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by Comyn
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Spring Schola today
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Spring Schola today

An Dubh is having their Spring Schola today at the Riverhead campus of Suffolk Community college. No feast, and entrance is FREE. They are doing A&S and Bardic presentations, no live steel permitted, site is Dry (obviously), no feast.

Details
https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3456
by Comyn
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I got published in EXARC!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: I got published in EXARC!!!

This is amazingly cool. I moved this working link to the public forums.
Congratulations!
by Comyn
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Townsend video about distractions
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Townsend video about distractions

Not our period of course, but a great video by John Townsend and Sons entitled "Is our quest for history ruined by present day distractions?" a question that Cariadoc has asked (and answered) before in his various publications. Short and worth watching if only to introduce you to this channel if you...
by Comyn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Secrets of the castle
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Secrets of the castle

While not relevant for our period of study, this is such an amazing story of experimental archaeology where a group is building a relica castle using period techniques. BBC Secrets of the Castle Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK-a4dnerec Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2KIrW4LL...
by Comyn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clann throwing axes
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Clann throwing axes

When Brogan dropped off the trailer and helped put some of the metal stuff away in the garage he also gave me the Clann axes. There are six of these and they were in a terrible condition, completely covered in rust. All of the axes have 19" handles (one seems to be a bit longer). Four of the axe han...
by Comyn
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Tain by The Decemberists
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: The Tain by The Decemberists

The Wikipedia article has the following information about it. It's almost 15 years old already! I find the music and lyrics do indeed suit the piece, and since you can usually not understand everything Colin Meloy is singing with his odd speech impediment (or is it an affectation?) it works either w...
by Comyn
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Tain by The Decemberists
Replies: 2
Views: 608

The Tain by The Decemberists

Fantastic animated version of the classic Ulster tale to the music of the Decemberists.

https://youtu.be/_rVMgv0jj5w
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by Comyn
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Coming Soon!
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Coming Soon!

It was the adoption of Latin letter shaped hooks which marks the major demarcation between pre-literate ogham using Celts and post-Latin Irish and explains why the former were so skinny. For years Celts tried to employ Ogham shaped hooks but their pots and cauldrons kept sliding off and landing dire...
by Comyn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Coming Soon!
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Coming Soon!

Nice job Faellon! I assume the main idea for this was for places that dont allow ground fires, so well done providing what the Clann needs when the Clann most needs it.
by Comyn
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DNA evidence for Irish myths
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: DNA evidence for Irish myths

A new DNA study (discussed at lenth, with graphs, in this Daily Mail article ) suggests that the Irish are far more genetically diverse than previously thought. Its been shown that most Irish have some Viking and Norman ancestry and those with more Celtic blood are found only in the west. IrishDNA.j...