Ealasaid loaned her expensive espresso machine to Ailig’s girlfriend Una… but she now needs it back. Unfortunately, Ailig and Una broke up, so Ealasaid must get them back together or never get a taste of that heavenly coffee again. I interview Iain MacLeod, former writer on the “Trailer Park Boys” and director of the new Gaelic short film “An t-Inneal Espresso” (The Espresso Machine), made in Nova Scotia.
Bradan Press, a publisher in the Canadian Maritimes, is raising money in June 2019 to commission, edit, and publish the first-ever translation of Anne of Green Gables into Scottish Gaelic in June 2020.
Today we’re looking at Gaelic filmmaking in Nova Scotia, through an interview with Jenny MacKenzie, the writer, director, and producer of the 2018 Gaelic language short film “Slighe Agnais – A Journey for Agnes.”
Here’s a list of free online resources for exploring Gaelic in Nova Scotia. They are good for learning Gaelic language, songs or folklore, and history and research projects.
I put on my anthropology hat, dust off a previously unpublished conference paper, and look at how different Nova Scotia Gaelic users orient to place in culturally Gaelic ways, in the construction of their Gaelic identities.
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)!
The English language bears traces of historical contact with Gaelic: we explore Gaelic loanwords in English, and the influence of Gaelic grammar on English dialects.
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.