Events - Festival 2020

Gaelic Writers Showcase

Sunday 8 March, 13:00 - 14:00
Parliament Hall, South Street
£4.50/£3.50

Reading: Deborah Moffatt, Eòghan Stiùbhart, Sandy NicDhomhnaill Jones, Niall O’Gallagher

Gaelic literature—and particularly Gaelic poetry—has been experiencing something of a renaissance over the past few years, and this showcase celebrates the breadth of talent writing in Gaelic today. Deborah Moffatt writes in Gaelic and English and has twice won the Gaelic section of the Wigtown Poetry Competition. Niall O’Gallagher is Bàrd Baile Ghlaschu, the city of Glasgow’s first Gaelic laureate, and has been celebrated for bringing the urban voice into Gaelic poetry. Singer, musician and poet Sandy NicDhomhnaill Jones was appointed Bàrd a’ Chomainn Ghàidhealaich (Gaelic Crowned Bard) for 2019-2020. Eòghan Stiùbhart was shortlisted for the Wigtown Scottish Gaelic Prize in 2019, and works with the Scottish Government and local authorities to promote Gaelic learning.

NB: Please note that venues open 10 minutes before an event starts, and Parliamant Hall has no Front of House area to wait inside before the house opens.

This event is presented in partnership with the Gaelic Books Council.

Photos:
Niall O'Gallagher: Stephen Hughes

Venue

Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...