Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir‘s autumn céilidh, Cèilidh na Samhna, was filled with excellent food, drink, and craic. There was too much to capture in a website post, but you can get a peek inside the gathering below – then join us at our next céilidh on the 9th of February.
Thank you to all the teachers and students who came and shared their songs, stories, poetry, and cooking skills. It’s a warm and beautiful little community. Tapadh leibh a h-uile duine.
And, we had big stuff to celebrate! Congratulations to our fearless leader, Scott Morrison, for earning his degree in Gaelic Language and Culture from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig college in Scotland. Welcome on board to Robert Bingham as our newest teacher. Co-là breith sona dhut, Rick Gwynallen.
Maraji Gwynallen opened the evening with a singalong warmup, a Scottish tune with new lyrics honoring our three teachers and organizer
At the end of which our teachers got their specially baked (by Maraji) kilted gingerbread men:
Fluent speakers and students shared songs, stories, music, and poems throughout the céilidh.
We were blessed to have two harpers at the céilidh. Maraji has been playing the harp for six years and is completing certification as a therapeutic musician. Dan Hinkle has played harp for more than 30 years.
. . . and of course the harp enchants everyone