Fáilte Failt Fàilte Croeso Dynnargh Degemer mat
Welcome to the Celtic Music through Celtic Languages Project.
"Celtic Music through Celtic Languages Project" sounds a bit odd -- even pretentious. It comes from my having organized an 11-hour radio broadcast where I wanted all the music presented to be in a Celtic language, but with no restrictions as to musical genre. Thus, it was an exploration of music through the medium of Celtic languages.
The 6 modern Celtic languages are: Irish Gaelic, Manx Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. It is also possible that someone may have put music over writings we have in Old Irish or Middle Welsh, or even used something from the few inscriptions we have in Gaulish ...
The Cornish and Manx Gaelic Orgy
We now turn to the music of Cornwall and
the Isle of Mann and the language of Cornish and Manx Gaelic. Both of
these languages died (Cornish in the 18th century, and Manx when the last native
speakerdied in 1974), but both have been revived and are
currently spoken. Because of the rarity of new music composed in these languages, we have a far
smaller selection than usual to share with you, and we will supplement it
with traditional instrumental music of the areas.
This 6-hour music marathon was on Sunday, January 6, 2008, from 5 am – 11 am EST.
Breton Music Orgy® -- Monday, January 15 - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
This 16-hour music marathon was on Monday, January 15, at midnight to 6 am, Tuesday, January 16, from midnight to 5 am, and Wednesday, January 17, from midnight to 5 am EST.
Steffan Cravos Orgy® -- Monday, May 29, 2006
This 13-hour music marathon was on May 29 from midnight - 1 pm EST
Ceol na h-Alba Orgy® -- Saturday, May 20, 2006; Sunday May 21, 2006
This 9-hour music marathon occurred on May 21 and 22, 5 am - 9 am, 6 am - 11 am EST
Ceol na Gaeltachta Orgy® -- Wednesday, January 26, 2006
This 13-hour music marathon occured on January 25 from 7 pm to 8 am EST
Sain Records Orgy® -- Tuesday, January 20th, 2004
Sain Records is the world's leading Welsh recording company. Sain's recordings reflect the rich variety of the music of Wales, ranging from its acclaimed Male Voice Choirs to Bryn Terfer and Catatonia. We presented a variety of artists singing in English and Welsh and in genres both traditional and popular. more ...
Welsh-Music Orgy®: Y Fro Gymraeg -- May 6th, 2003
On Tuesday, May 6th, we had a Welsh-music/Music of Y Fro Gymraeg Orgy® from 7 am to 7 pm EST. Let me say that having it during prime time on a weekday has made a great difference in the amount of responses I've received. Thanks for your support! I look forward to producing more of such programming in the future. more ...
Thanks for your support! I look forward to producing more of these Celtic Orgies in e future. Please email postcards of support to:
389 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138