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.
Did you know that Bradan Press author Audrey Nickel has a blog, The Geeky Gaeilgeoir, where she writes about the Irish language? Following on from The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook, she's written more about bad Irish tattoos, including this post, this post,...read more
Bradan Press author Dr. Emily McEwan had a viral hit on the entertainment website Bored Panda this month with the post "Scottish Gaelic Tattoos that Make Me Cringe." The post features some of the original photos of bad Gaelic tattoos which could not be...read more
Earlier this month, Bradan Press author Marcas Mac an Tuairneir traveled with other members of the Inverness Gaelic Choir and musicians to Kautokeino, Sámiland in northern Norway to complete in the final of Liet International, the European songwriting competition for...read more
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