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Latha a' Bhreacain sona dhuibh! Happy Tartan Day! Bradan Press is celebrating Tartan Day with the announcement of Tartans of Eastern Canada by Paul McCormick, a new book to be published in September 2021. Tartans as we know them today originated with the Gaels of Highland Scotland. In Scottish Gaelic, the word for tartan is “breacan,” deriving from “breac” meaning spotted, speckled, chequered, or variegated. Starting in the 18th century and continuing today, tartans have been developed as symbols of geographical areas, military units, Highland clans, Scottish families, organizations, concepts, brands, and more. Tartans of Eastern Canada is a guide to the tartans that represent the Scottish and Gaelic heritage of eastern Canada. More than 15% of Canadians—nearly five million—claimed...
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Creatures magical and human, worlds strange and familiar, fantasy and a touch of horror. The debut graphic novel from Cape Breton author-artist Angus MacLeod is a collection of a dozen tales inspired by old stories, history, and ancient beliefs of the Gaels and the author’s imagination. Illustrated in black-and-white.
Nova Scotia educators: a Nova Scotia Gaelic flag is a great addition to your school, for Gaelic Month in May and year-round! Bradan Press is happy to announce that we can now supply the official Nova Scotia Gaelic flag!
Last week we became aware of a different, unauthorized Gaelic translation of Bana-phrionnsa a’ Phoca Phàipeir that was being disseminated without permission from either Bradan Press or the original publisher of The Paper Bag Princess in English. Bradan Press thanks everyone who has purchased our authorized Gaelic translation – you have helped support the original creators of this beloved book, the native Gaelic-speaking translator, and TWO small independent Canadian publishers!
In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, you can learn more about The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook and where to get your copy here.
March 1st is the day of the patron saint of Wales. Explore Welsh language, culture, and symbols with the Welsh Tattoo Handbook from Bradan Press!
Bandcamp is waiving their percentage of sales again on March 5, 2021. This is another great chance to support a small Gaelic business by buying our enchanting musical audiobook Ràithean airson Sireadh/Seasons for Seeking, featuring spoken word poetry for the Gaelic seasons, intertwined with Gaelic, Irish, and Persian music.
Register on Eventbrite for this FREE live Zoom reading of Bana-phrionnsa a’ Phoca Phàipeir (The Paper Bag Princess Day in Scottish Gaelic). Thigibh ann airson Là Bana-phrionnsa a’ Phoca Phàipeir – Paper Bag Princess Day!
Bandcamp is waiving their percentage of sales again on Friday, February 5, 2021. This is another great chance to support a small Gaelic business by buying our enchanting musical audiobook Ràithean airson Sireadh/Seasons for Seeking, featuring spoken word poetry for...
Gaelic resources for Nova Scotia educators teaching the Gaelic 3-9 curriculum outcomes and more
Nollaig Chridheil bho Chlò a’ Bhradain! Merry Christmas from Bradan Press!
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