May Festival - 50 Years of The Gaelic Books Council 1968 - 2018 Festival

May Festival - 50 Years of The Gaelic Books Council 1968 - 2018

 Please Note- Tickets may be available at the May Fest venue box office at the University of Aberdeen (King College Conference centre ). These will subject to availability and on a cash only basis for paid events.


Celebrate The Gaelic Books Council’s 50th anniversary with an exhibition and readings by award-winning authors Alison Lang and Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones. Poet, singer and harpist Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones is a versatile and intriguing new voice in Gaelic poetry, winning Scotland’s Wigtown Poetry Prize in 2013 and Ireland’s Col. Eoghain Uí Néill Prize in 2014. Sandy has a home in South Uist and strong affinities with the Hebrides, reflected in her latest collection, Crotal Ruadh / Red Lichen. Alison Lang is a celebrated novelist and short story writer in Gaelic and English, who also writes drama for television, radio and stage. Her books have been shortlisted for Donald Meek and Saltire Society awards. Her latest novel, Am Balach Beag a dh’Èisteadh aig Dorsan (The Little Boy who Listened at Doors), was launched by Luath Press in March 2018.

Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen


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