An Leabhar Mor: The Great Book of Gaelic

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9781847171139: An Leabhar Mor: The Great Book of Gaelic

A 21st century Book of Kells that brings together the work of more than 150 poets, visual artists, and calligraphers. Scotland and Ireland share a mythology, a rich music tradition, languages and some history. Irish Gaels, known as Scoti, invaded Scotland in the 5th century and gave it their name. An Leabhar Mor is a major artwork which renews the connection between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland and celebrates the diverse strands of contemporary Celtic culture. A beautiful book featuring work from every century between the sixth and the twenty-first, containing the earliest Gaelic poetry in existence. One hundred visual artists respond to the poetry in a variety of media. Includes work by poets Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Maire Mhac an tSaoi and by artists Allan Davie, Will Maclean and Rita Duffy among others.

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Malcolm Maclean has been director of the Gaelic Arts Agency since 1987. He has worked as an artist in various forms and was curator/editor of the touring exhibition/book, As an Fhearann (From the Land). Theo Dorgan is an internationally translated poet, as well as a broadcaster, scriptwriter and editor. He is the editor of Irish Poetry Since Kavanagh and was a former Director of Poetry Ireland/Eigse Eireann..


An absolutely marvelous book, beautifully produced, gorgeous . . . great it is --Pat Kenny, Today with Pat Kenny, RTE Radio One

A 21st-century Book of Kells ... a fascinating and exhilarating ... celebration of our different strands of Gaelic culture --Mary McAleese, President of Ireland

A monument to contemporary culture --The Sunday Herald

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