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For the MAUI CELTIC RADIO SHOW head to our Maui Celtic Radio page.

You've been asking for years, and we've finally done it! All past editions of the The Maui Celtic Show originally broadcast on Blues & Roots Radio are now available to listen at http://www.mixcloud.com/mauiceltic/. Easy to sign up, and free. A treat for yer Celtic lugs!

For the CELTIC ART OF HAMISH BURGESS head to our Gallery page.

NOW-June 14th - in Kahana, West Maui, you can see The Celtic Art of Hamish Burgess exhibition "I Am Music" at Hawaiian Village Coffee in the Kahana Gateway Mall (4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, #207) in West Maui. Opening hours 5.30am-5pm every day. See our Hamish's Celtic original art and giclees - available for purchase. If you want a chat with him about his art, please call 808-264-5190, and he'll pop round to the coffee shop to see you.

"I Am Music" Celtic Art exhibition at Hawaiian Village Coffee in Kahana

The show features Hamish's Celtic artwork about music, album covers, musicians and more. The centerpiece of the show is an illumination of Allan C. Inman’s writing "I Am Music". Burgess was asked to illuminate the piece as a gift for music veteran and founder of The Irish Rovers, George Millar. Inman, whose greatest desire in life was to have some of his literary efforts published, wrote the piece over 70 years ago.

Monday May 15th, 2017 - a sad day for Maui indeed, when John Grant, a well-known leading Celtic figure on Maui, a bagpipe teacher and Pipe Major, lost his valiant battle with cancer. The larger-than-life character was a great supporter of Maui Celtic, and co-hosted the original Maui Celtic Radio Show with our Hamish Burgess on Mana'o Radio back in 2003.

Hamish Burgess & John Grant on the 2nd ever Maui Celtic Radio Show
with Sleepy John at Mana'o Radio in 2003

The 2nd Maui Celtic Radio Show in 2003

Also, with several other pipers, they co-founded the Maui pipe band in 1999, soon to become 'The Maui Celtic Pipes & Drums', led by Pipe Major John Grant, and later re-named 'The Isle of Maui Pipe Band', which exists to this day. John's legacy would be the scores of bagpipers that he taught on Maui, and beyond. A piper since 1959, John played with the US Army 36th Regiment Pipes and Drums, then served as Pipe Major of the Central Coast Highland Society Pipe Band in California, before moving to Maui.

Pipe Major John Grant leading the Maui Celtic Pipes and Drums

Hamish: "My friend and Pipe Major John Grant, left our world on the morning of May 15th. I’m proud to have called him my friend, co-founded a pipe band with him, marched beside him, played music, and laughed, cried, and drank with him….we started the Maui Celtic Radio Show together, and I even tattooed him. I learned a lot from him. We drank whisky, raised a wee bit o’hell, fought like cats & dogs, knocked down walls, built more, including a few between us, like most good Celts! The man is a legend amongst his friends, and enemies too I’m sure. The Black Bear of Maui roars no more…..except in the next place! Sean, mo chara…. you were a lot more than a friend. Aloha ‘Oe John." Condolences to his family and friends.

Pipe Major John Grant leading the Maui Celtic Pipes and Drums
in the 4th July Makawao Parade in 2006

Maui Celtic *ipes and Drums in the Makawao 4th July Parade '06

Aloha ‘Oe John Grant



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Events on Maui & Oahu

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Keep an eye on the Celtic Events held on MAUI, OAHU and HAWAII. From Radio shows to live concerts, you'll find all the info you need, right here at mauiceltic.com

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Our online store is currently set up for the US Market. We invite Canadian, European and other international Celts to browse the store and then e-mail us for specific shipping quotes. Our published shipping rates are for the US only.


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ORIGINAL CELTIC ART BY HAMISH BURGESS, RECENT WORKS...

'I AM MUSIC' by Allan C. Inman
Illuminated by Hamish Douglas Burgess © Hamish Burgess 2017

More details on the artwork above & below on our Gallery page.

'MAUI CELTACEAN' © Hamish Burgess 2014

'Maui Celtacean' by Hamish Burgess © 2014

More details on the artwork above & below on our Gallery page.

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' by Hamish Burgess © 2012

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013. Original Celtic art by Hamish Burgess, on stained watercolour paper, with acrylic paint colours, and acrylic black ink outline. A piece commissioned by George Millar founder of the legendary Irish Rovers, for the cover of the new triple CD "The Irish Rovers - 50 Years". Available now at The Irish Rovers online store, as well as an 18" x 24" art poster, with a black surround and writing area underneath. The above artwork is available as a 24 x 24 inch limited edition giclee print on watercolour paper, signed and numbered, costing $200. Please email Hamish at hamish@mauiceltic.com


HAWAII TARTAN PAGE
is online ! Hamish of Maui Celtic together with the Hawaii Tartan's designer Douglas Herring, have made the history and information about this beautiful tartan, or plaid, easily available to the public on our 'Hawaii Tartan' page.

New cool Hawaii Tartan Apparel is available !

Hawaii Tartan

Sashes, Mini-sashes, Shawls, Fly Plaids, Head Wraps, as well as the previously available made-to-measure Scottish wool Kilts. Give a gift of Hawaii Tartan to your friends and family - you can find these new items in our "Online Store" now !



 

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April 2017 - unfortunately MAUI CELTIC will NOT be at the Scottish event of the year in the Hawaiian Islands over on Oahu, The Hawaiian Scottish Association Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Apologies to our friends in Honolulu, and we hope to see you soon. Meanwhile you can still pick up fine Celtic imports and Maui Celtic logowear at our Online Store.

Hamish & Jennifer at the Maui Celtic booth - 2013 Hawaiian Scottish Festival, Waikiki

Hamish & Jennifer at the Maui Celtic booth - 32nd Hawaiian Scottish Festival, Waikiki

A RED CELTIC DRAGON ON MAUI.... look out for Hamishs biggest Celtic art piece that was featured in KELTIA magazine in France, alongside Hawaiian Princess Ka’iulani and her Scottish father Achibald Cleghorn, in an article about Celtic connections in Hawaii.

Hamish's latest Celtic art - The Celtic Chariot - Celtic Dragon surf truck



Maui Celtic's own Hamish Douglas Burgess was awarded 'Scot of the Year' in 2010 by the Caledonian Society of Hawaii on Saturday April 10th at the Hawaiian Scotish Festival, for services to the Scottish/Hawaiian community. "The Caledonian Society has presented this award each year since 1987 to an individual who is of Scottish descent or has embraced an interest in Scotland and Scottish culture, has supported the Scottish community in Hawai'i, and has made a contribution to the Hawaiian community in general. The Board members of the Caledonian Society believe that you meet these criteria and are a person who exemplifies the values upon which this award is based."
Hamish would like to humbly extend his gratitude to the Hawaiian Scots for this recognition - Mahalo.

Hamish Douglas Burgess awarded 'Scot of the Year' 2010 by the Caledonian Society of Hawaii

Hamish Douglas Burgess (right) recieving 'Scot of the Year' award from Caledonian Society of Hawaii Chieftain Bruce McEwan (left) at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival

 


 

IN SUMMER 2009 HAMISH MADE AN EPIC TRIP TO SCOTLAND FOR THE 'THE GATHERING' IN EDINBURGH, THEN CORNWALL AND VANCOUVER, B.C.

Part of 'HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009', 'THE GATHERING' was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Scotland's culture, a 2 day festival and Highland Games in Holyrood Park, bringing together around 40,000 people from all over the world, with music, athletics, and the biggest clan gathering in memory. As Scottish Ambassador for The Princess Ka’iulani Project, Hamish also took the story of Hawaii’s most beloved Hawaii/Scot back to her father’s homeland, where he was a featured guest on Liz Clark’s  show “Travels with My Auntie Liz” on Celtic Music Radio Scotland, and broadcasting icon Archie Fisher’s “Travelling Folk” show on BBC Radio Scotland, both in Glasgow.

Hamish Douglas Burgess at the Clan Convention, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2009

Hamish also attended the first ever Clan Convention, at the Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba) building, where over 100 Scottish Clan Chiefs and clan dignitaries from around the world discussed the role of the Clans in the modern world.
While representing Scots of Hawaii, he reported on events and interviewed traditional musicians for his Celtic music radio show. More details on all the shows on our Maui Celtic Radio page. For the full story with photographs, please visit our Blog/News Archive page 2009.


For ongoing adventures of Hamish and Jennifer see the "Maui Celtic Blog" and for older happenings, please visit our News Archive page.

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ONLINE SHOPPING

YOU CAN NOW ORDER COOL CELTIC GIFTS ON THE 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE'. We invite you to check it out by clicking the 'Storefront' button.

Orders should be placed now at the 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE' to ensure arrival to you before St.Patrick's Day !

Clothing Jewelry Temporary Tattoos

MAUI CELTIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE NOW HAVE A NEW RANGE OF TEMPORARY CELTIC TATTOOS AVAILABLE IN OUR 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE'. TATTOO AND PACKACKING DESIGNED AND DRAWN BY HAMISH RIGHT HERE ON MAUI. So far we have two triscele designs and an armband. More to follow soon. Shipping is only a dollar each. Easy to put on with water - last up to a week. Fun and safe. Great for kids. Full instructions on the tattoo.

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'OLD, WISE, WARRIOR' by Hamish Burgess - full image on our GALLERY page

'Old, Wise, Warrior' detail by Hamish Douglas Burgess 2009

 


 

ANCIENT CULTURES

The ancient culture of the Celts , although geographically far from these Islands, did in fact have many similarities to the ancient Hawaiian culture.

Both cultures had their own mythology, legends of 'little people' and famous heros, and a belief that animate and inanimate things could posess spiritual power. They both revered the natural forces of their world, with gods and goddesses relevant to that. They both understood their place in their land, the natural way of things inherently entwined with their daily life, and so lived in harmony with nature.

Both cultures ended a seasonal war period every year when the Pleiades stars rose in the night sky, around the end of October. The Hawaiian war god Ku ended his reign, and a season of festivities called Makahiki, began under the god Lono. In the Celtic world, the war goddess The Morrigan ended her reign, and mated with The Good God Dagda, heralding the festival of Samhain.

Celtic Tree of Life by Hamish Burgess

Both cultures lived in tribes or clans, often in conflict to expand their territories, with an area of land traditionally associated with the clan. Each clan had their own chief or king, who ruled the land for the communual use of his people.

Neither culture had a system of writing, therefore had an oral tradition, stretching back many hundreds of years. The wise men, Druids in the Celtic world, and Kahunas in Hawaii, were keepers of knowledge, genaeology, history, and were healers and experts in certain fields. Both cultures were practised in the art of tattooing, and had a reputation as fierce warriors.

Both cultures at some time were taken over by outsiders, and a new religion, and were stopped from using their language, music, and traditional way of dress. Both later overcame that adversity with a revival of culture.

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'GUARDIAN OF THE GODDESS' by Hamish Douglas Burgess 2009

"Guardian of the Goddess" by Hamish Douglas Burgess

MORE ORIGINAL CELTIC ART BY HAMISH ON OUR GALLERY PAGE.

 


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New World Celts Award

MAUI CELTIC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR WEBSITE RECEIVED AN AWARD FROM THE 'NEW WORLD CELTS' ORGANIZATION, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting Celtic History and supporting Celtic Culture in the New World. Their new chapter is a Hawai'i Branch based over on Oahu.


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