Aonghas MacNeacail

Aonghas MacNeacail, from Skye, is an award-winning poet in Gaelic, English and Scots, and a songwriter in folk and classical idioms, as well as a journalist, broadcaster, translator and occasional actor. He has travelled widely as a poet, with destinations including North America, Japan, and the Arctic Circle. His first three poetry collections are out of print. Laoidh an Donais Oig (Hymn to a Young Demon) appeared in 2007, and his New and Selected Gaelic poems, Deanamh Gàire ris a Chleoc (Laughing at the Clock) and a pamphlet of poems in Scots, Ayont the Dyke (Beyond the Wall), appeared in 2012. His songs have been set to music by some of Scotland’s leading composers. A new collection of poems in English is in slow preparation, and the song lyrics, in both Gaelic and English, multiply, and will be happy to meet any curious composer.

Events

Past & Present »

Aonghas MacNeacaill on Neruda
James Robertson on Hugh Miller

Sat 4 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.00/£3.00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Border Crossings »

Reading: Aonghas MacNeacail, Jean Portante

Sat 4 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.00/£3.00 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street