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
ACGA Joins Gaelic Week Podcasts March 21-27
An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (ACGA) is taking part in a podcast series exploring the Scottish Gaelic legacy and heritage within North America, from the Canadian Maritimes to California and the Canadian Prairies. The podcast series, “More than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America,” will launch Sunday, March 21, with a new podcast each day throughout Seachdain na Gàidhlig, the first World Gaelic ...Read More
Worldwide Gaelic Week Coming in March
The first international Scottish Gaelic Week — Seachdain na Gàidhlig — will be held March 21-27, with online and in-person events in Scotland and around the globe. “World Gaelic Week” will feature workshops, conversations, podcasts, and other types of events designed to promote the Gaelic language and encourage people to use it in their daily lives.
Each day of Seachdain na Gàidhlig will have a different ...Read More
Remembering Calum Cille Dec. 7
This Tuesday, Dec. 7, marks the 1,500th anniversary of the birth of Calum Cille, as St. Columba is known in Scottish Gaelic. Born in what is now Donegal, Ireland, in 521 A.D., Calum Cille is famed as the founder of the monastery of Iona off the west coast of the Isle of Mull in Scotland.
That in itself would have secured Calum Cille a place in ...Read More
ACGA Gives Thanks for 32nd US National Mòd
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
SpeakGaelic initiative launched in Scotland and globally
SpeakGaelic, the first multi-media learning platform for Scottish Gaelic, was launched this week in Scotland, online, across multiple social media platforms, and on television and radio. The program’s goal is to get people in Scotland and around the world speaking Gaelic, whether they are absolute beginners or already have learned some Gaelic.
The initiative is backed by the Scottish government and is being jointly produced by ...Read More
Toronto to hold online Gaelic Fèis Oct. 15-16
The Gaelic Society of Toronto will host an online Fèis, a traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival, Oct. 15-16. The event will start off with the Annual General Meeting of Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto (CGT) on Friday Oct. 15, followed immediately by a cèilidh hosted by Gaelic singer Robyn Carrigan of Nova Scotia. David Livingston-Lowe will present a Gaelic Whisky toast.
The AGM and Ceilidh are ...Read More
Forging Alliances Between Gaels, Indigenous Peoples
Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir (the Baltimore Gaelic School) will hold the third online event in its Facing Our History series Sunday, Oct. 3, a discussion of the impact of colonialism on Scottish Gaels, their involvement in colonialism, and how Scottish Gaels and their descendents can become allies of indigenous peoples. This will be the first episode in the series where the guest comes ...Read More
Dunlop, MacLeod to join ACGA for 2021 US Mòd
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
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