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The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia

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Anns an eagran seo... | In this edition...

Naidheachd | News
1) Taigh Sgoile na Drochaide Enrolment

Céilidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs
1) Gaelic Events From Féis an Eilein
2)  Wedding Styles through the Years -- An Drochaid
3) Féis a' Chidsin | Kitchen Fest
4) Book Launch -- Òr a Mhaireas and Out of the Twilight
5) Gaelic Conversation in Dartmouth

Céilidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs

1) Pop-up Gàidhealtachd - The Highland Village

Clasaichean Air Loidhne
1) Gaelic Online

Gàidhlig air an Rèidio | Gaelic on the Radio
1) Gaelic on CBFM 
2) Gaelic Nova Scotia Station
3) Aiseirigh nan Gàidheal

Naidheachd | News

Taigh Sgoile na Drochaide Enrolment
Taigh Sgoile na Drochaide is starting enrolment for its second year! If you have any questions or wish to enrol your child please contact

Céidhlidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs

Gaelic Events From Féis an Eilein
Well, that's a wrap on our Winter and Spring line up of Gaelic classes and song sessions. Now, onto our SUMMER FESTIVITIES!
We are back to in person Tuesday concerts, daycamps, lessons (fiddle, guitar, step & highland, piano, fiddle and drumming for piping) and of course, Feis an Eilein week August 16-20th!

Lessons: Monday & Fridays (starting July 8th)
Day Camps: Wednesday & Thursdays (starting July 13th)
Concerts: every Tuesday at 7:30pm (starting July 12)

Our WEBSITE is being updated; information will be posted there asap.
Wedding Styles Through the Years

Friday June 10th - 6:00pm- 9:00pm and,
Saturday June 11th- 10:00am-4:00pm
at An Drochaid

Stroll through our ground floor and upper floor and view the changing wedding styles from 1912 to the present. Over 40 wedding dresses to view, plus "going away" outfits, elopement dresses and a mixture of Mother of the bride outfits, bridesmaids' dresses, negligees, veils, hats, gloves and general wedding paraphernalia.

Admission: $10
Féis a' Chidsin | Kitchen Fest 

Colaisde na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic College is excited to once again present Féis a’ Chidsin! | KitchenFest!, back for year 9 and running July 1 - 9, 2022. The island plays host to over 100 events in 29 venues with 150+ performers. Welcome one and all to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen céilidh!

View the full schedule now at
Book Launch and Signing - Saturday, June 11, 2022 AT 6:30 PM

Join us in MacKenzie Hall at the Gaelic College for the launch of the new Nova Scotia Gaelic poetry collection ÒR A MHAIREAS / LASTING GOLD, and launch & book signing with Angus MacLeod for his graphic novel OUT OF THE TWILIGHT, the translation of ÁS A' CHAMHANAICH! Event is free and open to the public!

Facebook Event Page

Gaelic Conversation in Dartmouth 

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Scottish Gaelic conversation group hosted by Cathy Ann MacPhee & Emily McEwan, meeting weekly at The Cottage Café - An Teachín, Paddler's Cove, 300 Prince Albert Rd, Dartmouth, NS. (Drinks & snacks can be purchased at the café.)

Facebook Event Page

Céidhlidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs

Am bu thoigh leibh tighinn cruinn 'son beagan do chòmhradh? Agus spòrs? Agus céilidh ged a tha sinn fad o chéile aig an àm seo?

Carson nach tig sibh ann? Cha bhi 'ga bruidhinn ach a' Ghàidhlig. Bidh fàilte ro 'n a h-uile duine.
Highland Village is hosting a weekly online Pop-up Gàidhealtachd Fridays at noon ADT. All are welcome to join in for some fun, conversation and a little céilidh though we can't be together in person. Only Gaelic will be spoken.

Click here for more information.

Clasaichean Air Loidhne | Online Classes

Join our growing online classroom this fall with Gaelic Online! It is a Scottish Gaelic language program dedicated to teaching its students to read, write, and speak the language. Its goal is to provide a fun and effective pathway to Gaelic fluency wherever you live.

And new for 2022, we're thrilled to be able to offer level 1 for university credit in partnership with Cape Breton University! It is offered in two, 12-week, 3 credit courses (Gaelic Online Level 1a and Level 1b) over the Fall and Winter semester, respectively.
This course runs in 2 sessions per week, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4:30PM Atlantic Time.

Find out all the details HERE!

Gàidhlig air an Rèidio | Gaelic on the Radio

Let’s introduce you to our Gaelic host!

CBFM has Feasgar còmhla ri Cailean Dòmhnullach! The show will be in Gaelic and will run Monday-Friday evenings from 7-9! Colin is the Director of Gaelic at Colaisde na Gàidhlig and the show starts Monday evening!

Listen in HERE 

Gaelic Nova Scotia Station

The Gaelic Nova Scotia Station will be on Saturday mornings at 8:00 am

97.5 Community Radio in Kwipew

Listen live at to hear conversations, music, and the voices and views of Nova Scotia's Gaelic community.

Aiseirigh Nan Gàidheal 

Listen in to this long running bilingual (Gaelic and English) radio program live at 6pm-7pm on Saturdays!

listen live at this LINK!

Comhairle na Gàidhlig would like to thank the North British Society Charitable Trust for their generous support of this newsletter.

To view more information on the Trust, please visit their website HERE.
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P.O. Box 80
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Canada  B0C 1H0

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