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)!

Gillebrìde MacMillan is from the island of South Uist and plays the role of Gwillin the Bard in the Outlander program on Starz. He is well known as a singer, teacher and translator.

Photo of Gillebride MacMillan

Joy Dunlop is an award-winning singer and an award-winning step dancer as well! This will be her first time at Grandfather Mountain, but some of you may have met her several years ago at the US National Mòd.

Photo of Joy Dunlop

Kathleen Reddy hails from Nova Scotia and has studied and taught Gaelic on both sides of the Atlantic. She is of course a singer as well. We are delighted that she is joining us this year!

Photo of Kathleen Reddy

For more information about our teachers and about the Gaelic Song and Language Week, please go to:

It will be a wonderful week! We hope you will join us – and stay on for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games! There will be Gaelic at Donald’s Gaelic Tent and at the NC Regional Mòd, and a fun open Gaelic song competition ( Gillebrìde and Joy will be the adjudicators for this year’s Mòd. Come on, give us a song in Gaelic!