We’re busy with many things at Bardic Press, but in terms of new books, the main editorial and production work at the moment is Will Parker’s Four Branches of the Mabinogi. Proofreading a work of 700 pages or so takes a considerable amount of time.

Patrick Brown’s Tales From the Ulster Cycle is undergoing revision and not yet scheduled for publication. Patrick has the web’s best site on the Ulster Cycle, http://www.geocities.com/patrickbrown40/
The book to be published by Bardic Press will contain entirely new translations from Middle Irish. Patrick’s translations are direct, strong and very readable. I’d say that his translatations are challenged only by Thomas Kinsella’s superb translation of the Tain. The stories of CĂș Chulainn and the rest of the characters in the Ulster Cycle are really part of the Western inheritance, and should be as well known as, for instance, the story of Tristan and Iseult.

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