..a thought or three on Gaeldom… the people, the community, the music, the essence of the Celt…

…as many of yeez are prob’ly aware by now, Master Gallacher was born and bred in the slums of Docklands Govan in Glasgow, and I write that with no chip on my shoulder, nor stupidly inverted pride at having come from a comparatively humble background that gave the world so many terrific Glaswegians, including Sir Alex Ferguson (he and I were born in the same street in the same era in what now seems like a thousand years ago)… therefore, I have no inclination to discard one iota of my roots and upbringing, but the life-changing move came when, as callow lad of barely fifteen years, I was transferred to work in a bank as a Trainee Master of the Financial Universe in Tobermory on the beautiful Isle of Mull in the Scottish Hebrides… the transformation was due in no small part to the immersion in the Celtic environment and to be permitted to imbibe the language and music of the Gods, in the Gaelic tongue…  for some of us, as the realisation of our own mortality is that as a fleeting glimmer in the immeasurable span of the centuries and millennia… a blink in the cosmic eye… whatever survives of our being may well be that elusive thing called a ‘soul’… and if mine is to be thus, I want it to be attached to that part of my life and existence which came truly alive in Gaeldom… the people, the community, the music, the essence of the Celt… all of it, not one part omitted, is at the centre of me… now, go back and listen to the piece above, live, from Runrig, and the words of Donnie Munro… and I dare you not to be able to feel the unique character of  the true highland Celt… and I wish yeez all a part of it… yeez’ll be the better for it, I promise yeez… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!…

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16 responses to “..a thought or three on Gaeldom… the people, the community, the music, the essence of the Celt…

  1. Beautiful indeed, Seumas. Thank you of sharing it.

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  2. Thanks, Seumas. Everything OK?

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  3. I LOVE Runrig:). I hope you are still recovering well from that very nasty infection you sustained…

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    • …side effects of the immune system getting hammered there are two successive infections in the left eye, the latest one on the cornea… currently belting it with cortisone drops and two other medications… becoming a poster boy for the new 6 billion dollar man series ! 🙂

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      • Erg! I hope it all gets sorted out soon! In the meantime, do start taking daily doses of vitamin C as antibiotics tend to mess up your own body’s production and a GOOD multivitamin, boost to help you get back to being healthy again. So sorry you are taking such a hammering…

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  4. Read about Master Seumas’ roots.
    Thank you so much, Seumas Gallacher for sharing this post with us. It’s amazing that ever so often I feel like I get to know you a tiny bit better.

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  5. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Read about Master Seumas’ roots.
    Thank you so much, Seumas Gallacher for sharing this post with us. It’s amazing that ever so often I feel like I get to know you a tiny bit better.

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  6. Thanks for sharing, Seumas. The video was beautiful. I hope you’re feeling better.

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  7. A beautiful piece of music, Seumas.

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  8. Thanks for the beautiful music, Seumas. I hope you’re well-healed now. 🙂 —- Suzanne

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