Compared to Gaelic poetry, the history of Gaelic theatre has not been a particularly long one, with the first examples appearing in the eighteenth century. However, drama in Gaelic began to thrive in the twentieth century, and modern Gaelic drama has the power to break down barriers and to touch people across linguistic and cultural divides.
This collection is a celebration of this often-overlooked genre, bringing together eight Gaelic plays from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Accessible to non-Gaelic speakers, this book contains English translations as well as an introduction to the history of Gaelic theatre, and to the playwrights whose skill and commitment to their art deserves much wider recognition.
Reiteach Moraig (Morag's Betrothal) - Iain M. MacLeoid
Am Fear a Chaill a Ghaidhlig (The Man Who Lost His Gaelic) - Iain MacCormaig
Ceann Cropic - Fionnlagh MacLeoid
Tog Orm Mo Speal (Give Me My Scythe) - Iain Mac a' Ghobhainn
Ordugh na Saorsa (Order of Release) - Tormod Calum Domhnallach
Sequamur - Domhnall S. Moireach (Gaelic by Catriona Dunn)
Scotties - Muireann Kelly with Francis Poet
Bana-Ghaisgich (Heroines) - Mairi Nic'IlleMhoire