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PAUL MOONEYS BLOG FOR CELTIC NATIONS MAGAZINE

 Paul Mooney (58) whose Celtic name is An Maonaigh is a native of Ireland; whose DNA arises from the Dal Cassian clan of Clare who proudly names Lorcan, Brian Boru and John F. Kennedy amongst its most famous sons.

Born in Dublin in 1963, An Maonaigh has come to deeply understand the nature of his indigenous Celtic past in the light of his studies under the posthumous teachings of Quantum Physicist David Bohm. Over the last thirteen years, he has undertaken field research with over 10,000 leaders in twenty countries, mainly in Africa.

Having come back to Ireland in 2019 to ground his work through his deep Celtic roots, An Maonaigh used the lockdown to create an international tribe of people from dozens of countries who wanted to test if they could experience distant intimacy, while the world was busy with social distancing.

Having run over one hundred online dialogues and held space for several three day Dialogue processes during lockdown, the group became certain that the power of Bohm’s work has a modern relevance to our ancient past, our cohesive present and our quantum future.

From these experiments, the group conceived of itself as a renaissance of Celtic potential in the areas of leadership development, technology, healing, collective living and working, training and certification and finally in the use of the spirit of Brehon Law as a foundational crypto currency. The CeltiCrescent projects are branded as Cohesion Global, Q-PID, Ovation, The Guild of Ancient Dialogue, WEGO Village and Airgead.

Together, these activities are gathered under the brand CeltiCrescent, as an honouring of the ancient westward migration of the early Gael, Celts and Scythians over 8,000 years ago. CeltiCrescent now represents an Eastward digital migration, returning home with the treasures of culture, technology, learning and dialogic community as an advanced sharing civilisation.

Using technology to connect, this Celtic diaspora has the potential to number ±150m Celts who are alive on planet Earth at this time.

The group is now establishing a residential indigenous innovation and technology hub in Ireland and will soon share its Community Dialogue work with peoples from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in a jointly funded programme of the restoration of a long lasting heart felt peace on the island of Ireland, to be shared with all tribes and nations that desire to win back their cultural sovereignty.

The Irish government is preparing to move over 500,000 people from cities to small towns and villages over the next ten years and CeltiCrescent hopes to be at the Heart of the Dialogue, making Ireland the Dialogue capital of the world.


Nighean Music is now on AudioMack!

ALL of Nighean’s music in one place, including…the never before compiled releases, The Rise – On To Victory (Celtic Viking Battle and Warrior Maiden Music) and The Awakening Series (Music for the Fae Folk and Elven Realm.) Please support independent…
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UNBOXING: Firelight Fables Candle Company

https://youtu.be/Vgsg36DRRdQ This evening, as we await the snow in my area, I do my first unboxing of @firelightfables , a nontoxic candle company that also offers an immersive experience into the world of fantasy, history, and dungeons and dragons.Thanks to…
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Celtic Festival at the Bowers Museum

Celtic Festival Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at the Bower’s Museum in Southern California! Enjoy bagpipes performances by Stephen Wilkinson, dance by O’Connor Kennedy School of Dance, and traditional Irish songs with a little Beatles thrown in by Craic…
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Latest News From Ireland

Latest news from Ireland. am absolutely over the moon to have been awarded Business Management Consultancy of the year 2021/22 by the Republic of Ireland Prestige Awards. To say the last two years have been a challenge is putting it…
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MYTHOLOGIE CANDLE REVIEW: Camelot Candle Collection

https://youtu.be/qq1FcdsYxxg Hey hey!Today I unbox the limited edition Camelot Collection put out by Mythologie Candles, giving my honest first time reaction to the candles in this mini collection.If you are into Medieval and Fantasy stories, along with myth and legend…
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It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day

It’s mid-February already! The month has almost flown by and before we know it, it will be St Patricks Day. A day that resonates with the Irish all over the world. A day that millions wear the green and wet…
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BONFIRES & CASTLES PODCAST, EP. 1: REBEKAH LAWSON OF CELTIC RAIN

https://soundcloud.com/user-505063503/bonfires-and-castles-episode-1-rebekah-lawson-of-celtic-rain?si=53433d6eda1d4a38a3ec0d331d4cc579&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing In this first episode of Bonfires and Castles Podcast, I sit down for a ‘bonfireside chat’ with talented singer, songwriter, musician, and radio show host Rebekah Lawson. Rebekah is in a variety of musical groups, including Celtic Rain, The…
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CELTIC INSPIRATIONS – MARCH 2022

Welcome to the Sixth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Inspirations” we explore inspiring Celtic art and stories. You will find articles on Pictish Stones, Inspirations from the Book of Kells, Women of the Easter 1916 Rising, and More!…
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WILDCAT PIPER

“What is a Bagpiper to do?” I asked myself. The Wildcats wedding was proceeding as planned, and so peacefully. But they say it only takes one. In this case, one lassie from a clan on the bride’s side decided to…
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BLACK AGGIE

My betrothed, Patrick, is fighting in Northern Scotland. To my shock, the wretched English have arrived on Dunbar sand. A hoard of twenty thousand stop and stand.
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TRAVELS WITH GRANDMA PEGGY

About fifteen years after Grandpa Tom’s death, I had just finished four years of college and three years of law school, and I was ready to take a break. I had a month free before my first job began and…
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PICTISH STONES

They speak to us from eons past, telling stories of a mystic culture. We are not precisely certain of their meaning, but as with many standing stones, we crave to know more. Pictish Stones are monuments that have stood the…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

This Quarter we focus on Celtiber Art and Music. Marathona started his fact finding by looking into what inspires Celtiber Art. As it turns out those crazy Celtiber are inspired by nature, animals, plants, even the human body. Materials used…
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INSPIRATIONS FROM KELLS

The Book of KellsA Poem by Kelly Grettler Light in the DarknessA Personal Reflection on the Book of Kells by Leesa Birdsall A Date At Trinity CollegeA Delightful Short Story by Niamh Cooper Illuminationsa Poem by MJ Gibbs
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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Gray skies, skeletal trees, mountains and valleys shrouded in a blanket of fog. Even as I gaze out my window, I feel the damp coldness penetrating my bones. In certain seasons of my life, I would choose to be courageous…
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A DATE AT TRINITY COLLEGE

Anna clutched the top of her coat more tightly against the horizontal rain, the likes of which she’d never experienced anywhere but in Ireland. She silently cursed herself for not sewing the top button back on when she’d had a…
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CELTIC TREE ZODIAC

ASH – Nature’s Artist, ALDER – The Path Seeker, WILLOW – The Deep Seer, HAWTHORN – The Mask Wearer
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AUTUMN GYPSY STUDIOS ART

I first met Kathy Halik-Herdzina a decade ago at ScotsFest in Costa Mesa, CA. I was showing my Celtic art collection, and Kathy showed me one of her Celtic knot necklaces. Actually, I bought two.
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BRAN – CZECH CELTIC MUSIC

“Bran” means “Raven”, which is appropriate for the soaring sound of this Czech Celtic band based in Prague. Founded in 1999 by Dewi Pajot along with some of his friends, Bran has a modern sound with a folk vibe, which…
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ST. MYCHAL

11 September 2001 was a day that shocked the world. Death, destruction, and loss filled television sets, unknown people became heroes overnight, and average, ordinary people were immortalized in photographs. One of the most famous photographs from the day was…
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KNIGHT OF THE ROSE

A lone horseman reined-in at the threshold of forest’s dark sanctuary. A chill wind sang through the canopies of oaks as he raised his forearm. A gyrfalcon, pale-feathered as moonbeams, rose gracefully emblazoned against the full moon, ascending to the…
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THE LEGEND OF LLYN TEGID

Over on the East end of Snowdonia in Wales is a lake named after the town at one end, Bala. However, the lake is still sometimes referred to by its original name which is Llyn Tegid or Lake Tegid. This…
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WOMEN OF THE RISING

by Christopher Fain For more than 100 years, songs, stories and endless commemorations have immortalized Ireland’s fighting sons and martyred dead of the 1916 Easter Rising. For nearly as long, the role of Ireland’s daughters in the rebellion has gone…
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CELTIC CHRISTIANITY

Christianity came to the Celtic people early, how early is debatable. The Roman, Virgil, writes that Britain was one of the first kingdoms to be discipled though both Joseph of Arimathea and two Romans, Fugatus and Damianus.
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THE FAIRIES OF CARAGONAN

Once upon a time, a fairy clan lived on the Isle of Mona (Isle of Anglesey). One day the Fairy Queen’s daughter told her mother that she wished to go out and see the world. The queen consented, allowing her…
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TRADITIONAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Time for the yearly parade, green beer, and corned beef and cabbage at the pub. Funny thing, though. None of these celebrations originated in Ireland! Saint Patrick came from Roman Britain, not Ireland. Both Scotland and…
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BALVENIE PORTWOOD 21

I’ve never claimed to be a whiskey aficionado, or expert sniffer. I have only my love of single malt Highland Scotch, and the praises of my friends and colleges of my collection, along with more than three decades experience in…
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Celtic Eats from Celtic Nations Magazine

CELTIC EATS MARCH 2022

Corned Beef is beef brisket that has been cured and brined. The term comes from the seasoning the meat with large-grained rock salt, called ‘corns’. Corned beef often comes pre-seasoned, or with a seasoning packet that will likely have whole…
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CELTIC TUNES MARCH 2022

For as long as I can recall, music has not only given me great joy and escape. It has provided me with great inspiration, both in everyday life and my own creative work. I discovered the sounds of Celtic music…
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CELTIC READS MARCH 2022

The Teapots Are Out and Other Eccentric Tales from Ireland by John B. Keane. The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin. Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain.
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A WINTER NIGHT’S LIVING ROOM SESSION AND NEW EP!

https://youtu.be/h9EMn1SefMg Last year, Chuck Owston and I livestreamed this Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert via my Facebook and IG Live pages. This year, we present it to you again and now with a new EP titled Coventry Carol, which…
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FanTaminals Scroll Wood Puzzles

While roaming the aisles of the 2021 World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Washington DC, I came across the Scroll Saw Puzzles crafted by Judy Peterson of FanTaminals. Judy was kind enough to sit for an interview, and I…
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A Little Rhyme About Angels

A little rhyme I wrote about angels: When things go bad, or when we’re sad just know they’re always there to watch, and guide, and keep us safe, they’re with us everywhere. They’ll send us signs as they remind us…
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Beltane Blessings from the Southern Hemisphere.

Deanne White Beltane Fire Community Festival (South East Queensland, Australia) “Come one, come all to gather by the fire and celebrate – as our ancestors did many moons ago. For it is Beltane! A time of great celebration and joy,…
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CELTIC HEROES & LEGENDS – DECEMBER 2021

Welcome to the Fifth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Heroes & Legends” we explore inspiring folks both ancient and modern. You will find articles on How Our Ancestors Speak to Us, St. Bridget and the Christ Child, An…
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THE LEGEND OF TIR NA N’OG

You may have heard of Peter Pan’s adventures down in Neverland but what you may not understand- this Celtic tale is far more grand. Try and picture if you can, a place outside the realm of man, regaled among the…
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PIPER THE DRAKAINA

Piper is my name. I’m sure you have all heard of my grandpa. He is the one and only Puff The Magic Dragon. What a wonderful loving grandpa he was. He always had time for me because you see, in…
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HOW OUR ANCESTORS SPEAK TO US

As someone who has made the journey to several battlefields, I can easily say that they are not only some of the most historically interesting places to relive and experience history, but they are teeming with energy. Energies of the…
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INTERVIEW WITH AN URISK

A lot of people have been asking me about urisks lately. Alarmingly, some even doubt their very existence. For this reason, I decided a Q&A was required. Immediately! If nothing else, to dispel the scepticism and answer the most common…
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FAIRY HOMES IN GARDENS

To invite in errant fairies Assemble twigs and leaves and berries, Enhance the chance enchantment dwells By adding crystals stones and shells, Then invocate with tinkling bells To simple sacred sanctuaries.
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KING ARTHUR AND THE OTHERWORLD

First off, just what is the Otherworld? For those who are not familiar, the Otherworld, as related in Welsh tales, is referred to as Annwn. It is described as a place connected to our world, and yet it is a…
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THE LADY OF SHALOTT

On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the world and meet the sky; And through the field the road runs by To many-towered Camelot;
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CAST PAPER ART OF KEVIN DYER

As an artist, there is one particular format which I have always found interesting, and that is Bas-Relief. Bas-relief is a form of art that isn’t fully 3-dimensional, but likewise is not flat. It is a sculptural relief which sets…
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THE MAGIC HARP OF DAGDA

The battle song came across the lands Of warrior Dagda. King and Chief Druid, Swift player of an enchanted harp, With power in its sweet strings. A harp made of rare wood and dazzling jewels, Beauty in its form, Magic…
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SYR CELTIC ROCK

At the recent Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, I had the awesome experience of rocking out to the Saturday night performance by SYR. This Celtic Rock band from Columbia, South Carolina is amazing. Taking inspiration from Celtic history, stories…
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GIANTS

Have you ever wondered “Who am I really?” I do all the time. It takes me on journeys and leads me down paths that I never would have if that question did not consume my whole life sometimes.
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MORRIGAN – – GODDESS OF WAR, AND FATE

Standing unyielding before the cold shimmer of brandished swords and spears the young warrior does the forbidden and whispers her name. “Morrigan”… He feels a raven’s shadow like a dark caress. Tantalised by her dark spell he feels the lycanthropic…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

“Ave Caesar, Senators, Fellow Romans, I am Opus Ipsum and this is the Quarterly Report! As the date of our Saturnalia celebration draws near Marathona, our news runner, brings us tales of Celtiber myths, legends and celebrations surrounding this time…
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IRISH RING BLADE

When watching a random episode of Forged in Fire, I came across the Irish Ring Blade challenge. This was a weapon common to medieval Ireland, and even found its way into Game of Thrones (The Mountain wields one). So wanting…
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THE TWINS OF KNOCKAINEY

The sun hung high overhead. She could hear the children playing in the distance, laughing. Lowering her head, she nibbled the earthy blades of grass on the ground before her, as though content to hear the ruckus…
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ANNIE MOORE

In his 1997 song Voyage, writer Brendan Graham refers to Ellis Island as the ‘Isle of hope, isle of tears’. For nearly 60 years, this would be a place of both painful ends and exciting beginnings. For one young Irish…
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A Wee Book of Symbols by Dave Migman

If you ever wanted to dig into mystic symbols from Scottish, Viking and beyond, this is the perfect booklet for you. A most enjoyable read full of interesting notes from classic and original designs taken from the author’s sketchbook. Stone…
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CELTIC LITERATURE – – THANK A MEDIEVAL MONK

The old Celtic stories and literature that we have today survive because they were written down by early medieval clergy and monks. It is really because of these early 12th to 16th century monks scribbling away that we know what…
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ST. BRIDGET & CHRIST CHILD

The Christmas legend of St. Bridget, Muire na nGael or “Mary of the Gaels”, is encompassed by the Celtic belief in thresholds. Bridget, intermingling the Christian and pagan, was named for the pre-Christian raven-haired Celtic goddess…
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AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year, is a combination of ancient and modern customs that stem from Pagan Solstice and Christian celebrations. Yule and Solstice traditions were integrated during the Norse and Viking invasions…
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CELTIC READS DECEMBER 2021

Books This Issue: An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends, Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race: With Classic Illustrations, and How The Irish Saved Civilization.
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Crafters of Ireland

Get Visible Now

Get your work visible in Ireland, Europe and the US. March 2020 and the onset of Covid pushed Bernadette to pivot and she founded Crafters of Ireland. Bernadette a management consultant who specializes in Innovation and Design Thinking knew her…
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Mythologie Candles Review

Mystical Autumn – Fall Collection is just what the crone ordered… As I redraft my manuscript I have been working on these candles take my breathe away and immerse the soul. The smells allow for deeper thought while I write…
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Caraliza Designs encase yourself in sensual Merino Wool

Handmade Irish Gifts for Christmas Elizabeth, owner of  Caraliza Designs out of the ordinary 100% Merino Wool Shawls & gemstone jewllery such as “Chase your dreams” Amethyst earrings. A love story stretching from Ireland to India, when Elizabeth and Ali…
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Nighean Music is now on Celtic Nations Radio!

That’s right! You heard it here, first! Oh and…guess what? You know all those releases that are forthcoming for the next three years? Well, they are already released… EXCLUSIVELY…to Celtic Nations Radio! No need to wait…just listen to Celtic Nations…
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Skiltron

Officially founded in 2004 in Buenos Aires by Emilio Souto, SKILTRON is the leading Folk Metal Band from South America, now based in Europe. Starting with a 3 song demo in 2004 called “GATHERING THE CLANS”, the band released their…
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Highlander – Celtic Rock Band Australia

Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia was formed in 2005 by Justin Body. Justin was from the original band (Highlander) who performed a mixture of Celtic and Australian bush music. After five years of performing and struggling to keep a solid…
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Steve McDonald

From the Steve McDonald Fan Club Steve McDonald was born on September 9, 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand. At the age of five he began taking piano lessons, and had a classical music upbringing. “I started learning piano (as you…
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Craic In The Stone

AN IRISH FOLK’N ROCK BAND! Since breaking into the Irish music scene in 2013, Craic in the Stone quickly became the hottest band of their genre in Southern California – selling out local venues with their die-hard fans, better known…
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Irish Films at the Newport Beach Film Festival

22nd ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES IRISH CINEMA AND CULTURE Southern California Cinema Event to Spotlight 15 Films from Ireland Newport Beach, Calif. (October 2021) – The 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will present the largest celebration…
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Dublin Abbey

Meet Dublin Alley! DUBLIN ABBEY is a folk rock band with a decidedly Irish flavour. Its members include:  Emma Elder (vocals-flute-whistle-mandolin-harmonica)  Patrick O’Donin (vocals-guitar-bass)  TJ Cope (vocals-guitar-mandolin-bazoukie)  Joey Westsmith (drums).  DUBLIN ABBEY is located in Seattle. They have strong Irish…
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A Pumpkin Plea!

It’s October, which means Jack o’ Lanterns… but don’t wash them with bleach! Use vinegar instead.
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THE CELTA MEDIEVAL SOL DA MEIA-NOITE

The Celta Medieval Sol da Meia-Noite Group originated in the south of Brazil, developing a work focused on Celta music with Medieval influence, as well as arranging Celtic songs from current groups on the international scene. He has already made…
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BRIAN BUCHIGNANI

Brian Buchignani was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His music influence started early from his mother, a concert pianist. As his music study progressed, he developed an interest in different instruments, as well as different styles of music. Sometime later, he…
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Dark Digital Art by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc is a passionate soul. One look at her digital art will tell you that. As a Metal Music Promoter, Artist, Ambient Apocalyptic Doom Musician & En Pointe Ballerina Andrea has a lot to say. These enigmatic…
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Celtic Artist Brian Boylan

Brian Boylan Celtic Art

Celtic Artist Brian Boylan was born in Skerries, Co. Dublin nearly right on top of Skerries Harbor. After two years at college, Brian got his first job in animation for Sullivan Bluth Studios in Balgriffin.From there he traveled to London…
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Celtic Art & Jewelry by Kathy Herdzina

Kathy Herdzina is a talented artist and Celtic Knot weaver. Her sketches have a wonderful hominess to them, but also a dash of mysticism. Her Celtic Knot cord jewelry is beyond compare. Kathy lives in Southern California and shows at…
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Annwn Photography by Adrienne Roisin

Adrienne Roisin is an incredibly talented photographer who plies her skills to the Darker Realm. Her collection – Annwn Photography by Adrienne Roisin – depicts the beauty and danger of this Celtic Otherworld. In Welsh mythology, Annwn is the realm…
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North of Argyll

North of Argyll, are an up and coming Celtic Fusion band who hail from the sunny shores of Florida. The bands founder Paul Macleish was born and raised just south of the Scottish Borders in the United Kingdom. Paul settled…
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The Shield Maiden

A rousing battle cry for all Valkyries, Shield Maidens and Warriors of the Goddess! Sharpen your swords and don your shields… On To Glory!
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