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Tales Of The Celtic Bards

Author : Claire Hamilton
ISBN : 1846941016
Genre : Music
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Attempts to capture the beauty of the tales ancient Bards told and recreate the experience of the Celtic listeners. This book frames the myth with the teller and teller with his or her audience.

Celtic Bards Celtic Druids

Author : R. J. Stewart
ISBN : 0713727845
Genre : Bards and bardism
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Through poems, tales, songs, aphorisms, and commentaries, discover the enchanted history of these poets. The Celts relied on them to teach why a river had a certain name or the meaning of a stone in a field. Follow the bards and druids on their journey to uncover the treasures and truths of the Celts.

The Lore Of The Bard

Author : Arthur Rowan
ISBN : 0738702854
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The only book available on the complete practice of the Celtic bard, this title is designed for anyone drawn to the enchantment of Celtic music, myth, and poetry.

A Bard S Book Of Pagan Songs

Author : Hugin the Bard
ISBN : 1567186033
Genre : Celtic music
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Filled with nearly 60 original songs and entertaining folktales, this book provides an enjoyable resource for pagan feasts, festivals andgatherings.

The High Deeds Of Finn And Other Bardic Romances Of Ancient Ireland

Author : Thomas William Hazen Rolleston
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Long ago there dwelt in Ireland the race called by the name of De Danaan, or People of the Goddess Dana. They were a folk who delighted in beauty and gaiety, and in fighting and feasting, and loved to go gloriously apparelled, and to have their weapons and household vessels adorned with jewels and gold. They were also skilled in magic arts, and their harpers could make music so enchanting that a man who heard it would fight, or love, or sleep, or forget all earthly things, as they who touched the strings might will him to do. In later times the Danaans had to dispute the sovranty of Ireland with another race, the Children of Miled, whom men call the Milesians, and after much fighting they were vanquished. Then, by their sorceries and enchantments, when they could not prevail against the invaders, they made themselves invisible, and they have dwelt ever since in the Fairy Mounds and raths of Ireland, where their shining palaces are hidden from mortal eyes. They are now called the Shee, or Fairy Folk of Erinn, and the faint strains of unearthly music that may be heard at times by those who wander at night near to their haunts come from the harpers and pipers who play for the People of Dana at their revels in the bright world underground. At the time when the tale begins, the People of Dana were still the lords of Ireland, for the Milesians had not yet come. They were divided it is said, into many families and clans; and it seemed good to them that their chiefs should assemble together, and choose one to be king and ruler over the whole people. So they met in a great assembly for this purpose, and found that five of the greatest lords all desired the sovranty of Erin. These five were B—v the Red, and Ilbrech of Assaroe, and Lir from the Hill of the White Field, which is on Slieve Fuad in Armagh; and Midir the Proud, who dwelt at Slieve Callary in Longford; and Angus of Brugh na Boyna, which is now Newgrange on the river Boyne, where his mighty mound is still to be seen. All the Danaan lords saving these five went into council together, and their decision was to give the sovranty to B—v the Red, partly because he was the eldest, partly because his father was the Dagda, mightiest of the Danaans, and partly because he was himself the most deserving of the five. All were content with this, save only Lir, who thought himself the fittest for royal rule; so he went away from the assembly in anger, taking leave of no one. When this became known, the Danaan lords would have pursued Lir, to burn his palace and inflict punishment and wounding on himself for refusing obedience and fealty to him whom the assembly had chosen to reign over them. But B—v the Red forbade them, for he would not have war among the Danaans; and he said, "I am none the less King of the People of Dana because this man will not do homage to me." Thus it went on for a long time. But at last a great misfortune befell Lir, for his wife fell ill, and after three nights she died. Sorely did Lir grieve for this, and he fell into a great dejection of spirit, for his wife was very dear to him and was much thought of by all folk, so that her death was counted one of the great events of that time.

Taliesin Or The Bards And Druids Of Britain

Author : David William Nash
ISBN : OXFORD:600087225
Genre : Bards and bardism
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The Way Of Awen

Author : Kevan Manwaring
ISBN : 9781846943119
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Awaken the bard within in this inspiring journey into your creative potential. Expanding upon the foundation of The Bardic Handbook, this volume explores the transformations the bardic initiate must go through to become a fully-fledged Bard. This originally took 12 years of study in the Bardic Colleges - but communities need bards right now, bringing healing and hope with their words and music and so the training process is accelerated over 12 months, echoing the 12 years of Taliesin's journey from Gwion Bach to the Shining Brow. Extracts from the author's notebooks and journals over 20 years illustrate his own journey - showing how this ancient wisdom has been gleaned and validated by powerful personal experience. The Way of Awen is a way of living creatively.

Celtic Myths

Author : Bill Price
ISBN : UOM:39015077117474
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The myths of the Celts relate epic stories of heroic ancestors, when the divine and mortal realms were intimately bound up with each other and gods and goddesses inhabited the natural world. These stories are rich with religious symbolism and give an idea of how the Celts perceived the world in which they lived. They also tell of the lives of the people themselves: of kings and queens, husbands and wives, warriors and farmers.

Celtic Culture A Celti

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ISBN : 9781851094400
Genre : Civilization, Celtic
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Tales Of Music And Magic

Author : Anthea Sharp
ISBN : 9781680130539
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Seven stories of magic and music from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp, exploring worlds from ancient Ireland to a steampunk future. Find a few old favorites here, plus some brand-new tales of bardic power, spooky adventure, and how music might possibly heal our broken world. Includes the following titles: INTO THE FAERIE HILL – Blind minstrel Turlough O’Carolan spends one night beneath the faerie hill that will change him, forever... THE HARPER’S ESCAPE— A sad, mystical tale of a harper fleeing for her life in Elizabethan Ireland. THE QUIET GIFT—Set in the Collegium of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar, a young woman with Bardic Talent must learn to accept her gift as it is, not how she wishes it might be. THE CLOCKWORK HARP— A spooky steampunk retelling of the Cruel Sister ballad, set in the universe of Victoria Eternal. MUSIC’S PRICE— Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it finally fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone. GUINEVERE’S GIFT— Guinevere Gaunt (Gwen to her friends) is one of the last humans to carry the blood of the old bards. Half-trained and barely making a living playing the Celtic harp, she can’t afford to turn down her latest wedding gig, even though it means returning to the treacherous Fae Realm. ICE IN D MINOR—On a near-future Earth, an intrepid composer uses music in a final effort to save our world… KEYWORDS: Alt History, Steampunk, Fantasy Anthology, Short Stories, Celtic Folklore, Celtic Myth and Magic, Bards, Harps, Music, Coming of Age, Magic and Legends

The High Deeds Of Finn And Other Bardic Romances Of Ireland

Author : Anon E. Mouse
ISBN : 9788822802644
Genre : Fiction
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Herein you will find 20 tales, from the Emerald Isle. There are seven bardic romances like, The Children of Lir, The Secret Of Labra, The Vengeance Of Mesgedra and five more besides. Also contained herein are thirteen legends, each a tale in itself, tracing the life of Finn mac Cumhal from boyhood through adulthood including the The Birth Of Oisín and his Visit To The Land Of Youth only to return to find that his father, Finn, had fallen at the battle of Brea three hundred years before. Lastly, The History Of King Cormac is recounted from the time of his birth, his judgement, marriage, disappearance and his death. The 16 Georgian style, color plates by Stephen Reid (1873 – 1948) portray scenes from these tales and are exquisite and sumptuous in their color and detail. The two most conspicuous figures in ancient Irish legend are Cuchulain, who lived in the reign of Conor mac Nessa immediately before the Christian era, and Finn son of Cumhal, who appears in literature as the captain of a military order devoted to the service of the High King of Ireland during the 3rd century. As such, this volume is mainly concerned with the exploits of Fin mac Cumhal and the Fianna of Erinn. The romantic tales retold here belong neither to the category of folk-lore nor of myth, although most contain elements of both. They belong to the bardic literature of ancient Ireland, a literature written with an artistic purpose by men who possessed in the highest degree the native culture of their land and time. Once again, you’re invited to curl up with a unique piece of ancient Irish folklore and let the Gift of the Irish enchant and captivate you. This volume has not been seen in print for over one hundred years—don’t miss this golden opportunity.

Popular Tales Of The West Highlands

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Popular Tales Of The West Highlands Orally Collected With A Translation

Author : John Francis Campbell
ISBN : OXFORD:300005064
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Myths And Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : T. W. Rolleston
ISBN : 9781605206318
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First published in 1911-this is a replica of the 1917 second edition-this classic work is considered by many the best work on the spiritual and mythological history of the Celtic peoples. Rolleston, a seminal scholar in the literature, explores: [ the Celts in ancient history [ the religion of the Celts [ the Irish invasion myths [ the early Milesian kings [ tales of the Ultonian cycle [ tales of the Ossianic cycle [ and much more. Anyone intrigued by the history and culture of Britain, Ireland, and Wales should consider this essential reading. Irish writer and editor THOMAS WILLIAM HAZEN ROLLESTON (1857-1920) published some 168 books, including *Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland* (1888), *Life of Lessing* (1889), and *The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cumhail* (1910).

Theatre Histories

Author : Phillip B. Zarrilli
ISBN : 9781134042944
Genre : Performing Arts
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This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

Tales Of The Celtic Otherworld

Author : John Matthews
ISBN : 0713726563
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Infinite possibilities, marvelous beings, and objects of extraordinary beauty: welcome to the Celtic other-world, a place not misty and insubstantial, but almost as real as our earth. An entire genre, known as Immrama ("Journeys"), presents this alternative universe, with its dazzling crystal doors and windows, plentiful food and drink, absence of sickness, and abundant nobility. Sometimes, it lies underwater, at other times, it's an island, and time passes almost unnoticed there. Through some of the most celebrated stories in Celtic literature, travel to this magic, splendid realm. In "The Voyage of Bran", the sweet singing and enticing verses of an unknown woman lead a young King away from the life he had always known. Plunderers, monstrous ants, demon horse races, a burning river, and much more greet Maildun during his sag Other tales relate the adventures of such well-known heroes as Cu Chulainn, Connla the Fair, Cormac, Nera, and 10 others. Throughout, original watercolors succeed in capturing all the magic of the Otherworld.

Farewell He Bid

Author : David B. Eichenberger
ISBN : 9783837081763
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Celtic Tales 6 The Bold

Author : Jill Whalen
ISBN : 9780595390878
Genre : Fiction
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Bold Celtic warriors show their mettle in the game of life. Some lead thousands; some lead just themselves. In these short stories you will see the human side of daring men as they try to make their place in the world. Find out why The Khorassan Road was set up. Travel to Samarkand with Timur. Conquer the desert scorpion. Be in the Golden Horde with Mulcha, the Circassian son of Genghis Kahn. Go around the world with a bard. Go to Peru and see the garden of jewels. Find out how a man crippled at two made a fortune. Who was the founder of Tyre? Was Ateea the most feared man on the continent? These stories will connect you to a time of simpler living when the bold ruled over what they wanted out of life.

Celtic Lore Legend

Author : Bob Curran
ISBN : 9781442957121
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Celtic Lore Legend

Author : Bob Curran
ISBN : 9781442957145
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This book is a celebration of that lore and legend. Its main purposes are to explore the old tales that have come down to us across the years and to see how they have shaped and honed our perceptions about Celtic life. In order to do this, I have followed a chronological structure that has already been laid out. The Mythological Tales section looks at some of the tales that have appeared in the Great Myth Cycles - those tales of heroes and gods. Because, as has already been noted, the Irish and Welsh Cycles are really the only ones that are in existence, many of the stories from them have been overly published in other volumes. This collection seeks out some of the lesser-known tales and presents them for the reader's interest and delight.

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