Bradan Press

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Bradan Press is a publishing company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our mission is to connect readers worldwide with Gaelic languages and cultures. We focus on Scottish Gaelic language and culture, and we publish in both Gaelic and English.

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Fionn MacCool et le saumon de la sagesse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: Canadian French. Published: May 8, 2019 by Bradan Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
Il s’agit de l’histoire du grand héros gaélique Fionn MacCool et de la raison pour laquelle il suce son pouce. Le conte présente aux enfants la tradition orale gaélique et il s’agit du conte parfait pour une lecture à haute voix dans une classe ou en groupe. Les Gaëls de l’Écosse ont apporté l’histoire des exploits de Fionn MacCool en Nouvelle-Écosse il y a deux siècles.
Bhon Phlateau dhan a’ Chladach: Dàin
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: May 3, 2019 by Bradan Press. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
The first Gaelic poetry collection from Calum L. MacLeòid. This is a Gaelic-only edition. Anns a’ chiad chruinneachadh bàrdachd Ghàidhlig bho Chalum L. MacLeòid, ùghdar an nobhail A’ Togail an t-Srùbain, tha na dàin gar toirt bho Phlateau Mont-Royal ann am Montréal, Canada, gu cladach a’ Chluaidh ann an Glaschu. Am measg nan cuspairean tha cultar bailteil agus cruth-tìre ann an Canada is Alba.
Adhbhar ar Sòlais / Cause of Our Joy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 14, 2018 by Bradan Press. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The first Gaelic poetry collection from the 2017 winner of the Scottish Book Trust Gaelic New Writers Award (poetry). Gaelic poems with English translations on themes of religion and spirituality, family, daily life in Uist, and the author's upbringing in Glasgow & Barra. Received second place in the 2018 Donald Meek Award for Gaelic literature.
Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018 by Bradan Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge: A traditional Gaelic hero tale retold as a read-aloud action story for children. This is the story of the great Gaelic hero Fionn MacCool and why he sucks his thumb. The traditional tale is retold as a read-aloud action story. It introduces children to Scottish Gaelic vocabulary words, storytelling, and the Gaelic oral tradition of Nova Scotia,
Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking: Dàin Rumi airson a’ Mhìosachain Ghàidhealaich an Albainn Nuaidh / Poems of Rumi for the Gaelic Cultural Calendar in Nova Scotia
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 10, 2017 by Bradan Press. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
Lewis MacKinnon’s fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection features translations of the Rumi interpretations of poet Coleman Barks alongside MacKinnon’s own original poems. The poems in the collection are grouped thematically in sections corresponding to days that are celebrated in the Gaelic cultural calendar year in Nova Scotia.
The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook: Authentic Words and Phrases in the Celtic Language of Ireland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Bradan Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Celtic Languages, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Planning an Irish tattoo or inscription? With a glossary of over 400 authentic Irish-language words, phrases, and sayings suitable for tattoos and crafts, this handbook will show you how to honour the Celtic language of Ireland in your design. Features Irish language history, real-life tattoo disasters, and advice on avoiding common mistakes in translation, spelling, fonts, symbols, and more.
Lus na Tùise / Lavender
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 11, 2016 by Bradan Press. Categories: Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The second volume of poetry by Gaelic poet Marcas Mac an Tuairneir portrays a life through a multitude of relationships; the overall sense is of a human emotional life laid bare. The bilingual collection features 56 Scottish Gaelic poems with facing English translations by the poet and a foreword by Dr. Emily McEwan-Fujita.
The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook: Authentic Words and Phrases in the Celtic Language of Scotland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,800. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016 by Bradan Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Celtic Languages
Created by a Gaelic specialist in Nova Scotia, this handbook will appeal to anyone who loves Scottish culture, Celtic roots, and tattoos. It contains a glossary of nearly 400 authentic Scottish Gaelic words and phrases suitable for tattoos, along with a history of the language, examples of real-life Gaelic tattoos that went wrong, and advice on how to avoid common translation mistakes.


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