Spear of Lugh (p 49)

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This is adapted from a poem found in _Carmina Gadelica_.

The language here is modern Scottish Gaelic, or Gàidhlig. I highly recommend slighe.com if you are interested in learning more of this language.

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Agus Lugh caomh-gheal, cro-gheal, cra-gheal,
Ga do dhiona, ga do chaomhna, ga do charamh
Le treuin a laimhe, le nimh a ghaise,
Fo sgaile drilleanach a sgeith.

And may Lugh kind-white, strong-white, red-white
Preserve thee, protect thee, provide for thee,
With the might of his hand, with the point of his spear,
Under the shade of his shimmering shield.

approximate pronunciation:
AH-gus Loo KOOV-yal, KROH-yal, KRAW-yal,
ga do YEE-ana, ga do KHOOV-na, ga do KHAR-uv
le train a LAW-va, le niv a GHAH-sha,
foh SGOL-la DRILL-a-nawkh a sgay

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from _A Circle of Stones_ audio, released December 7, 2012

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From haunting Celtic lullabies, through laments of intense grief and pain, to songs of healing and hope, Caera’s music always contains an authenticity that can be hard to find in today’s music, or even in today’s world in general. Powerful soprano vocals blend with the bell-like tones of her brass-strung Gaelic harp to create music that carries people through life, dreaming or fully awake. ... more

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