Thanks for the recommendation Francine, I will look for this book. It's fine
that it's Scots...the main thing with me is that it's of Gaelic
tradition...at least I'm assuming it's more of the Highland rather than
lowland tradition...or maybe both? At any rate, having seen the Carmina
Gadelica and having seen how some of the prayers in it are the same as ones
used in Ireland, I feel fine about learning from Scottish Gaelic resourses.
An example of what I mean is a charm in the Carmina of kindling the fire.
The wording in english is pretty much the same the whole way through as with
the Irish "Lasadh na tine" (The Lighting of the fire), except for very
slight difference in wording (virtually to the point of it being semantics
pointing it out) saying the same thing. And these similarities can even be
seen in the two forms of Gaelic used in the original language versions.
Anyway thats the end of my rant. I'm glad to have this source to look
Slán agus Beannachtaí,
Mary Beith's _Healing Threads_ is Scots rather than Irish, but it's
a great book and a good place to start for informaiotn on all of the above.