RED HOT MAUI CELTIC NEWS
Sat/Sun April 9/10th - at late notice, we are pleased to announce that MAUI CELTIC will have a booth at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Ala Moana Beach Park McCoy Pavilion, 10am to 6pm. $1.00 entry fee to the pavillion. We will have booth of fine Scottish imports, classic Maui Celtic logo wear (with the cool Celtic knot Island Map shirts), plaid items - Hawaii Tartan sashes, shawls, and head wraps (do-rags). We represent Sportkilt again this year, with the biggest selection of tartan to be seen in Hawaii for years!
Hamish & Jennifer at the Maui Celtic booth at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival, Waikiki
Piping from The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii starts the ceremonies at noon both days. There will be traditional Scottish dancing from the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Hawaii, and of course the Athletic & Highland Dancing Competitions with visiting athletes and Highland Dancers from around the world.
On the main stage there will be music from local bands including Celtic Waves, and James McCarthy from Oahu, and The Kilt Lifters from the Big Island, plus visitors bagpipe rockers Celtica - Pipes Rock! The fire-breathing guitar and bagpipe rockers visit Hawaii for the second time. The band deliver hard-hitting bagpipe tunes with massive percussion, their original compositions, not to mention twirling fire-balls, movie themes on the pipes, and even fire-breathing guitars !! www.celticarocks.com.
In the Clan tent you can find out more about your family history, and visit the The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, The Caledonian Society of Hawaii, and the The Friends of St.Patrick booths. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Hawaii will have a booth with tea and great scones, and even haggis !
More info on the annual event from The Hawaiian Scottish Association at www.scotshawaii.org.
MAUI CELTIC RADIO SHOW NEWS
Sundays on Maui - the Maui Celtic Radio Show with Hamish Burgess has returned to the Maui airwaves SUNDAY morning 8-10am - Old time slot, but new station - on the dial at KAKU 88.5 FM Maui (KAKU885FM on facebook).
Sundays (and Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays) - the weekly Maui Celtic Show with Hamish is on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. The show will be online Sunday's - local time for the summer 10am-12pm (Hawaii), mainland 1-3pm US/Canada West coast, 4-6pm Eastern Standard Time, and 9-11pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 10pm-12am. The show repeats on Mondays 10am-12pm EST, and Fridays 11.30am -1.30pm EST on Blues & Roots Radio.
Sundays in Australia - fantastic news from Blues & Roots Radio Australia - The Maui Celtic Show has a prime spot Sunday at 7pm Australia time (5am EDT), which is 11pm Hawaii time on Saturdays!
Tuesdays - the Maui Celtic Radio Show is on Celtic Music Radio 95FM across Glasgow, Scotland from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net.
More details on all the shows on our Maui Celtic Radio page.
You've been asking for years, and we've finally done it! All past editions of the The Maui Celtic Show originally broadcast on Blues & Roots Radio are now available to listen at http://www.mixcloud.com/mauiceltic/. Easy to sign up, and free. A treat for yer Celtic lugs!
Our online store is currently set up for the US Market. We invite Canadian, European and other international Celts to browse the store and then e-mail us for specific shipping quotes. Our published shipping rates are for the US only.
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THERE IS NOW BAGPIPING IN LAHAINA, WEST MAUI EVERY NIGHT !
You can hear bagpipes at 6.30pm every other night at Fleetwood's on Front St. - in the rooftop bar of Mick Fleetwood's (of Fleetwood Mac fame) new restaurant. One night is a traditional Hawaiian blessing, oli (chant), and pu'u (conch-shell) blowing, the other is Roger McKinley on the Great Highland Bagpipes, and occasionally Maui Celtic's own Hamish Burgess. Roger pipes most days, with Hamish playing his days off, with and Innes Asher covering when Hamish is off island. Great friendly staff, amazing food, and Mick Fleetwood himself is regularly there to meet people - and you never know if any of his other rock star pals will be there !
ORIGINAL CELTIC ART BY HAMISH BURGESS, RECENT WORKS...
'MAUI CELTACEAN' © Hamish Burgess 2014
More details on the artwork above & below on our Gallery page.
'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013
'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013. Original Celtic art by Hamish Burgess, on stained watercolour paper, with acrylic paint colours, and acrylic black ink outline. A piece commissioned by George Millar founder of the legendary Irish Rovers, for the cover of the new triple CD "The Irish Rovers - 50 Years". Available now at The Irish Rovers online store, as well as an 18" x 24" art poster, with a black surround and writing area underneath. The above artwork is available as a 24 x 24 inch limited edition giclee print on watercolour paper, signed and numbered, costing $200. Please email Hamish at firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII TARTAN PAGE
is online ! Hamish of Maui Celtic together with the Hawaii Tartan's designer Douglas Herring, have made the history and information about this beautiful tartan, or plaid, easily available to the public on our 'Hawaii Tartan' page.
New cool Hawaii Tartan Apparel is available !
Sashes, Mini-sashes, Shawls, Fly Plaids, Head Wraps, as well as the previously available made-to-measure Scottish wool Kilts. Give a gift of Hawaii Tartan to your friends and family - you can find these new items in our "Online Store" now !
TOP MAUI CELTIC NEWS STORIES
April 2014 & 2015 - for the first time in 13 years MAUI CELTIC was NOT at the Scottish event of the year in the Hawaiian Islands over on Oahu, The Hawaiian Scottish Association 33rd Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Due to a US mainland tour with The Irish Rovers we could not be there - apologies to our friends in Honolulu, and we hope to see you next year. Meanwhile you can still pick up fine Celtic imports and Maui Celtic logowear at our Online Store.
Hamish & Jennifer at the Maui Celtic booth - 2013 Hawaiian Scottish Festival, Waikiki
A RED CELTIC DRAGON ON MAUI.... Hamish’s biggest Celtic art piece was featured in the October issue of KELTIA magazine in France, alongside Hawaiian Princess Ka’iulani and her Scottish father Achibald Cleghorn, in an article about Celtic connections in Hawaii.
LOTS OF RAIN ON MAUI MADE IT VERY GREEN FOR St.Patrick's Day on March 17th 2012 ! See all the fun events on Maui and Oahu on our News Archive page.
Hamish after piping by the Jameson booth, with the lovely Jameson ladies
January 29th - February 5th, 2012 - Hamish and Jennifer just returned from cruising in the tropics with the Irish Music Cruise to the Caribbean - 'Songs & Stories Caribbean Cruise', presented by Debbie Casey (www.irishmusiccruises.com) 1-888-56IRISH.
They joined a host of talented singers and musicians - The Wolfe Tones, Archie Fisher, the Makem & Spain Brothers, Jez Lowe, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty, Seamus Kennedy, Máirtín de Cógáin, Harry O'Donoghue, Ciaran Sheehan, Hanneke Cassel, Tom Sweeney, and Andy May. Ports of call: leaving Ft Lauderdale Florida, for Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, then Georgetown, Grand Cayman, on to Mahogany Bay, Honduras, and over to Costa Maya, Mexico.
A brilliant week of great company, laughs, fine food, Caribbean adventures, and world-class Irish music - the craic was indeed mighty on the High Seas ! For a look at this year's trip go to our News Archive page and scroll down to Jan/Feb. For details of next year's IRISH MUSIC CRUISES LAND CRUISE IN THE BAHAMAS check out www.irishmusiccruises.com or contact Debbie Casey at freephone 1-888-56IRISH for more info.
Hamish and Jennifer returned in May 2011 from cruising to Alaska with the Irish Music Sessions at Sea, presented by Debbie Casey (www.sessions-at-sea.com) 1-888-56IRISH. They joined a group of talented singers and musicians - The Makem & Spain Brothers, Seamus Kennedy, and Máirtín de Cógáin. The craic was indeed mighty ! Details and photos of the trips at at our Blog/News Archive page.
Jennifer and Hamish at the Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
AUGUST 2010 - THE MAUI CELTIC CREW WERE AT THE WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - Hamish, Jason, Alison, Alice and Mike saw the Grade 1 Finals when the Irish took the World's in front of 55,000 people !! Hamish captured the ecstatic moment for the St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin, just after the announcement.
World Champions - St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band
The runners up on the day were: 2nd place Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland, 3rd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia from Scotland, 4th Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Vancouver, Canada, 5th House Of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead from Scotland, and 6th Scottish Power. The results have been adjusted since the day, due to a compilers' error, with SFU changed to 3rd, and Boghall & Bathgate 4th (see Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association website for final results). Around 240 bands were at Glasgow Green for the World Pipe Band Championships, with 8000 pipers and drummers from 16 nations competing for awards in their class.
Maui Celtic's own Hamish Douglas Burgess was awarded 'Scot of the Year' for 2010 by the Caledonian Society of Hawaii on Saturday April 10th at the Hawaiian Scotish Festival, for services to the Scottish/Hawaiian community. "The Caledonian Society has presented this award each year since 1987 to an individual who is of Scottish descent or has embraced an interest in Scotland and Scottish culture, has supported the Scottish community in Hawai'i, and has made a contribution to the Hawaiian community in general. The Board members of the Caledonian Society believe that you meet these criteria and are a person who exemplifies the values upon which this award is based."
Hamish would like to humbly extend his gratitude to the Hawaiian Scots for this recognition - Mahalo.
Hamish Douglas Burgess (right) recieving 'Scot of the Year' award from Caledonian Society of Hawaii Chieftain Bruce McEwan (left) at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival
IN SUMMER 2009 HAMISH MADE AN EPIC TRIP TO SCOTLAND FOR THE 'THE GATHERING' IN EDINBURGH, THEN CORNWALL AND VANCOUVER, B.C.
Part of 'HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009', 'THE GATHERING' was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Scotland's culture, a 2 day festival and Highland Games in Holyrood Park, bringing together around 40,000 people from all over the world, with music, athletics, and the biggest clan gathering in memory. As Scottish Ambassador for The Princess Ka’iulani Project, Hamish also took the story of Hawaii’s most beloved Hawaii/Scot back to her father’s homeland, where he was a featured guest on Liz Clark’s show “Travels with My Auntie Liz” on Celtic Music Radio Scotland, and broadcasting icon Archie Fisher’s “Travelling Folk” show on BBC Radio Scotland, both in Glasgow.
Hamish also attended the first ever Clan Convention, at the Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba) building, where over 100 Scottish Clan Chiefs and clan dignitaries from around the world discussed the role of the Clans in the modern world.
While representing Scots of Hawaii, he reported on events and interviewed traditional musicians for his Celtic music radio show on Mana’o Radio 91.5fm, 8-10am Sundays (online at www.manaoradio.com).
For the full story with photographs, please visit our Blog/News Archive page.
Ongoing - Maui's best kept secret - for the best real chips (French fries that is) this side of the Altantic head on down to Wow-Wee Maui's Kava Bar & Grill at 333 Dairy Rd # 101 Kahului. They have some great food and a killer Sushi Bar with reasonable prices, but of Celtic note - the chips are like my granny used to make ! Not to mention their Maui made chocolate bars. Tell them Hamish at Maui Celtic sent you......(808) 871-1414 www.wowweemaui.com
Orders should be placed now at the 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE' to ensure arrival to you before St.Patrick's Day !
MAUI CELTIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE NOW HAVE A NEW RANGE OF TEMPORARY CELTIC TATTOOS AVAILABLE IN OUR 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE'. TATTOO AND PACKACKING DESIGNED AND DRAWN BY HAMISH RIGHT HERE ON MAUI. So far we have two triscele designs and an armband. More to follow soon. Shipping is only a dollar each. Easy to put on with water - last up to a week. Fun and safe. Great for kids. Full instructions on the tattoo.
'OLD, WISE, WARRIOR' by Hamish Burgess - full image on our GALLERY page
The ancient culture of the Celts , although geographically far from these Islands, did in fact have many similarities to the ancient Hawaiian culture.
Both cultures had their own mythology, legends of 'little people' and famous heros, and a belief that animate and inanimate things could posess spiritual power. They both revered the natural forces of their world, with gods and goddesses relevant to that. They both understood their place in their land, the natural way of things inherently entwined with their daily life, and so lived in harmony with nature.
Both cultures ended a seasonal war period every year when the Pleiades stars rose in the night sky, around the end of October. The Hawaiian war god Ku ended his reign, and a season of festivities called Makahiki, began under the god Lono. In the Celtic world, the war goddess The Morrigan ended her reign, and mated with The Good God Dagda, heralding the festival of Samhain.
Both cultures lived in tribes or clans, often in conflict to expand their territories, with an area of land traditionally associated with the clan. Each clan had their own chief or king, who ruled the land for the communual use of his people.
Neither culture had a system of writing, therefore had an oral tradition, stretching back many hundreds of years. The wise men, Druids in the Celtic world, and Kahunas in Hawaii, were keepers of knowledge, genaeology, history, and were healers and experts in certain fields. Both cultures were practised in the art of tattooing, and had a reputation as fierce warriors.
Both cultures at some time were taken over by outsiders, and a new religion, and were stopped from using their language, music, and traditional way of dress. Both later overcame that adversity with a revival of culture.
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'GUARDIAN OF THE GODDESS' by Hamish Douglas Burgess 2009
MORE ORIGINAL CELTIC ART BY HAMISH ON OUR GALLERY PAGE.
MAUI CELTIC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR WEBSITE RECEIVED AN AWARD FROM THE 'NEW WORLD CELTS' ORGANIZATION, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting Celtic History and supporting Celtic Culture in the New World. Their new chapter is a Hawai'i Branch based over on Oahu.