ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: December 31, 2021
By (author) William Hershaw; Illustrated by Les McConnell
Saul Vaigers (Scots for “Soul Travellers”) is a unique collaboration between award winning poet William Hershaw and artist Les McConnell. Based on the concept of a breviary or prayer book, the beautifully designed pamphlet by Gonzalo Mazzei from Grace Note Publications is a calendar of Saints, each related to Scotland, its medieval shrines and pilgrims’ routes. The poems and stunning artwork deal with themes of maintaining faith and hope through difficult times and are highly relevant in the context of today’s world. Each section comes with an explanatory note. This is a book that will be treasured by a range of folk who are interested in walking, poetry, Scottish landscapes, history and religion. The combined overall quality is stunning.
William Hershaw is a poet, playwright, singer and musician. He is a member of the editorial board of ‘Lallans’. He is the founder of the folk group ‘The Bowhill Players’ who perform music celebrating Fife’s Coal Mining culture. In 2018 Grace Note Publications published ‘The Sair Road’, his Scots language version of the ‘Stations of the Cross’ set during the 1984 Miners’ Strike. His poems and songs have been widely published and recorded both in Scotland and abroad.RESOURCES:;;;
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