Deagh dhealbh! Nice photo, Clan Currie Society!
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!
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.
Interesting data on Blàthan-Leighis -- Medicinal Plants. Tapadh leibh aig DASG!
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.
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.
Blog gu math inntinneach - a very interesting blog.
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.
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.
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!
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..
Wondering where An Ungair and An Ugràin might be? Here's your map!
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:
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...
Deagh òran agus seinneadairean gasta! A good song and excellent singers.
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.
Fàilte gu fearann air balaich an iasgaich! Welcome ashore the fishing lads.