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Free Gaelic learning weekend at Newbattle Abbey College near Edinburgh: http://bit.ly/GaelicWeekendNewbattle

Deagh dhealbh! Nice photo, Clan Currie Society!

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Clan Currie Society updated their cover photo.

On Thursday the 5th of April Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band from Scotland's Outer Hebrides travelled to Ellis Island as part of their trip to New York.

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This student pipe band from the Hebrides marched in New York City's Tartan Day parade Saturday and by all accounts had a marvelous time. Tha sinn toilichte agus taingeil gun tàinig iad!

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Tha còmhlan Pìoba Sgoil Lìonacleit air an t-slighe a New York an-nochd, agus iad a' riochdachadh nan Eilean Siar aig seachdain tartain a' bhaile. Ach bidh a' ch...lann cuideachd a' dèanamh luaidh air Eilidh Nicleòid, a bha a' cluiche còmhla riutha, ach a chaidh a mharbhadh san ionnsaigh cheannairc ann am Manchester an-uiridh.

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Interesting data on Blàthan-Leighis -- Medicinal Plants. Tapadh leibh aig DASG!

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'Crotul-coille' or 'crotul nan creag' (lichen) was associated with ill-luck when in the form of knitwear.
Crotul-coloured socks on a person going to sea meant ill-luck

#gaelic #gàidhlig #crotul #lichen #knitting #socks #folklorethursday #scottishfolklore
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The premiere Scottish Gaelic song event of the Midwest — Mòd nan Lochan Mòra/The Great Lakes Mòd — is coming to Akron, Ohio, in June. James Graham will be the adjudicator for a variety of competitions, including a new folk group competition.

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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…
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ACGA's 20th annual Scottish Gaelic Song and Language Week is coming up this July. Five days of instruction at three levels in Gaelic song and language, with lodging (and meals) at Lees-McRae College in beautiful western North Carolina. Everyone from beginners to fluent speakers of Scottish Gaelic welcome. Cèilidhs, workshops, special events included. Instructors this year include Margaret Bennett, Catrìona Parsons, and Jamie MacDonald. Visit acgamerica.org for more information.

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How To Say Loch:
It's when the water hits...bits.

Blog gu math inntinneach - a very interesting blog.

William Bennett Cassidy shared a link to the group: Gàidhlig Photomac (The Potomac Scottish Gaelic Society).

We had our Oidhche nam Bàrd (Night of the Poets) celebration in January, but March 21 was World Poetry Day. This blog from Kevin Grant examines poems by three poets and what they tell us about Gaelic culture and life.

Uncover poems revealing the words of Gaelic thinkers not always visible in written histories, Mairearad Chaimbeul, Seumas Mac an t-Saoir and Domhnall Dubh
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Kate Forbes BPA a' bruidhinn anns a' Ghàidhlig ann am Parliamaid Albannach. MSP Kate Forbes speaking in Gaelic during a debate in the Scottish Parliament this week on why Gaelic needs UNESCO protection.

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This afternoon I delivered a speech in Gaelic in the Holyrood chamber, calling on Gaelic to be given UNESCO status to protect it for generations to come.

You can watch a subtitled version below.

Deagh-naidheachd! Registration is now open for our Scottish Gaelic Song and Language Week in Banner Elk, North Carolina, July 9-13. This year our teachers will be Margaret Bennett, Catrìona Parsons and Jamie MacDonald. You won't want to miss this 20th anniversary event!

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 Banne…
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How do YOU pronounce it? Cuspair caran connspaideach ann an saoghal na Gàidhlig...dè ur beachd?

Deagh naidheachd an seo! Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu a’ dèanamh fìor mhath - nas fheàrr na sgoil eile san dùthaich!
#Gaelic #Gaidhlig https://t.co/3tWK7ABUNQ

“Glasgow @GaelicSchool most 'overperforming' school in Scotland - mealaibh ur naidheachd! https://t.co/wX6N0BZF5z #gaelic #gàidhlig”
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Iain Dall MacKay holds an important place in the history of piping. Considered one of bagpiping's greatest composers, he is known to have authored at least 30 p...iobaireachds. Iain Dall had the distinction of being both piper and bard to the chief of the MacKenzies, an astonishing feat for the time.

Iain MacKay was born in about 1656 in Gairloch, in the Northwest of Scotland. He was the son of Ruairidh (Rorie) MacKay. Iain became blind when he was seven due to smallpox. He is commonly called Iain Dall, where Dall is the gaelic for blind.

He was first taught piping by his father who was the hereditary piper for the MacKenzie clan. When he was about 18, he was sent to study at the MacCrimmon piping school in Skye. He was there for about seven years and studied under Patrick Og who was is considered one of the greatest teachers from the MacCrimmon school.

Read more here..

http://learn.dojouniversity.com/iain-dall-mackay/

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Iain Dall MacKay holds an important place in the history of piping. Considered one of bagpiping's greatest composers, he is known to have authored at least 30 piobai
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Wondering where An Ungair and An Ugràin might be? Here's your map!

David Morrison shared Simone Hogan's post to the group: Scottish Gaelic Speakers Unite!

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It was great to hear back from some of you telling us what other languages you speak - what a diverse buch we Gaelic speakers are 😉

Here's a map to help you out with all the European countries:

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A chàirdean còire, bìdh "An t-Òran Sìth-bhuan," ur program Gàidhlig airson dualchas nan Gaidheal ri chluinntinn mar is àbhaist air stèisean-rèidio Oilthigh Naoi...mh Fransaidh Xavier, 's e sin CFXU 93.3 FM - The Fox (www.radiocfxu.ca), madainn Disathairne eadar 1100 is 1200 ann an Albainn Nuaidh, neo 1500 gu 1600 ann am Breatainn, neo 1600 gu 1700 'san Roinn Eòrpa. 'S i cuspair a' phrograim a-màireach: còmhstrì eadar a' phìob 's an clàrsach, neo gu fìreannach, gruaim "bàrd nan dàn dìreach" an aghaidh nam pìobairean. Ciod e fo thalamh a gheibhear air a chùlaibh? Nì sinn fiamh a rannsachadh air a' chùis...

Friends, your Gaelic language program for all things connected to the culture of the Gaels, "An t-Òran Sìth-bhuan," can be heard as usual on our campus radio station here at Saint Francis Xavier University, I mean of course CFXU 93.3 FM - The Fox (livestreaming online via www:radiocfxu.ca), on Saturday from 11am to 12noon in Nova Scotia, or from 3pm to 4pm in Britain, or 4pm to 5pm in central Europe. This time I have chosen a very special theme: let's call it a very curious case of "drones-and-chanter envy." Gaelic poetry from around the 17th century has recorded the entry of the Highland pipes into the upper echelons of Gaelic society in some rather curious contexts; usually laudatory, but sometimes full of venom and bile. What on earth can the bardic poets and their cohorts, the harpists (sometimes incorporated in one and the same person) have had against the bagpipes? Listen in while we investigate this phenomenon through the medium of poetry, song and music...

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Deagh òran agus seinneadairean gasta! A good song and excellent singers.

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Today's #TuneTuesday or in this case #SongTuesday is Ochoine, mar a dh’fhalbh sinn sung by Maxie Dan Angus MacNeil along with Jim Watson and Dr. John Shaw.

Max...ie Dan Angus MacNeil was born and raised on the Tailor Road in Highland Hill, Victoria County. He is descended from Barra people. After working away in Ontario for many years, Maxie returned home and took a vital role in the Iona Gaelic community. He became a member of the Iona Gaelic Singers and could often be found sharing a song or two at milling frolics around the island.

The show was produced by the Cape Gaelic Associate Cooperative and was recorded by Cape Breton University.

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Fàilte gu fearann air balaich an iasgaich! Welcome ashore the fishing lads.

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#OTD 1952: This rather beautiful little film, The Fishermen of Stornoway, appeared on Children's Newreel