A chairidean choir,
It’s been a busy spring and summer around Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir. We’ve 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.
Scott Morrison is back and classes are starting to get back to the usual schedule, and our summer céilidh will be wonderful. Read more about the next céilidh here. We hope you can join us for the festivities
Please continue reading below for full information on our programs and schedule.
Mòran taing a h-uile duine
NEXT online Gaelic Class:
Thursday, 10 August 2017, 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Thursday, 14 September 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00pm (regular every other week classes fully resume at this point)
NEXT Conversation Session:
Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Ó Flynn´s, 3432 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225
Sunday, 20 August 2017; 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (hosted in a private home)
Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir
The Gaelic School of Baltimore
A’ Cumail Gàidhlig Beò: Preserving Gaelic Heritage
Online Gaelic Classes
These sessions are held on Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm every other Thursday.
We are now using Oovoo for this class. We have found it to be a much better platform than Google Hangouts or Skype, and still free! Participation requires that students have a Oovoo account and a microphone on their computer. Your Oovoo account name will have to provided before your first class.
The text we are using is the same as our existing classes: Teach Yourself: Complete Gaelic, by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor. We are also using lessons from Taic.
In addition, our instructor, Scott Morrison, will put materials for each class on the website prior to the class.
We recommend you get the book with accompanying CDs, but if you cannot do so do not let that stop you from participating.
The tuition is $10 per class. Since this is online, you will have to mail a check, and we request that the tuition payments be made in increments of $30 (3 classes) payable prior to the series of three classes being paid for. Sound complicated? Don’t worry. You’ll get a reminder.
An Intensive, Interactive Language Learning and Céilidh
These are held every six weeks on a Sunday afternoon from 4 pm – 7 pm.
The céilidhean will start at a private home in Baltimore, but they may rotate. We also may choose to hold one of these now and again as a hike or other outing.
There will be no additional charge for this (though we are always open to donations), and there is certainly no requirement for those in the online classes to attend, but it is a good opportunity for additional learning and using your Gaelic.
The learning session will be an immersion session.
These are held at Ó Flynn´s pub in Baltimore City. These are informal sessions for whoever can join us. Just an hour of having drinks and food and using what Gaelic we have, perhaps doing some review if people want it.
There is no fee for participating in these sessions.
The sessions are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, every other week.
If you find that the outline above for the online class meets your needs and you can participate (and we hope you do), please register by RSVPing to Rick Gwynallen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include (1) a phone number in case we need to reach you, and (2) the town and state you live in (this is just so we know how spread out everyone is).
Once you have registered, we will send you details for making tuition payments.
If you have any questions about the curriculum, please write to Scott Morrison email@example.com.
If you cannot commit to the online sessions, but are interested in the conversations, céilidhean, or other activities we may host, please write to Rick Gwynallen firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will include you on our mailing list.