The American Scottish Gaelic Society

ACGA marks Brigid’s Day – Latha Fhèill Brìde – with Feb. 4 Event

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The quarterly holiday commemorating one of the most fascinating of all Gaelic women, Brìd or Brigid, venerated as both a goddess and saint, is approaching and we are planning an online event Feb. 4 to discuss the traditions associated with Imbolc or Latha Fhèill Brìde, the feast day of St. Brigid. ACGA will present a program that looks at traditions associated with Brigid and her ...

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Oidhche nam Bàrd coming Jan. 14

| | Events, Gaelic Learning Communities, Gaelic News, Uncategorized

Many people have heard of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, but what about Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Màiri Mhòr nan Òran, or Donnchadh Bàn? Those are just three of the thousands of Scottish Gaelic poets whose work isn’t often recognized outside the Gaelic-speaking community. Our remedy for that at An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (ACGA) is Oidhche nam Bàrd or the Night of the Bàrds, ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

ACGA to explore ‘pan-Gaelic’ Oidhche Shamhna traditions

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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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

MacKinnon, Britton to adjudicate 2022 ACGA Mòd

| | Events, Gaelic Song, National Mòd

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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

New season of Zero to Gaelic announced

| | Advanced, Beginner, Gaelic Education, Intermediate

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.

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ACGA welcomes expanded board of directors

| | Gaelic Song, National Mòd

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), ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

ACGA to Hold Third Online US National Mòd

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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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Registration opens for ACGA Gaelic Song & Language Week

| | Gaelic Song, Gaelic Week @ GFM, Learn Gaelic, Meetings

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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

ACGA Joins Gaelic Week Podcasts March 21-27

| | Events, Gaelic Learning Communities, History

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 American Scottish Gaelic Society

Worldwide Gaelic Week Coming in March

| | Events, Gaelic Learning Communities, Gaelic News

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 ...

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