Get ready for Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week 2016!


When? July 3rd through July 8th, 2016

Where? Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.

What? From Sunday to Friday the sounds of Gaelic, the first language of the Scots, will resound in the mountains of North Carolina. Songs, stories, jokes, and fun galore!

Who? You! Absolute beginners to fluent speakers are welcome. Our experienced teachers come from Scotland and from New Scotland (Alba Nuadh, also known as Nova Scotia, Canada).

Why? Sing with us and learn some of the most beautiful songs in the world. Learn Gaelic with us, improve your language skills, or have conversations with other fluent speakers. We offer a great learning experience for all language levels. Enjoy the company of fellow Gaels and join our cèilidhs. Share a song, a poem, a joke, a story – or just listen and enjoy! Someone will help you if you don’t understand something. Come and join our very welcoming community!

Our 2016 teachers will be announced very soon!

Registration for this amazing week will open this Winter.

“Ar Guthan” broadcast on Cuillin FM.

Beginning Saturday January 9, 2016, Cuillin FM on Skye began broadcasting the Guth nan Gàidheal program, “Ar Guthan le Cam NicRath”, our “gateway” Gaelic music show (presented by Cam in English).

The show will run for 12 weeks and will include programs from Series 1 and the new Series 2.

The show runs on Saturdays at 8pm GMT (3PM EST, 12pm PST) and there’s a streaming feed from their website homepage.

The editor is Michael Mackay and the program is engineered and produced by Steaphanaidh Carlyle.

The Mòd is coming!

Mòd 2015 Logo
The 28th annual Mòd is just around the corner – September 26, at the Ligonier Highland Games, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A great time to listen to native Gaelic speakers, fluent learners, and adventurous newcomers tackling Gaelic songs, stories and poems in competition and at cèilidhs. A great time to soak up as much Gaelic as you can in a friendly, relaxed environment. A great time to be part of a Gaelic community – without the cost of a roundtrip airfare to Scotland!

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Gaels Jam 2015

Jam nan Gàidheal 2015

Thig Gàidheil na h-Albann Nuaidhe de gach aois cruinn còmhla ann am Màbu, Ceap Breatainn fad còig latha sa Chèitean seo tighinn, agus obraichidh iad còmhla gus cànan is cultar nan Gàidheal ann an Albainn Nuaidh a neartachadh. Bidh deagh chòmhradh agus spòrs gu leòr ann, agus fàsaidh an fheadhainn a bhios ann eòlach air a chèile agus air a’ choimhearsnachd às ùr.  ’S e seo an treas bliadhna a chaidh Jam nan Gàidheal a chumail ann an Albainn Nuaidh, agus tha an sgioba aig ceann a’ chruinneachaidh air leth taingeil gun do chuir an Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach taic airgid ris am-bliadhna.

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GFM Gaelic Song & Language Week Open


Registration is now open for the 2015 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week!

You may now register either online ( or by mail (

We have a wonderful lineup of instructors – coming to us from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, from the world of “Outlander” and the present-day Gaelic-speaking communities of America and Alba (the Gaelic name for Scotland)!

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