This evening of Celtic and Middle Eastern fusion pairs the art and wisdom of Rumi and the Gaels to launch author Lewis MacKinnon's new book Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking. Acclaimed musicians Saeed Foroughi, Scott Macmillan, Mohammad Sahraei, and traditional Gaelic milling group An Cliath Clis blend Persian and Gaelic musical traditions to accompany the author's reading of Rumi’s poetry in Gaelic translation as well as original poems from his new book. MacKinnon is the 2011 winner of the Bardic Crown at the Royal National Mòd in Scotland. This is the first time for the poetry of Rumi to be translated into Scottish Gaelic. Advance tickets available from Ticket Halifax: http://www.tickethalifax.com/events/49200485/seasons-for-seeking-rumi-s-poetry-for-the-celtic-seasons Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/961548477330192/

Location: 
The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen St., Halifax
Date: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Contact: 
Emily McEwan-Fujita, Bradan Press, emcewan@bradanpress.com, 902-789-7956