Connecting readers with Gaelic language and culture
Bradan Press is the newest company to carry on the 180-year-old tradition of Scottish Gaelic publishing in Nova Scotia, Canada. We publish books related to Scottish Gaelic language and culture in multiple genres, in both Gaelic and English.
Bradan means salmon in Scottish Gaelic, and represents the salmon of wisdom in the Gaelic folklore traditions of Nova Scotia, Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.
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Does “An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas” mean “Always in my heart” or “May I go to the toilet”? If you’re not sure, then this book can save you from an Irish tattoo nightmare! Learn how to incorporate Irish words into a tattoo, gift, artwork, or jewelry that honours the Celtic language and culture of Ireland. Featuring a glossary of over 400 authentic Irish Gaelic words, phrases, and sayings.
The ultimate “think before you ink” guide! Featuring a glossary of nearly 400 authentic Scottish Gaelic words and phrases suitable for tattoos, this handbook also gives a brief history and description of the language, examples of real-life Gaelic tattoo mistakes, and a discussion of the ethics of getting a Gaelic tattoo when you don’t speak the language.
The second volume of poetry by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir is titled after the ‘lavender generation’ of interwar gay rights activists. The poems portray a multitude of relationships, with the sense of an emotional life laid bare. The bilingual collection features 56 Scottish Gaelic poems with facing English translations by the poet.
Scottish Gaelic translations of poems by Coleman Barks, interpreter of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, alongside original poems. This is the fourth collection of Scottish Gaelic poetry by Lodaidh MacFhionghain, the only Canadian winner of the Bardic Crown at the Royal National Mòd in Scotland.
We have a holiday surprise for you: one more book for 2017! We are delighted to announce the publication two weeks from now of Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge by Terri M. Roberts. This is the story of the great Gaelic hero Fionn MacCool and why...read more
THIG DHAN MHEAS-GHORT AS T-EARRACH / COME TO THE ORCHARD IN SPRING Come to the orchard in spring. There is light and wine and sweethearts in the pomegranate flowers. If you do not come, these do not matter. If you do come, these do not matter. --poem by...read more
Bradan Press is proud to announce the November 2017 publication of our newest book, Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking by Nova Scotia poet Lodaidh MacFhionghain (Lewis MacKinnon). The book, the author's fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection,...read more
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