Cape Breton Island - The Celtic Heart of North America

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Cape Breton Island - The Celtic Heart of North America 5
Take a tour of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada ~ the Celtic Heart of North America, with the island's very own Gaelic songstress, Mary Jane Lamond. The video features the Celtic Colours International Festival, Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Colaisde Na Gàidhlig (Gaelic College), Highland Village / An Clachan Gàidhealach, Glenora Inn & Distillery, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and more.


Music by Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac. New album "Seinn" is available now!
Courtesy of turtlemusik.


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only... wooooh, my family has been singing Celtic song for generation

Author — Fucked Gplus

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Yeah, because everything always stayed the same in history, didn't it?

Author — Valvallaria

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It seems that I can't go on any vid and not see people arguing. I hope that God takes us away soon, or we are doomed. In the meantime, grow up people.

Author — pspboy7

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While debate is healthy (as long as it is respectful), John Taylor and Valvallaria, you are taking things very seriously. I invite you both to come to Cape Breton Island, have a drink of our amazing whisky, go to a local ceilidh or square dance, chat with the locals and simply enjoy yourselves. Whether you think we're Celtic, Gaelic or otherwise, we're fiercely proud Cape Bretoners, we have a vibrant, living culture, and most importantly, we know how to have a good time : )

Author — Celtic Heart

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o.o holy f people, how do you have so much time on your hands to fight like this? What a waste of energy.. Anyways, love Cape Breton music and am proud of my heritage even consider my self lucky to have been able to grow up there. Call it Celtic or not at least try to enjoy such good music! :)

Author — xLou luu

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Please, I wonder about if your ascendants came from France, or if they where gaelics from some land nearby Belgium, Netherlands, or Germany, ...or if them came from first places where settlers created cities in todays' North America. No clear about french gaelics or english galeics anyway Joseph came to Egypth.

Author — Antonio Prim

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quote taken from an article by the british museum

Author — John Taylor

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yep you keep lying to yourself show me proof that celtic people lived in ireland .... go on

Author — John Taylor

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They're* And I told you before and I'll tell you again: I don't give a damn about genetics. Genetics have NEVER been a driving force in the identity of people. EVER. It was and is the culture they want/were forced to live in. I am not accepting that geneticcrap because it does only one thing: it fules racism, instead of just acknowledging that people have different customs and languages. No, instead it leads people to think that they can be divided into some speudo groups today.

Author — Valvallaria

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most people speak english in scotland, does that mean they are english

Author — John Taylor

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As a scot this kind of creeps me out abit. My culture is history to them were as to me its just normal.

Author — TheLouise116

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The English stole their land and kicked my ancestors across the sea--to Cape Breton. And I am exceedingly grateful! (My devout Presbyterian ancestors undoubtedly considered this verse in Genesis - in Gaelic, of course -"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive." (Gen. 50:20)) :)  Cape Breton is gloriously beautiful!

Author — Brenda Charrier

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Sykes and Oppenheimer argued for significant immigration from the Iberian peninsula into Britain and Ireland. Much of this argument was based upon Y DNA evidence, however by 2010 several major Y DNA studies presented more complete data, showing that the oldest-surviving male lineages had mostly migrated to Britain from the Balkans, and ultimately from the Middle East, not from Iberia

Author — John Taylor

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Hint for you: Iberia actally was celtic as well. "portuGAL" "GALlicia" - or even "Gauls" from latin "Galli" - Celts. Oh crap. you fail. And thank you for showing it again: It's people who determine what they are, not ethniblah. Scots speak english and are otehrwise pretty indistinguishable - the only difference is their nationalism and so forth. And that is not determined by genetics or crap, but culture and how you are brought up.

Author — Valvallaria

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Archaeologists widely agree on two things about the British Iron Age: its many regional cultures grew out of the preceding local Bronze Age, and did not derive from waves of continental 'Celtic' invaders. And secondly, calling the British Iron Age 'Celtic' is so misleading that it is best abandoned.

Author — John Taylor

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It's like arguing about apples, really. Only difference is that the difference between us are propably a lot less visible than those between the sorts of apples. As I said. The real driving force is culture and what people want or know, not some fancy geneticblah, which WILL be used by people to discriminate against eachother. (and don't tell me they won't - I have experienced that myself.)

Author — Valvallaria

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Seriously, can't you write normally? Do you have to spam like this? It doesn't really support your point. And again: people determine what they are. Their sense of nationalism and culture. Nothing else. It is how you are brought up and so forth, not your ethniblabla. Even rulers have seen this. That is why imperialists always have supressed regional languages and tried to force their own onto them.

Author — Valvallaria

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Of COURSE there are regional cultures-there still are. OF COURSE things have changed and of COURSE there were invaders and blah.Welcome to the world.But I'll stick with it: Science > You.Fact is the languages people speak, like Irish, Welsh or even Breton are decendants of the celtic languages. That is not determined by opinion, but facts. Since culture is what determines how you think how you act and what not, it IS the driving force behind all this, not some BS concept that doesn't work anymore.

Author — Valvallaria

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In fact many archaeologists don't call ancient peoples of Britain 'celts' anymore, just iron age people. The idea of celts is actually a new one--only from the 17c.
In northern Spain, where the main source of geneflow into Britain was from, people aren't that dark. They never have been. But anyway, in most of the 'celtic' areas on Britain, brown/dark brown hair is the most common. it's over 40% in Ireland and even the Romans said that the Welsh, probably the darkest of the British isles,

Author — John Taylor

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And well, what if it is invented. Who cares? EVERY CULTURE on EARTH is invented. It's what culture IS. Its the exact opposite of "nature". It is what people do, it is what they wanted to do. it always has been. There is no ancient right to something, just because their parents or grandparents have done it. It was simply what they liked to do or were used to do. That is what culture is. Everywhere and at any time.

Author — Valvallaria