I donno if it's just me but during the mid nineties it seemed like there was this huge thing with being celtic. Whether in europe or in the new world. Yet just 20 years later it's just disappeared it seems. I mean celtic music itself was massive in canada, boston, flogging molly, ashley mascassic, etc etc. There were all the comedians (conan obrien, denis oleary etc) taking pride in their irish heritage. There was trainspotting, braveheart, boondock saints, Good will hunting, Rudy(notredame football movie) etc etc. You'd swear that people of celtic descent were 2/3s of the worlds population. Throughout europe and NA, there were celtic festivals. Even in census data, the count for irish and scottish was much higher than it is now, as most people these days just say canadian, american, or aussie?