Category Archives: Celt

The Case of the Missing Books – Ian Sansom

It was obvious from when I ordered this book that it would not be your average mystery: young Jewish (half Irish) man arrives from joblessness in London to a small town in Ireland – Tumdrum – in the expectation of … Continue reading

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Yarrow, Charles de Lint

Yet another book I haven’t read in probably twenty years, Yarrow is the story of Cat Midhir, a fantasy novelist who, unbeknownst to everyone but herself, is dependent on her dreams for her writing.  Every night she has found herself … Continue reading

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers – Best. Concert. Ever – Again!

These guys couldn’t give a bad show if you paid them. Saturday night was the long-awaited Red Hot Chilli Pipers concert at the Warner Theatre in Torrington. First, a moment of wistful silence for the absence of Malcolm McEwen who, … Continue reading

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CPTV, this is neither kind nor fair

I told you I can’t afford another pledge, not even to get hold of tickets to the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.  I told you.  But did you listen?  Nooooo.  No, you had to air BLAST LIVE  AGAIN tonight.  I made it … Continue reading

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Who was that kilted man?

OK, so I told of my joyous discovery of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in the last post.  I can’t afford the music on iTunes or anything at the moment (having made an unexpected pledge to Connecticut Public Television for … Continue reading

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Mad genius on the bagpipes

This is wrong.  It’s just wrong, I tell you. No Reel 13 tonight, no Britcoms – pledge drives on PBS. I can’t normally sit through pledge breaks, so no matter what incredible shows they trot out for the drives I … Continue reading

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