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.
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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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The 2018 holiday season was so busy that we forgot to mention this: Emily McEwan, president of Bradan Press, was interviewed about her publishing work for the December 2018 issue of Celtic Life magazine! Celtic Life is sold by subscription but they have graciously...read more
Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr bho Chlò a’ Bhradain! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bradan Press! Enjoy our video Christmas card to you:read more
Don’t be that guy—do your research! We’re proud to announce our new video for the series of Celtic Tattoo Handbooks: a short cautionary tale about a Gaelic tattoo nightmare.read more
The award-winning Gaelic poetry collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire launched in November with two events, one at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 15 November, and one at Kildonan Museum in the Isle of South Uist on Monday 19...read more
Our final pre-launch poem graphic is an excerpt from the poem "Beannaich ar Làithean-saora — O Causa Nostra Laetitiae" in the new collection Adhbhar Ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy by Marion F. NicIlleMhoire (Bradan Press, November 2018): This photo is drawn from the...read more
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
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