Gaelic Crowned Bàrd

Bàrd a’ Chomuinn

Bàrd a’ Chomuinn Ghàidhealaich 2019-2021
Gaelic Crowned Bard 2019-2021

Alexandra Jones. Bard Ceremony. 2019. - 05

Ar Cànan ’s ar Ceòl’ – ‘b e urram dhà-riribh a bh’ann nuair a chaidh Sandaidh ainmeachadh mar Bhàrd a Chomuinn Ghàidhealaich san Dàmhair 2019. 

‘Our language and our music’ – Sandy was deeply honoured to be named as Gaelic Crowned Bard.  The appointment was formally announced, and she was crowned as Bàrd, at the Royal National Mòd in Glasgow in October 2019. This prestigious two-year appointment adds to other earlier literary awards and prizes, which have recognised her poetry, her songwriting, and her debut collection ‘Crotal Ruadh’ – ‘Red Lichen’.  

Sandy has just finished work on her second collection, ‘An Seachdamh Tonn – The Seventh Wave’, which will be published in the near future.  Sandy has an exciting programme of events – some virtual, some ‘live’ – in her bardic term to October 2021. There is more information about on the ‘News and Events’ page.  You may view video recordings (with thanks to An Comunn and The Gaelic Books Council) of two recent events below: a conversation with Meg Bateman in August 2020, and a Poets’ House-Cèilidh, ‘Taigh nam Bàrd’, during virtual Mòd week, October 2020. 

You may also read a compilation of her columns about poetry in An Comunn’s monthly newsletter.