Sunday, December 28, 2008

Robert Burns, January 25th

The birthday of Robert Burns, unofficial National Bard of Scotland, is celebrated around the world every January 25th.

Start your party with our Roberts Burns Gift Package. Music, flags and haggis! A great combination to give you a taste of Scotland and Robert Burns.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa; it's a great time of year!

May the simple joys warm your heart and fill your home.

Good Wishes and Happy Holidays to all from darachweb!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Holiday Shipping

Shipping during this time of year is always a challenge but we always do our best to get packages to you when you need them.

To recieve packages, in the USA, before December 25th, please order by December 21 and select Priority shipping.

For express shipping please contact us directly at 1-800-279-2678. If there is no answer please leave a message and we'll get back to you, generally within an hour or so.

For shipping outside the USA it's best to contact us to try to arrange shipping that will arrive before the holidays.

Best wishes to all for a stress-free holiday!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Sword Gifts!

We have some great new Swords available just in time for the Christmas season!

First, a new size of Wallace Sword. This is a shorter version of the replica Wallace Sword, 42" long. The full size sword is 52" long. Both are beautiful replicas of the sword used by William Wallace.

We've also updated the prices on our swords, and updated the shipping costs. Check here for some great bargains!

Also new, are two sgian dubhs. One has a stone at the top of the hilt, the other has a leather sheath embossed with a celtic knot design. See the Sqian Dubh here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday Flags and Music

Celebrate this holiday season with flags. Our holiday flags are now on sale! Only $7.95 each! Season's Greetimgs, Santa Claus, Merry Christmas, even a Snowman windsock.

Click Here to check out Holiday Flags

We have a great collection of Holiday music, CDs range in price from $2.98 to $9.95! Traditional carols, all instrumental, new age, harp or fiddle. Whatever your tastes in holiday music we have CDs for you!

Click Here to go to the Holiday Music selections.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Interesting Quote...

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

Happy Birthday Carl!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Vote for SHMA Awards

Vote early! Vote often!

Voting has begun for the Southern Heritage Music Awards.

Last year's winner of Vintage Album of the Year, Carl Peterson, has been nominated again!

The first round of voting takes place from 2 October until 2 November. You can place a vote once every day. The top five from each category will continue to the second round of voting, where the winner's will be decided. Vote Here!

Carl Peterson's album Songs of the South: Bagpipes and Banjos has been nominated (again) for Vintage Album of the Year. Many songs of the American South came from Scotland and Ireland with the immigrants of the 1700's and 1800's. The tunes were kept and new words were written. On this album Carl Peterson sings these songs, as well as some truly American songs, accompanied by the cross-cultural sounds of bagpipes and banjos. You can read more about, and listen to samples of, this album Here.

Vote early! Vote often!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

That's right, September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Aye matey! They even have a website. At darachweb it's a day we always look forward to. Avast! Check out all our pirate stuff. We have flags, stickers, lapel pins, bandanas and much more here. So get yer grog and join the fun, don't be a bilge rat! We also have great wooden pirate swords.

To start the celebration take 15% off your order from! Use the coupon code PIRATE15 to get 15% off (one per customer, valid until October 15, 2008).

Arrr, we also have a great double CD of Pirate Songs, Sea Songs & Shanties. Step up smartly, me hearties, this CD is a must for any Pirate get-together. Listen to some samples here! And don't forget to use the coupon code for 15% off!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Drifters

The Drifters, a novel by James Michener, is the story of six teenagers in the turbulent 1960s. They end up traveling together, each in search of escape or meaning for their lifes.

One of the characters is Gretchen, a sometime singer and guitar player from Boston, MA. Most of the songs Gretchen sings she learned from Francis J. Child's The English and Scottish Popular Songs (1882-1898) (Child Ballads). The songs were old narrative ballads that often "struck much to closely" to the experiences of those who heard Gretchen sing them.

Carl Peterson recorded these songs on an album called "Drifting with Michener", presented as Gretchen may have sung them, with minimal instrumentation.

When researching the songs, Carl often it found it difficult to find the correct lyrics based on the lines in the book. In the Child Ballads there are often dozen of sets of lyrics for any particular song. Carl took the context of the lyrics in the novel into consideration when choosing the lyrics for his album.

Carl's album includes 14 Songs from the Child Ballads, plus two Scottish ballads that also appear in the novel. You can hear samples and buy this album of beautiful story songs here: The Drifters.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Long Island Festival

A couple weeks ago darachweb spent a lovely day at the Long Island Highland Games in NY. The weather was beautiful! Not too hot, plus we were set up in a shady area so it was very pleasant. Carl Peterson was singing next to the darachweb tent, and that also made the day more enjoyable.

darachweb was very busy throughout the day and did well selling the flags, flag gifts, music and lots more. And Carl met up with a lot of "fans" who were glad to see him again. All in all, a wonderful time was had by all!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Download Carl Peterson

Many of Carl Peterson's recordings are available as digital downloads and mp3s! You can find CDs and individual track downloads on these sites:
Apple iTunes

Of course, you can also find all of Carl's recordings Here!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Apparel and More Flag Gifts

If you’re looking for flags on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs, buttons, bags, and much more, visit the darachweb Cafepress Shop.

You’ll find gift items with the Celtic nations flags, including Galacia, Brittany and Cornwall. As well as other hard to find flags such as the Wales St David and Ireland St Patrick.

If you’re looking for apparel using any flag you don’t see, just let us know and, if possible, we will add it.