Gaelic Periodicals from the Nova Scotia Archives

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To those always looking for new reading material in Gaelic, especially from North America, we recommend a visit to the website of the Nova Scotia Archives. There, in a section on historical newspapers, you’ll find four Scottish Gaelic periodicals, all published in Sydney, Cape Breton, in the first half of the 20th century: Teachdaire nan Gaidheal (1924-1934), Fear na Céilidh (1928-1930), Mosgladh (1922-1933) and An Solus Iùil (1925-1927).

These newspapers followed Mac-Talla, a biweekly newspaper published by Jonathan MacKinnon from Sydney between 1892 and 1904. The entire corpus of Mac-Talla is available online through Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Scottish Gaelic university on the Isle of Skye. Some issues are also available through the Nova Scotia archives.

The periodicals are only part of the records preserved by the Nova Scotia Archives that document the province’s rich Gaelic roots and continuing Gaelic-language culture, heritage, and traditions. Some additional links to resources are collected under the archive’s Gaelic Resources: Goireasan Gàidhlig page.

The archives presented these four Gaelic newspapers in partnership with the Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University, and Nova Scotia’s Office of Gaelic Affairs.

 

Baltimore-DC area Gaelic Learning Groups plan June 5 Picnic

CarderockTwo East Coast Gaelic Learning Communities plan to meet up on Sunday, June 4, from 1-5 pm, for a picnic and Gaelic hike at Carderock Recreation Area just outside Washington, D.C.

Gàidhlig Photomac, a group of Gaelic learners in the DC-Northern Virginia-Southern Maryland area, will join with Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir, the Baltimore Gaelic School, for càirdeas, ceòl, cluichean agus coiseachd (fun, music, games and walking).

The outing will start at 1 pm (try to get there a bit early), with a short class and a game, followed by the hike (which should be an easy one). We’ll learn appropriate Gaelic phrases and vocabulary on the way, and return for our picnic by about 3 pm.

This is the first joint event sponsored by the two groups, and a sign of growing interest in linking Gaelic Learning Communities throughout North America in social activities as well as language learning.

ACGA recently completed an initial survey on Gaelic Learning Communities and is looking for ways to actively support and encourage them and connect them.

For information on the picnic, visit Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir’s Facebook page, or the Meetup page of Gàidhlig Photomac.

— Liam Ó Caiside

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Cuir sùil air na h-aistean air an làrach-lìn seo mu dheidhinn nan dòighean a dh’fhaodas tu pàirt a ghabhail.

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Welcome to Guth nan Gàidheal!

Guth nan Gàidheal (GnG) is a volunteer-run block of Scottish Gaelic and English Internet Radio programming, focusing on the Scottish Gaelic langauge, and the culture associated with it.

GnG is brought to you by An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society, aka ACGA) in association with Hard To Port Internet Radio (HTPR) in Baltimore which will carry the programming as a part of its normal schedule.

The programming is broadcast once every two weeks during a Tuesday evening (US/Eastern time, starting in January 2015) with an encore presentation in the early hours of the following day for listeners in Europe.

The aim is to bring you a selection of programs which will appeal to fluent speakers and learners alike with music, news and chat in both Gaelic and English, but all with a view to supporting the Gaelic language and culture.

But GnG is about more than this!

As a volunteer effort, we invite our listeners to apply their own talents to program production, and we welcome your participation; from program suggestions to program production! We want YOU to get involved in helping to promote the Gaelic language!

Check out the articles on this website, about how you can get involved!

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