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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.
A' chungaidh-leighis a's goirte, 's I gu tric a's feàa leighiseas.
The medicine which inflicts most pain often heals the best.
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!
He that winna be counselled canna be helped.
October Contest Resutls
Posted on: 04-Nov-2015, 09:51 PM
Posted by: CelticRadio
OCTOBER CD CONTEST RESULTS
A Big Congrats to the following members who won a CD in our October monthly CD Contest:
Gloria from MARYLAND wins the Kid on the Mountain CD.
Steven from FL wins the With Friends Like These CD.
Ferdinand from FLORIDA wins the Ramblin' with the Rats - Stolen Songs of Struggle CD.
Phillip from INDIANA wins the That Wrinkled Shirt CD.
Congrats to the Winners!CHRISTMAS CD CONTEST!
Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and since our monthly contest is drawn on the first of the month, we decided to give away some Christmas CDs early, so as to get them in peoples hands for the season.
Check out our November CD Contest
here and how to win.
Our November 2015 CD contest features music from The Celts
and Marc Gunn's Christmas CD
(featuring various artists).RAFFLE CONTEST
Sign up for our special ThanksGiving Raffle Contest and you could win one of these great prizes! The Very Best of Irish Ballads, Saor Patrol 15 Year Anniversary Edition, The Celtic Sessions or Bill Grogan's Goat. Each one of these CDs is a masterpiece of Celtic Music - whether you like tribal bagpipes and drums of Saor Patrol or some of the best traditional Irish music this side of the Atlantic. Be Sure to enter this raffle today! Contest ends on December 1, 2015. >>>REGISTER NOW<<<View all of the our contest on the MEGA CONTEST PAGE
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The Celtic Zodiac
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