US National Mòd Coming Nov. 11-12: ACGA’s Premier Online Event

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Two former Royal National Mòd Gold Medal winners — Lyle and Kerrie Kennedy of Oban, Scotland — will adjudicate this year’s US National Mòd, Mòd Naiseanta Aimeireagaidh, on Saturday, Nov. 11. For the fourth consecutive year, the event will be held entirely online, allowing Scottish Gaelic enthusiasts from across North America and beyond to participate.

Click here to register for the event.

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ACGA Webcast to Mark Latha Lùnasdail Sunday Aug. 13

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Traditional customs associated with the festival of Lùnasdal, a pan-Gaelic harvest holiday celebrated at the beginning of August, will be explored in an ACGA webcast on Sunday, Aug. 13. The webcast will focus on customs and folklore associated with the holiday in Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, the countries where related Goidelic or Gaelic languages are spoken — Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Manx.

Lùnasdal, ...

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New York City Mòd Brings Gaelic to the Fore during Tartan Week

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Cynthian Knight, a Gaelic learner, singer, and ACGA member from Northern Virginia, is the winner of the first Scottish Gaelic mòd held in New York City in more than a century. She competed with eight other singers for the honor of being named New York City Tartan Week Mòd Champion, helping to secure a firm foothold for Scottish Gaelic in New York City’s Tartan Week ...

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Gaelic Song & Language Week Registration Opens

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Registration for this year’s ACGA Scottish Gaelic Song & Language Week July 2-7 at Banner Elk, North Carolina, is officially open. Click through to our Grandfather Mountain GS&LW page to access the registration form and plan your Gaelic song and language week!

This year we will welcome three teachers, Fiona J. MacKenzie and Wilma Kennedy from Scotland, and Stacey MacLean from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We’re ...Read More

NYC Tartan Week to feature Gaelic Mòd this April

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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.

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Oidhche nam Bàrd coming Jan. 14

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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

MacKinnon, Britton to adjudicate 2022 ACGA Mòd

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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

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

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

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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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