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by Aelfcyn
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8016

My favourites are: Kingdom of Heaven - captured the atmosphere of the period IMO, though it does go on a bit, and of course Bloom is nice to look at A Knight's Tale - fun, funny, entertaining, which was the whole point of it The Three Musketeers ( 70's version ) - so much fun, lively, colourful, hum...
by Aelfcyn
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New films in production
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

New films in production

There are two new films coming out next year ( hopefully ): Valhalla Rising ( with Mads Mikkelsen as the lead ) which looks like it will be good, and Eagle of the Ninth, which is an adaption of Rosemary Sutcliff's book of that name, although apparently the Romans are all going to be played by Americ...
by Aelfcyn
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Teach Yourself Old English
Replies: 14
Views: 4187

I've gone ahead and ordered that one off amazon, it had good reviews.

also, if anyone's interested and hasn't already heard of them, the Engliscan Gesithas do a course for members, "for a modest fee" ( don't know what that is )

www.tha-engliscan-gesithas.co.uk
by Aelfcyn
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Daniel Deronda, and Arn: the Last Templar
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Daniel Deronda, and Arn: the Last Templar

I'm trying to find Daniel Deronda on DVD that isn't region 1...but...before I do...was it actually any good ? I saw about half an hour of an episode but missed the rest sadly.

And what about Arn ? Anyone seen it ? Any good ??
by Aelfcyn
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20964

I grew up on Rosemary Sutcliffe, think my fave was Frontier Wolf ( must buy myself a copy actually ). Actually, they should have made that into a film instead of that King Arthur drivel..... Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskel is really good, it was the first book of its era where the heroine was a ...
by Aelfcyn
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tafl Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

I'm fond of playing gwyddbwyll ( and winning, heh ). I made my game board out of a pices of leather which I carved with Celtic knots, stained and dyed. Looks quite nice really. The wooden pieces I got from Gothic Green Oak. My bf suggested sawing pieces off a dowel rod, then staining different colou...
by Aelfcyn
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Fiach McHugh O'Byrne
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

yes it is :) You'd be surprised at how many people apparently interested in the period and in Ireland have not heard of the man, or the song.... :? Googling the rest of the characters is fruitless..."Lord Kildare" gets a million different sites, all irrelevant ! I'd like to find out more a...
by Aelfcyn
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Fiach McHugh O'Byrne
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Fiach McHugh O'Byrne

Does anyone know anything about this person ? I found out about him from a song but the 'net doesn't throw up much when you do a search and I only have a very sketchy profile of him......
by Aelfcyn
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: harps/lyres
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

busy mole, yes it's your Roman lyre I have my eye on ! Do you tune to a diatonic scale, or a chromatic one ? Or just whatever sounds nice ? :shock: As for harps, I've seen so many and having seen them and looked on some other forums, I don't think I want one of the Pakistani rosewood ones. Again, th...
by Aelfcyn
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what do you listen to?
Replies: 22
Views: 5123

so many Christy fans ! "Follow me up to Carlow" is one of my Planxty favourites, although I hear they don't sing it anymore. He sings it with such savagery, and Fiach McHugh has piqued my interest, though I can't find that much about him on t'internet....... I've been listening to an Icela...
by Aelfcyn
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: harps/lyres
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

harps/lyres

Hi there, With any luck I'll be getting my paws on a Roman lyre and also a small harp of some description, and I'm after a) advice or recommendations for tutor books/how to play the lyre b) recommendations for a harp ( my budget isn't big, I only want a fairly cheap one until I can play it ) I don't...

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