Baird Ghleann Dail / The Glendale Bards: A Selection of Songs and Poems by Niall Macleoid (1843-1913), 'The Bard of Skye', His Brother Iain Dubh (1847-1901) and Father Domhnall nan Oran (c.1787-1873) by Anne Loughran, Meg Bateman, Norman Macdonald (Hardback, 2014)
Celebrates the poetry of the well-known Gaelic bard Neil Macleod, with translations, background notes and melodies and publishes the work of Neil's brother, Iain Dubh, and father, Domhnall nan Oran, for the first time. An introductory essay analyses the significance of this family in the Gaelic diaspora.
Meg Bateman is a lecturer at Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Skye, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, and has a fine knowledge of Gaelic culture. She has published four collections of her own poetry and is co-editor and translator of several anthologies. Anne Loughran has a degree in Celtic Studies from Aberdeen University and an MLitt on the bibliography of the Gaelic literature of Skye. She has published articles on Gaelic song. Norman MacDonald has worked in teaching and in broadcasting in Scotland and in North America, and has given conference papers in Scotland and Canada on Gaelic poets, Skye history and Celtic Studies. He has recently completed a major book on Skye biography.