Gaelic Psalmody

Christian Focus Publications Ltd of Tain, Scotland is offering their new Gaelic Psalmody, the first new printing in many years, to ACGA members (and others who may be interested) at 50% off the regular price.

You can find out more about this publication at http://www.christianfocus.com/item/show/1636/-/sr_1. The books would be shipped by their US-based distributer.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this generous offer, then please contact Donnie Morrison at CFP, Ltd.

ACGA Guth na Gàidheal and Là na Gàidhlig.

Là na Gàidhlig is this Thursday, April 21st.

ACGA’s Rèidio Guth nan Gàidheal will be bringing you TWO new programs especially for Là na Gàidhlig…

Michael Mackay brings you a special edition of “An Saoghal Againne”, in which he talks to Là na Gàidhlig organizer, Jamie Wallace about the event, its history and its aims, and he also talks to a number of well-known people in the Gaelic World about the event.

Then, Cam MacRae brings you a special Là na Gàidhlig editon of “Ar Guthan” in which she plays a whole bunch of special requests… but from whom? Join us to find out!!!

So, make sure you join in the fun this Thursday, Là na Gàidhlig, and join us for these special shows on our MixCloud site at http://MixCloud.com/GuthNanGaidheal from Midnight British Summer Time (that’s 7pm US/Eastern, Wednesday)!

Suas leis a’ Ghàidhlig!!!

Announcement of funding for Gàidhealtachd Support in 2016

The total funding available for Gàidhealtachd Support (GS) in 2016 will be $2000.

Applicants for ACGA GS funding should submit their applications by March 31st, 2016, and they will need to justify their applications based on a specific set of guidelines.

For complete details of the application process, and the aforementioned guidelines which will govern all future GS applications, please refer to the Grants page at http://www.acgamerica.org/aid/grants/

Registration for Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song & Language Week is now open!

GFM GS&LW LogoRegistration is now open for the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week in Banner Elk NC, taking place Sunday July 3 to Friday July 8, 2016. Please plan to also join us as well, at the North Carolina Provincial Mòd, Saturday July 9, at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in nearby Linville NC.

Prices:

  • Private room and tuition with meals  $525
  • Private room and tuition without meals $400
  • Day Student with tuition but no lodging or meals  $275
  • Family member with lodging and meals but no classes $350

Register by filling out the form and submitting payment through PayPal. If you wish to pay by (snail-) mail, there are instructions for this, too.

Grandfather Mountain GS&LW 2016 – Our Third Instructor.

We are very happy to announce our third teacher for the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week – Màiri Macinnes!

Màiri is one of the most accomplished singers performing in the Gaelic language in Scotland today.

mairi-biogThe beauty and purity of her voice has made her compelling listening for those interested in Gaelic music. She has also become a regular fixture on Gaelic television and radio, with her songs and personality entertaining in equal measure. Career highlights have included entertaining his Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, at Holyrood Palace, and performing as a soloist at the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Màiri was born in Baghasdail A Tuath, a small township on the beautiful and remote Hebridean island of South Uist. Gaelic was spoken exclusively at the home she shared with six siblings and it was not until Màiri went to school that she learned English. Her love for Gaelic is instinctive and enduring; her desire to share the beauty of her mother tongue has been a theme throughout her career.

Màiri’s latest album Gràs (Grace) was released in January 2015 to rave reviews. Resonating with deeply felt emotion, it tells the story of the past 10 years in beautiful, haunting, but ultimately uplifting phrases.

Beyond her musical career, Màiri is interested in the origins of Gaelic song and its historical content. Màiri loves meeting people and hearing and learning ever more about the human voice. But music remains her lifelong love and she has dedicated her career to the promotion of Gaelic music and culture throughout Scotland and beyond.

Visit Màiri’s website: http://mairimacinnes.com/

See and hear her on YouTube: Scottish Country Dance with Puirt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIIwU33xjM

Subscribe to Màiri’s YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5hVotqgkCM&list=PLxQpFiiORIZg7w_r4aNHMaLTQ-nDlVzBQ

We are very happy to have Màiri join us for the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week. We hope you will join us for a wonderful week of Gaelic songs, conversation, cèilidhs, language lessons and so much more!