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Glencoe, Scotland

 

Cultural Intolerance

Though kilts and tartan are hugely popular and famed worldwide nowadays, at one time it was illegal and severely punished for Highland clansmen to wear the traditional garments which Scots hold so dear in present times. This situation came about due to the Act of Proscription, which came into effect in August of 1746 and … Continue reading

2017 Products from Andrew Hennessey

ScottishAndrew Music Bio

A Scottish contemporary electric fiddler, composer and folk dance musician [ceilidh dancing] and dance caller, with the Wild Geese Ceilidh Band http://www.wildgeese.biz which was formed in Leith in 1996. Will call the Scottish dances. (20 + ceilidh dances for all levels, fun dances for beginners to the more advanced) Also a contemporary electric violin player … Continue reading

MA PLASTIC KILT

MA PLASTIC KILT Andrew Hennessey  Me and ma plastic kilt Have the Burgh crowds all thrill’t Worn without guilt The sweat that was spill’t Playing the ceilidhs with ma fiddle   Nothing so demure As lambswool pure The enduring shape of plastic So that nothing drastic Happens in the wash   Tough as nails The … Continue reading

The Holy Spirit with the early Celtic Saints

THE LIFE OF ST KENTIGERN from THE BOOK OF GLASGOW CATHEDRAL, GLASGOW, 1898,  Meanwhile, during Kentigern’s absence from Glasgow, the people of that neighbourhood relapsed into paganism, and, at the same time, it is to be gathered, the kingdom fell into confusion. Reading between the lines, it is evident that the strife of the period … Continue reading

The Merovingian Conspiracy ?

The Merovingian Conspiracy     Samson, a Nazarite, a mighty warrior of the tribe of Dan at the feast celebrating his marriage to a Philistine woman,  proposed a riddle to the Philistines: “Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.” Judges 14:14     On the seventh day … Continue reading

Iron – the anti-faerie metal

IRON – the anti-faerie metal – Here is an example of an intrepid Fiddler using a small iron dirk to Earth an evil faerie like some interdimensional lightning conductor ….. Iron or steel, in the shape of needles, a key, a knife, a pair of tongs, an open pair of scissors, or in any other … Continue reading

The Fiddlers and the Faeries

From – The Fairy Mythology, Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. by Thomas Keightley [1870] THE TWO FIDDLERS   NEARLY three hundred years ago, there dwelt in Strathspey two fiddlers, greatly renowned in their art. One Christmas they resolved to go try their fortune in Inverness. On arriving in that town they … Continue reading

CARROTS – SCOTLANDS MOST IMPORTANT FOOD ?

Carrots – Scotlands most important food   If someone were to ask you a question about naming the most important Scottish foods – one would rattle off; haggis, turnips (neeps) and tatties (potatoes), herring, and then if anyone knew about Scotlands hedgerows and wet agricultural lands – blackberries, apples and probably oats and barley – … Continue reading

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