Registration is now open for the 2019 ACGA Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week, a five-day intensive exploration of Scottish Gaelic song, language and culture in the western mountains of North Carolina. This year’s program will run from Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12, followed by the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and North Carolina Provincial Gaelic Mòd.
The GS&LW returns to Lees-MacRae College for its 21st year, featuring instructors James Graham, Kathleen Reddy and Màiri Britton. James and Màiri are natives of Scotland, while Kathleen hails from Nova Scotia. Màiri now lives in Nova Scotia, where she teaches at St. Francis Xavier University. James and Kathleen return for their second tour as instructors, while Màiri joins us for the first time.
All three will offer instruction in Scottish Gaelic song and language, with classes running from Monday morning through Friday at noon. Lessons will be available for everyone from beginners to fluent speakers. There will be workshops as well focused on specific aspects of Gaelic culture, whether dance, music, song or story. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exceptional program.