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Are you descended from ancient Celts? Take the Test

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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The sound of bagpipes have always evoked strong emotion in me, but it's hard to put into words. A mixture of sadness and longing, I guess.

It wasn't until a few years ago I discovered my family name is Celtic, descended from Merlin.




posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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i descend from the celts, the song does stir up some lost memories, although not so vivid as yours. although my family is much more english now, my surname elliott and family tree comes from scotland, so maybe...


heres a nice song
i'm not sure if the artist is scotish but this is off a scottish tourism advert.

www.youtube.com...

lovely violin bits in that.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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I'm also Scottish and Irish. I have always felt very excited when I hear the bagpipes! I loved watching this video and it made me feel energized! My family has our own Scottish plaid. We have also traced our ancestry back to Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.
Thanks for posting!



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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Yes to all 5.
I have been to Ireland and saw into one of my past lives there. Was physically struck by a vision of a conquering army knowing that I and all that I loved and cared for were going to be wiped out. Pipes and drums stir me like no other musical instruments can. Last name is very Irish and I guess my taken name here speaks a lot as well.

Slan!



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 12:41 AM
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The drumming is WAY better in the second video. The first video is passionless...they shouldnt be allowed to play that song if they cant give it some welly!

Speaking as a Scot in this incarnation...



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 12:43 AM
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Local village band...and these are mainly kids!



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 01:54 AM
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Of course I am of Celt blood. Strong Military Celt / Scot/ Canadian fightingmen blood. God Bless...this coming Rememberance Day:

www.youtube.com...

sorry I have forgotten how to add a utube vid here. eesh



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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If you go back 11 generations, say to 1620 or so, you are related to probably 25,000 people.

If you go back about 1500 years, you are related to everyone on Earth.

If you regress in hypnosis, you lower your mental faculties and become defenseless. At that time, demons can speak through you and recall the events and languages of the past, since they lived then, too.

Welcome to the occult. I advise against it.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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For starters, I'm very certain of my Welsh / Irish background on my mom's side.

1. How did this music from the video make you feel?
Annoyed that I was hearing this tune again, with a mild bewilderment - is it possible for Scots to play a different song? i know it's a boring place, but c'mon!

2. Did you feel strong emotions?
Nah, like I said, I've heard "Scotland the Brave" so damn many times that it lacks any possible emotional impact.

3. Did it make you feel like crying?
Only because I've heard it so often... Okay, okay, enough with that joke. Nah, actually the tune annoyed me.

4. Did the music make you feel combative or ready for a fight?
Yes, but that's the drums, not the pipes

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

Of course, my dad's side is Choctaw, and I react in these ways to Native American music...

But I also do so with good mountain music, Arab music, Tuvan throat singing, and the entire Finnish language, spoken or in song.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:22 AM
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here's something a wee bit less old fashioned. as good as the pipe band can be sometimes you just need something a bit funkier.



numerous drams a few pints and the peatbogs, a good ole scottish night oot



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:25 AM
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Just to add to the pipe motif!

www.youtube.com...

These are the Royal Dragoon guards, very good pipes.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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It's the drone / wail, perhaps. That's what gets me in American mountain music, as well as what attracts me to mongolian music, with its reverberating voice and the wail of the matouqin.

Some examples of either.

Mongolian:


Mountain



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:58 AM
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AWSOME!!!! I have never heard "mongolian" music before... those vids just blew me away!!!! oh,, an by the way to the op. my surname is CAMPBELL... so go figure....



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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Just about every white descended person, is. The celts were eventually settled from Ireland through Britain, France clear through to the Ukraine, (depending on where you draw the border, Russia) south to the balkans, anatolia, and the near east, to northern Italy, the Iberian peninsula, and into northern africa. Maybe scandinavia missed them, but then, the Irish first colonized Iceland and there was a lot of running back and forth between them and continental nordica, plus the major european pastime for two thousand years was invading, raping and pillaging. It would be hard not to have celtic ancestry.

[edit on 4/10/2009 by christianpatrick]

[edit on 4/10/2009 by christianpatrick]



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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AND have a nice day!!!!! thanks for pissin on our parade..
I hope you feel happy with yourself now...



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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www.youtube.com...

I know I know I have given a distaste for ATS for their practices but I will contribute to true Celt issues.

NO dirty Freemasons onboard. NONE



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by christianpatrick
Just about every white person, or am I repeating myself, is. The celts were eventually settled from Ireland through Britain, France clear through to the Ukraine, (depending on where you draw the border, Russia) south to the balkans, anatolia, and the near east, to northern Italy, the Iberian peninsula, and into northern africa.


The trouble is... What the heck is a Celt? It's kind of a meaningless modernism, applied to a bunch of kinda-similar-mostly-not cultures that never once considered themselves "Celt". Britain's Iceni considered themselves very different from the Demetae of Cymru, and neither would have found much in common with Germany's Suebi.

To make things even more confusing, "Celt" is a term used by the Greeks to describe numerous people in both Europe and Asia minor. it was picked up by the Romans who then applied it to the people West of the Rhine, and then called the (very similar) people East of the Rhine "Germans - and to muddy things more, both the Romans and Etruscans were of Gallic (and thus Celtic) origins themselves, though they would have died before accepting it.

And the Celts never made it into Africa. That was the Germans (not the Celt-Germans, the Nordic-Germans)


Maybe scandinavia missed them,


Yep, not a dot of Celt in Scandanavia. Scandanavia was colonized in the early bronze age by people from modern germany / Denmark. Most of germany was later taken over by the Halstatt (proto-Celt) culture from the Switzerland area. A few centuries later, towards the latter years of Rome, the Scandanavians re-migrated south through Denmark, conquered and subsumed most of the celtic germans, and set up their own kingdoms - these were the Vandals, Goths, Lombards, and such.


but then, the Irish first colonized Iceland and there was a lot of running back and forth between them and continental nordica,


Eh, not quite. Traditional history holds that there were Irish monks in Iceland when the Norse arrived. There's no archaeological proof. Local tradition also holds that these monks "left" - that's a nice way of saying they were probably slaughtered. A bunch of dead celibates doesn't a colony make.


plus the major european pastime for two thousand years was invading, raping and pillaging. It would be hard not to have celtic ancestry. But you can say exactly the same thing about the germanics. Counting the vikings and normans, they were also in all of those places.


Well, once the Norse were settled in Iceland, the Orkneys, and the Shetlands, they then started settling in Ireland and Scotland. I'm sure plenty of Celtic (and in the case of Scotland, Angle and Saxon) women wound up back in Iceland, Geatland, and Denmark .

It's especially hard to escape being the descendant of Celts in America - becuase when hte irish came over, they first thing they did was make sure to get involved in as many families as possible, if you catch my drift.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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Yes to all of the above, but I know for sure I'm descended from the Celts
On the one side - Clan McClellan - THINK ON

on the other, the McPherson Touch Not the Cat bot a Glove


My husband plays bagpipes. I only hate them when he plays inside...to wake me up.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 04:32 AM
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the song kinda sounds corny to me, but there is something nostalgic and timeless about it. it's so ancient sounding.

and i do have Irish, Scottish and Welsh blood.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 05:00 AM
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Truly awesome stuff!

1. The music made me feel proud and strong.

2. Yes.The hair along my arms and the back of my neck were standing on end.

3. Yes.I always have a lump in my throat when i hear the pipes.

4. Yes.It stirs something deep inside which makes you feel almost as if you are growing in height and strength,and standing taller and straighter.

5. Not sure,but with my eyes closed,i could see images of Glen Coe under a grey,leaden sky.

Thanx for that! That has started my Sunday off with a bang!!



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