Seanchaidhna Coille / Memory-Keeper of the Forest

Michael Newton

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ISBN: 9781772060164

Seanchaidhna Coille / Memory-Keeper of the Forest

  Author:   Michael Newton    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

Gaelic-speaking communities could be found all over Canada from the late-18th century to the mid-20th century. This is the first anthology of prose and poetry – mostly literary, some more “historical” in tone – to give voice to the experience of Gaelic Canadians, about a broad set of themes: migration, politics, religion, identity, family life, social organizations and more.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781772060164
Item CB0123
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published on September 1 2015
Language eng
Pages 592
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight800(g)

Michael Newton, PhD, is Technical Lead for the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (see He was formerly an Assistant Professor in the Celtic Studies Department of St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. He was awarded a PhD in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1998. He has written several books and numerous articles on many aspects of Highland tradition and history in Scotland and North America. He was the editor of Celts in the Americas (CBU Press) and Dùthchas nan Gaidheal: Selected Essays of John MacInnes, which won the Saltire Society’s Research Book award of 2006, and is the author of Warriors of the Word: The World of the Scottish Highlanders, which was nominated for the 2009 Katharine Briggs Award for folklore research. You can follow his work on his blog, The Virtual Gael, at