Blog Category – Gaelic Song
NYC Tartan Week to feature Gaelic Mòd this April
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.
The NYC Tartan Week Mòd, organized ...Read More
MacKinnon, Britton to adjudicate 2022 ACGA 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 ...Read More
ACGA welcomes expanded board of directors
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), ...Read More
Registration opens for ACGA Gaelic Song & Language Week
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 ...Read More
An Ceangal magazine launches online
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 ...Read More
US National Mòd Registration Opens
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:
Registrants pay a $25 fee to attend all events, including the various competitions, workshops, and ...Read More
ACGA to hold Virtual National Mòd in November
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 ...Read More
Cape Breton’s Féis an Eilein Goes Virtual, Puts Concerts Online
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 ...Read More
Grandfather Mountain Song & Language Week Goes Online July 6-9
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 ...Read More
2020 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Week Canceled
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 ...Read More