This past Friday, April 6, was Tartan Day in the United States, and people around the country celebrated Latha an Tartain. New York City hosted its annual Tartan Day Parade on Sixth Avenue, with more than 4,000 registered marchers, including Còmhlan Pìoba Sgoil Lìonacleit, the student pipe band from Sgoil Lìonacleit in the Outer Hebrides.
(See a BBC video report on the band’s trip in Gaelic ...Read More
Yesterday, Feb. 13, was the anniversary of the infamous Murder or Massacre of Glencoe, or Mort Ghlinne Chomhann. There were several informative posts about the massacre on social media. Here we share a few:
- The National Library of Scotland: The actual order sent to Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, instructing him to kill the MacDonalds of Glencoe. He was to spare none below the age of ...
Live in or near an t-Ubhal Mòr*? The New York Caledonian Club plans a series of Scottish Gaelic language classes this spring. Join the club for classes in Beginning Gaelic, Conversational Gaelic and Reading Gaelic.
New York is home to a growing, vibrant Gaelic Learning Community, and the Caledonian Club is at its heart. Gaelic classes will be held Tuesdays from Feb. 20 through May 1 ...Read More
GaelicUSA, an organization working to endow a chair of Scottish Studies at an American university, interviewed ACGA President Michael MacKay about his own experience as a Gaelic learner and his views on Gaelic and the role of ACGA in the Gaelic world.
Of course, we think Mike is dead on target in discussing the importance of the language. Read the interview and form (and share) your ...Read More
A $100,000 endowment fund supporting Gaelic culture and teaching will be announced today in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Neil and Marianne Joy MacLean Estate Gift to Saint Francis Xavier University will promote and develop proficient Gaelic teachers and help advance Scottish Gaelic language and culture in Nova Scotia, the university announced on its Facebook page.
The estate gift will support Gaelic educators through the StFX Bachelor of ...Read More
The connection between the Gaelic language and the landscape of Scotland (and Ireland and Man) runs deep. “The land speaks to us through our language,” Ruairidh MacIlleathain or Roddy Maclean said in “Gaelic in the Landscape,” a study of place-names in the Northwest Highlands.
“The backbone of our place-name heritage is Gaelic and, for a better understanding of our landscape, it is necessary to understand our ...Read More
The total funding available for Gàidhealtachd Support (GS) in 2016 will be $2000.
Applicants for ACGA GS funding should submit their applications by March 31st, 2016, and they will need to justify their applications based on a specific set of guidelines.Read More
Beginning Saturday January 9, 2016, Cuillin FM on Skye began broadcasting the Guth nan Gàidheal program, “Ar Guthan le Cam NicRath”, our “gateway” Gaelic music show (presented by Cam in English).
The show will run for 12 weeks and will include programs from Series 1 and the new Series 2.
The show runs on Saturdays at 8pm GMT (3PM EST, 12pm PST) and there’s a streaming feed ...Read More