A’ Tilleadh a Thiriodh (from ANA Summer 2013)

For our first reprint of 2015 from our Quarterly members e-zine “An Naidheachd Againne”, we get a glimpse into how busy Rhoda Meek has been since moving back to her family’s croft on Tiree…

“On a bha mi beag bìodach, b’ e mo mhiann fuireach ann an Tiriodh. Rugadh agus thogadh mi ann an Dùn Èideann. Chaidh mi tro Fhoghlam Gàidhlig ann an Dùn Èideann agus ann an Obair Dheathain, a’ fàgail na sgoile fileanta sa Ghàidhlig. …”
“Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to live in Tiree. I was born and brought up in Edinburgh. I went through Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, leaving school fluent in Gaelic. …”

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required)

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_6_Meek_2013-2.pdf

Guth nan Gàidheal

An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society, or  ACGA), in association with Hard To Port Internet Radio in Baltimore, is thrilled to announce our latest project, by our members for our members.

Rèidio Guth nan Gàidheal (“Voice of the Gael” Radio, or “GnG”) is a block of Scottish Gaelic and English Internet Radio programming, focusing on the Scottish Gaelic language in North America, and the culture associated with it.

The broadcast will run initially once a week during a Tuesday evening (US/Eastern time) with an encore presentation in the early hours of the following day for listeners in Europe. Other encore presentations may follow.

The inaugural programs for our launch are in the final stages of preparation, and Guth nan Gàidheal will launch in early 2015.

Guth nan Gàidheal was conceived as a volunteer-led project, with ACGA members and other individuals from outside the organization who are interested in Gaelic, making programs for all to enjoy. We plan to encourage and assist ACGA members (and others outwith the organization) who want to produce their own Gaelic-themed programs and features for broadcast on Guth nan Gàidheal.

“What we would dearly like is for this to become a community effort, and that’s why opening up the chance to produce programming to the membership as well as our friends in Nova Scotia and Scotland is so important. We would like everyone to feel that they have something to contribute” says Guth nan Gàidheal Executive Producer and ACGA Vice President, Steaphanaidh Carlyle.

“What better way to engage non fluent learners than letting them see that other non fluent people can have a chance to produce their own radio show, or be involved in producing one! We want to cater for everyone, from the beginner learner to the native speaker. We want to be able to reach into the Gaelic community in North America and at the same time, show everyone its richness. We want to be accessible to that same community so that people of all levels of Gaelic comprehension can find something worthwhile to listen to on Guth nan Gàidheal, and feel that they have the ability to contribute.”

Please visit our website at http://gng.acgamerica.org/ for the latest news about our launch date, our programming, and for broadcast schedules.

You can also like our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/GuthNanGaidheal, and follow our Twitter feed at @GuthNanGaidheal.

A’ cumail na Gàidhlig Beò – Keeping Gaelic Alive!

Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week Announces Third Teacher for 2015

GFM GS&LW Logo

We heartily welcome Kathleen Reddy to the Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week 2015. A Nova Scotia native, Kathleen studied and taught multiple levels of Gaelic on both sides of the Atlantic. She’s taught secondary school, college, and immersion courses to learners and native speakers. Kathleen received her BA in English with a Celtic Studies subsidiary (St. Francis Xavier University), holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow), and a Diploma of Higher Education in Gaelic and Related Studies (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye). She’s worked for the Nova Scotia Office of Gaelic Affairs and currently teaches at St. Francis Xavier University: http://sites.stfx.ca/celtic_studies/people. More information can be found on http://www.gaeliccollege.edu/study-with-us/faculty/kathleen-reddy/. She’ll be joining Joy Dunlop and Gillebrìde MacMillan, completing our roster of teachers for 2015.

Kathleen Reddy

For more information about Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week, click here.

An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2014 Issue Is Available

The Winter, 2014, issue of our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, has been released.

An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2014Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the  ACGA Forum, and checking the Members Room.

Non-members can obtain issues through Summer 2014 in the Public Room of the forum, which requires no login, though you’re welcome to create an account and join our discussions whether you’re a member or not.

Information about joining ACGA can be found here.

Gàidhlig on the Go. uTalk ( from ANA Winter 2012)

In our fifth reprint from our Quarterly members e-zine “An Naidheachd Againne”, Rudy Ramsey reviewed u-Talk Scottish Gaelic — a learning aid for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

uTalk Scottish Gaelic is another iPhone app that’s worth a look. This is a vocabulary practice app, but it’s more motivating than the usual flash-card approach.uTalk starts with a Word Practice mode, in which it presents a series of words or phrases with both the Gaelic and the English in writing, a picture of the object or situation, and an audio of the spoken Gaelic…

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_5_GotG_2012-4.pdf