Sunday, April 1, 2012

An Leabhar Mòr (The Great Book) at Ellis Island


Ellis Island is celebrating Tartan Week with a special exibit of An Leabhar Mòr - The Great Book of Gaelic until 8 April 2012.

From the Ellis Island website:

Tartan Day on Ellis Island 2012 will celebrate "An Leabhar Mòr" - The Great Book of Gaelic.

"An Leabhar Mòr" is a modern version the famous "Book of Kells". More than 150 Gaelic poets, calligraphers, and visual artists have contributed to this celebration of Gaelic art, language, and culture. "An Leabhar Mòr" is a work of art that illustrates cultural connections between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland.

Saturday, March 31 through Sunday, April 8, you can see what this book is all about. As part of NY Tartan Week, the exhibition, titled "An Leabhar Mòr" (The Great Book of Gaelic), will be on display in the Main Building at Ellis Island.

In addition to this exhibit, from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, you can enjoy Celtic music (from the Rampant Lion Pipe Band, the New York Metro Pipe Band, and a harp circle led by Mia Theodoratus) and dancing by the NY Celtic Dancers.

See the official announcement here, learn more about An Leabhar Mòr here, and see what's happening during Tartan Week on Ellis Island here.
 
with thanks to @EllisIslandNPS

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