I am planning to unsubscribe, but I wish to "THANK YOU" all for a lot of
enlightening observations, discussions and, sometimes, flareups.
I joined because I wanted to learn more about celtic culture. I am in a
music duo that performs English and Celtic traditional folk songs (mostly in
the New Jersey area) since 1981. Our concentration was primarily English,
Irish and Scottish. About a year and a half ago my partner/vocalist began
studying the Welsh language as a tribute to her deceased dad. We now have
over a dozen Welsh songs in our repertoire and she's recently finished a demo
of Welsh songs for a side project which will focus on Welsh songs, stories and
culture. When available, I will accompany on electric bass, mandolin and
A few months ago I posted a request looking for Welsh stories and you were
Because of the volume of email I've been receiving (over 100 a day), I have
almost 1,000 that I still have to wade through, it's getting unmanageable. In
addition, because of decreased practice time (I've been spending too much time
on the computer) and my wife complaining that I don't spend enough time with
her (remember, I usually spend hours waiting for her in the women's section
while she's in the fitting room), I have to cut back on something.
In the months that I've been on Celtic-L I feel like I know most of you
personally. I want to thank Bruce, Neil, Mike, Danielle, Stephanie, Pamela,
Sharon, Darren, et al for all the lively threads.
To Mike and Darren: Is it okay to email you directly concerning questions on
Welsh translations or pronunciations?
Again, I want to "Thank You" all for my time at the "Celtic-L pub," even
though I was the guy sitting at the end of the bar just listening in to the
various conversations "nursing" just a few drinks.
If any of you are in the New Jersey area, check out Castle Keep for some fine
original arrangements of English & Celtic music. Our schedule is on Musi-Cal
and Dirty Linen online calendars.