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Samhain “Dumb Supper”

The Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games Samhain “Dumb Supper” This was something I just recently ran across so I thought I would get the newsletter out before Halloween/Samhain. I’ve found a number of webpages describing the practice of a Dumb Supper (“Dumb as in “silent”) that comes from […]

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Autumn / Samhain Traditions

Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games Autumn/Samhain Traditions I ran across an article touching on Samhain/Halloween customs beyond just the usual Halloween-related items and thought I would share some notes from it. To understand the significance of the seasonal holidays of Samhain, and it’s Spring counter-part Beltane, […]

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Celtic “Suttee”?

    Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games Some items in the news to start out Oldest Surviving Bannockburn Manuscript Restored One of the oldest surviving copies of a poem detailing the Battle of Bannockburn has been restored. First Century Gallic Chariot Tomb Found Tomb is that […]

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Brooches and Kilts

    Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games Brooches & KiltsI was just talking to our partners in crime at the Celtic Croft about something I haven’t thought about for a while. Back in my early days of being in a Scottish reenactment group I used to […]

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