Lughnasadh: Keltisch oogstfeest van weleer

Gevoelsmatig zitten we nog midden in onze Hollandse zomer. De Keltische jaarkalender is vandaag echter alweer beland bij het oogstfeest Lughnasadh. Wie appels of peren wil gaan plukken, kan dus vooruit. Maar wat weten we eigenlijk over dit oeroude festijn? En wat kun je er tegenwoordig nog mee?

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Oogstfeest in Ierland (foto: Patrick Browne)

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Column: Lieve mevrouw

‘Samen ben je niet alleen’ stond er op het Holly Hobbie-tegeltje dat mijn meisjeskamer vroeger sierde. De tekst schiet me te binnen op een mooie zomerdag, in het kapelletje van Binderen. Het is er stil en verlaten. Terwijl ik rustig op een bankje zit, komt er een lieve mevrouw binnen. Ze steekt een kaarsje op en begint te huilen.

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 4 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

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Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 3 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

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Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 2 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

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Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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