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

Naidheachd | News
1) Taigh Sgoile na Drochaide Enrolment
2) Na Gaisgich Òga enrolment 

Céilidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs
1) Gaelic Events From Féis an Eilein
2)  Bu Deònach Leam Tilleadh from Féis an Eilein
3) Féis a' Chidsin | Kitchen Fest
4) Life and Lore of the Scottish Gaelis - Dr. Michael Newton
5) Campa Sheumais | Gaelic Children’s camp

6) Stòras a’ Bhaile - Gaelic Folklife School
7) Halifax Celtic Festival 
8) Gaelic Tea and Social 
9) Johnstown Milling Frolic

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
Na Gaisgich Òga

It's that time of year again! We are gearing up for our 10th run of the program consisting of 8 overnight sessions at The Gaelic College with field trips to local Gaelic community events. The program will begin August 1st – 4th and is open to all Nova Scotians age 10 to 16. With only 20 spots available, be sure to apply right away. Deadline: Thursday June 30th.

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.
"Bu Deònach Leam Tilleadh" - 24th Annual Concert Series 

Join Feis An Eilein for their 24th Annual concert series to hear some of the best Gaelic music from fiddles to pipers, to guitar players! 

The dates are July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16 at 7:30pm in the Christmas Island church, NS.

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
Life & Lore of the Scottish Gaels

Dr. Micheal Newton, a leading authority on Scottish Gaelic heritage in North America, will be visiting Nova Scotia and offering a series of talks, Life & Lore of the Scottish Gaels. This series of three distinct yet related talks will be given between June 28th and July 8th, 2022. Each talk will be given twice; once on mainland Nova Scotia and once in Cape Breton. (See below for more information about each talk.)

All events are free of charge and everyone is very warmly welcome to attend these wonderful opportunities to deepen our knowledge about Gaels in Nova Scotia.  Pre-registration is not required.


ANTIGONISH:  Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 pm at The People's Place Library -  Scottish Highland Clans: Myths and Realities

IONA:  Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 pm at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village Museum (in the church) - The Portable Fairy Hill: The Scottish Gaelic Storytelling Tradition in the Highlands and the Nova Scotian Diaspora

SYDNEY:  Sunday, July 3, 3:00 pm - Eltuek Arts Centre - Gallery 209, Scottish Highland Clans: Myths and Realities 

MABOU:  Tuesday, July 5, 3:00 pm at An Drochaid | Mabou Gaelic & Historical Society - By Loch, Glen, and Fairy-Hill: Human Ecology in the Scottish Highlands

PICTOU:  Thursday, July 7, 7:00 pm at Hector Heritage Quay - The Portable Fairy Hill: The Scottish Gaelic Storytelling Tradition in the Highlands and the Nova Scotian Diaspora

HALIFAX:  Friday, July 8, 7:00 pm at The Old Triangle - By Loch, Glen, and Fairy-Hill: Human Ecology in the Scottish Highlands

Acknowledgements:  Very sincere thanks to all the partners involved in offering and hosting these events:  The People's Place Library, Antigonish; Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village Museum; Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village Museum; Eltuek Arts Centre; An Drochaid | Mabou Gaelic & Historical Society; Hector Heritage Quay; and The Old Triangle, Halifax.

Campa Sheumais - Children's Gaelic Camp

Campa Sheamais is opening its enrolment for the season! 
The dates are: July 18th - July 22nd from 8:00am - 12:30 PM 

Please find more information

Stòras a' Bhaile - Gaelic Folklife School

Thig luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig agus luchd-ionnsachaidh na Gàidhlig cruinn còmhla aig Stòras a' Bhaile 's an Lùnasdal.  Mar phrògram air a dhealbhadh timcheall air eadar-obrachadh sòisealta mar mheadhan ionnsachaidh, chan eil Stòras a' Bhaile stéidhichte air neo 'ga chumail mar chlas foirmeil.  Gabhaidh Stòras ri neach sam bith aig a bheil ùidh, ge bith dé na sgilean Gàidhlig a th' aca.  Gheobhar bogadh 's a' Ghàidhlig ann an àrainneachd shòisealta.  Cha bhi 'ga bruidhinn ach a' Ghàidhlig 's na seiseanan.


Bidh Stòras 'ga chumail air feadh 5 latha am bliadhna, an 8mh gu 12a dhe 'n Lùnasdal bho 10:00m - 4:00f aig Baile nan Gàidheal.


Bidh na sgilean a leanas 's an amharc: 

  • fàs ann an stòras-cuimhne stuth-dùthchais (a' gabhail a-staigh naidheachdan éibhinn ionadail) bho aithris bheòil, clàraidhean agus tar-sgrìobhaidhean;

  • comas air tuigsinn is mìneachadh briathrachas an stuth sin;

  • cleachdaidhean is modh a' chéilidh; 

  • eòlas air eachdraidh ionadail no choimhearsnachail an stuth agus comas air a mìneachadh; 

  • gabhail pàirt ann an còmhraidhean neo-fhoirmeil a' chéilidh; agus

  • togail choimhearsnachd.

Airson barrachd fhiosrachaidh, tadhalaibh air Làrach nan Aodann.

Tha cosgais na seachdaine cumte aig $75.  An lùib na prìseadh sin, gheobhar srùbagan agus dìnnear.  'S ann aig Stòr a' Bhaile a ghabhas ticeadan fhaighinn.


Ma tha ceist sam bith agad, sgrìobh 'ugainn aig


Tha Baile nan Gàidheal gu math fada an comain Oifis Iomairtean na Gàidhlig.




Stòras a' Bhaile | Gaelic Folklife School will bring together Gaelic speakers and learners, and ambassadors of Nova Scotia Gaelic culture in August.  As a program designed around social interaction as a medium for learning, Stòras a' Bhaile is not structured or delivered as a formal class. Its format accepts all learners – regardless of Gaelic skills – who wish to have an immersion experience by way of cultural transmission in a social environment, keeping in mind that only Gaelic will be spoken during the sessions. 


Stòras a' Bhaile will be hosted over 5 days this year, August 8th - 12th from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village.  


Some of the components and objectives of the Stòras a' Bhaile program include:

  • acquiring an increased repertoire of traditional materials (including humorous local stories) from oral performance, recordings and transcriptions; 

  • understanding and explaining the vocabulary encountered in the oral tradition;

  • céilidh practice and etiquette; 

  • explaining the community or historical background of an item sung or recited; 

  • and participating in informal discussions; and

  • building community.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event.


Admission for Stòras a' Bhaile is $75 for the week.  Tea and lunch included.  Tickets are available at the Village Store.  


If you have any questions, please reach out by email to


Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is very grateful for support from Gaelic Affairs.



Halifax Celtic Festival 

The Halifax Celtic Festival has started again for it's 2022 concert series! Please click HERE for more information, schedules, and locations. 

Gaelic Tea and Social

Tha sibh air ur cuireadh gu Caidreabh na Tì. Tadhalaibh oirnn uair sam bith eadar 2f is 4f. Gheobhar ann srùbag, còmhradh, òrain, naidheachdan agus seanchas do gach seòrsa. Bidh fàilte mhór air a h-uile duine aig a bheil suim. Cha bhi 'ga bruidhinn ach a' Ghàidhlig. An-asgaidh.

You are invited to join us for Caidreabh na Tì | Gaelic Tea & Social. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea, Gaelic conversation, and perhaps a song or story. Everyone with an interest is very welcome join. Only Gaelic will be spoken. Free.

Johnstown Milling Frolic

You are all warmly invited to the 87th Johnstown Milling Frolic! It it will be so nice to welcome everyone back after a 2 year hiatus.
This may be THE LAST ONE in the old hall, so let's make it a doozy! 🥳
The Johnstown Milling Frolic is the longest running milling frolic on CB Island & all of Canada! It's the only annual Gaelic event of its kind in Richmond County. This is a homecoming for many in our community & a time to celebrate our Gaelic roots.
Bingo, tea, snacks, community crafts & bake sale.
Gaelic Songs start at 7pm. We welcome native speakers & learners of all levels to come & share songs around the milling table. If you don't have a song, come sing the choruses. 🎵
Dance begins at 9pm with Shelly Campbell, Allan Dewar & friends.

Céidhlidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs

Highland Village is hosting upcoming pop-up Gàidhealtachd, the dates are June 24th, July 8th, August 5th, September 16th, October 21st, and are resuming their weekly pop-ups in November.

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

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
Englishtown, NS  
Canada  B0C 1H0

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