Wie zijn we

Enkele vrienden die door een gelukkig toeval vrienden voor het leven zijn geworden.
Door Mac Eddy, onze voorzitter hebben we met zen allen de verschillende aspecten van whisky leren proeven en kennen. We hebben de smaak te pakken gekregen. Gezien Eddy reeds aangesloten was bij een whiskyclub, zijn we op het idee gekomen om zelf met een club van start te gaan.
Na wat brainstormen en opzoekingswerk werd de inspiratie gevonden bij the Clan MacKenzie.
Gezien enkele leden in een bocht wonen werd de naam snel gevonden. Curve is het engels voor bocht en THE CLAN MACCURVE was geboren.

Voorzitter : Eddy Op De Beeck
(In Memoriam – Ondervoorzitter : Manuel Adams)
Secretaris : Jimmy Verduyckt
Penningmeester / Ondervoorzitter : Marc Verstraeten
Evenementen : Luc De Rijck

MacKenzie History

Gaelic Name:MacCoinnich 
Motto:Leceo non uro (I shine, not burn)
Badge:Stagshorn clubmoss
Lands:Ross and Cromarty, Isle of Lewis
Origin of Name:Gaelic, MacCoinnich (Son of the fair)
Pipe Music:Caber Féidh


Origin of the name

The surname Mackenzie is of Scottish origin and derived from Gaelic. The name is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Coinnich, which is a patronymic form of the personal name Coinneach meaning “comely” or “handsome”. [43] [44] Today personal name Coinneach is generally Anglicised as Kenneth however Kenneth was originally used as an Anglicisation of different Gaelic personal name – Cionaodh. [44]

The Anglicised Mackenzie had originally been pronounced “Mackaingye” – with a modern English Y sound represented with the letter yogh ȝ. [4] In the 18th century it became popular write and pronounce the name with what is the equivalent of a modern English Z sound, because of the similarity of the letter yogh and letter Z . [4] Today there are several Lowland Scots words and several Scottish names that have been affected in a similar way (example: the surname Menzies). [45]

From the Gaelic “Maccoinneach” meaning “fair, bright one”, the MacKenzies are thought to descend from the ancient royal house of Lorn. The clan held lands in Ross-shire, stretching from the Outer Hebrides in the west, to the Black Isle in the east.

The western stronghold of the clan MacKenzie was at Eilean Donan Castle at the mouth of Loch Duich. During the seventeenth century, the MacKenzies installed the clan MacRae as hereditary constables of the castle, and the MacRaes were to remain fiercely loyal to the family for many centuries.

For a clan who were of no particular consequence in ancient days, the MacKenzie clan achieved an exceptional degree of political eminence between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. They were resolute in their loyalty to the Stewart monarchy, and were rewarded for this when they were created Earls of Seaforth. This loyalty is symbolised in the clan motto “Cuidiche an righ” or “the king’s tribute” and also in the appearance of a stag’s head (a feudal gift to a king) in the chief’s coat of arms.

The fourth Earl of Seaforth remained loyal to James VII, and even followed him to Ireland and France, where he died in exile. It was at this time that the famous prophecies of the Brahan Seer foretelling the downfall of the clan as a political force began to unfold.

However, the MacKenzie clan has gained eminence in other fields, one of the most notable being literature. John MacKenzie was the author of “Beauties of Gaelic Poetry”, which has been hailed as the finest Gaelic anthology ever written, and W.R. MacKenzie is noted as a famous historian.

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