16 Jan - 2 Feb 2020

Aiseirigh - The Songs of Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair


Buy now
Transaction Charges: £2.50 on online bookings, no transaction charges for in person bookings. Dispatch Charges: £1 for standard mail. Tickets can only be posted to UK addresses.
23rd Jan 2020
£16.50 includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
Seating Type
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite
Celtic Connections 2020

According to the Scottish poetry Library’s official biography, “Modern poetry in Scottish Gaelic begins with the brilliant, controversial figure of Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair”, whose solo book-length collection, published in 1751, was the first to be printed in any Celtic language. An active rebel in the ’45, he sought to rebuild connections between Gaelic and mainland European cultures, deploying a range of voice and style from classically-influenced formality to uniquely Gaelic ribaldry and invective. Jointly produced by An Lòchran, Celtic Connections and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Aiseirigh marks 2020’s 250th anniversary of the bard’s death, highlighting his continued influence as both a revivalist and innovator, celebrated tonight with special guests including Fiona J Mackenzie and Rachel Walker.

Venue details

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite
G2 3NY
Go to venue