This weeks post is dedicated to the fine work of the Am Bhuidheann Dubh showing the very spirit in that soul.
In days of old the chief’s bard would recite deeds of heroism that epitomised the culture of the Gael. The spoken word was revered in the social bonding of the people of the Ghaidhealtachd.
In this dedication we start with a few words from Am Bhuidheann Duhb’s own bard…………………………..
Before you read the translation, listen to the spoken word.....Ged urramach an fheadhainn ciùin,
'S e feadhainn a thig 's a thèid maraon,
A dh' àrdaicheas dùthaich os cionn
Gun choimeas ach gun dìon
Nan toirear sùil air uillt nan glinn,
Air cladach geal nan clachan mìn',
Cum cluas ri claisneachd, guthan binn'
'S iad innse dhuinn,
Mas deònach sinn,
Gur breamas feum ar linn
Ar lèirsinn fhèin 's ann oirnne dhìth,
Ar beul-chainnt uasal siubhal a bith,
O Lunainn thàinig tràilleachd dhì,
Ach greim a' chograich,
Gu bràth 's e fògraicht',
'San àm sin gheibhear sìth.
Though honourable the gentle ones,
It's those who will come and will go as one,
Shall raise a country up above
Without equal, but without guard
If eye is cast on the brooks of the glens,
On the white shore of the smooth stones,
Keep an ear to hear, sweet voices
As they tell us
If willing are we,
That mischief is the need of our age
Our own vision, tis that we lack,
Our noble speech travels from being,
From London came her slavery,
But the grip of the stranger,
For ever exiled,
Tis in that time peace will be found
This message from the soul can be seen throughout in answer to London’s slavery.
The amount of Saltire boards being spotted all over Scotland in response to the Saltire’s everywhere campaign is heartening.
So what do you do with scrap plywood, estate agent For Sale signs, blue and white paint, traffic cones from the roadside "nae cash and carry", 2 x 2 timber and postcrete……??
More next week
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