Our first Language Village will be at the Celtic Weekend at Historic London Town in Edgewater on 10 and 11 August, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. The setting is a twenty-three acre park and historical site, featuring archaeology, horticulture, and history on the South River. It’s a beautiful site.
The Language Village will be an interactive, engaging space where Gàidhlig is being spoken, people are being introduced to the language, and everyone can take part in singing, learning, and other activities. We will run a variety of language activities throughout the festival designed to appeal to children as well as adults, including displays, waulking songs, poetry, music, and introductory Gàidhlig classes.
We hope to build on this first one and be able to host a Language Village at other area Celtic festivals. The core language we teach at Sgoil Gàidhlig is Scottish Gaelic, so that is our focus. However, we would love to see representatives of the other Celtic languages be involved at any festival and see the Language Village expand.
Other activities at the Celtic Weekend include live music with Tweedsyde and the Devil’s Tailors, hearth cooking with the Appin Regiment, woodworking with Seneca Creek Joinery, the Robert Burns Society of Annapolis showing examples of tartan and doing a poetry reading by Burns, and 18th century games.
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Please come! We’d love to see you, learn with you, and celebrate with you there.
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