Bàrdachd às Na Hearadh
The Isle of Harris in the Hebrides is a popular destination for visitors. Still reverberating in the Bays and glens are the praise poems of native Hearachs. Harris Development collated and published a wealth of Gaelic Poetry in three collections: Bàrd Chliùthair Alasdair Ferguson of Cluer, Bàrdachd Sgalpaigh a collection of Gaelic poetry from Scalpay (Cd of songs included), Bàrdachd Na Hearadh poetry which was gathered throughout the rest of Harris.
Withinn this compendium of poetry there are previously unpublished bardic compositions with themes of landscape, love and loss, clearance also portrayal of the crofting, fishing and community activities.
Bardachd Scalpaigh – written by Morag Nicleoid £15 (includes cd)
Bardachd na Hearadh – written by Magaidh Nic A Ghobhainn £12
Bard Chliuthair – A Bheatha agus A Bhardachd – written by Lachlainn Macamhlaidh £10
Bàrd Chliuthair – A Bheatha agus A Bhàrdachd (gaelicbooks.org)
Taghadh de Bhardachd Scalpaigh – £5 (CD of songs in the Scalpay book)