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

Naidheachd | News
1) Saor-thagraichean a Dhìth Airson Mhìos nan Gàidheal | Volunteers Needed for Gaelic Nova Scotia Month
2) Gàidheil air Adhart Applications are Open

Céilidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs
1) Office of Gaelic Affairs Presentation
2) Gaelic Conversation Group
3) Pop-up Gaeltacht in Halifax
4) Port no Dhà | A Tune or Two
5) West 
Mabou Dance

Clasaichean Beò | Live Clases
1) Learn Gaelic in CBRM
2) Gaelic Classes in Christmas Island
4) A Christmas Gaelic Weekend
5) Cape Breton Stepdance Lessons
6) Beginner Youth Fiddle Lessons

Céilidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs
1) Pop-up Gàidhealtachd - The Highland Village

Clasaichean air Loidhne | Online Classes
1) Online Cape Breton Step Dance Class

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

Naidheachd | News

Saor-thagraichean a Dhìth Airson Mhìos nan Gàidheal | Volunteers Needed For Gaelic Nova Scotia Month 

Bhiodh sibh nur ball de sgioba a choinnicheadh gu seachdaineil, no a h-uile cola-deug, air loidhne airson tèama a ròghnachadh, agus obair a dhèanadh airson cànan is cultar nan Gàidheal a chur air adhart ré a' mhìos. | You would be a part of a volunteer team who would meet online  to choose a theme and work to promote Gaelic language and culture during the month.

Ma tha suim agaibh, no ma tha ceist sam bi agaibh, nach leig sibh fios dhuinn aig a' phost-d shìos? | If you're interested in taking part, or have any questions, please let us know at the below email.
Gàidheil air Adhart Applications are Open! 
Eligibility: Any individual, group non-profit or organization based in Nova Scotia may apply. Activities, products or projects that support the preservation and development of Gaelic Language and culture throughout Nova Scotia are eligible.
Priority will be placed on specific cultural learning efforts (e.g. individuals studying Gaelic language, music, art, dance, etc., in a recognized program, immersion, or other setting) especially those that will have an impact on the wider community.
The maximum award is $1,500.00.
Funding cannot be used for capital assets.
All awardees of the Gàidheil air Adhart Special Purpose Fund will have their projects publicized on social media.
Please apply using this Google Form at the link below or on our website:
Please download and use this prepared budget spreadsheet by clicking “File” and scrolling to “Download”:
If you have any questions please email us at

Céidhlidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs

Office of Gaelic Affairs Presentation Series 

“Community Building Through The Irish Language and Culture: A Talk, Poetry Reading, Song And Storytelling Experience" with Seán Ó Coistealbha

Seán Ó Coistealbha, Chief Executive Officer of Muintearas, Co. Galway, Ireland is a key player in terms of youth development, welfare, and training, having led a range of innovative and creative projects throughout his career focusing on the development of youth in Ireland’s Gaeltacht (Irish language speaking regions). 
Presenting in English and sharing Irish poetry with English translation, Seán will share perspectives from one of Gaelic Nova Scotia's sister Gaelic language and cultural regions, Ireland's Gaeltacht.
Refreshments provided.

Beidh fáilte mhór roimh chách | Bidh fàilte mhór ro na h-uileadh | All are warmly welcome!
For more information please contact

The talk will take place at three locations in Nova Scotia HALIFAXANTIGONISH, and MABOU (click on the place names for more information).
Gaelic Conversation Group 
Scottish Gaelic conversation group hosted by Emily McEwan. Meeting weekly at 6:30 pm at The Cottage Café - An Teachín, Paddler's Cove, 300 Prince Albert Rd, Dartmouth, NS. Drinks & snacks can be purchased at the café. (If you don't see us outside on the patio, knock on the door!)

We've set this up as a weekly event, but please double-check the listing HERE each week before coming! We might have to cancel a few here & there.
Pop-up Gaeltacht in Halifax
Bígí linn ag Durty Nelly's fá choinne ghiota craic agus comhrá as Gaeilge! Tá fáilte roimh achan duine is cuma fá dtaobh do leibhéal na Gaeilge atá agat. | Join us at Durty Nelly's for some craic and conversation in Irish! All are welcome regardless of language level.

Tá súil againn go bhféice muid ann thu! | We hope to see you there!

Am & Dáta/Time & Date: Dé hAoine 18ú de Mhí na Samhna | Friday 18th of November @ 5:00pm
Port no Dhà | A Tune or Two

This time next week we will be gathered together for another Port no Dhà | A Tune or Two Session, with guests Melody & Derrick Cameron and Mac Morin. Thursday, November 10, 7-9pm at An Drochaid. Don't miss it!

Bring your tunes, songs, steps, stories, or even just your tapping toes! Everyone welcome | Thigibh uile! 

Admission $5. Children and participants free. Tea will be served.

Save the date for upcoming sessions: Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Jan. 12

Mabou Gaelic & Historical Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Am & Dáta/Time & Date: Dé hAoine 18ú de Mhí na Samhna | Friday 18th of November @ 5:00pm

West Mabou Dance
Kenneth MacKenzie and Mac Morin

Saturday, November 12th
Admission $10
10 and Under free

Clasaichean Beò | Live Classes

Gaelic Intensive Class in North Sydney
Scottish Gaelic Intensive in North Sydney, Cape Breton this fall!
Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, November 12 to December 3.
$100 for 16 hours of instruction.
For New Beginners and Advanced Beginners!
With Joyce MacDonald.
Email for more information.
Gaelic Classes in Christmas Island
Féis an Eilean Gaelic immersion classes Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm November 2,9,16,23,30

FÉIS an Eilein will offer Gaelic classes every Wednesday evening in November starting November 2nd, 2022.

Hannah Krebs will lead beginner/intermediate and Hector MacNeil will lead the conversational/advanced group. Gàidhlig aig Baile immersion method … meaning no reading or writing, all oral repetition and fun!
Beginner/intermediate classes will be held in a home setting and the conversational/advanced will be held in Christmas Island church.

Pre-registration is required: email or call or 902-318-8247 for more information or to register.

$25 gets you all 5 weeks of classes

Under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult
A Christmas Gaelic Weekend 

Dec 9th at 6pm – Dec 11th at 3pm

Spend the weekend at our beautiful St. Ann’s campus, while learning the Gaelic language in a safe and engaging environment! This weekend explores traditional practices surrounding Christmas and New Year’s. Classes are taught through the Gàidhlig aig Baile (GaB) teaching methodology, which blends immersion and activity-based learning. This weekend is appropriate for ages 7 and up, and a accommodates all levels of ability. Registration deadline: Friday, December 2

For more information and to register click HERE
Cape Breton Stepdance Lessons

Hey HRM folks! Come out and try a class in Cape Breton Stepdance! Lots of fun and great exercise... classes are filling up quickly!

For more information and to register: HERE
Youth Fiddle Lessons

I’m starting group beginner fiddle lessons for those ages 16 and under this January. you can email me at to reserve a seat. #capebretonfiddle#fiddlelessons

Céidhlidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs

The Highland Village is hosting a weekly pop-up Gàidhealtachd! They will be held at noon on Fridays.

Click here for more information.

Clasaichean Air Loidhne | Online Classes

Online Cape Breton Stepdance Lessons

Join me online Saturdays starting November 5th
*Beginners Step Dance Group 10:00am ADT
*Intermediates Step Dance Group 11:00am ADT
$60 for six weeks 
Age 12 and up
I will send you a link to the class. 👞

Facebook Post: 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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