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Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

It’s a far cry from ‘Way, hey, blow the man down!’ See the full video on thechive.com Source: Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

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The Writer’s Almanac for October 4, 2016 | The Wild Swans at Coole | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Because I’m fascinated by swans now, after writing a book about them (The Enchanted Swans, pub date March 8, 2017!), here are some swans for your day!   The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats Source: The Writer’s

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Ten Icelandic Sagas you may not have heard of

Many readers will know some of these Icelandic sagas, such as Egil’s Saga or Njal’s Saga, but the Icelandic writers penned dozens of these stories. Here are ten sagas that you may not have heard of, but offer a fascinating

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A song and a secret

Originally posted on Spontaneous Deliberations of an Ordinary Girl:
Hi Everyone! We’re taking a slight break from the “Angry Birds Movie” and I’m going to do reviews for two movies: Images found at: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/song_of_the_sea_2014/ (song of the Sea) and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485601/…

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Over the Sea to Skye…

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward! the sailors cry; Carry the lad that’s born to be King Over the sea to Skye. These poignant words can evoke so many images for those that call Scotland home.

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Posted in History, Photography, Travel

Celtic Music Bands

I love Celtic Music. Irish New Age to Plastic Paddy Punk, I like it all. I’ve compiled a list of my favorites for your pleasure. Now, this is just my opinion – do not keelhaul me that your favorite was

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Fairies in song, both good and bad

Great article from UCD on Fairies in song, both the good and bad side http://www.ucd.ie/news/2013/01JAN13/280113-Fairies-both-good-and-evil-in-Irish-traditional-music-and-song.html Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. And watch out

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