The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Register now for ACGA’s Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week

| | Events, Gaelic Song, Gaelic Week @ GFM

Registration is now open for the 2019 ACGA Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week, a five-day intensive exploration of Scottish Gaelic song, language and culture in the western mountains of North Carolina. This year’s program will run from Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12, followed by the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and North Carolina Provincial Gaelic Mòd.

The GS&LW returns to Lees-MacRae College for ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Glasgow Gaelic School Keeps Growing

| | Children, Gaelic Education

Critics of Gaelic-medium education often decry it as serving “the middle class,” but the headteacher of Glasgow Gaelic School/Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu says that’s not true.

In a recent article in Scotland’s The Herald newspaper, Donalda McComb, said 15 percent of the Gaelic-medium school’s pupils come from neighborhoods classed as the poorest in Scotland, though 17 percent come from wealthy neighborhoods.

“Some 19 per cent of our school ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Òran Bagraidh: Reimagining a song and a language

| | Gaelic Education, Gaelic Song

It’s well-known, or should be, that Scottish Gaelic was once spoken well beyond the Hebrides and Highlands, as far south as the Scottish borders during the Middle Ages. That’s been obscured by history and historical myth-making that sought to de-emphasize the role of the Gaels in Scotland (how many times have researchers heard “Gaelic was never spoken here” from people in parts of Scotland pocked ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Help Wanted at An Naidheachd Againne newsletter

| | ACGA Newsletters, Gaelic Education, Gaelic Resources

One of the benefits of membership in ACGA is our quarterly bilingual e-zine, An Naidheachd Againne. It is often the only connection that geographically isolated members have with ACGA and Scottish Gaelic. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as the editorial team enjoys putting it together for you.

If An Naidheachd Againne is something that you consider worthwhile, we wonder if you ...Read More
The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Top Gaelic teachers, Musicians coming to Fèis Seattle 2019

| | Events

ACGA Members & Friends: The Board of Directors of Slighe nan Gaidheal in Seattle would like to invite you to attend Féis Seattle 2019 this coming August in Olympia, Washington.

From Aug. 13 to 18, Evergreen College will be filled with piping, singing, fiddling, clàrsach music, and the sounds of Scottish Gaelic. Please join us for the classes, céilidhs, concerts, and “craic.”

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Young Scot group promotes Gaelic

| | Children, Gaelic Education, Gaelic Resources, Organization

Youth organization and charity Young Scot wants to interest more young people in learning and using Scottish Gaelic. The group launched a national campaign last month that will provide a variety of services, resources and information online in Gaelic on topics from managing money to puberty.

“We know developing language skills is a great way to strengthen career prospects available to Scotland’s young people,” Ruairidh Hamilton, ...Read More