Thursday, 14 August 2008

An Leabhar Mòr

…de la Western Star:

The Great Book of Gaelic will continue at the Grenfell College art gallery until September.

Following a festival which marked the opening of the exhibition, the gallery is showcasing the work of more than 200 poets, visual artists and calligraphers from Ireland and Scotland.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, in partnership with the Gaelic Arts Agency — the national development agency for the Scottish Gaelic Arts — brought “An Leabhar Mòr,” or “The Great Book of Gaelic,” to Corner Brook as the first stop on its North American tour.

“The Great Book of Gaelic” exhibition explores the shared mythology, languages, music traditions and history of Scotland and Ireland.The project highlights a resurgence of the Gaelic language.

“An Leabhar Mòr” celebrates the Gaelic poetry of both Ireland and Scotland, from the earliest written sources to the 21st century, interpreted by artists and calligraphers working in a variety of media.

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