Bradan Press presents Seasons for Seeking: Rumi’s Poetry for the Celtic Seasons
A Persian-Gaelic Concert & Book Launch featuring Scott Macmillan, Saeed Foroughi, Mohammad Sahraei, Lewis MacKinnon, and An Cliath Clis

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 7pm

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This evening of Celtic and Middle Eastern fusion pairs the art and wisdom of Rumi and the Gaels. Acclaimed musicians Saeed Foroughi, Scott Macmillan, Mohammad Sahraei, and traditional Gaelic milling group An Cliath Clis blend Persian and Gaelic musical traditions to accompany Lewis MacKinnon’s reading of Rumi’s poetry in Gaelic translation from his new book Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking (Bradan Press).

The book can be pre-purchased with your advance ticket. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

6:30 pm - Doors open, cash bar open
7:00 pm - Concert
8:15 pm - Book signing

ABOUT THE BOOK: Lewis MacKinnon’s fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection, Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking, features translations of the Rumi interpretations of poet Coleman Barks alongside MacKinnon’s own original poems. The poems are grouped in sections corresponding to holidays and seasons in the Gaelic cultural calendar year in Nova Scotia. In 2011, MacKinnon was awarded the Bardic Crown of the Royal National Mòd in Scotland. For more information see: http:/ or e-mail

ADVANCE TICKETS: $17 + fees/HST (until 5pm the day of the event)

The Seahorse Tavern

2037 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS B3K 3B1

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