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.


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