A Pocket History of Gaelic Culture

ISBN-13:
9780862785697

Gaelic culture is famous all over the world - but what is it? This book takes you on a journey through ancient and modern Irish culture. It covers: the rich native tradition that existed in preChristian times; the coming of Christianity in the fifth century; Ireland's 'Golden Age' of art and literature; and, the nineteenth-century Celtic revival.
Gaelic culture is famous all over the world - but what is it? This book is an engaging view of the story of music, language and the arts in Ireland from prehistory to the present day. The book is a lively journey through ancient and modern Irish culture. It covers: the rich native tradition that existed in preChristian times; the coming of Christianity in the fifth century; Ireland's 'Golden Age' of art and literature; the nineteenth-century Celtic revival; the place of Irish writing in the English language; and how traditional dance has been modernised to create phenomena such as Riverdance and why this is so popular.
'Alan Titley ... is a considerable writer both creative and interprative, a broadcaster and an academic. He has done a terrific job, putting perspective and a sense of reality on the story of the Gael.' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland
Alan Titley was born in Cork. He is Head of the Irish Department in St. Patrick's College, Dublin. He has written and broadcast extensively on Irish culture.


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