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Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:19 pm

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Many years ago (1994-5ish) I got my dad this card for his birthday. We were having a bad time at the time, he and I, and he was well into his God. This helped a little bit at a time when even tiny improvements in our relationship were basically massive victories.

He liked it so much he framed it and after he died, my mum gave it to me and it's been on the wall ever since.

I believe that this was one of a series, all illuminated like this. I like how it looks (I'm not at all religious). I want the rest of the series.

Who knows where it came from? Tell me.
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Post by Otto Sump @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:02 pm

No clues on the card itself I take it?
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Post by thekungfury @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:03 pm

I prefer Athena's B&W efforts

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Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:04 pm

Otto Sump wrote:No clues on the card itself I take it?

It's in a proper frame (i.e. mounted and framed by an actual framer, rather than me chucking it in a frame I got at Woolworths) so I'm very loath to dismantle it to look at the back of the card.
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Post by Otto Sump @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:05 pm

CJ+ wrote:
Otto Sump wrote:No clues on the card itself I take it?

It's in a proper frame (i.e. mounted and framed by an actual framer, rather than me chucking it in a frame I got at Woolworths) so I'm very loath to dismantle it to look at the back of the card.


Understood. Can't remember where you got it?
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Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:05 pm

thekungfury wrote:I prefer Athena's B&W efforts

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As funny as a mybrainhurts joke.

No, even funnier than that!

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Post by Greg66 @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Is that a set of initials in the bottom RH corner?
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Post by Otto Sump @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:18 pm

It looks - no offence intended whatsoever - like the sort of thing you'd get in the National Trust gift shop at Stonehenge or Glastonbury Abbey or w'evs. The expensive end, obviously.

I take it you've Googled "set of Celtic cards" and trawled through six trillion results without any luck?
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Post by Otto Sump @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:19 pm

Greg66 wrote:Is that a set of initials in the bottom RH corner?


JF?
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Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:24 pm

Otto Sump wrote:It looks - no offence intended whatsoever - like the sort of thing you'd get in the National Trust gift shop at Stonehenge or Glastonbury Abbey or w'evs. The expensive end, obviously.

I take it you've Googled "set of Celtic cards" and trawled through six trillion results without any luck?

Yeah, did that.

I bought it in a card shop in the North East. It's quite unusual because it doesn't have, in massive authentic celtic font, An Oirish Prayer, Begorrah! on it.
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Post by Disastrous @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:26 pm

By extension, I presume you've tried uploading it to google and doing a reverse image search?
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Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:26 pm

Disastrous wrote:By extension, I presume you've tried uploading it to google and doing a reverse image search?

Yep. Finds mostly Islamic stuff.
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Post by Disastrous @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:33 pm

CJ+ wrote:
Disastrous wrote:By extension, I presume you've tried uploading it to google and doing a reverse image search?

Yep. Finds mostly Islamic stuff.



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Post by Otto Sump @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:40 pm

CJ+ wrote:I bought it in a card shop in the North East.


Well that certainly narrows it down.
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Post by Pigeon @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:43 pm

I suspect that the chance of tracking down the original series after >20 years is pretty slim to say the least.

However, googling the text does trivially locate a Celtic hymn book which appears to be where it came from. It might be worth considering providing a copy to @inkysloth on twitter and comissioning a new series.
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Post by Monty @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:57 pm

I found this: http://ssje.org/ssje/2016/03/27/experie ... -almquist/ by typing some of the (prayer) text into Google:

The early Middle Ages was a time of terror, warfare, injustice, insurrection, and greed. From this very time comes a Celtic Prayer of resurrection...

He goes on to repeat the prayer (towards the bottom).

It appears that the prayer is from the early Middle Ages, however the prayer added to the 'hymn' that Pidge found appears to be from the 1980's which is a bit odd. And I've no idea who "Adam" is.
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Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:04 pm

Adam is likely to be David Adam, a bloke who wrote about St Brendan.
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Post by BellaBanter @ Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:49 pm

You are sure it's part of a collection, but I assume no idea how big this collection is? Did you find visuals of the Celtic hymn book that the others mentioned?
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Post by Barbarianna @ Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:39 pm

Well turns out David Adam wrote a few things, as Im sure you know.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Adam_(priest)

The poem in question features in this book:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edge-Glory-Prayers-Celtic-Tradition/dp/0281064512

Apparently Mr Adam is retired and lives in Lindisfarne.

There are a couple of ways to contact him maybe:
An electronic bookshop based in Lindisfarne apparently or something:
https://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/bookshop/

Or maybe try the publisher of this recent-ish work of David Adam, to find out about where he got his stuff licensed for cards etc:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holy-Island-Lindisfarne-David-Adam/dp/0281058989
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