Sunday, January 6, 2008

Canan Nan Gaidheal - Karen Matheson

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
-- Thomas Fuller.


His Girl Friday said...

This song struck my interest, one because I like Capercaille, and two, because I'm interested in the history/culture of the Celtic/Norse heritage of Scotland and Ireland. I was just reading in the Scotsman newspaper that the WeeFrees (Protestant Church) are discontinuing their Gaelic services. I find this sad, as more should be done, I think, to continue the language and preserve the heritage. Just my twa pence...I also feel the same with regard to preserving the heritage/language of the Native Americans.

Endlessly restless said...

HGF - thanks for this. Reminded me of the fantastic music of Capercaillie, which I've been listening to in the car, and blogging about today.

Brings out the emotional Celt in me, which I usually manage to repress behind a dour, Calvinist exterior!

His Girl Friday said...

haha, ER, you a dour Calvinist??
Well, I knew you had that Celtic spirit quite near the surface, I could see it in your writing!! :)

(weren't the Calvinists responsible for the push to educate the common Scottish man/woman, with the idea of everyone reading the bible, not just the clergy reciting, thus setting the groundwork for the Scottish enlightenment?? See, there's some good to the dour Calvinist?! ;D)