Curious Language Links – Battle Cry

The Irish for Battle-Cry, Slúagh-ghairm, is pronounced [sloo-ah-hahrm]. The most common word used in Irish battle-cries was abú [ah-boo] meaning Hooray! or Forever! It comes from the words, buaigh/buaidh [boo-ee] and bua [boo-ah], meaning to win, victory or triumph. Interesting that modern military cries of “Booyah! Oorah! Hooah! & Hooyah!” all sound like the Irish… Continue reading Curious Language Links – Battle Cry

Curious Language Link – Tired Tour Shock

I’ve been battling asthma and respiratory illness for a while so I haven’t been singing and making music or been active online. I hope that will change this year and I can share new music with you soon. Also this year Ireland declared 2018 to be “Bliain na Gaeilge”, which is the Year of Irish… Continue reading Curious Language Link – Tired Tour Shock

Beidh Aonach Amáireach… (There’s A Fair Tomorrow)

It’s over 80F and sunny today, but summer is over and so is the fair season. I got all the fair footage I needed for the music video to the Irish song, Beidh Aonach Amáireach I gContae An Chláir (There’s A Fair Tomorrow In County Claire). Maybe you’ll recognize some of the fairs in the… Continue reading Beidh Aonach Amáireach… (There’s A Fair Tomorrow)

Music Therapy and Ancient Ireland

Music Therapy is used to help heal the sick, brighten the depressed, and awaken the mentally ill. Ancient Irish folktales speak of trumpets healing the wounded. Could it be based on truth? Researchers have studied tones from horns and found they also produce ultrasound, which is known to promote healing in biological cells. The ultrasound… Continue reading Music Therapy and Ancient Ireland