaying portion of pet ownership. When the dog refused to stop licking the area, I finally turned to a solution that my mother used to stop my sister from sucking her thumb when she was little...... Spray the affected area with some form of extract that Irish just can't stand the taste of. I wouldn't doubt that places like PetCo and Petsmart also may carry a solution designed just for that. Just a thought.

Gordon
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Gordon Posted on: 21-Jan-2005, 02:41 PM

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Just have to say thanks to all the wellwishers. Looking forward to an eventful year with my friends here on Celtic Radio!!! Just hope I do my new position the justice it deserves
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Gordon Posted on: 11-Jan-2005, 06:04 PM

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QUOTE (Dugadelphia @ 04-Jan-2005, 01:44 PM)
Alas...the green-eyed monsters looks longingly upon the winners' countenances.

I second that!! tongue.gif

Congrats ya'll. Enjoy the new cd smell, lucky devils
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Gordon Posted on: 11-Jan-2005, 05:59 PM

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Rose,
My prayers go out to you and Irish. As everyone has already stated, keep us posted on how the biopsy goes and the verdict.

Gordon
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Gordon Posted on: 24-Dec-2004, 05:46 PM

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A very joyous Christmas and prosperous New Year to everyone!! May the holidays bring you all that you hope for and that which will make the next year a very safe and happy one.


Gordon
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #99845

Poll Poll: Internet Connection (Pages 1 2 )
Gordon Posted on: 19-Dec-2004, 02:43 PM

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QUOTE (mingkee @ 18-Dec-2004, 10:06 PM)
you can go for cable
the downside is a given users share a given bandwidth
if some of them are using bit torrent, then the rest will have trouble
can your area use T-Mobile?
T-Mobile will activate EDGE someday next year, provides up to 240k (usually 100-140k), which is enough for regular usage

I've looked into cable but the local carrier will not come out to our area due to the low population density. They require a certain number of houses per mile and our area is very rural with maybe 5 houses per mile, well below their minimum. Also, from what I understand, cable up speed is negligable at best.
The wireless solution I am looking into uses the 5 GHz range, offers both up and down speeds of 3072kbps and also offers static ip for no extra charge. Granted, it is an initial 199 dollar setup fee and 59 per month but that includes the antenna, 214/7 support, installation, 10 mailboxes, webspace (though I'll have my own server), router, etc.
Really not a bad deal since I won't have to purchase extra stuff if I decide to throw my other 2 systems on it as well. Just plug the NICs into the router ports and off we go.

Gordon
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Poll Poll: Internet Connection (Pages 1 2 )
Gordon Posted on: 18-Dec-2004, 08:39 PM

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Currently, I connect via a friend's system since my home is jus over 3000 feet outside the dsl ange but I am hoping oon to install a highspeed wireless solution. That way I can get my personal website up and running as well as my personal chef/catering business site up as well.

Gordon
  Forum: Polls  ·  Post Preview: #98890

Gordon Posted on: 14-Dec-2004, 06:25 PM

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My list is actually simple:

1) A nice quiet day with the family ( I could actually care less if anyone bought me a thing as long as everyone enjoys the meal I have planned)

2) To keep doing as well as I am in school

3) All my friends here on CR to get everything they need in the next year as well as having a safe holiday season

  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #98256

Gordon Posted on: 10-Dec-2004, 07:14 PM

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I also started out with the Commodore Vic-20. Friend had the C-64 and ran a bbs off it. That was a total trip. The days of the 300 bps modem and having to issue commands from a prompt. laugh.gif
I got bored fast with it and never did much until another friend handed me an old 386 NEC notebook that weighed more than my current media center system and had a hard drive that held, if I recall correctly, less than 512 Mb, and even had an old style scsi interface on the back. Actually had this beast around until 6 months ago when I donated it to the local HAZMAT center since I was unable to get a battery for it.
  Forum: Computer Technology  ·  Post Preview: #97645

Gordon Posted on: 01-Dec-2004, 07:45 PM

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I've been in the holiday humdrum for the past 4 years. It seems to me that each year, the holidays are just a little more depressing. It's become more of a retailers holiday than it was when I was young. What ever happened to thinking of people and the true spirit of christmas, the hand made presents, and the most precious thing of all......Being kind to fellow people. Seems we've gotten into the rush, rush of things and would rather cut the next guy off and offer him "the bird" than slow down and give a smile as you give them your spot in line or wherever. Oh well, just another day for me yet again. unsure.gif

Gordon
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