Toby A Rider wrote:
> I have not seen the movie "Last of the Mohicans", so I was not
> aware of the use of Celtic music in the soundtrack, however I find that
> most interesting.
> I have a dear friend who is a retired Church of Ireland priest.
> I put the question to him about the serious resurgence of celtic music in
> the past 5-10 years. He gave me two answers: "celtic music is
> intrinsically spiritual. In the troubled times in which we live, it has
> a soothing effect."
> Second, the interest in music is part of a larger trend,
> including Celtic "superman" movies (ie: Rob Roy, Braveheart, etc..) and
> best-selling books on Celtic history (ie: "How the Irish Saved
> Civilization", Cahill, Doubleday 1995).
> Please share your ideas on this subject.
> In addition, I am searching for unusual and interesting Liturgies
> and religious texts in Gaelic. If anyone knows of a good source, I'd be
> most obliged to you.
> Gui/m rath agus si/ocha/in do Daoibh.
> Toby A. Rider
I picked up a book a couple of years ago, which if it is still in print
may be of interest to you.
_Saltair_, Urnaithe Du/chais (Prayers from the Irish Tradition)
Pa/draig O/ Fiannachta, English translation by Desmond Forristal.
The Columba Press, The Rise, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Eire
On one page are the prayers in English. On the facing page are the
prayers in Irish.
I picked my copy up at the Paulist bookstore in Costa Mesa, California,
but I have not seen it there since.
Go n-e/iri/ an t-a/dh leat (Good Luck)
Go seibhe Dia dhuit (May God assist you)
Sla/n go foill (So long for now)
Donncha O/ hO/gain