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EIBF 2019: Hamish Matters

  • The Spielgeltent Edinburgh International Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh, EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. For the full programme, please visit

Celebrate the centenary of international icon Hamish Henderson’s birth through his words and music, performed by a specially assembled collection of renowned singers and musicians. The Darg, an anthology of poetry inspired by Henderson and his many causes, is being launched at the Festival by The Poets’ Republic Press. Join musicians Steve Byrne, Hamish and Iain McGregor, Aileen Ogilvie, Pipe Major Callum Douglas, and poets including Hugh McMillan, Stuart Paterson, Magi Gibson, Neil Young, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, Karys Watt and Dave Macfarlane. Hosted by poet Jim Mackintosh.

£Pay what you can. More information about this event can be found at the EIBF event page here.

Heliopolis by Hugh McMillan

Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks by Magi Gibson

Earlier Event: 12 August
EIBF 2019: Whaur Extremes Meet
Later Event: 15 August
EIBF 2019: Walking the (Cat)walk