The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Gaels Jam 2015

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Jam nan Gàidheal 2015

Thig Gàidheil na h-Albann Nuaidhe de gach aois cruinn còmhla ann am Màbu, Ceap Breatainn fad còig latha sa Chèitean seo tighinn, agus obraichidh iad còmhla gus cànan is cultar nan Gàidheal ann an Albainn Nuaidh a neartachadh. Bidh deagh chòmhradh agus spòrs gu leòr ann, agus fàsaidh an fheadhainn a bhios ann eòlach air a chèile agus air a’ choimhearsnachd às ...

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Get ready for Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week 2016!

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When? July 3rd through July 8th, 2016

Where? Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.

What? From Sunday to Friday the sounds of Gaelic, the first language of the Scots, will resound in the mountains of North Carolina. Songs, stories, jokes, and fun galore!

Who? You! Absolute beginners to fluent speakers are welcome. Our experienced teachers come from Scotland and from New Scotland (Alba Nuadh, also known as Nova ...

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Grandfather Mountain GS&LW 2016 – Our First Instructor.

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Our first instructor for the Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week 2016 (July 3 – 8) will be Catrìona Parsons!

A native Gaelic speaker born in the Isle of Lewis, and a graduate of Edinburgh University, Scotland, Catrìona has been involved in the teaching of Gaelic language and song in North America for many years. Married to a Lutheran pastor from Virginia, Catrìona began her ...

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Grandfather Mountain GS&LW 2016 – Our Second Instructor.

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We are pleased to announce our second instructor for the Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week, 2016 (July 3 – 8, 2016), Joanne MacIntyre.

Joanne hails from Mabou Coal Mines, Inverness County, where she was raised in the rich culture of Gaelic language, music, and dance. Since her teen years in Cape Breton, she has appeared on stages throughout the island. For a number of ...

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Grandfather Mountain GS&LW 2016 – Our Third Instructor.

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We are very happy to announce our third teacher for the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week – Màiri Macinnes!

Màiri is one of the most accomplished singers performing in the Gaelic language in Scotland today.

The beauty and purity of her voice has made her compelling listening for those interested in Gaelic music. She has also become a regular fixture on Gaelic television and ...

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Registration for Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week is now open!

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week in Banner Elk NC, taking place Sunday July 3 to Friday July 8, 2016. Please plan to also join us as well, at the North Carolina Provincial Mòd, Saturday July 9, at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in nearby Linville NC.

Prices:

  • Private room and tuition with meals $525
  • Private room and tuition without ...
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ACGA Guth na Gàidheal and Là na Gàidhlig.

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Là na Gàidhlig is this Thursday, April 21st.

ACGA’s Rèidio Guth nan Gàidheal will be bringing you TWO new programs especially for Là na Gàidhlig…

Michael Mackay brings you a special edition of “An Saoghal Againne”, in which he talks to Là na Gàidhlig organizer, Jamie Wallace about the event, its history and its aims, and he also talks to a number of well-known people in the ...

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Results from the 29th U.S. National Mòd.

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Overall results for the 29th US Mòd

Friday, September 23:

Storytelling:

1. Cathleen Mackay
(Audit) Liam Cassidy

Poetry:

1. Barbara Lynn Rice
2. Mary Swope

Sight Reading:

1. Liam Cassidy
2. Anne Alexander
3. (Tied), Barbara Lynn Rice and Mary Swope

Saturday, September 24:

Open song category:

1. Sharon McWhorter
2. Carol Kappus
3. Anne Alexander

Prescribed song:

Men

1. James Ruff

Women

1. Anne Alexander
2. (Tied) Cathleen Mackay and Carol Kappus
3. Mary Swope

Work song:

1. Carol Kappus
2. Anne Alexander
3. Cathleen Mackay

Puirt:

1. James Ruff
2. Carol Kappus

Choir:

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Report from 29th U.S. National Mòd

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The US Mòd was held on the last weekend of September, and we welcomed Anne Lorn Gillies, our adjudicator, as well as the Mòd gold medalists, DI Brown and Catriona MacNeil. We had competitions in poetry, storytelling, unison singing, choir, and our biggest competition, the US Gold Medal.

About the choir: a local choir has been established in Ohio, called the Ohio Gaelic Choir, and they ...

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South Uist’s Mary MacMillan joins instructors at Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week

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We’re delighted to announce Mary MacMillan, Gaelic teacher and singer from South Uist, will join us this year as an instructor at the Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week.

Mary taught at the 2010 Gaelic Week and now she’s coming back by popular demand. This week’s program runs from Sunday, July 2 through Friday, July 7, 2017 at Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina. ...Read More