Na Sgeulaichean

News Release
May 1, 2014

Na Sgeulaichean (“The Storytellers”)
Gaelic Storytellers Converge at St. Agnes Catholic Church Auditorium to deliver a rare performance

(Halifax, NS) – The ancient Gaelic custom of spinning riveting tales comes alive in a rare performance Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7pm. Gaelic storytellers Lewis MacKinnon, Donnie MacDonald, Shay MacMullin, Kathleen Reddy, Beth Anne MacEachern, Doug MacDonald and Glen MacDonald will each present a favourite story to the audience. English translation will occur for audience members not fluent in Gaelic.

The Gaelic culture of Nova Scotia is renowned for its oral storytelling traditions, and storytellers are held in high regard in Gaelic communities throughout the province. With a rich legacy of tales composed hundreds or even thousands of years ago, as well as stories written up to the present day, Gaelic storytellers are exceptional entertainers who traditionally could hold an audience spell-bound for hours.

Na Sgeulaichean is a unique way to experience a much-loved Gaelic tradition throughout Nova Scotia. The evening will also highlight other aspects of the Gaelic culture by way of the fiddle music of Kate Dunlay and her husband David Greenberg, Blaise Theriault and Cailean MacLean on Highland pipes, and Gaelic singing. The evening concluding with a silent auction and a few songs at the milling table.

This all ages event is being held in part to celebrate Gaelic Awareness Month, which takes place in the month of May. For more information or to reserve tickets, you may contact Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-bhaile by phoning 902-869-5677, or emailing

Tickets are ten dollars, with all proceeds directed to Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-Bhaile, a non-profit society providing Gaelic language classes in the Halifax area.

Media contact:
Norma MacLean

Date: May 27th
Place: St. Agnes Church Hall in Halifax
Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Songs, Tales, Milling Frolic, Silent Auction
All are welcome.


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Thursday, 1 May, 2014