GOOD QUESTIONS ...
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> From: CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gil Das
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:35 AM
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> Subject: Questions of identity
> As a follow on from my previous message,
> (for those living away from their suspected land of origin),
> at what point did you realise / suspect / hope (which one?)
> you were of 'Celtic' origin ? did your parents / grandparents
> have the same feelings - i.e. is it part of your family
> traditions that this is your heritage (I'm really interested
> in at what point / generation this ancestry became important
> / re/emphasised)?
It is one of the core concepts of my family, dating back at least to
when many of them came into the country 150 years or so ago. At some
point, at least my granna told me it was so and I always believed her,
her mother made a declaration when she was young and about to be married
to a Scotsman (she was Irish). She said something like, "Well, at least
he's a Celt. (grandma was born in 1882). Grandma later recalled that
sentiment when she later married a Welshman. Since then, "Celticness"
has been a pervasive theme and I shared that with my kids too.
> Can anybody sum-up what 'being Celtic' means to them; and
> what cultural attributes define this identity?
It's a great deal to do with our feeling of how we fit into the world.
As for "attributes", it's the music, food, dancing, languages, history
and language, etc.
> These are questions that may inform my research, so I'd be
> grateful for responses
> Thanks very much in advance,
Good luck then!
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Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere
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