Gaelic Month 2021 News & Events

Apr 28, 2021 | Book Launch, Events

Happy Gaelic Month from Bradan Press!
Mìos nan Gàidheal sona dhuibh bho Chlò a’ Bhradain!

We are excited to announce the following Bradan Press news, events, and opportunities for Gaelic Month 2021!

Friday April 30
Dihaoine, 30mh dhen Ghiblean

Submissions Open for New NS Gaelic Poetry Collection

Submissions are open for a new Nova Scotia Gaelic poetry collection! Anyone who lives or lived in Nova Scotia, has studied Gaelic in Nova Scotia, or has studied Gaelic with a Nova Scotian teacher, is eligible to submit up to four poems. Submissions will be open from April 30 until June 30. For details, see our next blog post on Friday April 30.


Saturday, May 1
Disathuirne, 1d dhen Chéitean – Latha Buidhe Bealltainn

Free Gaelic Poetry Audio Track

Wash your face in the morning dew and then go to Bandcamp for free Gaelic poetry to celebrate Là Buidhe Bealltainn, May Day! For Gaelic Month, Bradan Press is making Lewis MacKinnon’s audiobook track “Là Buidhe Bealltainn – May Day” track available for free all month on Bandcamp! The track features Gaelic and Persian music with four poems by Lewis MacKinnon (Lodaidh MacFhionghain). Three of these poems are Lewis’s translations of Rumi and Coleman Barks. Listen here.

Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking Audiobook cover


Wednesday May 5
Diciadain, 5mh dhen Chéitean

Free Audiobook of Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mór

On this day we celebrate the release of the free Bradan Press audiobook edition of Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mór on Bandcamp! We produced this audiobook with a grant from the Gàidheil air Adhart fund of Comhairle na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia. Listen to the free audiobook.

If you’d like to read along with the audiobook, buy the paperback or ebook featuring Cape Breton artist Emily MacDonald’s charming illustrations!

Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mór audiobook cover


Saturday, May 15
Disathuirne, 15mh dhen Chéitean
12:00-12:30pm Atlantic (4:00-4:30pm BST)

Book Launch for G airson Gàidheal

Join us on Facebook Live for the launch of G airson Gàidheal, the Gaelic translation and re-interpretation of the alphabet book G is for Gael. Written by Shelayne Hanson, illustrated by Etta Moffatt, and translated by Margie Beaton (Mairead Pheatan). RSVP for the free book launch here.

G airson Gàidheal book cover


Sunday, May 16
Didòmhnaich, 16mh dhen Chéitean

Author Lewis MacKinnon offers Gaelic Workshop

Bradan Press Author Lewis MacKinnon / Lodaidh MacFhionghain will be offering a Gaelic Song Workshop on Sunday May 16, 7-9pm BST / 3-5pm Atlantic / 2-4pm Eastern. To register, email anclascamelon @

For a taste of Lodaidh’s work, watch a video with a reading of one of the poems from the audiobook edition of his collection Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking. Learn more about the audiobook on Bandcamp.

Bradan Press author Lewis MacKinnon / Lodaidh MacFhionghain