Marcas

Mac an Tuairneir

Am Bàrd Beag

Sgrìobhadair, Seinneadair is Deasaiche 
 

Writer, Singer, Educator

 

 

beul-fo-bhonn (heelster-gowdie) out now!

beul-fo-bhonn

beul-fo-bhonn

heelster-gowdie
2017

beul-fo-bhonn (heelster-gowdie) is a trilingual publication across Gaelic, Scots and English – the culmination of a two year collaboration between these two excellent poets. It forms volume two of Tapsalteerie’s Biggin Brigs series, which promotes poetic connections across those three languages.

The pamphlet is designed to be read from both sides: Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s original poems and their translations start from one side, while Stuart A. Paterson’s original poems and their translations start from the other.

beul-fo-bhonn (heelster-gowdie) is a trilingual publication across Gaelic, Scots and English – the culmination of a two year collaboration between these two excellent poets. It forms volume two of Tapsalteerie’s Biggin Brigs series, which promotes poetic connections across those three languages.

The pamphlet is designed to be read from both sides: Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s original poems and their translations start from one side, while Stuart A. Paterson’s original poems and their translations start from the other.

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beul-fo-bhonn

heelster-gowdie
2017

beul-fo-bhonn (heelster-gowdie) is a trilingual publication across Gaelic, Scots and English – the culmination of a two year collaboration between these two excellent poets. It forms volume two of Tapsalteerie’s Biggin Brigs series, which promotes poetic connections across those three languages.

The pamphlet is designed to be read from both sides: Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s original poems and their translations start from one side, while Stuart A. Paterson’s original poems and their translations start from the other.

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Marcas
Mac an Tuairneir

Sgrìobhaiche, Òranaiche is Deasaiche │Writer, Singer and Editor

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir (Mark Spencer Turner) writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism, in Gaelic and English, and splits his time between Edinburgh and his hometown of York. 

He has two full collections in print: Deò (2013, Grace Note Publications) and Lus na Tùise (Lavender) (2016, Bradan Press), as well as beul-fo-bhonn (heelster-gowdie), a pamphlet co-written with Stuart A. Paterson (2017, Tapsalteerie).

 

Marcas’ poetry has been published in various journals and short-listed for several poetry prizes including Duais Filíochta Dhúbhglas de hÍde and Comórtas Filíochta an Chornéil Eoghain Uí Néill. In 2017 he won the Wigtown Book Festival prize for Gaelic Poetry. 

Marcas is an award-winning Gaelic-language playwright having won An Comunn Gàidhealach's 'Stornoway Gazette Trophy' for new Gaelic plays, two years running, in 2016 and 2017. He was named Comhairle nan Leabhraichean and Playwright's Studio Scotland’s 'New Gaelic Playwright' in 2016.

He is a regular contributor to Dàna, Cothrom Ùr and Bella Caledonia and is the Gaelic Editor of one of Scotland's most exciting poetry periodicals, The Poet's Republic.

Marcas sings as a soloist, as well as with Trosg and Lothian Gaelic Choir. He has co-written songs with some of Gaeldom's finest musicians including Mary Ann Kennedy and Gillie MacKenzie.

Tachartasan   Events

Friday, 22nd June

Dumfries and Galloway's
Gaelic Heritage
A Celebration

Dumfries 

7 - 9pm

The Stove Network, 100 High Street

Tuesday, 10th July
Federation of Writers (Scotland)
withAlison Lang

Edinburgh

6 - 8pm

Café-bar, Traverse Theatre

Friday, 24th August
Saturday, 25th August

The Poets'Republic - Unleashed!
Einburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh

2 - 4pm, 7 - 10pm 

Scottish Poetry Library

Friday, 22nd June
Bothan
with singers from

Lothian Gaelic Choir

Edinburgh

7 - 9pm 

The Canon's Gait, High Street

 

Saturday, 3rd November
The Heretics
with Dolina MacLennan

Edinburgh

7 - 10pm

Scottish Poetry Library

 

Saturday, 10th November

Na Buachaillí Aerach
Na Balaich Aighearach
with Scott de Buitléir

Edinburgh

8 - 10pm

The Waverley, St. Mary's Road

 

Dihaoine, 22mh an Ògmhìos
Dualchas Gàidhealach
Dhùn Phrìs is Ghall-Ghàidhealaibh
Comharrachadh

Dùn Phrìs

7 - 9f 

The Stove Network, 100 An Sràid Àrd

 

Dimàirt, 10mh an Iuchair
Co-nasgadh nan Sgrìobhaiche (Alba)
còmhla ri Alison Lang

Dùn Èideann

6 - 8f 

Bàr-chafaidh, Taigh-cluiche Traverse

Dihaoine, 24mh an Lùnsatail
Disathairne, 25mh an Lùnastail

Poblachd nam Bàrd - Mu Sgaoil!
Fèis Iomall Dùn Èideann
Dùn Èideann

2 - 4f, 7 - 10f 

Leabharlann Bàrdachd na h-Alba

Dihaoine, 22mh an Ògmhìos
Bothan
còmhla ri seinneadairean

Còisir Ghàidhlig Lodainn

Dùn Èideann

7 - 9f 

The Canon's Gait, An Sràid Àrd

 

Disathairne, 3mh na Samhna
The Heretics
còmhla ri Dolina NicIllFhinnein

Dùn Èideann

7 - 10f 

Leabharlann Bàrdachd na h-Alba

 

Disathairne, 10mh na Samhna
Na Buachaillí Aerach
Na Balaich Aighearach
còmhla ri Scott de Buitléir

Dùn Èideann

8 - 10f 

A' Waverley, Rathad na Moire 

Moladh do Mharcas Mac an Tuairneir │Praise for Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

 

“Sharp imagery and striking honesty - a great example of the power of the Gaelic language to capture the contemporary”
Catrìona Legsaidh Chaimbeul / Catrìona Lexy Campbell

 

 “This is exactly what the current Gaelic literary world needs”
Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir / Martin MacIntyre

 

“The result is at once passionate yet composed, erotic and confident”
Moray Watson

 

 “Unapologetic, sensual, heady and evocative - it’s proper literature with a passion that’s palpable”
Katie Laing

 

“To encounter Marcas’writing is to learn the true meaning of duality [...]
all of this is openly, lovingly, fiercely articulated in Marcas’ poems.
To read them in either language is to [...] illuminate a prismatic world of words”

Màiri Anna NicUalraig / Mary Ann Kennedy

“'S e [bàrdachd] lìomhte, ullamh a th’ ann
“It is polished, mature [poetry]

Maoilios Caimbeul / Myles Campbell

Fios Thuige│Contact

 

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