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The Voice of the Bard: Living Poets and Ancient Tradition in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Travel)

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The Voice of the Bard presents biographical portraits of fourteen poets and singers. All are Scottish Highlanders-most are unknown outside their local communities-and all are twentieth-century exponents of rich literary traditions whose origins can be traced to the pre-Christian era. This is a book of great importance and is illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs and a wide variety of song-poems. It reveals a hidden layer in the history of the Scottish Gaidhealtachd and paints a mini-history of Highland life.

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This groundbreaking study of the village bard in Scotland paints a compelling portrait of the humanity and depth of these poets and their lives. The book forms the second part of a four-book oral history of Scotland in the 20th century, which began with Tim Neat's The Summer Walkers.

About the Author

Timothy Neat is a filmmaker, writer, and art historian. His book on the Highland travelling people, The Summer Walkers, won the Michaelis-Ratcliffe Prize in 1996. His film, The Tree of Liberty, was best Documentary at the Celtic International Film and Television Festival in 1989. John MacInnes is a Hebridean Gael and pre-eminent Gaelic scholar. For many years he was a senior lecturer and research fellow in the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780862418427
Author:
Neat, Timothy
Publisher:
Birlinn Publishers
Author:
MacInnes, John
Author:
John, Macinnes
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Scottish poetry
Subject:
Bards and bardism
Subject:
Poets, Scottish
Subject:
Gaelic poetry.
Subject:
Highlands (Scotland)
Subject:
Influence (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travel
Series Volume:
GTR-343
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , This groundbreaking study of the village bard in Scotland paints a compelling portrait of the humanity and depth of these poets and their lives. The book forms the second part of a four-book oral history of Scotland in the 20th century, which began with Tim Neat's The Summer Walkers.
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