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The Carmina Gadelica

In the 1800s, Alexander Carmichael (Beachd Alastair) collected over a hundred ancient poems and prayers still current in the Hebrides. Many unquestionably date back to the early Celtic Church. This is an example of an oral tradition surviving from the Western Orthodox Church, but may contain distortions due to centuries of transmission in an heterodox environment.


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