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Literalist-Luke
Nov 8th 2008, 10:20 AM
The Irish singer, Enya, does anybody know what she professes her religion to be?

Literalist-Luke
Nov 8th 2008, 10:34 AM
Oh, never mind, I just found where she considers herself a Roman Catholic. :)

BrckBrln
Nov 8th 2008, 07:28 PM
I like Enya. :cool:

Richard H
Nov 8th 2008, 08:14 PM
I like Enya. :cool:I do too.
She's like religous Dido. :rolleyes:

daughter
Nov 8th 2008, 08:15 PM
Her sister is the better singer.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=r7LGdbC9l1E&feature=related

(The translation is a bit naff mind.)

daughter
Nov 8th 2008, 08:23 PM
Now look what you've done. I've been youtubed...

If Clannad sang Bach, it would sound something like this...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzpny5jLbM&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div

(I love Bach, but I'll now always be hearing him with a Irish trad band doing an alternative in the background...)

Dani H
Nov 8th 2008, 08:35 PM
I thought she was New Age? Very ethereal, her music. But what she's actually saying is difficult to understand due to all the lots of synthesizing things going on all over the place. Me likey, though.

Richard H
Nov 8th 2008, 08:48 PM
I thought she was New Age? Very ethereal, her music. But what she's actually saying is difficult to understand due to all the lots of synthesizing things going on all over the place. Me likey, though.She is sort of new age and ethereal is a good word.

I just watched her Caribbean Blue video on Youtube. Nice.

I like the paintings come to life esp. the Maxfield Parrish one at the beginning.
It’s one of my favorite paintings bu him - that and Daybreak. J

Richard H
Nov 8th 2008, 09:05 PM
I think this is my favorite Enya song:

How Can I Keep From Singing?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFlrwgYN4f0

daughter
Nov 8th 2008, 09:08 PM
I'm sorry, I'm in fits of laughter watching some of Clannad's old videos. There's one... sounds stunningly beautiful. Everyone saying how romantic, spiritual lovely it sounds... and the first verse basically means, "oy, woman... get out of bed. I've got a bottle for the mother of the house if you let me run off with your daughter...":rofl:

And then there's the tragedy of the apple that was really a potato song.

I love being Irish. We're bonkers...

Bethany67
Nov 8th 2008, 09:12 PM
If Clannad sang Bach, it would sound something like this...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzpny5jLbM&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div

(I love Bach, but I'll now always be hearing him with a Irish trad band doing an alternative in the background...)

Oh that's classic ... the words SOO don't go with the music. I'm waiting for the bodhran.

ƒσяєяυииєя
Nov 8th 2008, 09:12 PM
Luke answered He himself...

Richard that video is not available in my country... I liked the irish one by daughter didn`t get anything of the lyrics thoug [:

See you

daughter
Nov 8th 2008, 09:15 PM
Oh that's classic ... the words SOO don't go with the music. I'm waiting for the bodhran.
I was waiting for a bodhran and a fiddle too.

I could almost imagine this working, if the backing music just gave up pretending and REALLY went for it! If you're going to do it, do with sheer abandon, and insane enthusiasm.

I'm still having giggles about an T'ull, where Enya bemoans the fact that a young woman gave her an apple that turned out to be a manky seed potato. Everyone in Ireland was laughing at her, don't you know?

I loved listening to Clannad at university, because folks were so wrapped up in the mystery of the lyrics, and sometimes I swear they were just taking the micky.

daughter
Nov 8th 2008, 09:28 PM
Luke answered He himself...

Richard that video is not available in my country... I liked the irish one by daughter didn`t get anything of the lyrics thoug [:

See you

Here's another beautiful Irish singer for you, if you're interested... the lyrics are in the information box. I've heard several versions... I think it's a traditional mourning song from the islands off the West coast, but can't remember where I heard that. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oMv_3YnlYOo&feature=related

Dani H
Nov 9th 2008, 03:25 AM
Okay, so what is naff and taking the micky and a manky seed potato?

English please. ;)

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 04:47 AM
Okay, so what is naff and taking the micky and a manky seed potato?

English please. ;)"naff" is a slang version of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Association.

A micky is, well, you know, one of them elicit things.......

A "manky seed potato" is a special kind of potato produced by modernized Irish farmers in genetic cross-breeding experiments. It produces a highly self-productive seed that has a sort of, well, "manky" look to it.

Hope this helps. :)

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daughter
Nov 9th 2008, 10:06 AM
"naff" is a slang version of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Association.

A micky is, well, you know, one of them elicit things.......

A "manky seed potato" is a special kind of potato produced by modernized Irish farmers in genetic cross-breeding experiments. It produces a highly self-productive seed that has a sort of, well, "manky" look to it.

Hope this helps. :)

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urgh...

It doesn't... I'm confused now!

Okay... naff means "not very good," "a bit rubbish." It doesn't mean "awful," or "wrong." Just... "naff."

"You're not wearing that dress tonight are you? It's a bit naff..."

Exit stage right girl in a shocking pink tutu.

Taking the micky... Oh, when I think of it I should maybe not use it. It's short for taking the micturation, or "extracting the urine." Hummm...

Manky means raddled, old, withered and worn.

Seed potato... well, it's a little potato that you plant that magically turns into other potatoes. But not, as Enya discovers to her heart break, into apples.

Hope that helps. (Though I like Luke's translation attempt... you may be right about the US translation of NAFF)

Elouise
Nov 9th 2008, 01:11 PM
But...if you move west wards across the midlands manky becomes 'smelly, dirty' it is also commonly used in A&E to describe a symptom.
i.e. 'Aawer dannies gorn manky' [I have a supourating and infected finger]
so if someone asked in the west midlands for someone to hold a 'manky seed potato' they would refuse. Go on imagine the smell of a really manky spud. I assure you its bad and just does not wash off and kind of lingers.

In the UK you also have to watch for how dialect affects language.:rofl:

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 01:41 PM
urgh...

It doesn't... I'm confused now!

Okay... naff means "not very good," "a bit rubbish." It doesn't mean "awful," or "wrong." Just... "naff."

"You're not wearing that dress tonight are you? It's a bit naff..."

Exit stage right girl in a shocking pink tutu.

Taking the micky... Oh, when I think of it I should maybe not use it. It's short for taking the micturation, or "extracting the urine." Hummm...

Manky means raddled, old, withered and worn.

Seed potato... well, it's a little potato that you plant that magically turns into other potatoes. But not, as Enya discovers to her heart break, into apples.

Hope that helps. (Though I like Luke's translation attempt... you may be right about the US translation of NAFF)See that little shovel down in the corner of my post? That was a hint.......:D

EaglesWINGS911
Nov 9th 2008, 04:19 PM
I'm sorry, I'm in fits of laughter watching some of Clannad's old videos. There's one... sounds stunningly beautiful. Everyone saying how romantic, spiritual lovely it sounds... and the first verse basically means, "oy, woman... get out of bed. I've got a bottle for the mother of the house if you let me run off with your daughter...":rofl:

And then there's the tragedy of the apple that was really a potato song.

I love being Irish. We're bonkers...

^
Must be where I get all my craziness from..that and the Scottish and Cherokee :lol: Everytime I picture my early ancestors I get this image in my head of ppl in kilts drinking Irish whiskey and dancing Indian style with tomahawks,lol.

Jollyrogers
Nov 9th 2008, 05:07 PM
Taking the micky... Oh, when I think of it I should maybe not use it. It's short for taking the micturation, or "extracting the urine."

Interesting. In the U.S. a Mickey is something you slip in another persons drink at a bar when they are being annoying and you want them to leave. It is something that will eithr make then leave or make them pass out. (Visine Eyedrops is a common one, it encourages one to make many trips to the restrooms)

MrAnteater
Nov 9th 2008, 06:24 PM
Oh, never mind, I just found where she considers herself a Roman Catholic. :)

What someone says about themselves is irrelevant compared to the fruits of their actions. Their are many that claim to have Christian faith and values but their life demonstrates no such faith. President elect "O" is a good example.

Mat 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

I don't know much about Enya but look at what political stances and charities are supported and that will tell the real truth.

Richard H
Nov 9th 2008, 06:41 PM
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President elect "O" is a good example.So first we had "W" and now we have "O".
I hope the next one isn't "E". ;)



I could not help myself. :rolleyes:

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 07:17 PM
What someone says about themselves is irrelevant compared to the fruits of their actions. Their are many that claim to have Christian faith and values but their life demonstrates no such faith. President elect "O" is a good example.

Mat 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

I don't know much about Enya but look at what political stances and charities are supported and that will tell the real truth.Why do you think I said she "considers herself a Roman Catholic" instead of "she is a Roman Catholic"?

daughter
Nov 9th 2008, 07:26 PM
The only charities I know her to support are various specialist hospitals, including the children's unit at Rotunda hospital in Dublin, and various charities that build schools, dig wells, and provide protection against malaria in the developing world.

And may I please beg, on bended knee... Can Obama PLEASE stay out of the Gaeltacht!:giveup:

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 07:31 PM
Can Obama PLEASE stay out of the Gaeltacht!:giveup:THANK you. :agree:

:no:

Richard H
Nov 9th 2008, 07:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by daughter http://bibleforums.org/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://bibleforums.org/showthread.php?p=1860747#post1860747)
Can Obama PLEASE stay out of the Gaeltacht!:giveup:


THANK you. :agree:

:no:This is the most confusing thread! :rofl:

RoadWarrior
Nov 9th 2008, 07:39 PM
Gaelic classes begin on Monday promptly at 7 am Ireland time, on aisle 12, next to the butter and cream.

Remember to bring haggis to share.

No manky potatoes, please.

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 07:41 PM
Gaelic classes begin on Monday promptly at 7 am Ireland time, on aisle 12, next to the butter and cream.

Remember to bring haggis to share.

No manky potatoes, please.'Pprecciate ya organizing that fer us. :thumbsup:

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 07:42 PM
This is the most confusing thread! :rofl:Don't try to think in this thread, it'll only make it worse......http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/litluke/confused.gif

MrAnteater
Nov 9th 2008, 07:45 PM
Well, for the time being, we still have freedom of speech and I stand by my comparison.

Literalist-Luke
Nov 9th 2008, 07:52 PM
Well, for the time being, we still have freedom of speech and I stand by my comparison.I guess I'm confused what the problem is. http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/litluke/noidea.gif

daughter
Nov 9th 2008, 07:53 PM
Gaelic classes begin on Monday promptly at 7 am Ireland time, on aisle 12, next to the butter and cream.

Remember to bring haggis to share.

No manky potatoes, please.

An early taster.

"Butter" - t'im
"Cream" - uachtair
"Ice Cream" - (since we're in the dairy ailse) uachtair reoite
"That mad vegan complaining that the Irish lessons are in the dairy ailse..." - amadán.

RoadWarrior
Nov 9th 2008, 09:31 PM
An early taster.

"Butter" - t'im
"Cream" - uachtair
"Ice Cream" - (since we're in the dairy ailse) uachtair reoite
"That mad vegan complaining that the Irish lessons are in the dairy ailse..." - amadán.




The Gaeltacht, or An Ghaeltacht, refers to any of the districts where the government recognizes that the Irish language (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_language) is the predominant language, that is, the vernacular (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernacular) spoken at home.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaeltacht#cite_note-0) These districts were first officially recognised during the early years of the Irish Free State (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Free_State), after the Gaelic Revival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaelic_Revival), as part of government policy to restore the Irish language.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaeltacht#cite_note-1)
The comparable Gaelic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gaelic)-speaking areas of Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland) are referred to in Scottish Gaelic as the Gàidhealtachd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A0idhealtachd).

(from wikipedia)

Sorry about the dairy aisle! :rolleyes: It's just that the image I have of Ireland is green, green grass, happy cows ... and that lovely butter that Trader Joe's imports to my little California town.

I forgot to mention oatmeal, which I can also get from Ireland. However, what I have in the pantry just now is Snoqualmie Falls oats. Yum.

daughter
Nov 9th 2008, 10:16 PM
http://www.fleadhderry.com/press/Bellaghy%20Branch%20members.JPG

I found a picture of some of my cousins on line! The girl playing penny whistle, and the lad beside her on the flute. They're good too.

And please scroll down this link, for some lovely pictures of the village we left when I was a kid. Pick a picture and I've probably got a story to tell about it.

St Patrick's Church, pictured towards the bottom of the page, is where most of my family on my Mum's side are buried.

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.benbradagh.com/castle.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.benbradagh.com/&h=452&w=670&sz=94&hl=en&start=3&sig2=dK0Q8NBpwMwyTFsFeMEMIA&um=1&usg=__zY2bMgKGtJHNz7VVnmR0cMkqKWk=&tbnid=xPUDP_NmGpYvOM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=138&ei=CF8XSYnHKo2W0gSYmd3qCg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddungiven%2Bcastle%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den% 26safe%3Dactive%26rlz%3D1T4DKUK_en-GBGB226GB226%26sa%3DN

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