Sunday, March 29, 2009

Celtic Music now Available

Once again we have CDs available from Martha Clancy and Ellen Tepper. Some beautiful music featuring the Celtic Harp. You can learn more about these lovely CDs on the Celtic Harp page.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tartan Day coming April 6th

National Tartan Day will be here agin on April 6. The anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320) has been used by numerous groups and societies throughout Canada and America to celebrate their Scottish roots.

On December 19th 1991, in response to action initiated by the Clans & Scottish Societies of Canada, the Ontario Legislature passed a resolution proclaiming April 6th as Tartan Day, following the example of other Canadian provinces.

America followed suit on March 20th 1998, when Senate Resolution 155 (S.Res. 155), proposed by US Senate Republican majority leader Trent Lott, was passed unanimously.

So it's official! Celebrate your Scottish roots, or just celebrate! See our Tartan Day Gift Package. A red plaid bandana and a CD of Bagpipe music for only $5.00!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

St David's Day & Square Root Day

St David's Day, honoring the patron saint of Wales, was March 1st. Yes, we missed it! But nevertheless...

David is a native of the country of which he is patron saint (a rarity in the British Isles). He became renowned as a teacher and preacher, founding monastic settlements and churches in Wales. David died 1 March circa 589. Celebrations of this day generally involve daffodils, leeks, parades, musical and sporting events. Wales flags and gift items can be found on our Wales web page.

Today is also Square Root Day! That's right, the date is 3/3/09. Get it?! 3 is the square root of 9! Hallmark has plenty of time to prepare cards to celebrate the next Square Root Day which will be Apr 4, 2016.

Have a great day!