Date: Sunday, Nov 13th, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

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Workshops on Scottish Gaelic song and culture are a core part of the US National Mòd, and this year we are delighted to offer online workshops with our adjudicators Lodaidh MacFhionghain / Lewis MacKinnon and Màiri Britton, both Gaelic activists and educators in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Both workshops will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 10 am and 11 am Eastern Time, and both will be on Zoom. A link will be sent to registrants before the event.

The first workshop is a unique look at Gaelic traditions, and the second an in-depth look at Gaelic songs in Nova Scotia. Here are more details:

Workshop 1, 10 am. Marking the Days: Observances and Customs pertaining to the Gaels’ Cultural Calendar. With Lodaidh MacFhionghain. We’ll explore the quarterly calendar, feast days and vernacular and religious beliefs associated as components of Gaelic cultural expression and identity.

Workshop 2, 11 am. Finding that Song: exploring the Nova Scotia song tradition through the new Language in Lyrics index. With Màiri Britton. Learn how to navigate the new online index of Gaelic songs made or known in Nova Scotia. We will explore different search functions, ‘meet’ some of the informants through their recordings, and learn a song!

You can register for the Mòd and workshops online here.

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