Duanaire na Sracaire: Songbook of the Pillagers

Anthology of Scotland's Gaelic Verse to 1600

by Meg Bateman , Wilson McLeod

Duanaire na Sracaire: Songbook of the Pillagers

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Duanaire na Sracaire is the first anthology to bring together Scotland’s Gaelic poetry from the millenium c.600-1600 AD, when Scotland shared its rich culture with Ireland. It includes a huge range of diverse poetry: prayers and hymns of Iona, Fenian lays, praise poems and satires, courtly songs and lewd rants, songs of battle and death, incantations and love poems.

All poems appear with facing-page translations which capture the spirit and beauty of the originals and are accompanied by detailed notes. A comprehensive introduction sets the context and analyses the role and functions of poetry in Gaelic society. This collection will appeal to poetry lovers, Gaelic speakers and those keen to explore a vital part of Scotland’s literary heritage.

ISBN: 9781912476787

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Gaelic