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Are you descended from ancient Celts? Take the Test

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:13 PM
Be interested in what people think of other forms of Celtic music. Watch and listen at your own leisure. I hope this adds to the thread and takes nothing from it.

Sharon Shannon - Blackbird

The Dubliners - The Wild Rover

Luke Kelly - Scorn Not His Simplicity

The Clancy Brothers - I'll Tell Me Ma

[edit on 3/10/09 by Yossarian]

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:14 PM
What a racket....

I'm English

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by wayouttheredude

Thanks. Not sure why I felt differently about the second one. I'm Irish with Welsh, English and Irish grandparents. No Scottish in there at all yet the bagpipes still do it for me.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:22 PM
A good Oompah can be considered as Celtic as bag pipes. The Celts existed around 2000 years ago, watered down with Angles, Saxons, Franks etc etc etc, they make up a very, very, very tiny proportion of the genetic make up of the British Isles, we have been invaded and inter-bred many, many times over. I don't see anything in the OPs film that is even remotely Celtic.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by Yossarian

The Irish are made up of a lot of the Celts. Look at the Celtic influences in the architecture and of course Tara. There is deep roots of the Celts in Ireland. The Celts came from what was later Gaul and later called France. They went to Scotland next and from there on to Ireland. There influence and descendants are all over those parts of the world. There is some modern historians that have done a good job or reconstructing their history. The classic representations of them were not very accurate it seems.

See this link:

If you are Irish you likely are of Celtic decent. At least in part.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:31 PM

Originally posted by wayouttheredude

    1. How did this music from the video make you feel?

I was amazed that many people know how to play bagpipes, was my first thought! I have heard the song many times. My parents used to bring me to drum and bugle corps competitions and there was always a group that had bagpipes in them. This video didn't make me cry, but when I heard them in person, it used to. Also, at a Memorial Day service I have attended in the past, this song has been played, and it has made me cry then.

2. Did you feel strong emotions?

Not from the video, but I have in the past, as I explained above.

3. Did it make you feel like crying?

It has in the past, but not the video.

4. Did the music make you feel combative or ready for a fight?

No, it makes me want to learn how to play a bagpipe!

5. Did this music from the video give you mental flashes of other lives you lived and this song was being played?

Yes, but then again when I listen to African tribal music, I get the same feeling.

I was in a nine year relationship with a guy of Scottish descent. That one didn't work out, but I am now married to a guy of Scottish descent.

Go figure!

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:37 PM
..... FREEEEEEEDOM .......

goan yersell bigman

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:44 PM
I have always loved this song. I think it needs some electric guitars though.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 06:01 PM
First 10 seconds, my hair stood on end and I got an adrenaline shiver. For a few minutes I felt energized, then it tapered off.

Never really listened to bagpipes much, but I went to Azureus and have 4 different Celt music collections downloading.

The Celtic folk music hits home, I have always been a bluegrass man.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by wayouttheredude

I don't know anything about my "past lives" or reincarnation, but I feel like this does speak to my racial memory anyway.

I can hear the open, chilly countryside in the timbre of the bagpipes. I can feel the sorrow and self-sacrifice in defending family and neighbors from invading armies, and the pure spiteful spirit of an eye-for-an-eye, that I will give my life to spit back in the aggressor's face!

I have Irish blood in me though, I know I have Irish blood in me and have associated myself with celtic traditions since I was little, probably well before I even knew I was part Irish. Also part British, and German, from what I understand. I love celtic music, dance, all of it.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 06:14 PM
makes me think of battle but then i am related to this formidable lady. now check her out!

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 07:55 PM
reply to post by bsbray11

Interesting perspective. Thanks for sharing it. It brings some things to mind. The first in resonance. Resonance on some quantum consciousness level that is outside of space time that can attach us to ancient times through sounds, smalls, or even sights. I know when I first saw pictures of the site of ancient Tara I felt connected to the land in a profound way. I also have some Irish in me as well as Scot and some English and Native American.

I also felt that attachment to a place when I first visited the Smoky Mountains. Perhaps through my Native American ancestors.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:18 PM
The music of Bagpipes has always stirred me in a powerful way. I honestly could not say whether it is "in the blood" or not, but I do know that my ancestors are from Scotland and Ireland, so perhaps it is there still...

Amazing Grace will always give me chills ...

[edit on 3-10-2009 by LadySkadi]

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:50 PM
Very interesting thread. Before we moved to the Caribbean, my Bride and I used to enjoy the Highland Games -- mostly in California. I participated in the Kaber Toss, and m'Bride danced. I know that there is a fair amount of Scottish heritage on my mother's side.

1. How did this music from the video make you feel? Kind of melancholy. Bagpipes stir a chord in me, and so many people marching. It was odd in a way...... I felt like they should've been walking slower. The song is in 4/4 time, and they were walking on the beats. Silly thing to comment on, I suppose...... Felt like they should've been walking in half-time.

2. Did you feel strong emotions? Yes. Almost always do. I also felt like saluting, for some reason. Pride. Honor. Justice....... you know, old-fashioned concepts that olde pharts like me talk about.

3. Did it make you feel like crying? No, but it might have had I been there on the field.

4. Did the music make you feel combative or ready for a fight? No. It felt more to me like a lament for those fallen. Perhaps my quasi-military past influenced that though.

5. Did this music from the video give you mental flashes of other lives you lived and this song was being played? No, it did not, and I watched it once, and after reading the questions decided to watch again, then another time with eyes closed, just receptive and listening. I visualized ground fog and boisterous laughter and hunting tartans, however, I still have the tartan I once wore and I've been to Scotland twice, so I kind of doubt that to be a regressive-type memory. I do think it's possible that there might be such a thing as a cellular memory in regard to ancestry.

I've had a fascination and a somewhat latent skill for heavy hand-held weaponry. I used to look pretty cool in a kilt, and who could resist a reason to wear a dirk?

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:52 PM
Answers for 2 through 5 - Yes to all.

On my dad's side is Irish from the far north of it - Inishowen.

Though the 2nd I thought was much better than first. However, I could only listen to about a minute of due to the flashes and feelings. It brought so much back.

As for dates of the lifetime the flashes- I do not know the exact years. Though we had iron and we fought to keep the Romans from our lands. I've had the flashes off and on for years and been regressed to that life. It is the only life I've ever remembered.

Sometimes the flashes are major events - a Roman soldier knocking my son aside with his sheild and plunging his sword into my wife - and me killing the soldier a moment later - but too late to save her. Sometimes very small things - the smell of wood smoke and the sight of my booted feet warming by the fire.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 09:00 PM
reply to post by wayouttheredude

I feel similar attachments to places that seem to transcend time.

I don't believe the ego reincarnates. I believe the ego dies. But the basic spirits that "inform" us are immortal, indestructible, and keep returning to bodies. They are just as much behavioral patterns and forms as they are "real things." And I firmly believe time does not exist above the speed of light, just as physics tells us!
So beyond the speed of light, everything is happening at the "same time," and so the over-arching souls that are incarnating are experiencing everything at the "same time." So when they share similarities, such as the same physical location at different points in time, it's a very funny thing, the sensation that "we" have "been there before," but really "we" are still there!

Ahh... this stuff plays with my head but I know it's true. And we will all understand it better and better and more clearly until we merge back with the source. This is a good thread, though. Never forget where you came from!

[edit on 3-10-2009 by bsbray11]

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 09:05 PM
I I'am of the Celtic Scoti

I be descended from the sept Clark of Clann cam-shròn of Lochiel

My line was transported after the 45 uprising to America.

But we got our revenge the 1776 when we kicked the british a** but good.

And yes i love the sound of the pipes.

And i like the sound of the war pipes even better.

I even like the Uillean (Irish) Pipes.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 09:16 PM
reply to post by Frogs

That was an interesting recall. You should give it some more meditative attention and see if you can expand out on it. I know that the emotion is triggered by the events that caused it and that attaches us to that time and space psychically some how. I had to listen to the music over and over a few times until I got over the emotion. Once I got over the emotion I could go back to the memory more detached and recall more details of those lives.

The flashes I think are all that you can recall until you overcome the emotional aspects. I know that is how it worked for me anyway.

Still if the pipes play that song and it has been a while since I have heard it the emotions are very strong. The emotions that run through your mind when you are charged up for battle are seriously strong and abnormally strong because that is not our normal state of consciousness.

The way the Scots would attack was to play the pipes and drums as we marched towards the enemy and they would put the berserkers in the front of the line facing the enemy. These typically were men who had lost sons or fathers to the enemy and were mad with grief. This is the men that the enemy would face first. It would scare the crap out of them because of the ferocity of their fighting due to the blood rage.

Seeing these things on a battlefield are very powerful last images.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 09:29 PM
well this test surely isnt scientific at all

any type of music can bring emotional feelings to anyone

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by ANNED

My brother!

My family on my mother's father's side settled in the Appalachians from Ireland, some time after the revolution, probably the mid to late 1800's. But as a Virginian, that knows the history of this state, talk of the revolution still gets me pumped. My Irish blood probably not helping.

Did you know, Virginia was free of the King, before the revolution even started? Such was our spirit then...

We were stubborn enough to require representation in a "House of Burgesses" in addition to the King's appointed Governor. Before the revolution even started, Patrick Henry marched an army to Williamsburg, then the capital, and the Governor Dunsmore was unable to even assemble a body against him. The revolution in Virginia was no-contest until what happened in Boston. And when the redcoats first got here they were not even able to make it to the Virginian border from North Carolina, from all the dissenters that came out onto their front porches and loaded up the army along its whole march towards our border. They were so unprepared for and revolted by these guerrilla tactics, they were forced to head back south and re-group.

Ah, say what you will but I love this state of Virginia. I just wish the people here were as strong-spirited as they once were.

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