Completely new to learning Gaelic? Our new beginner class is for you

cum gaidhligbeo

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir is excited to announce a new online class in Scottish Gaelic for complete beginners.  As the existing class of beginner learners has moved on to a more advanced beginner status we found the need to re-establish a class starting from step one that would address the needs of the newest learners joining our community as well as some just returning to study.  The new class will also be taught by our teacher, Scott Morrison.

As with our other online classes, we are currently using Skype.  Participation requires that students have a Skype alias and a microphone on their computer.  Your Skype alias will have to be provided before your first class.

Also,as with our other classes, the text we are using in the new class is Teach Yourself: Complete Gaelic, by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor, supplemented with lessons from Taic.

The fee for the class is also the same: $10 per class, with tuition payments made in increments of $30 (3 classes).

The next session of this online class will be on 20 October and 3 November, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

For complete information on classes go to the Class Schedule page.

To register, or for more information contact: Richard Gwynallen at richard.gwynallen@gmail.com

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Join us for our autumn céilidh – 29 October

Cèilidh Oidhche Shamhna

Sunday, 29 October
DiDòmhnaich, 29mh An Dàmhair
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tri uairean feasgar – Sia uairean feasgar
O’Flynn’s
3432 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore, Maryland

 

Autumn on the Chesapeake Bay - 2

Autumn on the Chesapeake Bay

Tha am foghar ann a bheireas an samhradh gu crìch agus a dh’fhosglas an geamhradh. (The autumn is here which brings the summer to an end and opens the winter.)

A new year in the Celtic calendar is upon us, and we are gathering with song, story, food, and drink to welcome Oidhche Shamhna (Halloween/Eve of November) in the warm, convivial environment of Baltimore’s Best Irish bar.

Thigibh ann cuide ruinn! (Join us!)

Celtic knotwork - 2

Aig a’ chèilidh (At the céilidh)

  • Gaelic Immersion session – Build your Gaelic through conversation
  • The Gaelic Fairy Tradition – A presentation and discussion by Scott MacIlleMhoire (Morrison) on the lore, origins, and lessons of the Fairy tradition among the Gaels.  What could be better as we approach Oidhche Shamhna and the veil between the worlds is thinnest?
  • Sharing of songs, stories, music, and poetry  – Learn some songs as we sing together and bring your own tunes, poems, stories or songs to share (in Gaelic or otherwise).  Some will reflect the time of year and the Gaelic traditions of the season.

Our céilidhean are rooted in the traditional Highland céilidh as an intimate, informal gathering where stories, poems, songs, news, and more are shared; good food and drink are partaken of (a guarantee with the O’Flynn’s kitchen); and the craic is always good.

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 any of our study groups (though you are very welcome to join).  We will be practicing our Gaelic, but everyone will feel comfortable, whether you have any Gaelic or not.

Please RSVP to richard.gwynallen@gmail.com

Chì sinn uile aig a’ chèilidh sibh! (We’ll see you all at the cèilidh)

Oidhche Shamhna Shona Dhuibh
Happy Halloween to you all
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New Intermediate Class + Change to Conversation Session Schedule

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A chairidean chóir,

Schedule changes this autumn are continuing to firm up.  First, our long standing Gaelic Conversation Session is switching the Wednesday evenings it meets.  These are informal opportunities to practice our basic Gaelic in the warm environment of O’Flynn’s pub on Hanover Street in Baltimore, with access to plenty of good drink and food.  Our next session will be held on Wednesday, 27 September, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and continued every two weeks.

Second, we are opening a new intermediate online Gaelic class, which will start meeting on Wednesday, 20 September, 6:00pm – 7:00 pm, and continue every two weeks.  The class is using the same text and web-based learning site used in the beginner class, plus additional material.

Please see our class schedule for full information. Thigibh ann cuide ruinn!

Suas Leis a’ Ghàidhlig!

Beginner Online Scottish Gaelic Classes Re-open

A chairidean chóir,Gaelic tent at Southern Maryland Centic Festival - 1

It was a busy spring and summer around Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir.  We had a tent at two Celtic festivals, new students have come on board, we had a wonderful picnic cèilidh in association with Gàidhlig Photomac, and our teacher, Scott Morrison, was out of the country with family in Australia.

Online classes are re-opening this month. The first beginner session of the new season is on Thursday, 21 September, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to join the beginner session.

For full information on our classes, check out our Class Schedule page.

We hope you can join us for the classes and céilidhean.

Suas Leis a’ Ghàidhlig!
Up with the Gaelic!

Next Baltimore Céilidh is THIS SUNDAY, 20 August

Ceilidh painting

Our céilidhean are rooted in the traditional Highland céilidh as an intimate, informal gathering where stories, poems, songs, news, and more are shared; good food and drink are partaken of; and the craic is always good.

We usually hold our céilidhean in private homes, but this céilidh on the 20th of O'Flynn'sAugust is being held at O’Flynn’s at 3432 S. Hanover Street in Baltimore to make use of Liam’s kitchen for a Cooking in the Kitchen Gaelic Immersion Session.  Also, so folks can attend the Irish Traditional Music Session at O’Flynn’s before the ceilidh gets underway.

Usually the céilidh is pot luck, but this time we’ll have the benefit of O’Flynn’s great menu.

So, the order of the day will be:

2:00 pm – Irish Traditional Music Session

Come early to play or just listen.

3:00 pm – Còcaireachd anns a’ Chidsin: Cooking in the Kitchen Gaelic Immersion Session

Our céilidhean always include an immersion session before we get down to the sharing.  After the successful hiking immersion session in June where we tied the language to the land, Liam Flynn suggested doing the same in the kitchen.

We’ll be making oatcakes together!

4:00 pm – Cultural Presentation and Sharing

We’ll be learning and singing some wauking songs, but come with song, stories, poems, or anything else you want to share.  If they are in Gaelic all the better.  But they don’t have to be.

Feel free to eat and drink during the sharing.

6:00 pm – Officially the céilidh will be over, but please stay and eat, drink, and talk.

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Online Classes Resume

Scott Morrison

Message from our teacher of the Gàidhlig, Scott Morrison:

Halò a h-uile duine!  Tha mi air-ais bho Australia agus deiseil airson beagan teagasg a dhèanamh!

Hey everyone! I am back from Australia and ready to do a little teaching!
An online class will be held on the following dates:
Thursday August the 10th (this week) at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday August the 17th (next week) at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I’ll put together a vocabulary list like I did for the outdoor Spring cèilidh for us to use and study.
Then, in September, we can resume our regular schedule of 3-week class cycles + a cèilidh starting on Thursday, September the 14th at 7:00 pm.
If you have not been part of our online classes but would like to participate, look over more information about the classes by clicking here.
Ok, sin e airson an dràsta, that’s it for now.  I’ll post the vocab list on the website in the class materials page/section soon.

Hold the Date: Next Baltimore céilidh is on 20 August

Our céilidhean are rooted in the traditional Highland céilidh as an intimate,informal gathering where stories, poems, songs, news, and more are shared; good food and drink are partaken of; and the craic is always good.

We usually hold our céilidhean in private homes, but the next céilidh on the 20th of O'Flynn'sAugust is moving to O’Flynn’s at 3432 S. Hanover Street in Baltimore to make use of Liam’s kitchen for a Cooking in the Kitchen Gaelic Immersion Session.  Also, so folks can attend the Irish Traditional Music Session at O’Flynn’s before the ceilidh gets underway.

Usually the céilidh is pot luck, but this time we’ll have the benefit of O’Flynn’s great menu.

 

So, the order of the day will be:

2:00 pm – Irish Traditional Music Session

Come early to play or just listen.

3:00 pm – Còcaireachd anns a’ Chidsin: Cooking in the Kitchen Gaelic Immersion Session

Our céilidhean always include an immersion session before we get down to the sharing.  After the successful hiking immersion session in June where we tied the language to the land, Liam Flynn suggested doing the same in the kitchen.

4:00 pm – Cultural Presentation and Sharing

Some songs will be taught, but come with song, stories, poems, or anything else you want to share.  If they are in Gaelic all the better.  But they don’t have to be.

Feel free to eat and drink during the sharing.

6:00 pm – Officially the céilidh will be over, but please stay and eat, drink, and talk.

Ceilidh

Typical Baltimore céilidh