My silly Oonagh blog post from this morning !

Here it is and I cant find who I sent it to – typical and my attention span is very low so I may be distracted to something else before I finish this sentence like making a coffee by the absolutely awesome Caffe Laffare based in Wellington New Zealand – link below. I discovered ‘L’affare Gusto Fair Trade Organic – Intense, dark & chocolatey’ and now it helps me navigate the course of each day as I make it on a stove top with an espresso machine, adding one spoon of brown sugar, and pure NZ cream to each cup – indulgent ay ? So where was I ? Oh yeah – the link to l’affare is laffare.co.nz

The post from this morning: now I remember it was about Oonagh the german pop star who sings in Elfish and featured in Celtic Woman’s Tír na nÓg song – so I knew I’d get to the subject of this web site eventutally which is largely about Celtic stuff – music mainly. So according to the blogger, Oonagh is also a Celtic Goddess which I didn’t know until this morning on reading her blog about Oonagh. So now I’ll have to check this Goddess out and see if she looks like Oonagh – but first Im having a 10 minute break for coffee. [PAUSED]

[RECOMMENCED 10 minutes later] So Oonagh is the goddess of power but I think my Goddess is better as the Morrigan is the Goddess of battle, strife, fertility, and fate, assists or hinders warriors in battle, and has the sybol of the raven. On a search for ‘Oonagh’ Celtic Goddess, I largely just found Oonagh the popstar the subject of the blog. I now have to find the link to that blog.

Found it !

https://perfectlywilde.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/oonagh/

That’s all for now ! Ka Kite Ano

Sorry I’ll post my comment on the Oonagh blog now.

Hey so OMG im just like you – I get an obsession and cant stop until its sated (is that the word) with my second to latest being the translation of Tir Na Nog with Oonagh into Irish gaelic, since I wanted to know what it meant and encountered countless posts asking the same. So I set myself the task of achieving this with the same approach I take to my work being solving seemingly intractable computer code problems – yes yesterday I did this but first got my daughter Emma who is about to start a musical theatre degree and is a bit like Oonagh actually (including of Italian roots) to sing an improvised song about the computer problem I had yesterday so that it would inspire me to solve it ! but Im going off track. Where was I, oh yeah so I translated the chorus of Tir Na Nog and you can find the explanation on Youtube and at lyricstranslate.com. Im also starting to become fascinated by Oonagh and so far liked every song Ive watched on Youtube – so its awesome you have provided those links. Oh I mentioned my second to last obsession was Tir n Nog but my latest is learning by heart the awesome Irish song about Grace O Malley: Oró ‘Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile- and Im making good progress leaning Sinead O’ Connor’s version which is a kind of anglicised gaelic (a native speaker of it – their pronunciation is almost impossible to imitate). It will be my first all gaelic song that Ive ever learnt but I have mastered also Tír na nÓg of course – my gaelic translation of it, Téir Abhaile Riú , and Siúil a Rúin. This really comes in handy when you find yourself in a pub in Galway City and ask if the random locals you’re having a pint with can speak gaelic. When they say no you proceed to recite the gaelic you know which is just from a song and about which you have no clue as to the meaning and impress them so much that they buy you a drink. This did happen to me – its true. Ok that’s enough random nonsense from me , for a Sunday morning. I live in Wellington New Zealand by the way but Im well travelled and that’s why I actually ended up here having been brought up in Liverpool, UK. Oh no I got my obsessions all wrong. My very latest is I was in a celtic  band in 1993 and 1994 and just starting to post songs on Youtube. I did one last night called the Destitution Road. You mentioned Oonagh was the name of a Celtic goddess – well in my video you find a picture of the Morrigan my favourite Celtic Goddess who I think was the goddess of war and said to possess Queen Boudica when she tried valiently but failed to route the Roman invaders of Brittania. Bye for now or ‘Ka Kite’ as we say in Te Reo Māori – the indigenous language of New Zealand.

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