With family back home and Lance visiting his sister in Missouri, on his way to join me here in Gold Canyon, I celebrated Christmas Eve with Cousin Tina. We ate lasagna at her house with a couple of her friends and then went to a Celtic Christmas Eve service at the United Church of Christ (UCC) church in Scottsdale. Celtic traditions were spread throughout the British Isles by the nomadic Celts. The Welsh, in particular, have a great tradition of singing and of hymns. The relationship between the Celts and the Welsh and the Irish is not clear to me yet. A topic for study. 



The above gentleman, John Good, is a proponent of Welsh music, language and culture. He builds his own historic Welsh instruments, and plays them all well, including a harp. Some of the hymn tunes were familiar. The format was to sing a couple of verses in English and then listen to a couple in Welsh. The pastor of the church did the scripture readings and also told some Celtic Christmas legends. 


The UCC is a good, liberal mainline church which doesn't require you to check your brain at the door, as evidenced by the plaques on the wall in the narthex, one of which read "Evolution happens!"


With family back home and Lance visiting his sister in Missouri, on his way to join me here in Gold Canyon, I celebrated Christmas Eve with Cousin Tina. We ate lasagna at her house with a couple of her friends and then went to a Celtic Christmas Eve service at the United Church of Christ (UCC) church in Scottsdale. Celtic traditions were spread throughout the British Isles by the nomadic Celts. The Welsh, in particular, have a great tradition of singing and of hymns. The relationship between the Celts and the Welsh and the Irish is not clear to me yet. A topic for study.

The above gentleman, John Good, is a proponent of Welsh music, language and culture. He builds his own historic Welsh instruments, and plays them all well, including a harp. Some of the hymn tunes were familiar. The format was to sing a couple of verses in English and then listen to a couple in Welsh. The pastor of the church did the scripture readings and also told some Celtic Christmas legends.

The UCC is a good, liberal mainline church which doesn't require you to check your brain at the door, as evidenced by the plaques on the wall in the narthex, one of which read "Evolution happens!"