Blog Category – Events
Margaret Stewart, Murdo ‘Wasp’ MacDonald to Adjudicate 30th Annual US Gaelic Mòd
Famed Scottish singers Maighread Stiùbhart (Margaret Stewart) and Murchadh Dòmhnallach (Murdo “Wasp” MacDonald) will be adjudicators at the 30th annual U.S. National Mòd, a three-day festival of Scottish Gaelic song, poetry, storytelling and music this Sept. 22-24 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
This is the first time in several years that the Mòd will feature two adjudicators, and An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach is delighted to welcome Margaret and ...Read More
US Mòd Prescribed Songs for Men and Women
Two classic Scottish Gaelic songs — Gillean Ghleann Dail for men and A Fhleasgaich Òig as Ceanalta for women — were chosen as prescribed songs for the Gold Medal competition at the U.S. National Mòd this September. These are both highly popular songs that have been recorded by several artists, including Arthur Cormack, Flora MacNeill and Maggie MacInnes.
The men’s prescribed song, Gillean Ghleann Dàil (“Lads ...Read More
Baltimore-DC area Gaelic Learning Groups plan June 5 Picnic
Two East Coast Gaelic Learning Communities plan to meet up on Sunday, June 4, from 1-5 pm, for a picnic and Gaelic hike at Carderock Recreation Area just outside Washington, D.C.
Gàidhlig Photomac, a group of Gaelic learners in the DC-Northern Virginia-Southern Maryland area, will join with Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir, the Baltimore Gaelic School, for càirdeas, ceòl, cluichean agus coiseachd (fun, music, games ...Read More
30th US Mòd to Feature First ACGA Fèis
This year will be the 30th Anniversary of the U.S. National Mòd or Mòd Naiseanta Aimeireagaidh, an event born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1988, when An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach launched what was then called Mòd Virginia at the Virginia Scottish Games.
The event will take place over four days this year, from the evening of Thursday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 24, at Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
We’ve grown ...Read More
South Uist’s Mary MacMillan joins instructors at Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week
Report from 29th U.S. National Mòd
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 ...Read More
Results from the 29th U.S. National Mòd.
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:1. ...Read More
ACGA Guth na Gàidheal and Là na Gàidhlig.
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 ...Read More
Registration for Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week is now open!
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.
- Private room and tuition with meals $525
- Private room and tuition without ...
Grandfather Mountain GS&LW 2016 – Our Third Instructor.
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 ...Read More