Winner in 2012 at the Royal National Mòd in Dunoon of the best book published for adults.
This is a study of the continuation of the Gaelic oral tradition in North Uist, a study for which its author received the Donald Meek Award in 2011.
"I have no doubt that this landmark Gaelic publication will be very, very warmly received by the people of Uist - it is a great 'present' to them - and by many others from the Hebrides and farther afield. The book will be ideal in universities, not only as an important study of modes of transmission, but also in teaching students how to present complex subjects through the medium of Gaelic. This is a truly outstanding achievement."
Professor Donald Meek
"Maighread Challan intrepidly takes on the current orthodoxy of Folklore research in Gaelic Studies and differs from some of the most eminent authorities published in the field to date. That she does so successfully, with respect and verve, and in a limpid prose style, only adds to the distinction of her work. Her Gaelic achieves the highest academic standards without once yielding to the difficulty of expressing concepts in elegant Gaelic that were originally formatted and discussed in a well-developed English language academic register. A signal achievement and an outstanding contribution to Gaelic studies."
Dr Lillis Ó Laoire
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