Our 2015 Mòd is now over, and, as our title says, it was big, good, and encouraging! We had as many competitors over the course of two days as we’ve ever had (Mòr), the competitions were at an excellent level of skill (Math), and our adjudicator, Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil, left all of us with advice, encouragement, and a renewed dedication to the language and song of Scottish Gaelic (Misneachail)!
The 28th annual Mòd is just around the corner – September 26, at the Ligonier Highland Games, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A great time to listen to native Gaelic speakers, fluent learners, and adventurous newcomers tackling Gaelic songs, stories and poems in competition and at cèilidhs. A great time to soak up as much Gaelic as you can in a friendly, relaxed environment. A great time to be part of a Gaelic community – without the cost of a roundtrip airfare to Scotland!
Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the ACGA Forum (http://forum.acgamerica.org), and checking the Members Room.
Non-members can obtain issues through Winter 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 at http://www.acgamerica.org/join/membership/.
Thig Gàidheil na h-Albann Nuaidhe de gach aois cruinn còmhla ann am Màbu, Ceap Breatainn fad còig latha sa Chèitean seo tighinn, agus obraichidh iad còmhla gus cànan is cultar nan Gàidheal ann an Albainn Nuaidh a neartachadh. Bidh deagh chòmhradh agus spòrs gu leòr ann, agus fàsaidh an fheadhainn a bhios ann eòlach air a chèile agus air a’ choimhearsnachd às ùr. ’S e seo an treas bliadhna a chaidh Jam nan Gàidheal a chumail ann an Albainn Nuaidh, agus tha an sgioba aig ceann a’ chruinneachaidh air leth taingeil gun do chuir an Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach taic airgid ris am-bliadhna.
Registration is now open for the 2015 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week!
You may now register either online (http://www.acgamerica.org/events/grandfather-mountain/2015-gfm-reg-email/) or by mail (http://www.acgamerica.org/events/grandfather-mountain/2015-gfm-reg-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)!