Lammas

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Lammas

a Scottish term day, formerly 1 August, now the 28th. See QUARTER DAY.
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The band is named after Lughnasadh, an ancient Irish harvest festival, and currently includes Crawford on flute, low whistles and tin whistles; Sean Smyth on fiddle and low whistles; Trevor Hutchinson on double bass; Cillian Vallely on uilleann pipes and low whistles; and newest member Ed Boyd on guitar.
Googling a runner Lughnasa 6.15 Cork Traditionally celebrated on August 1 in the northern hemisphere and February 1 in the southern, Lughnasa (or Lughnasadh) is a harvest festival in the Gaelic tradition, 'the feast of the first fruits'.
Thus, he refers constantly to the so-called "Pagan Wheel of the Year," a festival cycle limited to Wicca and other syncretic Celtic/Germanic Pagan religions, even though "Wheel of the Year" festivals such as Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Yule are irrelevant within historical and contemporary Pagan religions that originate in, say, Mediterranean or Eastern European regions.
Progressing in the Celtic lunar calendar "Sword" concentrates on loss battles maturity and centers around the summer harvest celebration of Lughnasadh. Finally in the third section "Star" the editor honors druids--the Celtic priestly class who served as philosophers advisers and links to the supernatural.
It was known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in) and was one of four great Celtic festivals, which also included Imbolc (February 1) Beltane (May 1) and Lughnasadh (August 1).