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.
We are proud to announce the first Bradan Press book of 2017: The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook! Written by a fluent Irish speaker, this book will appeal to anyone who loves tattoos, Irish language and culture, or Celtic roots.read more
February is LGBT History Month in the UK. To celebrate, the Gaelic Books Council named the Bradan Press book Lus na Tùise / Lavender a book of the week!read more
The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook by Dr. Emily McEwan was exhibited this weekend at the Atlantic Craft Trade Show in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Look for the book at gift shops in Cape Breton, Peggy’s Cove, and all around the Maritimes in summer 2017!read more
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