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Love, Transgression and the Gael

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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

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Join us for an evening of stories and music! Author Angus Peter Campbell will be in conversation with poet Peter Mackay, supported by musician Brighde Chaimbeul.

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Angus Peter Campbell is an award-winning novelist, poet, journalist, broadcaster and actor. He was born and brought up on the islands of South Uist and Seil. He attended Oban High School where his English teacher was Iain Crichton Smith, then graduated with Honours in History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. His Gaelic-language novel 'An Oidhche Mus do Sheòl Sinn' was short-listed for a Saltire Book of the Year Award in 2004, the same year it was also publicly voted into the Top 10 Best-Ever Books from Scotland in The List/Orange Awards. His latest novel, Memory and Straw, was awarded Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2017.

Pàdraig MacAoidh / Peter Mackay is originally from the Isle of Lewis; he lectures in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, and has written widely on Scottish and Irish poetry.

Skye musician and piper Brighde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. She is the winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and a 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland.

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