The work of a highly significant figure in the renaissance of Gaelic poetry in the 20th century is gathered together in one authoritative volume. George Campbell Hay's complete original poems, in Gaelic, Scots, English, French, Italian and Norwegian are presented chronologically, with accompanying English translations and annotations to each poem (including a full list of sources). This edition also includes a detailed biography - drawing on Hay's own correspondence - which sheds light on the social, political and literary context of his work, an outline of Hay's main poetic concerns in theme and form, and some of Hay's own musical settings.
Michel Byrne graduated in Celtic Studies from Edinburgh University. He is currently Lecturer in Scottish Gaelic in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow.