A course exploring the links between the Scottish Gaelic language and environment

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We just ran across a fascinating advanced course in Scotland for Gaelic speakers that explores the links between the Scottish Gaelic language and environment. Àrainneachd, Cànan Is Dualchas, (which means “environment, language and heritage”) teaches students to recognize plants and animals by their Gaelic names, and in their natural habitats. In other words, it’s not such classroom learning. Daily excursions take students into a variety of habitats. Plus, students learn about ecology, and about traditional uses and folklore associated with native species.

You might be thinking, “Great course – but I’m not in Scotland and I’m a beginning learner.” The site contains several vocabulary lists focused on the landscape, animals, and plants, which are very useful to all learners.  To check it out Click Here.

Update on Re-start of Gaelic Classes

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Fàilte Càirdean!
The Gaelic class for Baltimore is growing and we are excited to re-start classes on 28 January.  See the details below.

We are still interested in starting a Gaelic class in the SilverSpring-DC area, and there are a couple people there who want to take classes.  But we need at least two more to establish a class.

If you are of Scottish, Irish, or Manx descent, Gaelic is in your blood.  Contact us!

THE NEXT GAELIC CLASS IN BALTIMORE IS ON:
WEDNESDAY, 28 January 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Liam Flynn’s Alehouse
22. W. North Avenue Baltimore, Maryland $10 per class

The text we will be using is Teach Yourself Complete Gaelic by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor  If you do not have the text yet and want to attend, don’t worry about the book, just come!

All are welcome.  Classes are designed for beginners, but intermediate level speakers can be integrated in as well at their own level.

Join us for Burns Night at Liam Flynn’s Alehouse in Baltimore – 25 January

Haggis HurlingThere won’t be an haggis hurling, but at this year’s celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great “Scottish Ploughmen Poet”, Robert Burns (1759-1796) at Liam Flynn’s Ale House, 22 West North Avenue in Baltimore there will great live music, poetry readings, whiskey tasting, and a great dinner of Scotch Broth soup, haggis, neeps & taddies, kale salad, and dessert.

Seating starts at 5pm. Admission is $30, inclusive of the full dinner and entertainment.

It’s a grand time every year.

RSVP by calling Liam at (443)956-1702, or by clicking on the Burns Night image below.

Burns Night

The youngest haggis hurlers?

The youngest haggis hurlers?

Gaelic Classes Starting Again in Baltimore – 28 January 2015

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Fàilte Càirdean!
There is snow on the ground and a new year is freshly begun. It’s a great time to do something new, so we are yawning and stretching and waking up again.  In other words, Gaelic classes are resuming in Baltimore.  If you are of Scottish, Irish, or Manx descent, Gaelic is in your blood.

JOIN US AT THE NEXT GAELIC CLASS
on WEDNESDAY, 28 January 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Liam Flynn’s Alehouse
22. W. North Avenue Baltimore, Maryland $10 per class
All are welcome.  Classes are designed for beginners, but intermediate level speakers can be integrated in as well at their own level.