Re: Celtic, semitic, etc.
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 1, 2000, 18:32|
Raymond Brown wrote:
> >The pipes, the kilt, and all that.
> Never met any Welsh pipes or kilts in the 22 years I lived there :)
> I know pipes are used in Brittany, Ireland & Scotland; but they are also
> traditional to parts of England, e.g. Northumbria, and to many parts of the
> European continent.
I am told that the pipes (gaita) in Galicia are clearly not a borrowing from the
insular version, but are related to it by common descent from the
most primitive version of the technology.
Detailed information at http://members.es.tripod.de/Celtic_Galiza/gaita.html .
> Kilts, I thought, were a fairly recent (i.e. two or three centuries ago)
> Scots invention replacing the older, more awkward philibeg.
It was the latter that I meant, though I did not know its name.
There is also the question of toponymy, though I have not yet found anything
sufficiently detailed on the Net.
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