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Scottish Gaelic From Byre Books


Why Gaelic Matters

By Thomson, Derick

Edinburgh: The Saltire Society/An Comunn Gaidhealach, 1984 Saltire Pamphlets new series 5 - the history and significance of Gaelic and its related arts in Scottish life. Stapled booklet, covers worn and marked, some numbers to front cover verso, no other annotation, good.


Sea names of Berneray. Ainmean-Mhara Bhearnaraigh

By Mackillop, Donald. (Domhnull Macphilip 'Ic Phaic).

Inverness: Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness No publish date. But taken from TGSI VOL LVI. (1988-1990). Small octavo item. In orange covers, slight sunning to spine. Clean and tight throughout. With appendices. Discussion of maritime skerry, rock, shoals and island place-names in and around Bearnaraigh and the sounds of Harris and Uist. A scarce interesting work which also contains a deal of invaluable local knowledge. 0


Deireadh an Fhoghair

By Caimbeul, Tormod

Chambers 1st 1979 HB The End of Autumn. The 1st edition hardback of this classic novel of rural isolation considered by some to be a "Sunset Song" in Scottish Gaelic. Place of publication not stated. Very good tight bind. In a VG un-price-clipped dustjacket. Previous owners name on ffep. 116pp 0


Ann an dùthaich ùr

By Shaw, Jeffrey

Clàr Inbhirnis (Inverness) 1st 2002 pbk Historical fiction but based on tales told to the author. Set in Canada, Light sunning to spine o/wise very good. Clean and tight copy 169pp 0


Sgeulachdan Dhòmhnaill Alasdair

By Macdonald, Donald Alasdair (Dòmhnall Alasdair)

Acair Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway) 1st 2001 PB Collection of thought provoking stories from Lewis poet, Dòmhnall Alasdair. VG. Slight crease to book. 126pp 0


Ceol nam Feis - a collection of songs and music from the Scottish Gaelic Tradition.

By Bryan, Valerie ed.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal Portree 1996 PB Ceòl nam Feis. Great collection. Musical notation. Pibroch , homeland songs, lullabies, love songs. Many others. Well-known tunes/songs for playing, learning with some more contemporary artistes/composers such as Runrig featured. Most pieces have a note stating which artistes have recorded these songs/tunes on what CD. etc. A collection aimed primarily towards teachers at fèisean but accessible to any one with an interest in the subject. Includes bibliography and list of useful addresses and recording companies. Spiral bound covers are rather worn, with small closed tear, on front o/wise good 103pp 0


Nua a' bhardachd Gaidhlig

Canongate Southside Edinburgh 1976 PB The classic collection of 20th Century Scottish Gaelic poetry from Sorley Maclean, Iain Crichton Smith, Donald MacAulay, George Campbell Hay and Derek Thomson. Edited by MacAulay. Ann an da theangachadh. Ghaidhlig, agus a' Bheurla. (with English translations). This book was first published in conjunction with James Thin (Southside publishing) and Canongate. Vg. Green covers a little creased. Gift inscription on Fep. 220pp 0


A 'chulaidh as fheàrr

By Iain Chaluim Ruaidh (John Smith)

Stornoway Religious Bookshop Stornoway PB No publish date stated. Collection of the Christian poetry in Scottish Gaelic of Iain Chaluim Ruaidh (1857-1924). VG. 137pp 0