Simon Chadwick's
Early Gaelic Harp Emporium

Books by Denis Rixson

Denis Rixson
The West Highland Galley
Birlinn, 1998
This interesting book covers all aspects of the history of the distinctive West Highland open sailing ship known in Gaelic as birlinn. Descended from viking longships, the birlinns were the main means of transport around the highlands and islands, and feature on the coins, seals and symbolism of the Lords of the Isles and the later clans. This book gives a fascinating insight into the way of life of the chiefs and lords in the old Gaelic world, and the technical chapters on boat building are quite interesting for their parallels with medieval harp making. Recommended. Bargain reduced price (published at £14.99 paperback)
£5 +