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Contrasting Gaelic Identities

I put on my anthropology hat, dust off a previously unpublished conference paper, and look at how different Nova Scotia Gaelic users orient to place in culturally Gaelic ways, in the construction of their Gaelic identities.

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My Big Fat Gaelic Wedding

Having a wedding ceremony in a Celtic language is fairly rare nowadays, but we were excited to try. Let me tell you the story of My Big Fat Gaelic Wedding (A’ Bhanais Mhór Ghàidhealach Dhà Rì-ribh agam)!

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The Ogham Alphabet

I interview linguist Dr. Conor Quinn about the Ogham alphabet, how it relates to Irish & Gaelic, and what to be aware of if you’re using it in a tattoo.

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The Gaelic for “Gay”

A post focused on the intersections between LGBT+ history and issues and Scottish Gaelic people and language, including a free mini Gaelic lexicon with LGBT & related concepts.

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Learning Scottish Gaelic

You may be thinking about learning Scottish Gaelic. If so, this blog post will give you an idea of where to start. You can follow a number of different paths to learn Gaelic, including online courses, local classes, and destination learning. This post will describe the general options are, and show you how to seek out the classes that best suit your learning style and budget.

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10 Gorgeous Gaelic Voices

Can a Gaelic song change your life forever? Here are ten of my favourite solo artists and groups who sing in Scottish Gaelic, with links to purchase their work and support the language. Perfect for gift-giving, or for learning more about Gaelic language and culture any time.

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Gaelic Crowdfunding

Gaelic language groups have recently started to use crowdfunding for fundraising. The Gaelic.co blog interviews Dr. Andrew Gossen, former Gaelic researcher and current social media professional, about crowdfunding for Gaelic revitalization projects.

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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 me to learn Gaelic?” The short answer is: it is never too late to learn Gaelic! Find out why learning a new language such as Gaelic provides a host of benefits.

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