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.
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.
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.
Blog readers asked for help with the Lord’s Prayer in Scottish Gaelic. so I’ve created some example videos with the help of other Gaelic-speaking friends for both Protestant and Catholic versions of the prayer. A pronunciation guide PDF is also available to email subscribers.
This post offers a look at the current state of Gaelic education in the province of Nova Scotia. It also lets Nova Scotia parents know what they can do to try to get Gaelic taught in their child’s own school, if it isn’t currently offered there.
Not one, but two Gaelic flag-raising ceremonies in downtown Halifax to mark Mìos na Gàidhlig – Gaelic Awareness Month – in the province of Nova Scotia! Photos and videos from April 27, 2016.
The Scottish Gaelic language is quite popular in Germany. A German reader asked me for advice because she was very interested in learning Gaelic but had encountered negativity from Gaelic speakers. I told her about the many connections between Germans and Gaelic, and asked several prominent German Gaelic speakers to give her advice.
What’s it like to attend a Scottish Gaelic milling frolic in Halifax, Nova Scotia? I’ll “waulk” you through it (pun intended) with videos and photos!
Brìghde, Bríde, Breeshey, Brigid or St. Bridget is a saint not only of Ireland, but also of Scottish and Manx Gaels. Her feast day is February 1st and signals the return of spring. Here I explore some of her Gaelic traditions and suggest some ways to celebrate the eve of her feast day at home on January 31st.