First off.....Barddas, a belated congratulations on being Moderator of this board!! You'll do a grrrrreat job !!
Now, I know the title of this post may cause many a brow to rise, but trust me... it is the name of a great Celtic band. 'Enter The Haggis'
Perhaps some of ye here in Canada have heard of them or seen them at the Pub. I first saw them in concert two years ago and have seen them again once more since then. They have at least a couple CD's out and a new one on the way I believe. They are taping a special for PBS soon, that will air in the new year and are currently touring North America.
They are a great bunch of lads....and their music is wonderful. They have worked so hard in the past years and their careers are really starting to take off.
If possible, I'd love to hear them here at CelticRadio.
They are a lot of fun. I first saw them at a pub in Kingston, Ontario. We were set up at the Kingston Celtic Festival at Old Fort Henry about 4 or 5 years ago. The festival closed down at around 6:00 p.m. each night so we went into town and we went into a pub named Tir na nÓg for a drink. We had no idea who the band was and really had no intention of staying out late. We ended up staying until close.
Music is holy, art is sacred, and creativity is power
Everyday is EARTH DAY to a farmer
"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde
Some men are drawn to oceans, they cannot breathe unless the air is scented with a salty mist. Others are drawn to land that is flat, and the air is sullen and is leaden as August. My people were drawn to mountains- Earl Hamner Jr.
Enter the Haggis? That sounds like a movie starring Bruce MacLee .
"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."
-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)
Whew! That had me McSweatin' for a minute till I read back far enough to find the link. Sounded like a prostate exam or something..glad you all weren't talking about me!
(BTW: for the uninitiated, "McHaggis" is the name of a brass arrangement I wrote for the Racine Kilties Senior Drum & Bugle Corps out of Wisconsin....so called because it had all kinds of Scottish McTunes mixed up in it....and based on an old corps joke about pulling into Mickey Dee's before 11Am on the way to a gig, dressed in their kilted uniforms and ordering the McHaggis in a deep Scottish accent.)
"NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT"
"...A bonnie lass I will confess, Is pleasant to the e'e, But without some better qualities She's no lass for me...."
(From "O Once I Lov'd" - Robert Burns)
"There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make." --J.M. BARRIE (1860-1937)