A special, free Zoom program sponsored by ACGA will explore and compare folk traditions related to Oidhche Shamhna, the eve of the ancient Gaelic holiday of Samhain, across Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Ireland. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific/2 pm Atlantic/6 pm GMT) and last until 3 pm Eastern.
The Eve of Samhain corresponds ...Read More
Two prominent Gaelic voices from Nova Scotia – Lewis MacKinnon and Màiri Britton – will be the adjudicators or judges at this year’s US National Mòd, a two-day celebration of Scottish Gaelic language arts held online this Nov. 12 and 13. This will be the 33rd annual US National Mòd, a series of competitions and workshops in Gaelic song, poetry, and storytelling.
Lewis MacKinnon or Lodaidh ...Read More
Zero to Gaelic, a four-level Gaelic course by Slighe nan Gàidheal, will soon begin its Zoom courses for the 2022/2023 session. Courses begin on 1st October and meet for a total of sixteen 90-minute sessions. Cost is $265 for each course, and students can register for them plus learn more about them on Eventbrite. All courses use the Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks text.Read More
ACGA welcomed 11 members to its board of directors in August, the largest and most diverse board the organization has ever had.
New members elected to the board this year include Taylor Ashlock, Valeria Campbell, Rick Gwynallen, Megan Kohtz, Nicole Rodriguez, and Mallie Steele, along with Jeff Justice, who was elected for another term. Directors who remained on the board include Liam Ó Caiside (Bill Cassidy), ...Read More
The Online US National Mòd — Mòd Naiseanta Aimeireagaidh — returns this year Nov. 12 and 13, enabling attendees and competitors to enjoy the event from the comfort of their own homes.
ACGA will offer competitions in six categories, from singing for beginners to Scottish Gaelic storytelling, as part of its two-day celebration of Gaelic language arts.
The Mòd has been an online event since the outbreak ...Read More
We are delighted to announce the return of the live and in person ACGA Scottish Gaelic Song & Language Week held near Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. This year’s event will be held from Sunday, July 3 to Friday, July 8 at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, featuring four days of instruction with several classes a day to choose from.
Registration is now open at ...Read More
An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (ACGA) is taking part in a podcast series exploring the Scottish Gaelic legacy and heritage within North America, from the Canadian Maritimes to California and the Canadian Prairies. The podcast series, “More than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America,” will launch Sunday, March 21, with a new podcast each day throughout Seachdain na Gàidhlig, the first World Gaelic ...Read More
The first international Scottish Gaelic Week — Seachdain na Gàidhlig — will be held March 21-27, with online and in-person events in Scotland and around the globe. “World Gaelic Week” will feature workshops, conversations, podcasts, and other types of events designed to promote the Gaelic language and encourage people to use it in their daily lives.
Each day of Seachdain na Gàidhlig will have a different ...Read More
This Tuesday, Dec. 7, marks the 1,500th anniversary of the birth of Calum Cille, as St. Columba is known in Scottish Gaelic. Born in what is now Donegal, Ireland, in 521 A.D., Calum Cille is famed as the founder of the monastery of Iona off the west coast of the Isle of Mull in Scotland.
That in itself would have secured Calum Cille a place in ...Read More
Scottish Gaelic song, poetry, and storytelling were well represented at the US National Mòd this month, as An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaga (ACGA) held its 32nd Mòd Nov. 13-14. The two-day event brought together nearly 30 participants and attendees for six competitions and two workshops.
This was the second year the Mòd was held virtually, through Zoom, with 27 registrants. Altogether, 13 competitors gave 28 individual performances, ...Read More