The word Celtic is the name of a football club in Glasgow but it is also used in many other ways. Yes there are Celtic languages but are Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire really 'Celtic countries' as they are sometimes described? The word Celtic is sometimes used to link them together and to differentiate them from England and we see this in the names of a range of organisations, networks and competitions.
Is there such a thing as 'Celtic music' and what is 'Celtic art'? Is a Celtic cross really Celtic? In what way are 'Celtic spirituality', 'Celtic Christianity', 'Celtic knotwork' and 'Celtic artwork' really Celtic?
This first lecture takes place at 6pm on Thursday 11 November at W5 in the Odyssey Complex – tea and coffee from 5.30pm. The lectures are free and you can contact Catherine Lowe at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9051 5035 for further details.You can also get an insight into Dr James's research at http://www.ares.u-net.com/celtmean.htm