This is an anthology of Gaelic poetry and song from the 17th century and includes the melodies of songs where known. 43 poems illustrate the full range of verse from that turbulent century - work songs, rowing songs, political songs and songs of clans, anger and grief. This poetry gives readers a last glimpse of the heroic age in Europe which has remained unchanged in Scotland for over 1000 years.
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Author Biography - O Baoill,Colm
Colm O'Baoill was born in the City of Armagh in 1938 and educated there, as well as at Queen's University, Belfast. He was Assistant Lecturer in Celtic at Queen's in 1962 and Lecturer in Celtic at Aberdeen University in 1966. He edited the Gaelic poems of "Sileas na Ceapaich" and a collection of Maclean poetry, "Eachann Bacach and Other Maclean Poets." Meg Bateman was born in Edinburgh in 1959 and educated there. She learned Gaelic as an adult, in South Uist and at Aberdeen University where she did a degree in Gaelic Studies and a doctorate on medieval Gaelic religious poetry. After graduating she taught Gaelic in Edinburgh to various groups while gaining some renown as a translator and poet in the language. Her poems have appeared in her collection, "Orain Ghaoil," and in the bilingual anthology, "An Aghaidh na Siorraidheachd."