This is a travel book, a language book, a songbook, and a music book. It’s a book about people and places from the author’s travels in Europe over the last forty years. — from Inverness to Bucharest, from Connemara to Warsaw.
Diarmuid Johnson was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1965. He was brought up in Ireland and received his education there through the medium Irish. He holds B.A., M.A. and doctoral degrees in Celtic Studies. Since 1989, he has worked as a university lecturer and visiting professor in Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Germany and Poland. He has five years of experience as a journalist and editor.
Author and co-author of many books, he is also an accomplished musician and flute-playing features on various recordings. He has recently completed the Tara trilogy, three books ‘Conaire Mór’ (a novel based on the old Irish tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga), ‘Tuatha Dé Danann (based on the pre-Gaelic invasions), and Éadaoin (the most incredible Gaelic love story, creatively exploring old Irish literature] and the origin myths of Ireland.