Celtic tradition

Celtic tradition
   The Celtic people probably migrated to the British Isles from a common Indo-European homeland somewhere in eastern Europe. The traditional Celtic nations are Alba (Scotland), Breizh (Brittany, or Gaul), Cymru (Wales), Eire (Ireland), Galatia (northern Spain), Kernow (Cornwall), Mannin (Isle of Man) and Britain. Celtic traditionalists are keen to reconnect or ‘ground’ themselves in history. Hence there has been a ready audience for the wealth of recent material produced from Celtic roots, such as Irish cultural products from musicians such as Enya and the Chieftains to films like Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game and The Commitments and novels like Roddy Doyle’s Paddy Clark Ha Ha. and Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher’s Boy.
   See also: Irish communities

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