Blog Category – Events
NYC Tartan Week to feature Gaelic Mòd this April
For the first time, the New York City Tartan Week festival will feature a Scottish Gaelic song contest and Gaelic workshops, elevating the profile of Scottish Gaelic in New York City and its Tartan Week celebrations. Singers from across North America, Scotland, and beyond are invited to The NYC Tartan Week Mòd on Wednesday, April 12, and Thursday, April 13.
The NYC Tartan Week Mòd, organized ...Read More
Oidhche nam Bàrd coming Jan. 14
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, ...Read More
MacKinnon, Britton to adjudicate 2022 ACGA 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 ...Read More
ACGA to Hold Third Online US National Mòd
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
ACGA Joins Gaelic Week Podcasts March 21-27
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
Worldwide Gaelic Week Coming in March
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
Forging Alliances Between Gaels, Indigenous Peoples
Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir (the Baltimore Gaelic School) will hold the third online event in its Facing Our History series Sunday, Oct. 3, a discussion of the impact of colonialism on Scottish Gaels, their involvement in colonialism, and how Scottish Gaels and their descendents can become allies of indigenous peoples. This will be the first episode in the series where the guest comes ...Read More
Cape Breton’s Féis an Eilein Goes Virtual, Puts Concerts Online
Many of us are missing the opportunity to travel to Cape Breton this year, especially to Féis an Eilein, which is celebrating its 30th year despite the coróna-bhioras (COVID-19).
The weeklong event in August is a highlight of the Gaelic year in Nova Scotia. The féis, held on Eilean na Nollaig or Christmas Island, is the first to be held outside Scotland.
But don’t despair. Even if ...Read More
Grandfather Mountain Song & Language Week Goes Online July 6-9
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 ...Read More
2020 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week Canceled
We regret to say the Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week scheduled for July 5-10 has been canceled.
Tha sinn gu math duilich.
Lees-McRae College, the site of the event for two decades, has officially canceled their hosting of all summer events and programs due to necessary actions taken to address the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes our event. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, which follow the ...Read More