Recipe: Herring in Oatmeal (from ANA Fall 2012)

For the third of our re-prints from our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, we bring you a recipe to prepare a rather tasty meal – Herring in Oatmeal

Herring are the “silver darlings” that sustained the Scottish fishing industry for over a century, and this very traditional recipe pairs
this nutritious fish with that other Scottish staple, oatmeal.
In Scotland, coarse oatmeal would be used, but small-flake rolled oats should work just as well. If you can’t get fresh herring, mackerel is a good substitute.

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_3_Herring_2012-3.pdf

Mark Your Calendars for GS&LW 2015

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July 5th – 10th 2015

Join us for the 17th Annual Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week
Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk NC.
presented by An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach / The American Scottish Gaelic Society

We are pleased to have Gillebrìde MacMillan from South Uist return to the Gaelic Song and Language Week in 2015. After completing a degree in Celtic Studies at the University of Glasgow and a Masters Degree from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Gillebrìde now works in the Celtic and Gaelic Department at University of Glasgow. He is a Gaelic translator, a published writer, and has worked on the Tobar an Dualchais archiving project. He regularly sings and teaches Gaelic song at festivals and cèilidhs in Scotland, Europe and the USA. You may have seen Gillebrìde in episode 3 of the Outlander television series as “Gwyllyn the Bard”. Find out more on YouTube, on his website: http://www.gillebride.com/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gillebride.

Also joining us is Joy Dunlop. Gaelic Singer of the Year in 2010 & 2011, she has won both the coveted Royal National Mòd Gold Medal and the Oban Times Gold Medal. An Argyll native, fluent Gaelic speaker and teacher, Joy presents programs on BBC ALBA and makes frequent appearances on Radio nan Gàidheal. She is also an award winning Scottish step-dancer and Traditional Inter-Celtic Dance Champion. Find out more about Joy via YouTube, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joydunlop and from her website: http://www.joydunlop.com/. We are delighted to welcome Joy to Grandfather Mountain for the first time.

More information about the 2015 Gaelic Song & Language Week coming soon!
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Mo Chuimhne air Leòdhas (from ANA Winter 2012)

In the second of our re-prints from our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, Catriona Parsons tells us about the place she was born – Aignish, in the district of Point on the Isle of Lewis.

Rugadh mi ann a’ baile beag air taobh an ear Leódhais. ‘S e Aignis ainm a’ bhaile bhig seo, “Aignis air a’ mhachair” mar a chanas an t-òran. Tha Aignis ‘na laighe ann a’ sgìre an Rudha, agus chan eil eadar an Rudha agus an còrr dhen eilean ach aoidh chumhang ris an canar Am Bràighe…

I was born in a village on the east side of the Isle of Lewis, by the name of Aignish—“Aignish on the machair”, as the song goes. Aignish lies in the district of Point which is tied to the rest of the island by a narrow isthmus called the “Bràighe”…

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_2_Lewis_2012-1.pdf

Gàidhlig on the Go—LearnBots (from ANA Fall 2012)

In the first of a new series of posts of selected articles from our quarterly Bi-lingual e-zine, An Naidheachd Againne, Rudy Ramsey reviews the Learnbots “Gàidhlig on the Go” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

LearnBots is a fun, and rather clever, way to learn and practice verb forms with the aid of a mobile device. Before I tell you about it, though, you need to do something for me. You know that “suspend disbelief” switch in your head that helps you enjoy science fiction? (You may be using it just now for political campaigns.) Well, you may want to turn it on for a paragraph or two.

LearnBots is an app that lets you drill yourself on verb forms. It teaches you the imperative, past, future, conditional, infinitive, and verbal noun forms of 101 different verbs, with conjugation, spelling, and pronunciation by a native speaker. What, no disbelief problems yet? Ah, I almost forgot. It uses images of a rather fanciful family of robots — including a man, a woman, a dog, and a hive of bees — to make things interesting and to visually tie the verb root to its meaning. And in my opinion, it works, at least as a motivational aid, and perhaps as a retention aid. I am absolutely certain, however, that some folks will see this as purely a gimmick. So your mileage may vary…

To read more of Rudy’s review, click here to download the article (PDF Format, Adobe Reader required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

 

An Naidheachd Againne, Fall 2014 Issue Is Available

The Fall, 2014, issue of our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, has been released.

Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the  ACGA Forum, and checking the Members Room.

Non-members can obtain issues through Spring 2014 in the Public Room of the forum, which requires no login, though you’re welcome to create an account and join our discussions whether you’re a member or not.

Information about joining ACGA can be found here.