Cynthian Knight, a Gaelic learner, singer, and ACGA member from Northern Virginia, is the winner of the first Scottish Gaelic mòd held in New York City in more than a century. She competed with eight other singers for the honor of being named New York City Tartan Week Mòd Champion, helping to secure a firm foothold for Scottish Gaelic in New York City’s Tartan Week ...Read More
Coinneach MacLeod, the baker from the Isle of Lewis who achieved international fame on TikTok as The Hebridean Baker, is coming to North America to promote his new book Hebridean Baker: My Scottish Island Kitchen.
He’ll be stopping in several cities were there are Scottish Gaelic Learning Communities, including Washington, DC, on March 9 and 10, followed by Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Fort Collins, Colorado, Chicago, and ...Read More
Storytelling has always been an integral part of Gaelic culture — and of being human, for that matter — but why are sgeulachdan, the stories once told in the cèilidh house, so important? To celebrate Seachdain na Gàidhlig
or World Gaelic Week, ACGA joined with Hidden Glen Folk School of Scottish Highland Heritage and Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir to explore that question in a ...Read More
The quarterly holiday commemorating one of the most fascinating of all Gaelic women, Brìd or Brigid, venerated as both a goddess and saint, is approaching and we are planning an online event Feb. 4 to discuss the traditions associated with Imbolc or Latha Fhèill Brìde, the feast day of St. Brigid. ACGA will present a program that looks at traditions associated with Brigid and her ...Read More
Many people have heard of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, but what about Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Màiri Mhòr nan Òran, or Donnchadh Bàn? Those are just three of the thousands of Scottish Gaelic poets whose work isn’t often recognized outside the Gaelic-speaking community. Our remedy for that at An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (ACGA) is Oidhche nam Bàrd or the Night of the Bàrds, ...Read More
A special, free Zoom program sponsored by ACGA will explore and compare folk traditions related to Oidhche Shamhna, the eve of the ancient Gaelic holiday of Samhain, across Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Ireland. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific/2 pm Atlantic/6 pm GMT) and last until 3 pm Eastern.
The Eve of Samhain corresponds ...Read More
Scottish Gaelic song, poetry, and storytelling were well represented at the US National Mòd this month, as An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaga (ACGA) held its 32nd Mòd Nov. 13-14. The two-day event brought together nearly 30 participants and attendees for six competitions and two workshops.
This was the second year the Mòd was held virtually, through Zoom, with 27 registrants. Altogether, 13 competitors gave 28 individual performances, ...Read More
Two of Scotland’s premier Gaelic singers, Joy Dunlop and Angus G. MacLeod, will adjudicate the US National Mòd via Zoom Nov. 13-14, An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaga (ACGA) announced Sunday.
Both Dunlop and MacLeod are former gold medal winners at Scotland’s Royal National Mòd, and both have attended the US National Mòd in previous years as special guests. We’re delighted they will join us as adjudicators for ...Read More
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
The full schedule for the ACGA Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week, which will be held online July 5 through 8, is now available on the event’s page on this website.
Scottish Gaelic instructors Christine Primrose of Lewis and Alec “Bhaltos” MacDonald of Skye will teach Scottish Gaelic song and language at three levels and in three blocks of classes Monday through Thursday. There will ...Read More