The American Scottish Gaelic Society

MacKinnon, Britton to adjudicate 2022 ACGA Mòd

| | Events, Gaelic Song, National 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 ...

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ACGA welcomes expanded board of directors

| | Gaelic Song, National Mòd

ACGA welcomed 11 members to its board of directors in August, the largest and most diverse board the organization has ever had.

New members elected to the board this year include Taylor Ashlock, Valeria Campbell, Rick Gwynallen, Megan Kohtz, Nicole Rodriguez, and Mallie Steele, along with Jeff Justice, who was elected for another term. Directors who remained on the board include Liam Ó Caiside (Bill Cassidy), ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Registration opens for ACGA Gaelic Song & Language Week

| | Gaelic Song, Gaelic Week @ GFM, Learn Gaelic, Meetings

We are delighted to announce the return of the live and in person ACGA Scottish Gaelic Song & Language Week held near Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. This year’s event will be held from Sunday, July 3 to Friday, July 8 at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, featuring four days of instruction with several classes a day to choose from.

Registration is now open at ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

An Ceangal magazine launches online

| | Gaelic News, Gaelic Resources, Gaelic Song

An Ceangal, an international magazine aimed at the Scottish diaspora, launched a pilot issue recently. This issue also includes an online questionnaire for readers tro complete to gauge interests on future content and contributors. Their first “proper” edition will come out soon. The magazine will paritcularly interest those who have conections or interest in Highland Perthshire. It also seeks contributions from those with interests in ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

US National Mòd Registration Opens

| | Gaelic Song, National Mòd, Organization, Uncategorized

Registration is now open for the 32nd US National Mòd, which will be held online Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14. The two-day event is a celebration of Scottish Gaelic song, poetry, and culture, featuring several competitions, workshops with our adjudicators, and a cèilidh.

Register for the event at this link:

https://acga.wufoo.com/forms/s1cq3lf20j6j3j5/

Registrants pay a $25 fee to attend all events, including the various competitions, workshops, and ...Read More

The American Scottish Gaelic Society

ACGA to hold Virtual National Mòd in November

| | Gaelic Song, National Mòd

Mark your calendars — An Comann Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (ACGA) will hold its 31st US National Mòd entirely online the weekend of Nov. 7-8. The Mòd Committee is contacting adjudicators and making plans for the competitions and any other events, and more information will be available soon.

The coronavirus has pushed all types of events online this year, including ACGA’s Grandfather Mountain Song and Language Week. That ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Cape Breton’s Féis an Eilein Goes Virtual, Puts Concerts Online

| | Events, Gaelic Learning Communities, Gaelic Song

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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Grandfather Mountain Song & Language Week Goes Online July 6-9

| | Events, Gaelic Song

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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

2020 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week Canceled

| | Events, Gaelic Song

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 ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Britton, Kennedy, MacPhee coming to 2020 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week

| | Events, Gaelic Song

Three highly acclaimed Scottish Gaelic singers and educators will be instructors at this year’s Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week (GS&LW): Catriona MacPhee, Wilma Kennedy, and Màiri Britton. Registration for the GS&LW is now open, and may be completed online here.

The GS&LW will be held from Sunday, July 5, through Friday, July 10, at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Information on accommodations ...Read More