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In Nova Scotia June 11th commemorates Davis Day, also known as Miners Memorial Day. On June 11th, 1925, during a strike against the British Empire Steel Corporation in a plea for better working conditions and fair wages for the province's miners, William Davis was shot dead by company police in New Waterford, Cape Breton. As a way to commemorate his sacrifice, this day was named Davis Day and miners in Nova Scotia vowed to never work on June 11th again. In Nova Scotia today, many families have deep connections to the mining industry through parents and grandparents. Many of these workers were Gaels, known to have worked in the mines from their inception until their closing, resulting in unique songs and stories in the local Gaelic tradition. Bradan Press would like to acknowledge the...
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A comparison of the Bradan Press alphabet book “G is for Gael” in English, French, and Scottish Gaelic versions.
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.
On this day we celebrate the release of the free Bradan Press audiobook edition of Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mór on Bandcamp!
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!
Bradan Press announces a call for submissions to a new collection of Nova Scotia Gaelic poetry, Òr a Mhaireas / Lasting Gold to be published in Spring 2022.
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.
Introducing the cover of Ròs Fiadhaich, a Scottish Gaelic graphic novel written by award-winning Halifax romance novelist Nicola R. White and translated by Nat Harrington. Coming in September 2021!
We have seen many kind words popping up online regarding the books that we have published here at Bradan Press. We appreciate these posts so very much, and it brings us immense joy to see so many people reading and enjoying our books. Here are just some of the posts that we have seen recently. We would like to give a big thanks to all of you for the support that you have shown us!
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.
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.
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