I hadn’t quite realised that it’s nearly 2 years since I last blogged… I forgot to post last year and, since Covid-time represents a kind of suspended animation, I guess it doesn’t matter...
WINDOW TO THE WEST
My big news is that Meg Bateman and I have finally published Window to the West online with Clò Ostaig – the publishing division of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. It's 960 pages so takes a minute or two to download, but it’s free, and if you click on anything blue it takes you there, so it’s easy to navigate. There is and will be no paper edition. Here is the link.
Meg and I worked together on this for well over ten years and we never fell out. We have swum against the academic tide by being broad and ambitious. I’m immensely grateful to Meg for her knowledge, wisdom and readiness to embrace a truly holistic multi-disciplinary approach, but that is how the Gaelic world operates, so we make no excuses for reflecting it. We hope you enjoy exploring it. There’s a lot in there.
John Purser is widely known as a composer, musicologist, poet, playwright, and broadcaster.