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The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry goes on display in Scotland

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry (Scottish Gaelic: Grèis-bhrat Diaspora na h-Alba) is on display in its entirety for the first time in Scotland and is being exhibited at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh until 18 May 2017. The Tapestry is a community arts project that celebrates the Scottish Diaspora through embroidery. Involving communities around the world it recognises Scottish heritage and culture, and the people and places which connect Scotland to its global diaspora. Work on the panels began in 2012.

‘OOPS PERISCOPE’ - warning for Irish Sea fishermen

News from the Celtic League:

Irish Sea fishermen need to keep a weather eye on the wave tops as the Royal Navy has just launched its latest nuclear submarine (HMS Audacious) and presumably after getting the finishing touches it will be starting its sea trials around our coasts (link):

A special request from Kansas, USA - The Atlantic Celts: A Gastronomic Memoir from Ireland to Iberia

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

A special request from Kansas, USA

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Celtic Media Festival Comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has long been a focus of attention within the vibrant world of the film industry, its initial success said to be an early interpretation of Hall Caine's novel The Manxman in 1916, which brought the Island international attention.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh:150th anniversary of Glasgow architect and designer to be celebrated

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He, along with painter and glass artist Margaret MacDonald, Frances MacDonald and Herbert MacNair, known as The Four, were prominent members of the The Glasgow School. This was a circle of influential artists and designers that worked in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1870s until about 1920. Glasgow Style designs and art works were created by teachers, students and graduates of The Glasgow School of Art and The Four were at the core of this movement.

Ulster’s Beltany - A 5000-year-old Monument to a Living Celtic Holiday

These are excerpts from an article originally posted October 2016. The full article, which discusses the connection between the Beltane Stone Circle and Beltane worship is linked below:

Isle of Man: Celebration & Contemplation - Manx Traditional and Original Music for Church Organ

This aptly named publication is an inspiring new book of Manx music which is likely to appeal to a wide range of music lovers, providing a collection of scores ideally suited for assorted occasions; including weddings, church services, funerals and other special occasions.

Australian Celtic Festival 4 - 7 May 2017 celebrates Ireland

The Australian Celtic Festival takes place every year. Crowds flock to the New South Wales town of Glen Innes in a celebration of the music, song, dance and culture of all the Celtic Nations. The Festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers from around Australia and beyond.

Not quite the shake up we need in the Celtic nations!

There is no doubt that the Celtic nations would all benefit from the positive political shake-up offered by progressive nationalism. However, there are some shake-ups we could maybe do without. Seismic activity being one, with a recent study showing a number of areas in the Celtic nations being identified as some of the most earthquake prone in the British Isles. 

Press freedom under serious threat around the world

A truly free and independent press is a vital component of any healthy democratic society. The need for transparency and for those who wield governmental and corporate power to be held accountable is vital. The annual briefing by Reporters Without Borders, has pointed out that press freedom has never been as threatened as it is now. Based in Paris, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an independent NGO with consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF).

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