With support from the Seachdain na Gàidhlig Small Grants Fund and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, we are delighted to launch a new online resource on Bàrd Phàislig.
Paisley is closely linked to Gaelic culture through one of the most famous bards (poets) of the 20th century. Though Donald ‘Ruadh’ MacIntyre was born in South Uist, he lived for most of his life in Paisley and he raised his family in the town. He became widely known as ‘Bàrd Phàislig’ or ‘The Paisley Bard’. Some of the most famous Gaelic songs – Òran na Cloiche (Song of the Stone) and Bùth Dhòmhnaill ’IcLeòid (Donald MacLeod’s Shop) were all composed in Paisley by The Paisley Bard.
Collated by Gillebride MacMillan, the resource aims to raise awareness of and celebrate the life and works of Dòmhnall Ruadh. We have included links to recordings of his works and information on his life and time spent living in Paisley.
You can find the resource on our website here.