I have heard ( until very recently) Sell-Tick have been very successful at
marketing themselves as part of the Celtic world(Boston). :- )))))))))))))
Interested in what Mr.Turnball had to say about the word. In the Pacific NW
we did pronounce the world Seltic. I started to hear a change with the hard C
in college.. Uof Washington had a Irish lang. program even way back in the
70ties. I either learned it hard C in an anthro class or art history. However,
we had a few Irish speakers on campus so it is very easy to believe they could
have influenced the pronounciation.
At the same time the NW could have been a hold over from a early century of
pronouciation in the area outside of academia. NW has been a keeper
of provincial thinking. LOL (My family has been here since 1859 so I joke in
Words like tunes have their own life. It is interesting to me that the harder
C reflects a earthy rather than a ethereal sound. Ah, Jean the word itself is
less haunting. LOL
Oh, and Mr. Turnball ( I will have to go back and recheck your first name) the
French influence and the historic thread were of interest to me. The tunes
are part of the living tradition, more you know about the times/traditions the
more you can breathe them into your being, giving that TUNE its just due.
Even us bodhran players can benefit. (grin)
REALLY LIKE KNOWING ABOUT THE STORIES WITH THE TUNES, SUCH AS THE GOLD RING.
I am not shouting just be clear (wink).
Hope everyone has a noteworthy day,)))))))))))))))))