Pàdraig MacAoidh

Originally from the Isle of Lewis, but now living in Edinburgh, Pàdraig MacAoidh (Peter Mackay) writes in Scottish Gaelic and English. His first collection of poems, Gu Leòr / Galore (Acair, 2015) was shortlisted for the Donald Meek Prize and the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year. He also has a pamphlet, From Another Island, with Clutag Press, which was published in 2010. He is a co-editor, with Iain S. MacPherson of An Leabhar Liath / The Light-Blue Book, an anthology of 500 years of Gaelic poetry, which was the Saltire Research Book of the Year. His poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies and has been translated into Czech, French, German, Irish, Slovakian and English.  

Events

Meet the Artist »

Gaelic love poetry and song from An Leabhar Liath / The Light Blue Book

Sat 9 March | 15:30 - 16:15 | free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2019

Wed 6 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

An Leabhar Liath / The Light Blue Book »

A digital installation of excerpts from this anthology of blue Gaelic poetry

Thu 7 March - Sun 10 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer