Sunday, March 8, 2009

La Scelta and the Triple Spiral



The above music video is from a band called La Scelta, and it is entitled 'La Grande Danza' ("the great dancer"). It's a very catchy song. La Scelta plays what is considered Celtic-style music, which is probably based on traditional music from the modern "Celtic nations." It would have to be, because we don't know what kind of music ancient Celts may have composed. La Scelta has their offical website, as well as their YouTube channel.

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Along with the "Sun of the Alps," another Celtic symbol which is tied into the history of mainly the ancient continental Celts, is the "Triple Spiral." A tiny number of Irish people occasionally proclaim to various movements to "stop using OUR symbols" (Celtic symbols). Actually, the Sun of the Alps and the Triple Spiral are not identified with the British Isles at all, and the original Celts were living on the European mainland long before migrating there. It's not clear at all as to what the ancient Celts may have looked like, or what Indo-European sub-stock they may have belonged to. What may be a modern "Irish look(s)," could actually be inherited from Vikings or some other migrating people in that nation's history.

[6-28-09 UPDATE: I may have been mistaken regarding the knowledge of ancient Celtic music. The evidence seems to show me that there was some knowledge based on the instruments, therefore I retract the statement that "we could not" have known about their music.]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

u should learn about anything before spaking about it...that is not celtic music...and yes, its possible to know what kind of music they played and composed, since bands like this one (luar na lubre) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-xaCxwww5A looks all over the places the celtic people lived for the old people that plays songs that had been teached in their small village over many many years...so they get really close to what it was...

Brixia Fidelis said...

Well, they at least think they're playing what they think is Celtic-style music. I don't think it has been established, what type of music that ancient Celts produced. There hasn't been a truly Celtic nation, since probably Roman times. If what you're saying is true, then we would know what type of music Greeks and Romans composed as well.

Anonymous said...

WRONG the celtic people lived on the main land and the isles at the same times many trimes having name or pressance in both places becouse they are all celtic this soo called celtic invason crap is ROMANIZD lies exploiting family fights aginst a people they had killed and stolled most of europe, history, and culture from.