This is the Christian wisdom, which is a more positive sounding version of the wisdom of the old religion: "What goes around comes around." The Celts of old were mindful of the Great Wheel of Life, believing that as the great wheel of the sky turned round, the Great Wheel of Life could bring them bounty or squash them.
SEANNACHIE 30 10/25/84
COSTUME -- For all theatrical appearances, you should have all the component pieces of an approved costume that befits your persona in the Clan. They may be made, bought, or borrowed, but you must have them and they must be approved. At Clan Meetings you need not wear your costume, but if pieces need to be approved, modified, etc., bring them along.
ACCESSORIES -- For theatrical appearances, bring all the gear that pertains to your persona. Knife, craft materials, weapons, carrying cases, ropes, ties, etc. are your responsibility. Any accessory that will be worn or shown should be in period and approved.
EATING UTENSILS -- Have at least a period cup, bowl and spoon. Bring your own utensils, and those for your children or guests, to all functions. For meetings, etc., you may use 20th century utensils.
FOOD AND DRINK -- In most cases, provide your own, and also a place to store it (i.e., cooler, picnic basket, etc.) For potlucks, bring enough for at least eight servings, and arrange ahead with the host or hostess for space in refrigerator or oven. For all performances, a cup and, if you have one, a water bottle of some kind, should be part of your equipment. If you bring "fast food" to a theatrical event, put it in period utensils and dispose properly of the wrappers.
PERSONAL EFFECTS -- Especially for overnight events, bring your own sleeping, washing, and personal grooming gear. Keep it stowed when not in immediate use. If your kit is noticeably 20th-century, find something "period" to cover it with at shows.
MEDICINE -- Bring any you need, and keep it in a very safe place. Certain prescription drugs may be best left locked up with the medical corps to prevent pilfering. Any unusual medical condition should be reported to the medical corps immediately.
PAPERS -- Always carry any identification you will need. Passes should always be with you, and driver's license or other I.D. may be needed to validate passes. For Faire workshops, take your report card. At meetings, paper and pencil for notes can save you time and trouble. Keep your Clan paperwork up to date, too --advise Norm Montgomery of address changes, medical status, etc. You are also responsible for any paperwork required for children or guests.
KEYS -- Keep them in a safe place that you can remember!
Welcome to Clan MacColin! To make your work with us a little easier, we've compiled a list of terms you should know. These are everyday words in Clan, but some may be completely new to you. Other seem like familiar words, but they have special meanings in the reference of Clan activities. Ask some of the older members what they mean.
|"An Darach Mor"
Chief, NOT Chieftain
Gold Stars (3/day)
Isle of Ewe
|Gaelic - Pronunciation - English
Dia dhui t ( dee-uh guht) Hello ("God to you").
Conas ta tu? ( coh-nuss taw too ) How are you?
Ta me go maith (taw meh goh mah) I am well.
Ma se do thoil e (mah shay doh hahl ay) Please.
Go raibh maith agat (guh rev mah ah-guht) Thank you.
Gaibh mo leith sceal (gwiv moh leh shkayl) Excuse me.
Buiochas le Dia (bwee-uh-khuss leh dee-uh) Thanks be to God.
Dia linn! (dee-uh ling) (Blessing when sneezing)
Slan abhaile (slawn ah-wahl-yeh) Safe home.
Fan amach na loca (fun aw-makh naw loh-khuh) stay away from the lake
Tog go bog e (toag goh buhg ay) Take it easy.
Uisge (oos-keh) water
Uisgebeatha ( oos-keh-baw-he ) whiskey (water of life)
Tar anseo (taar ahn-show) come here
Ceann alt (Kyan elt) knuckelhead
Dean deifir (jen jeffer) hurry up
Duisidh! ( doo- shee) wake up!
Na bac leis (nah bakk lesh) Never mind.
Dean e! (day-n ay) Do it !
Bi curamach! (bee coor-ah-mahkhl) Be careful.