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October 2007 Blog Posts (26)

Im back with a new composition

Took a while but now the new song is here.

Its called " Highland winds ".

The base consists of a flute and a guitar ,where alternately arpeggiating violin- and wind- and brasssections represent the different strength as well as the different directions of wind.


Added by Derek on October 31, 2007 at 18:48 — 1 Comment

Happy (Celtic) New Year!

Halloween is oíche shamhna, Samhain night, New Year's Eve. In that time between the end of the last day of the old year and the first light of the new ghosts may walk, the púca rides the countryside and anything may be abroad!

The púca, or pooka, is said to blight all fruits not harvested by tomorrow morning, making them unedible (you probably don't want to know how he does this, as it involves bodily fluids). But then, all the harvest should be in by now--turf… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on October 31, 2007 at 12:39 — 1 Comment

Arising Sun

Well guys, here is the demo of my fourth piece called Arising Sun.


Added by Derek on October 28, 2007 at 20:36 — No Comments

4th Song

Today finished and uploaded the 4th song of my Celtic Healings CD to my website.

Its called Arising Sun and a wee bit uptempo compared to the other songs.


Added by Derek on October 28, 2007 at 11:57 — No Comments

California Fires

I have lived here since 1982 and these fires have been some of the worst ones to date. It's so tragic to see people losing everything they have in minutes. I have a friend that is in a fire area and I can't get in touch with him to see if his house is safe.

We get so busy with life and wrapped up in many things, but it's in times like this were we push aside those things to focus on what's important. Pray for the the families that have lost there homes and the firefighters that are still… Continue

Added by Robert Gagnon Jr. on October 26, 2007 at 0:30 — 2 Comments

Another Song

Added another Demo of a Song of mine from my soon to be released Celtic Healings CD.


Added by Derek on October 25, 2007 at 18:27 — No Comments

The Mighty Lumberhorn - " A New Standard in Hillbilly Music"

Check out my bluegrassy hillbillyish oldtimey band, The Mighty Lumberhorn:

Added by Heather Lewin-Tiarks on October 24, 2007 at 16:02 — No Comments

New Athas CD just released!!

You can hear and buy the new Athas CD at:

Also available for download at iTunes!!

Added by Heather Lewin-Tiarks on October 24, 2007 at 15:52 — 1 Comment


You come to me in my dream---and I can feel your warmth.

I feel your arms around me -- and I breath in your scent.

I tell myself it's just a dream-- it is so calming and in slow motion.

But I can actually feel you next to me-- and hear you breathe-

Your breath tickles my neck!! It has to be real---- I want it to be real --

I have missed you for so long-----still loving you after all this time.

Even after all the hurt.------ I want to open my eyes and see you-- but--… Continue

Added by Melo on October 24, 2007 at 4:48 — No Comments

Heya! I'm here!!

So i guess the party can begin, right? :) i don't blog much, but this looks like an excellent way to keep in touch.

Added by Kennef on October 24, 2007 at 1:01 — No Comments

New Song

Just uploaded a song i myself have composed dedicated to Erin.

Its synthie meditation style and part of my soon to be released Celtic Healings CD.


Added by Derek on October 23, 2007 at 20:15 — No Comments

An introductory language lesson

Irish Gaelic is usually just called Irish; usually Gaelic means Scots Gaelic, a cousin language that is close, but not identical. The spelling was standardized in the 20th century, but the pronunciation wasn't, so there will be regional differences--there are at least three major dialects in Ireland. More on that another time.

But now, enough Irish for the chat room. No, there aren't many Irish speakers in the LiveIreland chat room, but some of us do like to use a touch of the… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on October 23, 2007 at 15:32 — No Comments

Birthday fun and one tired old lady!

Yesterday was my birthday and what better way to spend it then to go for a hike?! I donned a nice pair of jeans instead of the loin cloth (sorry dabh and chip) and headed out to Cooper's Rock for a bit of exercise before I stuffed my face with cookie cake and pot pie. I don't think I would want to be anywhere else in the world then in WV in the autumn. The colors are absolutely amazing! Sadly I had to lower the image quality so I could put the pictures on the site but you guys get the jest.… Continue

Added by Sheena on October 22, 2007 at 19:25 — No Comments

The Hobbit - Conclusion


We moved the show to the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts in Dover (an elegantly refurbished movie theatre) for the final production on Saturday, Oct. 20 - We were in there from noon until 10 PM, rehearsing, setting the stage, rigging sound & lights, going over entrance and exit routes, etc., etc. - a grueling day..!! It all turned out to be worth it, though, as we sold out the orchestra section and a few balcony seats..!! The director said we may actually have made…


Added by Dabhoch on October 22, 2007 at 15:26 — 1 Comment

The Irish Wake

Back in 2001, my Irish language teacher came up with the idea of our Gaelic League group sponsoring a cultural tent at the Dublin Irish Festival. He wanted a Wake House, a place where we could recreate the wakes of days gone by with music, stories, get the idea. Well, I volunteered to create the "corpse"--a stuffed body that my kids dubbed "Grandpa Lumpy" and I made up a tombstone (foam, a magic marker and some stone-look spray paint). After a bit of research, I also worked up a… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on October 21, 2007 at 21:34 — 6 Comments

Hi, LiveIreland folks!

Okay, so I finally found this place (yeah, I's still beta, but beta is better than nada!) when I found a few round tuits, I'll try to write more.

Added by Cathy Jo on October 21, 2007 at 20:45 — No Comments

The Dublin Irish Festival

For those of you not familiar with begin with, Dublin is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, but a city in its own right with a population of over 30,000. The festival began in 1987, celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the city of Baile atha Cliath (that's the real Dublin!) and the first anniversary of Dublin, Ohio becoming a city (up from a village). The 2007 festival hit attendance records with over 93,000 visitors (more than 50,000 on Saturday alone!) and we had a… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on October 21, 2007 at 20:45 — No Comments

New Chemical Element found

my brother sent this in my email, hilarious and too true!

New Chemical Element

The recent hurricanes and gasoline issues are proof of the existence of a

new chemical element. A major research institution has recently announced

the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science.

The new element has been named Governmentium. Governmentium (Gv) has one

neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198… Continue

Added by Ferris on October 21, 2007 at 9:00 — No Comments


It's good to be back with my LI's been awhile. Anyone who has spent any time in our chat knows that we become just like family to each other, sharing joys and heartaches and many laughs together. There are many talented people who come chat with each other. if you havent all means go and check it out and I believe you will see as I do that the hearts of the world gather there for friendship and a great deal of craic!

Added by Allison (Allie) on October 17, 2007 at 18:43 — 1 Comment

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