Registration Opens for Virtual Gaelic Song & Language Week

GFM GS&LW LogoACGA’s Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week (GMS&LW) will again be held online this year, with four days of classes in Scottish Gaelic song and language taught via Zoom, all for $125 per student. The classes will run Monday through Thursday, July 5-8, followed by the Virtual North Carolina Provincial Gaelic Mòd Friday , July 9.

The virtual event will feature Christine Primrose and Alec “Bhaltos” MacDonald as instructors. Learn more about our teachers here. All classes will be taught through Zoom, the widely used video and audio conferencing software available at

Christine Primrose
Christine Primrose

Registration is available online, and payment can be made via PayPal. Follow this link to register:

Alec Bhaltos MacDonald
Alec Bhaltos MacDonald

We’re excited about our second  virtual Gaelic Song & Language Week and 22nd week-long event — even COVID-19 won’t keep us from singing and learning Gaelic. Look for more information here and on our Facebook page. The GMS&LW committee also has a Facebook group that you may join and an event page.

Spring Scottish Gaelic Classes Planned for New York

Screen Shot 2020-02-15 at 11.15.30 AMThe New York Caledonian Club, the heart of the Big Apple’s Gaelic Learning Community, is offering beginning and intermediate Scottish Gaelic classes this spring, and enrollment is open now.

The classes, which begin Feb. 25 and will run through May 5, will be held at the Ripley-Grier Studios in Midtown Manhattan, at 520 8th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets).

The beginner’s class (Scottish Gaelic 101) will be taught by John Grimaldi, and will use “Seallagain” — a free course by Catrìona NicIomhair Parsons available online — as its textbook. The intermediate class, Reading Scottish Gaelic, will be led by Don Ross, and will explore Gaelic literature. Both classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tuition for both classes is $125 for NYCC members and $150 for the general public.