Traditional Cèilidh in Baltimore – 24 July

Là math dhuibh uile!

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir is hosting a cèilidh in a private home in Baltimore on Sunday, 24 July, starting at 5:00 pm.  Our teacher, Scott Morrison, will be our Fear an Taighe for the evening.

This is in the style of a traditional cèilidh where in a casual, intimate environment, accompanied by food and drink, everyone shares songs, stories, legends, poems, or other literary or musical offerings.

If you are interested in Gaelic culture and language, we would love for you to come.  You do not have to be a participant in our study group.  We will be practicing our Gaelic, but everyone will feel comfortable, whether you have any Gaelic or not.  Please read below for more details, and please RSVP to so we know how many to expect. Since this is a private home the address and directions will be given out as folks RSVP.

Highland Dance

Actual image from our last cèilidh!

Food & Drink

Our hosts will be preparing food, but everyone is welcome to bring food.  Potluck, or the old groaning board, allows us all to share, which is what the evening is about.  The food doesn’t have to be Scottish or Irish.  The only restriction for the house is that it be vegetarian and not prepared in dishes that had been used for meat. We appreciate your understanding about that.

So, for food, if you are bringing something, please let us know what you may be bringing.


Next, everyone is encouraged to bring an offering of some kind for the cèilidh – a song, a poem, a story, a joke, pretty much anything to share.  It doesn’t have to be in Gaelic (but if it is it would be great).  It might not even be a Gaelic story.  Perhaps a family story, a folk song.

Please think about what you might offer and let us know what it is.

We’re all really looking forward to the gathering.

Chì mi sibh uile aig a’ chèilidh! (See you all at the cèilidh)


Next Gaelic Class in Baltimore – 15 June

Complete Gaelic - 1


Wednesday, 15 June 2016
:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Center for Neighborhoods , 25 E. 20th Street New Site - 1

The site is just a block down from Liam Flynn’s Alehouse, 22 West North Avenue.  Usually, participants enjoy food and drink before the lessons and leave the Alehouse at 6:15 pm to walk to the class together.  Also, some take part in the music sessions at the Alehouse after class.

The cost is $10 per class. The text we are 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!

We are also using lessons from Taic.

All are welcome.  Classes are designed for beginners, but intermediate level speakers can be integrated in as well at their own level.
Check the schedule below for the 2016 schedule.  Hope you will join us.