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Proverbs of the Moment
Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
Is fad’ an oidhche gu latha do dh’fhear na droch mhnatha.
The night is long for the husband of a bad wife.
Few countries have a greater number of proverbs than has Scotland. Even today, everyday speech in Scotland is
sprinkled with them. Scots are wonderfully given to this way of speaking, and the lovely Scots tongue loses much
of its flavor when forced to translate their unqiue language. Those that appear in English have been preserved
that way for at least 200 years!
By doing naething, we learn to do ill.
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Posted on: 18-Dec-2014, 09:28 PM
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is a free online publication that is devoted to Celtic history and culture. If you prefer a printed copy of this beautiful publication, then they are available on Amazon.com for a very reasonable price. The Celtic Guide is created and is edited by Jim McQuiston along with many great contributing authors. Features include in depth articles, beautiful photography and artwork. It truly is a masterpiece in publishing and a treasure trove of information. There are 36 issues available online representing three years of this fine publication.
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Link of the Moment
Tradtunes.com is the first music download venue to be dedicated to traditional, Celtic and roots music. Visitors have access to the largest resource of digital music ever made available for this genre.
We have artists from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, France, Spain, the USA, Canada, Australasia - in fact any country where traditional, Celtic and roots music is performed.
TradTunes will provide unprecendented access to traditional, Celtic and roots music in digital form. Tracks from artists at the leading edge of today's music scene will be featured alongside classic albums and performers whose influence still pervades the scene.
In addition we will keep our finger on the pulse of who and what's new bringing exciting new talent to the attention of a global audience.
Radio TradTunes is a dedicated weekly online radio show presenting the very best music from all corners of TradTunes catalogue, discussions and special perspective and critical look at the traditional, Celtic and roots scene.
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The Elder, 11/25 - 12/23
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To the Celts, the Elder (also known as the "Tree of Faeries," "Old Gal," "Pipe Tree" and "Lady Ellhorn," among others) was the symbol of both death and rebirth. Its twigs were said to enable the wearer to see spirits and experience visions. Justice was dispensed by the Druids beneath this tree. Much like the Winter Solstice itself, it highlighted a time of evolution. The Druids believed that it was during this period that their Sun or Solar Spirit was being held prisoner. It was also considered a time of trouble and indicative of the struggle for supremacy. By virtue of being considered sacred to the faeries, Elder branches were once hung above stables in order to protect horses from evil spirits. Paradoxically, in some parts of Europe, this tree was once generally regarded as an ally of witches. For many generations, it was thought to be unlucky to burn Elder and an omen of death to bring it indoors. In addition, it was also believed that anyone who cut the wood of this tree risked being turned into stone. In one Christian legend, it was from the branches of an Elder that Judas hanged himself after the betrayal of Christ...at which point the Elder forever lost its ability to grow straight and strong. In another, it is said that the cross upon which Christ was crucified was made of Elder...and the reason why the tree has stood in stooped remorse ever since. Some Irish legends claim that Saint Patrick used a branch of Elder in the form of a sacred rod in order to drive out all the serpents from Ireland. Often planted close to the home, the Elder was thought to offer protecti........ more