As a’ Bhraighe (Beyond the Braes): The Gaelic Songs of Allan the Ridge MacDonald (1794-1868), 2nd Edition

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Allan the Ridge MacDonald stands out as one of the great Gaelic poet who emigrated to Nova Scotia from Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. He inherited and maintained an extraordinary wealth of vocabulary and a superior knowledge of clan and legendary history. In this first compilation and translation of the known Gaelic songs of Allan the Ridge in print, we gain an insight into the life of the poet and the traditions that made him a highly regarded seanchaidh.