ACGA’s Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week (GMS&LW) will be held online, with four days of classes July 6-9 in Scottish Gaelic song and language taught via Zoom. The virtual event will feature Wilma Kennedy and Màiri Britton as instructors.

After the physical on-site event was canceled due to the loss of our venue at Lees-McRae College, the GMS&LW committee swung into action and organized an unprecedented online event, with full class schedules — six classes a day for four days — all for $125 per student. All classes will be taught through Zoom, the widely used video and audio conferencing software available at

The song and language week will be followed by an online North Carolina Provincial Mòd — a competition in Gaelic song — on Friday, July 10. Attending the Mòd costs an additional $5 — participating as a competitor costs $10.

Registration is available online, and payment can be made via PayPal. Follow this link to register:

We’re excited about taking this step into online events — even COVID-19 won’t keep us from singing and learning Gaelic. Look for more information here and on our Facebook page. The GMS&LW committee also has a Facebook group that you may join and an event page.