The Celtic Gift of Nature

Illustrated Selections from the Carmina Gadelica in Gaelic and English

by Contributors Various


An inspiring selection of Celtic lyric poems and prayers on the theme of nature, from the Carmina Gadelica. Each poem is presented in both Gaelic and English. The beautiful full-colour illustrations and illuminations make this an ideal gift book. Carmina Gadelica The Carmina Gadelica is the most comprehensive collection of poems and prayers from the Gaelic tradition of oral poetry. Gathered by Alexander Carmichael, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, 'from Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda', the poems had been handed down through the generations in a living oral tradition. This tradition and the way of life which sustained it have now disappeared but these poems and prayers live on to remind us of the faith of the unknown poets who composed them. Extent: 128 pages Size: 190 x 172 mm Illustrations: illuminations and illustrations throughout

ISBN: 9780863154416
Publisher: Floris Books
Format: unknown format