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TITLE
'Iuchair is Doras is Taigh' (A Key, a Door and a House)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_ANGUS_PETER_CAMPBELL_02
DATE OF RECORDING
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Angus Peter Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1255
KEYWORDS
audio
poem
poems
literary landscapes

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'Iuchair is Doras is Taigh' (A Key, a Door and a House) was written by Angus Peter Campbell. It is read here by the author.

1.
Seo iuchair an dorais.

Chan eil an doras glaiste idir,
ged nach fhaigh thu troimhe gun iuchair.

Tha thu a gabhail na h-iuchrach nad làimh,
ach feumaidh tu creidsinn gum fosgail i gach doras.

Na caill an iuchair,
oir ma chailleas bidh thu glaist' a-muigh.

2.
Tha thu gnogadh air an doras.

Tha e fosgladh.

Tha e dùnadh os do dhèidh.

3.
A-staigh,
tha tòrr ionmhais anns an taigh:
seann òrain agus nuadh-bhàrdachd.

Tha na dàin cheana
uile air an sgrìobhadh: 's e d' obair-sa
an leabhar led ainm fhèin a lorg air na sgeilpochean
agus na dàin a tha na bhroinn a leughadh.

Chan urrainn dhut
an leughadh gus an sgrìobh thu iad.

Tha gob air an iuchair,
le inc dearg a' dòrtadh às.

Siuthad.

Sgrìobh.


Angus Peter Campbell was born at a crossroads in 1952 at the T-junction where South Boisdale meets the main drag north to south between Daliburgh and Ludag. He may have first taken breath in Daliburgh Hospital under the careful eye of Dr Alasdair Maclean, in which case he had a more literary introduction to humanity than most of us, but he cannot be sure. He 'emigrated' to Oban to attend secondary school and developed a keen interest in literature with the encouragement of his English teacher, Iain Crichton Smith.

After attending Edinburgh University he took up a career in journalism. He has written for the West Highland Free Press and has also worked for Grampian Television and the BBC. He took up tenure of Sgriobhaichde at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 1990, and published his first collection of verse in 1992. He lectured at SMO until 2000, producing more poetry and children's novels. In 2001 he was awarded the Mod's Bardic crown, followed by the Iain Crichton Smith Writing Fellowship in 2003. In 2007 he starred in 'Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle', the first contemporary Gaelic feature film.

Angus Peter is a storyteller in the Gaelic tradition, being both entertaining and poetic. He has been greatly influenced by his birthplace and the landscape in which he grew up, following in the tradition of another great Gaelic poet, Sorley Maclean.

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'Iuchair is Doras is Taigh' (A Key, a Door and a House)

2000s

audio; poem; poems; literary landscapes

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Angus Peter Campbell

'Iuchair is Doras is Taigh' (A Key, a Door and a House) was written by Angus Peter Campbell. It is read here by the author.<br /> <br /> 1.<br /> Seo iuchair an dorais.<br /> <br /> Chan eil an doras glaiste idir,<br /> ged nach fhaigh thu troimhe gun iuchair.<br /> <br /> Tha thu a gabhail na h-iuchrach nad làimh,<br /> ach feumaidh tu creidsinn gum fosgail i gach doras.<br /> <br /> Na caill an iuchair,<br /> oir ma chailleas bidh thu glaist' a-muigh.<br /> <br /> 2.<br /> Tha thu gnogadh air an doras.<br /> <br /> Tha e fosgladh.<br /> <br /> Tha e dùnadh os do dhèidh.<br /> <br /> 3.<br /> A-staigh,<br /> tha tòrr ionmhais anns an taigh:<br /> seann òrain agus nuadh-bhàrdachd.<br /> <br /> Tha na dàin cheana<br /> uile air an sgrìobhadh: 's e d' obair-sa<br /> an leabhar led ainm fhèin a lorg air na sgeilpochean<br /> agus na dàin a tha na bhroinn a leughadh.<br /> <br /> Chan urrainn dhut<br /> an leughadh gus an sgrìobh thu iad.<br /> <br /> Tha gob air an iuchair,<br /> le inc dearg a' dòrtadh às.<br /> <br /> Siuthad.<br /> <br /> Sgrìobh.<br /> <br /> <br /> Angus Peter Campbell was born at a crossroads in 1952 at the T-junction where South Boisdale meets the main drag north to south between Daliburgh and Ludag. He may have first taken breath in Daliburgh Hospital under the careful eye of Dr Alasdair Maclean, in which case he had a more literary introduction to humanity than most of us, but he cannot be sure. He 'emigrated' to Oban to attend secondary school and developed a keen interest in literature with the encouragement of his English teacher, Iain Crichton Smith. <br /> <br /> After attending Edinburgh University he took up a career in journalism. He has written for the West Highland Free Press and has also worked for Grampian Television and the BBC. He took up tenure of Sgriobhaichde at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 1990, and published his first collection of verse in 1992. He lectured at SMO until 2000, producing more poetry and children's novels. In 2001 he was awarded the Mod's Bardic crown, followed by the Iain Crichton Smith Writing Fellowship in 2003. In 2007 he starred in 'Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle', the first contemporary Gaelic feature film.<br /> <br /> Angus Peter is a storyteller in the Gaelic tradition, being both entertaining and poetic. He has been greatly influenced by his birthplace and the landscape in which he grew up, following in the tradition of another great Gaelic poet, Sorley Maclean.