Weel duin tae Gordon M Hay wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Bairns’ Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Government in the Scots Language Awards. Vote now!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk. If you cannae make it you can hae a swatch o it online. You can a buy an online ticket here for that.
We askit Gordon M Hay o Gordon M Hay thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I hiv been wirkin tae promote the Doric an culture o the Northeast aa ma life. In 2012, I published ma Doric Nwe Testament an A'm jist aboot tae publish the Aul Testament – the first time the hale Bible will hae been produced in Scots. I am a scriever, spikker an musician wirlin wi mony groups in the Aiberdeenshire area
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
Naethin got ma involvit. A grew up wi't.
Ony particlar career heighlichts
Publication o the New testament wis ma first heichlicht an that will be eikit oot wi the publication o the Aul Testament. I wis commissioned bi The University o Aiberdeen tae translate Handel's Messiah intae Doric for a performance in St Machar's Cathedral an hiv translated some Dickens intae Doric for a Dickens Federation World Conference.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
A'm aboot tae publish the Aul Testament in Doric an syne a beuk o short stories in Doric.
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk Performing on Saturday 24th September include Bruce Fummey, Hamish Macdonald, Beth Malcome and Robyn Stapleton.
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