Catastrophe at the Christmas Ceilidh Cover Reveal and Kickstarter Update

Sep 6, 2023 | Childrens, Crowdfunding, Holiday

Catastrophe at the Christmas Ceilidh


Catastrophe at the Christmas Ceilidh Cover Reveal

Today, Bradan Press is revealing the cover of Catastrophe at the Christmas Ceilidh:  Kate the Highland Dancer is back for another adventure! 

This time, Kate is excited to perform her first solo in the Christmas ceilidh. But as she waits her turn backstage, she starts to fear a CATASTROPHE! Kate’s imagination runs wild as she pictures every possible mishap in vivid detail, from forgetting her choreography to knocking over the Christmas tree. But at the last moment, she remembers the encouraging words of her dance teacher, and leaps and twirls to the audience’s delight.

Whimsical watercolour illustrations by Nathasha Pilotte complement award-winning author Riel Nason’s rhyming verse, with a reassuring message for every dance student.

Preorder the book or learn more on our website.


The Kickstarter campaign for An Rós Fiáin, a graphic novel in Irish

Kickstarter Crowdfunding for An Rós Fiáin, a Graphic Novel in Irish

Bradan Press is still running our crowdfunding campaign for the translation and publishing of An Rós Fiáin, a full-colour graphic novel in Irish. The campaign ends on Sunday, September 10–can you please share it with your friends and post about it on social media one more time to help us out?

The campaign is currently at 46% of our goal, and we can get there by this Sunday night with your help!

An Rós Fiáin re-imagines a haunting Appalachian-Irish murder ballad as a tale of love and revenge set in 1790s Ireland and London. It is the translation of the 6-issue indie comic book series Wild Rose by award-winning Halifax romance novelist Nicola R. White. An Rós Fiáin will be the first Irish-language graphic novel published in Canada! Due to mature themes, it is suitable for ages 15+. The graphic novel is 138 pages and 7 x 10 inches in size.

As we mentioned last week, Kickstarter designated An Ros Fiáin a “Project We Love,” an honour that can’t be requested or applied for…they just bestow it! This is only the second Irish-language project to receive the honour in the history of Kickstarter, and the first in North America:

“Congratulations! We’ve selected An Rós Fiáin: A graphic novel in Irish as a “Project We Love,” which is our way of highlighting brilliant examples of creativity. You’ll see a badge under your main image or project video, and we’ll feature your campaign across Kickstarter.”

An Rós Fiáin is a Kickstarter

Here is the English summary: When Eliza Day is seduced and betrayed by a wealthy English lover, she soon finds out that the restrictive society in which she lives has no place for defiant women who break with convention. With the help of Adam Stone, a free Black man, Eliza has a chance to make a new life for herself after the loss of her innocence – but to do so, she will have to be braver than she could ever have imagined.

We have a Scottish Gaelic translation of this graphic novel already available on our website!

Check out our An Rós Fiáin Kickstarter campaign video, project description, rewards, and more!

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