The story of why the great Gaelic hero Fionn MacCool sucks his thumb. A traditional Gaelic tale retold by educator Terri M. Roberts, perfect for reading aloud to children.
Volume One of the Shears Collection by Cape Breton piper Barry W. Shears tells the story of the many families and individuals who maintained traditional Gaelic piping in Nova Scotia, through history, culture, and images.
Volume Two of the Shears Collection by Cape Breton piper Barry W. Shears presents bagpipe arrangements and their Gaelic words as they were played and sung in Nova Scotia, accompanied by tune notes and images.
Audiobook edition of the fourth volume of Scottish Gaelic poetry by Lodaidh MacFhionghain; translations of poems by Coleman Barks, interpreter of Rumi. Read by the author with Persian, Scottish & Irish musical accompaniment.
The Scottish Gaelic edition of the graphic novel Wild Rose by Nicola R. White. Set against the backdrop of London and rural Ireland in 1790, Wild Rose reimagines a haunting Irish folktale.
Connecting readers with Gaelic languages and cultures
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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Play It Like You Sing It: The Shears Collection. Volumes 1 and 2 are now available at the Antigonish Heritage Museum in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.read more
An excerpt from the poem “A’ Meòrachadh” (On Reflection) in the new Gaelic poetry collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire (Bradan Press, November 2018).read more
Due to rising costs, the price of our bestselling books The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook and The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook will be increasing in 2019. If you have been thinking about buying either one, we strongly suggest buying them at the current price in...read more
Play It Like You Sing It: The Shears Collection. Volumes 1 and 2 are now available at the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The Genealogy Centre remains open during the fall/winter at 86 Haliburton Road and their gift shop is stocked with Bradan Press books and other delightful gifts!read more
Join us later this month in Glasgow or South Uist at the book launch events for Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion NicIlleMhoire. Event links below. Glaschu/Glasgow: 6:30pm, Thursday 15 November, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/313659339189387/...read more
An excerpt from the poem “Turas” (Journey) in the new collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire (Bradan Press, November 2018)read more
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