Main: Celtic Spirit

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Edward Pearse on Friday, 15 March, 2013

The bagpipes of Scotland, the Bodhrán of Ireland, harps, fiddles, violins, fiddles, whistles and drums are all part of Celtic music. Sometimes the music is traditional in its feel, sometimes it uses traditional instruments to bring out a more modern sound. Samba is not something normally associated with Celtic music, but you’ll hear it in amongst the tunes today.

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Alex from Carlisle December 29, 2015 at 13:57

Celtic spirit... with a picture from the Morgan Llewellyn book of Harold's Queen Eadgyth at the Battle of Hatings...



Elrik Merlin December 29, 2015 at 14:53

You're perfectly correct, of course, and thanks for spotting it. Sometimes we go for an image that illustrates the concept of a programme rather than being strictly accurate. Call it artistic licence!

However, it is worth noting that Ealdgyth's first husband, Gruffydd Ap Llewelyn, Prince of Gwynedd and Powys, King of Wales and known as "King of the Britons", was certainly a Celt, which is surely close enough. She would certainly have lived as a Celt for a good part of her life (before marrying her second husband, who was descended from Vikings IIRC) even though she was born of Saxon stock. She is shown here at Hastings about to be carted off to Chester, we imagine, on the order of her brothers.


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