In Ràithean airson Sireadh, you have the opportunity to journey through the Celtic year with the Sufi mystic Rumi. Rumi’s poetry, which has been interpreted into English by Coleman Barks and translated into Gaelic by Nova Scotia poet Lewis MacKinnon, is an enriching and culturally diverse collection of poetry.
Two thirds of the poems in this collection are Lewis MacKinnon’s translations of the poems of Rumi, interpreted by Barks, while the other third are original poems by MacKinnon. They are shared in both Scottish Gaelic and English, read aloud for your enjoyment with musical accompaniment.
As an audiobook, it is enchanting. Author Lewis MacKinnon’s rich baritone finds itself accompanied with Persian, Irish, and Scottish traditional and spiritual melodies played by Saeed Foroughi on hammered dulcimer, setar, harp, and flue, with Wayne MacIntyre on guitar. Spanning two and a half hours, this audiobook will enchant and delight you.
The Ràithean airson Sireadh audiobook is currently available on Bandcamp. Purchase today to have an amazing audiobook to listen to over the coming week! This digital download through Bandcamp contains additional tracks, without music, for Gaelic speakers and learners for some of the poems.