Subject: Time:9:43 AM
OFFICE MEMO None Date:5/9/94
>INFORMAL (NON-THREATENING) BASIC SURVEY OF CELTIC-L INTERESTS / >READERS
>As a group, we e-mail to Celtic-L from all over the world, yet we have very
>limited information on what everyone is DOING --- Thus, I would like
>everyone (even the lurkers!) to help create a 'portrait' of our far-flung
>'family', by responding to these questions:
1. ARE YOU ONE OF OUR 'CELTIC CULTURALISTS' WHO ARE WORKING IN THIS FIELD?
> Please tell us about your formal CELTIC connections -- eg.
>2. ARE YOU ONE OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS FAMILY -- eg.
>Do you use your Celtic-L contact and interests in other ways (ie. maybe
>you are a writer)? Tell us how you use your connections with our
>interactions here, or how you would like to, if we can help you --- ie.
OK I admit it, I have been one of the lurkers of the list since I signed
on. I joined the list almost two months ago after hearing about it from
a friend in an Irish pub. I must say it has been a dream come true, I
have for years been wanting to learn Gaelic and more about the lands of
my family heritage (my great grandparents were from Scotland.)
I am a professional in the California Silicon valley, but live in Oregon
and commute 1000 miles each week to be home on the weekends. Needless to
say this gives me more than a few free hours to pursue personal interests
like learning a second language, and yes the second language is Irish
Gaelic. CELTIC-L & GAELIC-L have been the source for almost everything I
have learned, getting the practice lessons from the server, finding out
who in my area is teaching beginners lessons in Gaelic, and reading the
excellent postings about Celtic Culture.
One of the items I would like to see is more information about the
traditional "mouth music" and what is available today on tape/CD.
Go raibh maith agat
Jim Alig * Cloisim an coel, ta/ se/ go maith
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