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

ACGA to Hold Third Online US National Mòd

| | Advanced, Beginner, Events, National Mòd

 

The Online US National Mòd — Mòd Naiseanta Aimeireagaidh — returns this year Nov. 12 and 13, enabling attendees and competitors to enjoy the event from the comfort of their own homes.

ACGA will offer competitions in six categories, from singing for beginners to Scottish Gaelic storytelling, as part of its two-day celebration of Gaelic language arts.

The Mòd has been an online event since the outbreak ...

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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

Registration for 2020 Online US National Mòd Opens

| | National Mòd

Registration for the first online US National Mòd, which will be held via Zoom Nov. 6-8, is now open on this website.

The Mòd this year will feature six competitions:

  • A beginning song competition for first-time competitors/singers (one song, own choice);
  • A general competition for more experienced singers (have competed before);
  • A storytelling competition (traditional Gaelic story, up to five minutes);
  • A poetry recitation competition (from Maraiche nan Cuantan by ...
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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Gillebrìde MacMillan, Rachel Walker to adjudicate ACGA Online Mòd

| | National Mòd

Plans are quickly taking shape for ACGA’s first Virtual US National Mòd on Saturday, Nov. 7. Two of Scotland’s leading Gaelic singers and educators, Rachel Walker and Gillebrìde MacMillan, will judge competitions in Gaelic storytelling, poetry, and song, and each will offer workshops as well.

The entire event will be conducted through the Zoom video conferencing app, just like ACGA’s Grandfather Mountain Song and Language Week ...

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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

James Graham named CEO of An Comunn Gàidhealach

| | National Mòd, Organization

James Graham (Seumas Greumach), a Royal National Mòd Gold Medal Winner and a frequent instructor and adjudicator at ACGA events, will become the new chief executive officer of An Comunn Gàidhealach in Scotland in March, after the current CEO, John Morrison, retires.

Graham has been An Comunn’s Mòd manager since 2010, tackling the varied management challenges of national and provincial mòds throughout Scotland. He won the ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Registration Open for Gaelic Singers, Storytellers at Mòd Ligonier 2019

| | Events, Gaelic Song, National Mòd

The Ligonier Mòd will take place in the town of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, at the Ligonier Highland Games Sept. 13-15, 2019, as it has many times in the past!

We will gather Friday night, Sept. 13, for those who wish, for a cèilidh at the Ramada Ligonier, situated in the heart of the town near Fort Ligonier. The competitions will take place at the Ligonier Highland Games ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Rachel Walker coming to Ligonier Mòd in September

| | Events, Gaelic Song, National Mòd

Acclaimed Scottish Gaelic singer Rachel Walker is returning to America, this time to judge the Gaelic song competition at Mòd Ligonier 2019 in September.

The Mòd is a celebration of Scottish Gaelic song, music, poetry and storytelling based on Scotland’s Royal National Mòd and provincial Mòds. ACGA has held 30 National U.S. Mòds, many of them at Ligonier in western Pennsylvania.

Mòd Ligonier will be held Sept. ...Read More