Struileag: Shore to Shore

Cladach gu Cladach


Inspired by Struileag (, a creative, outward-looking project about the Gaelic diaspora, this book is a diverse selection of previously unpublished and specially commissioned poems.
Date Published :
May 2015
Publisher :
Editor :
Kevin MacNeil
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ISBN : 9781846973178
Pages : 182
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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The descendants of the Gaels are scattered far and wide across the world - a diaspora that is at once cherished and overlooked. This unique, heartfelt book brings vividly to life through raps, secular psalms, love poems and aphorisms the Gaelic experience as it was, as it is and as it might be. Shore to Shore/Cladach gu Cladach is a vital legacy of the multimedia project Struileag, at the heart of which lies poetry, and is a demonstration that inside every culture is to be found the whole human condition.This book contains contemporary poetry and text from all around the Gaelic diaspora commissioned over a three year period. Struileag has also delivered a 60 minute show Children of the Smoke which premiered during the Commonwealth Games 2014, a TV arts show, a CD of the show and an engaged, international, online community. Struileag is a La Banda project Artistic director - Jim Sutherland

About The Author

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in London. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. The Brilliant & Forever is his third novel.


**** Shore to Shore is an anthology of Gaelic raps, secular poems and aphorisms artistically and vividly bringing the Gaelic world to life… by commissioning literature from leading Gaelic writers, MacNeil displays a multi-faceted perspective of the world and accomplishes a truly inspiring, heartfelt and provocative portrayal of Gaelic culture… The author asserts that the human condition is self-evident in every culture in the world. Through a hugely varied collection of Gaelic literature, he succeeds in proving precisely that

- Scottish Field

deeply satisfying

- Roger Hutchinson, The West Highland Free Press

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