An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir / Martin MacIntyre has worked across these genres for many years now. In 2003, his collection of short stories Ath-Aithne (Re-acquaintance) won the Saltire Society First Book Award. Cala Bendita ’s a Bheannachdan (Cala Bendita and its Blessings), his latest collection, was shortlisted for both the Donald Meek Award and the Saltire Literary Book of The Year in 2014. His early poetry was published in Let Me Dance With Your Shadow in 2006, and in 2007 he was crowned Bard by An Comunn Gàidhealach. Since 2010, he has been an Edinburgh Shore Poet. He is currently working on a novel and collection of poetry. His longstanding interest in Gaelic songs and singing was further developed during his time working on the Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches project (1998-2003).