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

Summer Changes in Schedule

Gaelic Tent at Mid-Maryland 2017

Sgoil Ghàidhlig tent at the Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival

A chairidean choir,

It’s been a busy spring around Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir.  We’ve had a tent at two Celtic festivals, new students have come on board, and we just had a wonderful picnic cèilidh in association with Gàidhlig Photomac.

Now the summer is upon us, and with it some changes in our schedule for the summer. Every year we find that summer plans in our little community require some adjustment to our class calendar.   This year, our teacher, Scott Morrison, will be out of the country much of the summer starting the 16th of June.

There will be one more online class, which will be on Thursday, 8 June, after which the online classes will be discontinued for the summer, to resume on Thursday, 31 August.

The informal Gaelic Conversation Sessions will continue through the summer, but may undergo some schedule changes if the summer travel of participants requires change.  However, these changes are usually easily managed as the group is very casual, and any change will be announced.  The next scheduled Gaelic Conversation session at O’Flynn’s at 3432 S. Hanover Street will be on Wednesday, 14 June.

To keep up with the schedule and other matters regarding classes go to our Class Schedule.

Even though he will be traveling with family, Scott will be available to students by email at sammallets@gmail.com.   He will do his best to keep up with questions.  If your question does not require Scott’s attention, contact Rick Gwynallen at richard.gwynallen@gmail.com

Mòran taing a h-uile duine.