Willie John Campbell’s poems immortalised in new book

The book will be released at a special ceilidh event at Ionad Stoodie in Point on Friday August 10. NO F30 Campbell Book 01

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Gaelic publishing company, Acair, has said it is ‘delighted’ to be producing a collection of poems from Willie John Campbell (Willie Teddy).

The bilingual book, Bàrdachd Uilleam Iain Caimbeul / Poems of Willie John Campbell, compiles many of Willie Teddy’s most loved poems and touch upon a wide variety of subjects.

‘This is not just a book for the people of Point, it is one that will inspire all of us who feel a strong sense of loyalty to our language, our culture and our roots,’ states Matthew MacIver in his introductions to the book.

The publication has poems and songs that reflect the poet’s own life and by turn, the life of the wider part of this close-knit island community. Love songs, songs that praise his island home, songs of longing and songs that will make you laugh out loud – they are all evident in this book, written in Willie John’s very personal style.

The book will be released at a special ceilidh event at Ionad Stoodie in Point on Friday August 10 at 7.30pm. There will be readings and live music.