Saturday, September 30, 2006


An occasional blog stew.

--Yvonne Aburrow, writer, blogger, and Web developer, has created a Pagan theologies wiki, with this entry on "conversion" as understood in Paganism and some parallel academic theory.

--Oral traditions--literary, religious, folkloric, and other--are the focus of the Journal of Oral Tradition, now online with downloadable PDF files of articles, such as Stephen Mitchell on "Reconstructing Old Norse Tradition".

--I have a whole multi-part series coming up on new thinking about "Celts," but meanwhile, I heard the music of Turlough O'Carolan performed last night in Walsenburg, Colorado, which is probably only the second time in history that that has happened. The first time would have been a year ago during the first Spanish Peaks International Celtic Festival, which is still going on.

--Speaking of music, my old friend Bryan Frink is collecting political songs (generally satirical) at a new website. Check out the post-Katrina "Battle of New Orleans."


Blogger Yvonne said...

Thanks for the link :)

I like Turlough O'Carolan - beautiful. Did you know he corresponded with Antonio Correlli (the composer, not the owner of the fictitious mandolin)?

4:37 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...


You mean this Corelli? They were about the same age, it's true.

I do sometimes think that O'Carolan is seen as so very Irish as to make people forget that his music was a part of the larger Baroque scene.

12:34 PM  

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