Leabhar Mor by Theo Dorgan
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Leabhar Mor
By Theo Dorgan

An Leabhar Mor

The Great Book of Gaelic

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Format: Hardback

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Leabhar Mor by Theo Dorgan

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This is 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 - contains the earliest Gaelic poetry in existence. One hundred visual artists respond to the poetry in a variety of media. It includes work by poets Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Maire Mhac an tSaoi and by artists Allan Davie, Will Maclean and Rita Duffy among others. There is a website for the book, full of more information and details of related projects. Click here to watch a slideshow of 18 of the artworks in the book. Here are two samples 100 specially-commissioned artworks in the book, to whet your appetite: Art by Doug Cocker inspired by Tairseacha by Liam O Muirthile (b. 1950) Art by Andrew Folan inspired by An Scathan by Michael Davitt (1950-2005).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847171139
ISBN-10: 1847171133
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 265mm x 28mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Ireland

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