In a welcome return to Waterville, the eminent poet Aonghas MacNeacail, born in Skye and now living near Edinburgh, will read in Gaelic and English, with Gerda Stevenson, who writes poetry in English and Scots and is also a wonderful singer of her own and other songs in those languages. Returning also is the poet Gerry Loose, now living in the Scottish island of Bute, who lived in Kilmackerin near Waterville for a number of years. A newcomer to Waterville is the poet Lorna Waite. No stranger to Waterville is the extraordinary piper and singer Ailean Dòmhnullach/Allan MacDonald, who will certainly contribute to a rousing end to formal events.
Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. For more information, please visit the Amergin Poetry Festival page here.
Quines: Poems in tribute to women of Scotland by Gerda Stevenson