Book launch suc­cess

The Oban Times - - Letters -

THE LAUNCH of Le Mùirn (‘With

Af­fec­tion’), which I wrote about last week, seems to have been a great suc­cess.

Le Mùirn is a book, ac­com­pa­nied by an art ex­hi­bi­tion, which doc­u­ments the friend­ship of Mar­garet MacLeod of Gaelic folk trio Na h-Òganaich and Gaelic poet Murdo Mac­far­lane – a creative re­la­tion­ship that was so in­flu­en­tial to Gaelic mu­sic. The launch took place in The Brig­gait, 141 Bridge­gate, Glas­gow, where the ex­hi­bi­tion is now open un­til Sun­day Au­gust 7 as part of the Mer­chant City Fes­ti­val.

I have seen pho­to­graphs of the win­dow on the street in which a man­nequin stands in a MacLeod of Lewis tartan skirt – the fa­mous out­fit worn by Mar­garet MacLeod – and the dis­play looks great. Hope­fully it will en­tice many peo­ple in to visit be­cause the ex­hi­bi­tion is ap­pro­pri­ate for Gaelic speak­ers and non- Gaelic speak­ers.

It looks like a great ex­hi­bi­tion and I hope to visit it this week­end.

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