martes, 22 de mayo de 2012

The Ladies from Hell

"Ladies from Hell" (las Damas del Inferno) fue el nombre que les dieron los alemanes a los "regimientos con kilt" escoceses: the Gordon Highlanders (Aberdeen and the North East), the Black Watch (Perthshire and Fife), The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Argyll, Stirling and central Scotland), The Seaforth Highlanders (Inverness and Morayshire). 

También hubo otros "regimientos con kilt" (y gaitas) ingleses formados por soldados de procedencia escocesa: London Scottish, Liverpool Scottish. O los canadienses Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's).

War Action 14 - C-390 Ladies From Hell

(R Douglas Pinkerton)

lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012

The Irish Rover (Dubliners + Pogues)

The Dubliners / The Pogues
Dos generaciones de grupos irlandeses tocando la canción tradicional The Irish Rover
Two generations of Irish groups united to play the traditional song The Irish Rover

The Irish Rover

On the fourth of July eighteen hundred and six

We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
For the grand city hall in New York
'Twas a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore-and-aft
And oh, how the wild winds drove her.
She'd got several blasts, she'd twenty-seven masts
And we called her the Irish Rover.

We had one million bales of the best Sligo rags
We had two million barrels of stones
We had three million sides of old blind horses hides,
We had four million barrels of bones.
We had five million hogs, we had six million dogs,
Seven million barrels of porter.
We had eight million bails of old nanny goats' tails,
In the hold of the Irish Rover.

There was awl Mickey Coote who played hard on his flute
When the ladies lined up for his set
He was tootin' with skill for each sparkling quadrille
Though the dancers were fluther'd and bet
With his sparse witty talk he was cock of the walk
As he rolled the dames under and over
They all knew at a glance when he took up his stance
And he sailed in the Irish Rover

There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee,
There was Hogan from County Tyrone
There was Jimmy McGurk who was scarred stiff of work
And a man from Westmeath called Malone
There was Slugger O'Toole who was drunk as a rule
And fighting Bill Tracey from Dover
And your man Mick McCann from the banks of the Bann
Was the skipper of the Irish Rover

We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out
And the ship lost it's way in a fog.
And that whale of the crew was reduced down to two,
Just meself and the captain's old dog.
Then the ship struck a rock, oh Lord what a shock
The bulkhead was turned right over
Turned nine times around, and the poor dog was drowned
I'm the last of the Irish Rover 

viernes, 11 de mayo de 2012

Las fiestas estacionales celtas en Flickr

Fotos de Flickr relacionadas con las fiestas Celtas
(cada vez que entres en la página, aparecerán nuevas fotos)

 View most interesting 'samhain' photos on Flickriver
View most interesting 'beltane' photos on Flickriver
View most interesting 'Imbolc' photos on Flickriver
View most interesting 'Lughnassadh' photos on Flickriver

martes, 1 de mayo de 2012

Libro: Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium

Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 24/25, 2004 and 2005

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures (November 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674035283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674035287

Samuel Jones (Editor), Aled Jones (Editor), Jennifer Dukes Knight (Editor), Manuel Alberro (Contributor), Paul-Andre Bempechat (Contributor), Laurance Maney (Contributor), Nollaig O Gadhra (Contributor), Katharine Olson(Contributor), Geraldine Parsons (Contributor), Laura Radiker (Contributor)

  • The Celtcity of Galicia, Spain, and the Arrival of Celtic Peoples from Britain in the Fifth Century AD (Manuel Alberro)
  • Reading Aislinge Óenguso as a Christian Parable (Brenda Gray)
  • Celtic Legends in Irish Opera, 1900–1930 (Axel Klein)
  • I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight — Looking for Arthur in All the Wrong Places (Laurance Maney)
  • What Future for the Irish Gaeltacht Communities in the 21st Century? (Nollaig Ó Gadhra)
  • Acallam na Senórach as Proetrum (Geraldine Parsons)
  • Courtly, Religious, and Traditional Themes in a Medieval Welsh Elegy to a ‘Swan Wargan Wyry’  (Laura Radiker)
  • Welsh Prophetic Poetry in the Age of the Princes (Elizabeth Schoales).