Podcast by Dr Sharon Blackie
In this episode, Dr Sharon Blackie talks to storyteller and poet Tom Hirons.
Michael Newton was awarded a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 for his dissertation The Tree in Scottish Gaelic Literature and Tradition. He has written several books and numerous articles on many aspects of Gaelic tradition and history, including Bho Chluaidh gu Calasraid (1999), We're Indians Sure Enough: The Legacy of the Scottish Highlanders in the United States (2001), and Warriors of the Word: The World of the Scottish Highlanders (2009). His research interests and areas of expertise include Scottish Highland immigrant literature and history; ethnicity and identity politics; human ecology; dance traditions.
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Lovely and important podcast
I especially loved the interview with Tom Hurons. This is not to be missed. I hope you will have him back again.
The Oct. 4th episode was like someone took all the disparate wonderings - thoughts - anxiety - yearnings rambling around in my head for the last year or so and give them all a tangible shape...or at least a way of starting to speak about them more cohesively. And that feels so powerful, so energizing and hopeful. I went from feeling as if there is a big, energetic, confused giant hiding in my chest in need of an outlet (but unable to find one) to feeling like I might actually be able to explore and define a way of being, of purpose, that I am yearning for; that I might be able to actually cultivate the deep, reflective connection with the world and this life that has been, as of yet, experienced only as a vague and unsettling discontent. Your conversation with David connected the dots for me in a way that I do not think I will ever be able to fully articulate. Therefore, please just accept my utterly heartfelt thank you. To listen to you and David talk about your lives’ explorations, your beliefs and convictions, was to be given a roadmap to better explore my own. Thank you.
This podcast is a breath of fresh air, or a sigh of relief. I’ve been seeking to understand and connect to my ancestors but Christianity is a huge block for me to feel deeply connected. Sharon helps connect me to this land and people in a beautiful way. Listening to this helps me understand myself and my witchy ways that are deep in my blood.