New Faculty: Welcome Ewan Macintyre / Eòghann Mac an t-saoir

Ewan Macintyre croppedWe welcome Ewan Macintyre / Eòghann Mac an t-saoir to the Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir faculty.  Ewan will be covering Robert Bingham’s classes for the remainder of the 2022 – 2023 school year as Robert, a Naval officer, has received orders for duty on a ship. We are very excited to have such a creative person as Ewan join our community.

Now based in Montreal, Ewan was born and raised in Edinburgh. He comes from very creative roots.  His parents are puppeteers, and the family toured Asia, Australia, and North America. Ewan himself was writing music in his teens. Ewan spoke Gaelic since childhood, but it was after music college when he started playing more traditional music that he returned to the language and deepened his interest in the language and its culture. 
 
In 2014, Ewan moved to Canada, studied French, married a Quebecoise woman in 2021, and became a
tri-lingual man. At the start of the pandemic he began writing songs in Gaelic. Ewan is very interested in creative writing and music in Gaelic, and believes the world needs new music in Gaelic.  His first album to include Gaelic songs comes out next year. You can listen to some of the music of the Ewan Macintyre Band here

Cèilidh Oidhche Shamhna

Ceilidh OIdhche Shamhna

Cèilidh Oidhche Shamhna

Potluck feast – bring a dish!
Play facilities for children
Bidh fàilte air a h-uile duine! – Everyone is welcome!
Get to know each other! Use your Gaelic!
Bring a poem, a song, or a story!
[The cèilidh will held on private property in Harford County. The address will be given out only to those who register.]
A bheil thu airson tighinn? Sgrìobh thugainn aig sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com
Want to come? Write to us at sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com

Why you should learn Gàidhlig with us this year

Start down the Gaelic Path version 4
A bheil ùidh air a bhith agad air Gàidhlig ionnsachadh?
Is urrainn dhuinn do chuideachadh.
Have you wanted to learn Gaelic?
We can help.

To learn more about our curriculum, tuition,
and how to sign-up for classes click here!

Learning the language is the foundation for understanding the music, poetry, and stories of the Gaels.  Join us for classes and immerse yourself in the language and heritage your ancestors wanted to bequeath to you, a language as beautiful as the landscape.
Thig ann agus leum a-steach
Bidh sibh toilichte gun do rinn sibh e.
(Come and jump in. You’ll be glad you did it.)
Loch

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August Issue of Am Bollsair Geogach Released

Am Bolldair Geogach header August 2022

The most recent issue of the e-newsletter from Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir, Am Bollsair Geocach, has been released. If you are on our mailing list it should be in your inbox now!

A bheil sibh airson an cuairt-litir fhaighinn?
Sgrìobh thugainn aig sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com.

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Write to us at sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com.

Thigibh do Chèilidh An t-samhraidh – (Come to the Summer Cèilidh)

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Di-Dòmhnaich, 31mh latha dhen Iuchar
2f – 5f
Cèilidh Dhualchasach
Thigibh ann cuide ruinn!
Sunday, 31 July, 2 pm – 5 pm
Traditional Cèilidh
Join us!
 Outside, Open air, Festival tent
Potluck feast – bring a dish!
Play facilities for children and inside bathroom access
Bidh fàilte air a h-uile duine! – Everyone is welcome!
Get to know each other! Use your Gaelic!
Bring a poem, a song, or a story!
Let us know in advance if you want to offer something
and what that will be!
[The cèilidh will held on private property in Baltimore, Maryland. The address will be given out only to those who register.]
Ceilidh art 1
A bheil thu airson tighinn? Sgrìobh thugainn aig sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com
Want to come? Write to us at sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com

June Issue of Am Bollsair Geocach Released

June 2022 header

The most recent issue of the e-newsletter from Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir, Am Bollsair Geocach, has been released. If you are on our mailing list it should be in your inbox now!

A bheil sibh airson an cuairt-litir fhaighinn?
Sgrìobh thugainn aig sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com.

Do you want to receive the newsletter?
Write to us at sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com.

Why you should learn Gaelic with us this year – 2022-2023 Registration is open

Start down the Gaelic Path version 4
A bheil ùidh air a bhith agad air Gàidhlig ionnsachadh?
Is urrainn dhuinn do chuideachadh.
Have you wanted to learn Gaelic?
We can help.

To learn more about our curriculum, tuition,
and how to sign-up for classes click here!

Learning the language is the foundation for understanding the music, poetry, and stories of the Gaels.  Join us for classes and immerse yourself in the language and heritage your ancestors wanted to bequeath to you, a language as beautiful as the landscape.
Thig ann agus leum a-steach
Bidh sibh toilichte gun do rinn sibh e.
(Come and jump in. You’ll be glad you did it.)
Loch

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Latha Buidhe Bealltainn sona dhuibh! Take a peek at the cèilidh.

Às deidh dà bhliadhna de thachartasan a bhith air loidhne, chruinnich sinn aig taigh-cèilidh air Latha Buidhe Bealltainn. Seadh, bha an t-uisge ann. Abair tuil! Agus ruith a h-uile duine a-staigh leis a’ bhiadh. Ach chòrd an latha agus an caidreachas ris a h-uile duine.

After two years of events being online, we gathered at a cèilidh house on the first day of May. Sure, it rained. What a downpour! And everyone ran inside with the food. But everyone enjoyed the day and the company.

Take a peek at what happened. And join us the next time around.

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Language Village Schedule Spring to Winter

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Thigibh don Bhaile Chànain!

In 2019, Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir kicked off The Language Village, an interactive, engaging space at festivals in which Scottish Gaelic is being spoken, people are being introduced to the language, and everyone can take part in singing, learning, and other activities – from new learners to fluent speakers.

This year we will be at several festivals.  Check out the list below for our current stops.  We’ll update it as we go. At each one, we will run a variety of language activities throughout the festival designed to appeal to children as well as adults, including sessions on Gaelic poetry, Gaelic song, and introductory Gaelic classes, plus a participatory waulking song session, displays of Scottish Gaelic history and culture, an area for games and other activities in which you can learn and use some Gaelic, and impromptu poetry, music, and conversation.

Nach tig thu?
Please come!
We’d love to see you, learn with you, and celebrate with you .

So far, will be at:

April Issue of Am Bollsair Geocach Released

Am Bollsair April 2022 header

The most recent issue of the e-newsletter from Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir, Am Bollsair Geocach, has been released. If you are on our mailing list it should be in your inbox now!

A bheil sibh airson an cuairt-litir fhaighinn?
Sgrìobh thugainn aig sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com.

Do you want to receive the newsletter?
Write to us at sgoilgaidhlig@gmail.com.