The Voice of the Bard

The Voice of the Bard : Living Poets and Ancient Tradition in the Highlands and Islands

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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 This is a book of great importance and is illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs and a wide variety of song-poems.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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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 190 x 260 x 27mm | 1,225g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 b&w photographs
  • 0862418429
  • 9780862418427
  • 1,447,287

About Timothy Neat

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.
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