Learning Scottish Gaelic

Learning Scottish Gaelic

Maybe Scottish Gaelic is a part of your family heritage, or you’ve had a longstanding interest in Celtic cultures. Perhaps you were intrigued by a beautiful song, or by the words and phrases in Outlander. Whatever the reason, you may be thinking about learning...
Too Old to Learn Gaelic?

Too Old to Learn Gaelic?

A reader emailed me with this question: Hello, I am interested in learning Gaelic. They stopped teaching it at secondary school the year we started, in 1959. I am also somewhat deaf and have to look at people’s mouths when they are speaking to me. Is it too late for...
A Gaelic Nativity Play

A Gaelic Nativity Play

I love the controlled chaos of a children’s Christmas pageant. Nothing ever goes exactly how it’s supposed to, but it’s always hilarious and heart-warming. In 2011 I wrote a Gaelic nativity play for Gaelic learners. I was motivated by the desire to integrate more...
The Gaelic for Wendy

The Gaelic for Wendy

This blog post is co-authored by my friend and colleague Antone Minard. Dr. Minard is a folklorist specializing in Welsh and Breton language and tradition. On a previous blog post about Gaelic tattoos, a reader recently made a translation request comment: “hi i want...