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Bringing to Blas 2012 - Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul and Martainn Mac an t-Saoir
Photograph by Cailean Maclean
Visit the website at www.anguspetercampbell.co.uk
Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul
Buinidh Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul do dh’Uibhist-a-Deas, agua tha e air còig nobhailean agus trì cruinneachaidhean de bhàrdachd fhoillseachadh, a bharrachd air a bhith ag obair mar fhear-naidheachd, mar chraoladair agus mar chleasaiche. Choisinn an leabhar bàrdachd as ùire aige, ‘Aibisidh’, an duais airson Leabhar Bàrdachd na Bliadhna an Alba ann an 2012.
Angus Peter Campbell belongs to South Uist and has published five critically-acclaimed Gaelic novels as well as three collections of poetry. Sorley MacLean wrote of him –“ I have no doubts that Angus Peter Campbell is one of the few really significant living poets in Scotland, writing in any language.”
His latest collection of poetry (from which he’ll read at the Blas Festival) has just been chosen as the Scottish Poetry Book of the Year in the Scottish Book Awards.
AONGHAS will be giving readings at
Inverness- Eden Court Theatre
Thursday 13 Sept – Voices of the World 7.30 pm
Saturday 15 Sept – Blas Grand Finale. 7.30 pm
Martin MacIntyre grew up in Lenzie, near Glasgow, his father being originally from South Uist. Martin studied medicine at Aberdeen University, where he graduated in 1988. In 1992 he attained qualifications in Broadcasting and Gàidhealtachd studies from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye. In the same year he won the first William Ross Prize for Gaelic Writing.
In 2003 MacIntyre won the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award for his book, Ath-Aithne (Reacquaintance) -CLÀR, a collection of Gaelic and English short stories. He followed this with a Gaelic ‘real-time’ novel, set in Edinburgh: Gymnippers Diciadain (Wednesday Gymnippers) - CLÀR, was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Book of the Year in 2005.
Having won various awards for individual poems, his first bi-lingual collection Dannsam Led Fhaileas / Let Me Dance With Your Shadow was published by Luath Press in Oct 2006 and well received. Martin was crowned Bàrd at the National Mòd in 2007 and joined Edinburgh’s Shore Poets in 2010.
A second novel An Latha As Fhaide (The Longest Day) –CLÀR, was published in August 2008 and short-listed for the Saltire Society Book of the Year. Air A Thòir (In Pursuit) - CLÀR, his third novel was published in Aug 2011. He is currently working on a second poetry volume and a new collection of Short Stories.
Martin has also told stories to adults and children for a number of years and is a traditional Gaelic singer. He has appeared at Stanza Poetry Festival, The Edinburgh Book Festival, New York’s Scotland Week and Toronto’s International Festival of Authors. Martin lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children.
MARTAINN will be giving readings at
Tuesday 11 Sept
with The MacKenzies of Mabou at The West Highland Hotel 7.30 pm
Wednesday 12 Sept
with Blazing Fiddles at The Badenoch Centre 7.30 pm
Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir / Martin MacIntyre