The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Spring Scottish Gaelic Classes Planned for New York

| | Beginner, Gaelic Learning Communities, Gaelic Resources, Intermediate

The New York Caledonian Club, the heart of the Big Apple’s Gaelic Learning Community, is offering beginning and intermediate Scottish Gaelic classes this spring, and enrollment is open now.

The classes, which begin Feb. 25 and will run through May 5, will be held at the Ripley-Grier Studios in Midtown Manhattan, at 520 8th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets).

The beginner’s class (Scottish Gaelic 101) will ...Read More
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Gaelic song competition Mòd nan Lochan Mòra to be held June 8-10

| | Advanced, Beginner, Events, Gaelic Song, Intermediate

The premiere Scottish Gaelic song event of the Midwest — Mòd nan Lochan Mòra or The Great Lakes Mòd — returns to Akron, Ohio, June 8-10.

This year’s adjudicator will be Seumas Greumach (James Graham) of Sutherland, Scotland, winner of the men’s Bonn Òr a’ Chomuinn or Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd. James has been an instructor at ACGA’s Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and ...Read More
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Registration Open for 20th Annual Gaelic Song and Language Week

| | Advanced, Beginner, Events, Gaelic Song, Gaelic Week @ GFM, Intermediate

They say time flies, but it’s still hard to believe we will be gathering in North Carolina this July for the 20th Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week, held from July 9 to 13 in Banner Elk, just before the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games July 12-15.

Every year since 1998, An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach has held a week of classes taught by some of the ...

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“Criomagan” from “Fear na Céilidh,” 1928

| | Advanced, Criomagan, Gaelic Resources, Intermediate

“‘S i an droch-sgeul a’s luaithe ruigeas sinn.”

The Scottish Gaelic periodicals published in Nova Scotia in the early 20th Century contained many short stories and news bulletins that are interesting, information and often amusing, opening a window into the world of the Gaelic reader in times past.

We’ll be publishing occasional selections of these bits or “criomagan” of news for visitors to our website both as ...

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Gaelic Periodicals from the Nova Scotia Archives

| | Advanced, Gaelic Resources, Intermediate

To those always looking for new reading material in Gaelic, especially from North America, we recommend a visit to the website of the Nova Scotia Archives. There, in a section on historical newspapers, you’ll find four Scottish Gaelic periodicals, all published in Sydney, Cape Breton, in the first half of the 20th century: Teachdaire nan Gaidheal (1924-1934), Fear na Céilidh (1928-1930), Mosgladh (1922-1933) and An ...

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Baltimore-DC area Gaelic Learning Groups plan June 5 Picnic

| | Advanced, Beginner, Events, Gaelic Learning Communities, Intermediate

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

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Fàilte gu Guth nan Gàidheal!

| | Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Fàilte gu Guth nan Gàidheal!

’S e Guth nan Gàidheal (GnG) earrann-phrògramaidh Eadar-lìn anns a’ Ghàidhlig agus anns a’ Bheurla ag amas air cànan nan Gàidheal agus an dualchas ceangailte ris a bhrosnachadh.

Tha An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (ACGA) na goistidh airson an earann-phrògramaidh seo còmhla ri buidheann rèidio Eadar-lìn Hard To Port (HTPR) ann am Baltimore. Bidh HTPR ga sgaoileadh mar phàirt den chlàr abhaisteach aca.

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Guth nan Gàidheal

| | Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society, or ACGA), in association with Hard To Port Internet Radio in Baltimore, is thrilled to announce our latest project, by our members for our members.

Rèidio Guth nan Gàidheal (“Voice of the Gael” Radio, or “GnG”) is a block of Scottish Gaelic and English Internet Radio programming, focusing on the Scottish Gaelic language in North America, and ...

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Gàidhlig on the Go. uTalk ( from ANA Winter 2012)

| | Beginner, Intermediate, Reprints

In our fifth reprint from our Quarterly members e-zine “An Naidheachd Againne”, Rudy Ramsey reviewed u-Talk Scottish Gaelic — a learning aid for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

uTalk Scottish Gaelic is another iPhone app that’s worth a look. This is a vocabulary practice app, but it’s more motivating than the usual flash-card approach.uTalk starts with a Word Practice mode, in which it presents a series ...

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The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

| | Intermediate

The “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans” is a ceremony, usually but not always part of a church service, in which God’s blessing is sought for the tartans worn by the Scots. This “tradition” appears to have begun in World War II as a Scottish-American event, though it has now spread to many parts of the Scots’ world. The history is interesting, and there are at least ...Read More