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Bradan Press, founded in 2016, carries on the 180-year tradition of Scottish Gaelic publishing in Nova Scotia, Canada. Bradan means “salmon” in Scottish Gaelic, and refers to the Salmon of Wisdom in Gaelic oral tradition.

Nollaig Chridheil 🌟 Merry Christmas

Nollaig Chridheil 🌟 Merry Christmas

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr bho Chlò a’ Bhradain! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bradan Press! Enjoy the poem "Là Naomh" ("Holiday") from Lewis MacKinnon's Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking audiobook. This poem is read aloud by the...

Holiday Order Deadlines for Canada Post Shipping

Holiday Order Deadlines for Canada Post Shipping

The winter holidays are coming, and it's time to think about ordering Bradan Press books for gift-giving! We would say that if you need a book order in Canada by December 24th, it's safest to place your orders in the Bradan Press online shop by Friday, December 2,...

Bradan Press is 7 years old today! Tha Clò a’ Bhradain 7 bliadhna a dh’aois an-diugh! 🎂 

Thank you to our readers around the world, creative collaborators, funders & everyone else who has supported us since our January 2016 founding! 🥰

Mòran taing do ar luchd-leughaidh air feadh an t-saoghal, ar luchd co-obrachaidh cruthachail, na buidhnean a thug maoineachadh dhuinn, agus a h-uile neach is buidheann eile a thug taic dhuinn o’n a chaidh sinn a stèidheachadh san Fhaoilleach 2016! 🥰

📚 🇨🇦 We're celebrating with a SALE! 7% off books and $7 shipping (normally $12) on Canadian orders over .5kg, Jan 18-31! Use code SEACHD. Not included: Book Boxes, flags, gift cards.

🇺🇸 US orders: 7% off books, but shipping is normal cost (a bit more than USPS Priority Mail). Msg us thru bradanpress.com/contact with "Birthday Sale" in the subject line, desired books & your address & phone! We'll send you a Paypal invoice payable by credit card.

📆 Please note your order may not ship til Feb 1: we’ll be away for a trade show in Scotland Jan 19-30!

Photo by @ella_james_designs. Delicious lemon blueberry cake by @delectabledessertsns in Burnside, Dartmouth, NS. Baile nan Loch gu bràth!

#gaelic #gàidhlig #gaelicbooks #novascotia #indypublishing
Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr bho Chlò a’ Bhradain! 🌟🌲
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bradan Press! 🌟🌲

Enjoy the poem “Là Naomh” (“Holiday”) from Lewis MacKinnon’s Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking audiobook. This poem is read by the author with guitar accompaniment by Wayne MacIntyre. Original arrangement of “Tàladh Chrìosda” also by Wayne MacIntyre. Click the link in our bio to watch the video.

Nolllaig Chridheil dhuibh uile, agus bliadhna mhath ùr dhuibh nuair a thig i!
See you at the 🎁 Last Minute Christmas Craft Show 🎁 this weekend, Dec. 17-18 in the Maritime Room at the Halifax Forum! Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5! 🎄 #halifax #novascotia #christmascraftshow #gaelic #gaelicbooks #lastminutechristmasshopping #lastminutewintersolsticeshopping
Bradan Press was planning to bring our books to @gaeliccollege/Colaisde na Gàidhlig's Christmas weekend / An Nollaig Ghàidhealach this weekend. Unfortunately we've had to cancel at the last minute! To make up for it, we're adding a FREE SHIPPING coupon to our online store for everyone coming to the Gaelic College this weekend (and anyone else who had to cancel like us!). 

You'll hear about the coupon code this weekend, but if you miss the news just DM us. The coupon will be good till next Friday Dec. 16th--but order ASAP for the best chance to get your books by Christmas! #gaelic #gaeliccollege #gaelicbooks
Find Bradan Press books in the @mccullochhousemuseum gift shop in #Pictou, #NovaScotia! The McCulloch Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10 to 5. Visit their gift shop for unique holiday gifts that are always tax free! #pictoucounty #gaelicbooks #gaelic #novascotia #ReadAtlantic
We’re having a Small Business Saturday sale on our Gaelic books, today through Friday, Dec. 2!

Tha sinn a’ dèanamh Féill-reic Disathuirne nan Gnothach Beaga, an-diugh gus Dihaoine an 2na latha dhen Dùbhlachd!

Link in bio > News > https://www.bradanpress.com/2022/11/26/small-business-saturday-sale/

#gaelic #gàidhlig #gaelicbooks #novascotia #ReadAtlantic #BlackFriday #SmallBusinessSaturday
LÀTHAICHEAN FÉILLE

Làthaichean Féill’ a chaidh a stéidheachadh
Ro’ àm na cuimhne;

Anns gach creideamh
Anns gach comunn;

Ro’n t-sìolachan do-fhaicsinneach a mheasgaicheas
Cleachdadh, òrdugh, biadh, comanachadh na daonntachd,

Bidh fìon nam féisean a’ brachadh thar chrìochan,

Far a’ robh a’ bhrìgh ’s a’ bhith a choimhead a-mach
Is a chunnaic gach nì,
A lùb glùn is ceann,
Anns na h-amannan beannaichte
Aig nach eil àm,

Ann an aonaidhean umhail a’ chianalais,

’S ann gu bheil ’ad air am faighinn ás an aon chadadh naomh,
A’ dòrtadh a-mach anns gach àite.

—Lodaidh MacFhionghain, Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking (2017)

FEAST DAYS

Feast Days established
Before memory;

In every faith
In every society;

Via the invisible sieve that mixes
Custom, observance, food, the communion of humanity,

The wine of the festivals ferments across boundaries,

Where the essence of the entity that looked out
And watched and beheld every thing,
That bent knee and head
At the blessed times
That have no time,

In reverent unions of longing,

Were found to be of all the same sacred stuff
Pouring out everywhere.

—Lodaidh MacFhionghain, Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking (2017)

Listen to this poem and the rest of the "An t-Samhainn" section of Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking, free on Bandcamp this month: https://bradanpress.bandcamp.com/album/r-ithean-airson-sireadh-seasons-for-seeking

FRIDAY, NOV 4, 2022 is another "Bandcamp Friday" when Bandcamp waives its fees and 100% of a Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking audiobook purchase goes to the publisher and author. https://bradanpress.bandcamp.com/album/r-ithean-airson-sireadh-seasons-for-seeking
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Image: Gerd Altmann (CC0 Creative Commons)
Day Two Day 2 at #HalCon2022—come see us!
Latha a Dhà aig Hal-con 2022—thigibh ann! 
#gaelic #gàidhlig
DORSAN #Gaelic #graphicnovel order updates!
📚 DORSAN is now available to order on Amazon! Here's an Amazon US affiliate link that doesn't cost you anything to use, but brings in a bit extra for Bradan Press: https://amzn.to/3soabSz 
Here's an Amazon UK affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3DB0xSU
📚 In the next week or so, DORSAN will be available to order through Bookshop.org, BarnesandNoble.com, and several other sites. We’re just waiting for a glitch to be fixed.
📚 Some time in November, DORSAN will be available to order in a GOC (Gaelic Orthographic Conventions) edition from the Gaelic Books Council shop.
📬 All the Bradan Press online book orders for DORSAN were dropped off on Tuesday October 25, to either Canada Post, or to our cross-border shipping service where they will eventually go into USPS Priority Mail. Mòran taing!!
📬 If your order was shipped by Canada Post, you should have received an email by now with the tracking number. If you don't see an email from Canada Post, please check your spam folder. Contact us if you can’t see it (bradanpress.com/contact).
📬 For packages to the USA, we emailed your tracking link on Tuesday night (but it may not start showing meaningful updates until about Thu/Fri when the packages are trucked across the border and put into the USPS mail system).
📬 Online orders that were waiting for our reprint of Bana-phrionnsa a' Phoca Phàipeir went to Canada Post today, Wednesday Oct 26!
DORSAN #Gaelic t-shirts are now available! As modelled by author Aonghas MacLeòid. (Gorgeous sunny day in #CapeBreton not included.) 🚨 Coincidentally, Redbubble's having an amazing 30% off SALE ending Thurs night Oct 27! See link in bio. #Gaelicbooks #ReadAtlantic #gàidhlig #novascotia #graphicnovel #eldritchhorror
We've extended our free shipping sale by one day, due to the coupon not working properly on Friday! 
🇨🇦 Canadian readers, order $45.98 or more at bradanpress.com/shop and get free shipping with code FOGHAR22!
🇺🇸 US readers, send us an email thru bradanpress.com/contact with your desired titles/quantities totalling CAD$45.98 or more, and shipping address. We'll send you a Paypal invoice with free shipping, payable by credit card!
#gaelic #gaelicbooks #childrensbooks #novascotia #readatlantic
Bradan Press is having a Fall book sale! Here's the reason for the sale: Bradan Press is trying to meet a book sales goal by September 30 in order to qualify to apply for Canadian federal publisher grants next year.

Even though Bradan Press is a minority-language publisher, which means smaller print runs, higher costs, and lower sales compared to all-English publishers, we still have to meet the SAME eligibility requirements as the English publishers for federal publishing grants. We aren't allowed to qualify for the lower requirements for minority-language publishers. Why? Because Gaelic isn't an *official* minority language in Canada. So, it has taken us 6 years and 9 months to nearly reach the goal of being allowed to submit an application for federal Canadian publisher funding. 

🇨🇦 SALE DETAILS: From September 15–30, 2022, Canadians can spend CAD $45 or more on books in the Bradan Press online shop (bradanpress.com/shop) and receive free shipping to Canada or the USA. Use code FOGHAR22 at checkout. (The code will work on a purchase of $44.98 or more.)

🇺🇸 USA readers can’t use our online shop yet, BUT please browse the shop, then send us an email through bradanpress.com/contact with 1) your order & 2) your shipping address & phone. We will send you a PayPal invoice payable by credit card (no Paypal account required). Our contact page info is in the comments below.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Readers in Scotland and elsewhere: We're sorry we can't offer you this sale! However, buying our books through the online shop of the Gaelic Books Council will ensure that your support goes as much as possible to Gaelic language & culture!

If you've already pre-ordered Angus MacLeod's 2nd Gaelic graphic novel DORSAN, your preorder can still count towards this sale! Contact Bradan Press for a different coupon code to use with this special.

Mìle taing airson ur cuid cuideachaidh!

#gàidhlig #gaelic #booksale #canlit #canadianbooks #novascotia #readatlantic
Bradan Press will be outdoors at the McCulloch Genealogy Centre (@mccullochhousemuseum) in Pictou, NS on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th at the Ship Hector Passenger Descendants Reunion!

We'll have lots of Nova Scotia-published Gaelic & English books for sale. Our titles include IAIN OF NEW SCOTLAND by Pictou County author Margaret MacKay, with a foreword by Diana Gabaldon – author of the Outlander series! It's perfect for Grades 4+ and grownups who love historical fiction.

Stick around for the workshops at 2pm, when Bradan Press president @dremilymcewan will give a workshop on "Gaelic Songs of the Hector": Gaelic songs that the Hector passengers who were Gaels would have known.

Chì sinn ann sibh! See you there!

#gaelic #pictou #pictoucounty #shiphector #gaelicbooks
TODAY is #BandcampFriday! Support #Gaelic / #Gàidhlig arts in Nova Scotia by buying the enchanting musical audiobook RÀITHEAN AIRSON SIREADH / SEASONS FOR SEEKING. Bandcamp waives its fees today and all revenue goes to us.

Free sample: https://bradanpress.bandcamp.com/album/r-ithean-airson-sireadh-seasons-for-seeking

The digital download features:

🔹  Spoken word intertwined with instrumental music

🔹  Poetry read aloud in Gaelic & English by the author, Lewis MacKinnon

🔹  Scottish Gaelic traditional melodies arranged & played by Wayne MacIntyre on acoustic guitar

🔹  Irish and Persain traditional melodies arranged & played by Saeed Foroughi on hammered dulcimer, setar, harp, and flute

🔹  Original poems by the author for the Gaelic/Celtic seasons

🔹  Gaelic translations of the poems of Rumi as interpreted by Coleman Barks

🔹  2.5 hours of audio

🔹  Bonus tracks - all the Gaelic spoken-word audio without English or music, especially for Gaelic learners

Buy it on Friday, September 2 and support the Gaelic arts in Nova Scotia! https://bradanpress.bandcamp.com/album/r-ithean-airson-sireadh-seasons-for-seeking
See you at @dartmouthcomix on Sunday Aug 21, 10-5 at Alderney Landing! Table 12 in the outdoor tent!
👀 COVER REVEAL! 👀
Here's the cover for Angus MacLeod's new #Gaelic #graphicnovel DORSAN, coming in Autumn 2022! Once again, we're lucky to have skilled Atlantic Canadian colourist Sandy Carruthers imbuing Angus's pen and ink illustration with perfectly uncanny tones and hues. Visit our website for a larger image: bradanpress.com > News 
#canada #novascotia #capebreton #indypublishing #gàidhlig #canlit
Thanks to our amazing Kickstarter supporters, the #Gaelic audiobook edition of the #graphicnovel ÁS A' CHAMHANAICH, read aloud by #CapeBreton author Angus MacLeod, is now available free on the Bradan Press YouTube channel and Bandcamp! 
🔊 Click the link in our bio and then "News" for the blog post with the links!
TEACHERS! Our list of #Gaelic resources for #NovaScotia educators has been updated! Visit the link in our bio to see the list on our website.

Our 2021 titles were just approved in the Dept. of Education's bias review process and added to the Nova Scotia School Book Bureau this month. Included is IAIN OF NEW SCOTLAND pictured here!
⭐️ TODAY is the last day for our Gaelic graphic novel audiobook #Kickstarter! EVERYONE who pledges gets a BONUS story by Angus, "A' Chaileag 's an Trobha"! ⭐️

All funds raised beyond the audiobook expenses are going towards the production of Angus MacLeod's next #Gaelic #graphicnovel, coming out in Fall 2022! 

Pledge by TONIGHT, midnight Atlantic time (11pm Eastern) at the Kickstarter link in our bio! Mìle taing!
Our #graphicnovel #booklaunch for Out of the Twilight has been RESCHEDULED TO SUN JUN 5 🚨 Please DM us for the Zoom link. (Link will also be posted in the Facebook event.) ✅ We’ll have an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with author-artist Angus MacLeod. DM us to send a question ahead of time! #gaelic
Tha sinn a' cur an leabhar grinn seo air bhog air Facebook agus YouTube an nochd aig 7f Atlantaig! Thigibh ann! 

We're launching this lovely #Gaelic #poetry book on Facebook and YouTube tonight at 7pm Atlantic! Come join us! 

To find the launch, click the link in our bio and then "Gaelic Month 2022" and scroll down to the poetry book launch link!

#gàidhlig
Seall na thàinig bhon chlò-bhualadair an diugh! 🤩 Òr a Mhaireas / Lasting Gold: New Nova Scotia Gaelic Poetry! #gàidhlig #gaelic #novascotia #gaelicbooks #gaelicmonth2022
Up with Gaelic! Learn about the Scottish Gaels in Nova Scotia with G is for Gael, an illustrated children's book by Shelayne Hanson with artwork by Etta Moffatt. (The book also comes in French and Gaelic editions!) #gaelic #gàidhlig #gaelicns #gaelicmonth2022
In Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mór, the two Biorachans get into a conflict that isn't easily solved... Find out what happens in our English edition Bodkin Beag and Bodkin Mòr, or in our two Gaelic editions! Illustrated by Emily MacDonald.
#gaelic #gaidhlig
Online book launches 🚀 and pop-up #Gaelic book sales 📚--lots happening this month for Mìos nan Gàidheal / Gaelic Month 2022!

👉 See our Gaelic Month events post at the link in our bio! 

#GaelicMonth2022 #GaelicNS
WOW, you helped us reach our Kickstarter goal of $1300 for Angus's Gaelic audiobook in less than 24 hours! Sin sib' fhéin! We're overwhelmed by your generosity and support. We'll send the rewards to backers (early audiobook access & Bradan Press discount coupon if applicable) June 1-3, 2022.

Now we'd like to try for a STRETCH GOAL by May 31, to raise the extra $600 of travel expenses for the project that Bradan Press originally proposed to cover ourselves. This would take us to $1900.

Receiving the extra amount in pledges would be a big help to us as we work on more Gaelic books for Fall 2022 and beyond, including Angus MacLeod's second graphic novel collection of original Gaelic stories! Can you please keep spreading the word on social media about the Kickstarter?

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you made a pledge, be sure to add "no-reply@kickstarter.com" to your e-mail contacts so you don't miss your reward fulfillment e-mail in June (it might go to spam otherwise)!
Ròs Fiadhaich is a graphic novel entirely in Scottish Gaelic; it is the translation of the independent comic book series Wild Rose by @nicolar.w. Set in rural Ireland and London in 1790, Ròs Fiadhaich reimagines a haunting Irish folksong as a tale of love and revenge. #Gaelic #Gàidhlig #novascotia
'S e DihAoine Bandcamp a th' ann! Today is Bandcamp Friday! If you buy an audiobook today, more of your money will go to the book creators! Check out Ràithean airson Sireadh/Seasons for Seeking by Lewis MacKinnon for an audible Gaelic poetry experience. #Gaelic #Gaidhlig #rumi #poetry #bandcamp
Thinking of getting a tattoo in Irish? Looking to make greeting cards, crafts or art projects with Irish in them? Let the Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook by Audrey Nickel steer you right! #Irish #tattoo #starwars
Bhon Phlateau dhan a' Chladach is a volume of modern Scottish Gaelic poetry by Calum L. MacLeòid. Get your copy from Bradan Press!  #Gaelic #Gaidhlig #poetry
COVER REVEAL ☀️ We're excited to show you the cover of ÒR A MHAIREAS / LASTING GOLD: New #NovaScotia #Gaelic #Poetry! The cover features a gorgeous golden image of a Louisbourg, Cape Breton sunrise by photographer Gerry Lunn. 📚🚀 Launch and preorder info in bio link!
How do you like your porridge? Salted or sweetened? Topped with fruit, nuts, honey or cream? Thick or thin? In Luran and the Mermaid, the Mermaid advised Luran to eat porridge every day in order to get faster and stronger! #gaelic  #gaidhlig #oats
Happy May Day from Bradan Press! Là Buidhe Bealltainn marks the beginning of summer in the traditional Scottish Gaelic view of the year. #gaelic #gaidhlig #bealltainn
“Dear old world... you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”

“A sheann shaoghail chòir... tha thu air leth eireachdail, agus tha mi air mo dhòigh a bhith beò annad.”

@bradanpress #annaruadh #anneofgreengables #gaelic #gàidhlig

Get Anne of Green Gables in Scottish Gaelic at Bradan Press!
Join us today at 1 pm Atlantic/5 pm GMT on our Facebook page for G airson Gàidheal, Air a leughadh le Mairead Pheatan / G is for Gael read in Gaelic by Margie Beaton! #gaelic #gaidhlig #novascotia #seachdainnagaidhlig
Là Fhéill Pàdraig sona dhuibh! Enjoy this guide to bad Irish tattoos by Audrey Nickel, author of the Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook! https://buff.ly/32WvgWF
Next week is Seachdain na Gàidhlig / World Gaelic Week! We'll be celebrating with a series of readings on our facebook page!

Monday, March 21: G airson Gàidheal 
Air a leughadh le Mairead Pheatan
G is for Gael read by Margie Beaton
Tuesday, March 22: Bàrdachd bho Ràithean airson Sireadh
Air a leughadh le Lodaidh Mac Fhionghain
Poems from Seasons for Seeking read by Lewis MacKinnon
Wednesday, March 23: Caibideil bho Anna Ruadh
Air a leughadh le Seoige NicDhòmhnaill
A chapter from Anne of Green Gables read by Joyce MacDonald
Thursday, March 24: Luran agus a' Mhaighdeann-Mhara
Air a leughadh le Seumas Y. Dòmhnallach
Luran and the Mermaid read by Shamus Y. MacDonald
Friday, March 25: Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mòr
Air a leughadh le Emilidh NicEòghainn
Bodkin Beag and Bodkin Mòr read by Emily McEwan

All readings are at 1 PM Atlantic / 5 PM GMT.
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Where in the world is Bradan Press? All set up for @Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring 2023 tomorrow in Glasgow!

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Bradan Press is 7 years old today! Tha Clò a’ Bhradain 7 bliadhna a dh’aois an-diugh! 🎂 Thank you to our readers around the world, creative collaborators, funders & everyone else who has supported us since our January 2016 founding! 🥰 Mòran taing do ar luchd-leughaidh air feadh an t-saoghal, ar luchd co-obrachaidh cruthachail, na buidhnean a thug maoineachadh dhuinn, agus a h-uile neach is buidheann eile a thug taic dhuinn o’n a chaidh sinn a stèidheachadh san Fhaoilleach 2016! 🥰 📚 🇨🇦 We're celebrating with a SALE! 7% off books and $7 shipping (normally $12) on Canadian orders over .5kg, Jan 18-31! Use code SEACHD. Not included: Book Boxes, flags, gift cards. 🇺🇸 US orders: 7% off books, but shipping is normal cost (a bit more than USPS Priority Mail). Msg us thru bradanpress.com/contact with "Birthday Sale" in the subject line, desired books & your address & phone! We'll send you a Paypal invoice payable by credit card. 📆 Please note your order may not ship til Feb 1: we’ll be away for a trade show in Scotland Jan 19-30! Photo by Ella James Designs. Delicious lemon blueberry cake by Delectable Desserts, Burnside, Dartmouth! Baile nan Loch gu bràth! 🥰

3 weeks ago

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Ás a' Chamhanaich - Graphic Novel Audiobook

6 months ago

This is the audiobook edition of Ás a' Chamhanaich, the debut graphic novel in Scottish Gaelic by C...

Òr a Mhaireas / Lasting Gold - Gaelic Poetry Book Launch

8 months ago

Fàilte! Welcome to the livestream book launch for Òr a Mhaireas / Lasting Gold: New Nova Scotia Ga...

Leughadh bho BIORACHAN BEAG AGUS BIORACHAN MÒR còmhla ri Ìomhair Dòmhnallach

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Leughadh bho LURAN AGUS A' MHAIGHDEANN-MHARA còmhla ri Seumas Y. Dòmhnallach

10 months ago

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Leughadh bho ANNA RUADH còmhla ri Seoige NicDhòmhnaill

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