What are they? And a tour with Mindy Burgoyne
Celtic Christianity or Insular Christianity refers broadly to certain features of Christianity that were common, or held to be common, across the Celtic-speaking world during the Early Middle Ages…..from wikipedia
Irish Culture & Customs
“If it’s Irish, it’s here.
Or will be!” Also offers a fun & informative newsletter.
BARDS & POETS
Celtic Music Magazine is dedicated to the music, culture and history of the Celtic community. It works with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to bring independent Celtic music to its 30,000 viewers, world-wide. Free, with many free downloads.The Celtic community covers a large populous. Not only the seven “official” Celtic countries, but other renegade nations where Celts settled. Some of these are: Mexico, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Hungary Russia, Poland, the Americas, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, France, and Australia…Kennedy’s Kitchen is our local group that sometimes even perform just a few blocks from our workshop.
CARMINA GADELICA is Alexander Carmichael’s 19th century collection of oral history, songs and prayers from the Highlands.
The Green Man’s Harp features Harp Therapy Links with occasional musings about Nature, Music and the Greenman
Performance Poetica® is the site of Rose Virgo, Celtic scholar, poet, performance artist, also “Poetica” & Alternative Healing Workshops
Anam chara (or cara) is an Irish language term meaning “soul friend,” widely popularized by John O’Donohue’s 1997 book of the same name, Anam Cara. As the late O’Donohue put it:”The anam cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an anam cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul.”
Gertrude of Nivelles was a great friend to the Irish travelling monks. Her feast Day is also on March 17 (the same as Patrick’s) and she is the patron saint of cats. We’ve given her her own blog here.
The Irish Travelling Monks
“We knew that the Celts founded the first Europe, but very few are aware that Irish monks had a very important role in Medieval Europe, which they transformed culturally and spiritually. Britain, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, America… are in many ways linked to them.” -Enzo Farinella