Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of Sgoil Ghàidhlig An Àrd-bhaile (Gaelic Language Society of Halifax) on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm in the community room of Sobeys Lacewood Drive in Clayton Park. Payment of your registration fee includes membership to the Society.

Taigh-Cèilidh Song Circle

Last Friday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tea will be provided. There will be a $1 contribution to cover the cost of tea and snacks.

Laura Stirling, laurastirling (at) eastlink (dot) ca

May 2012

May 23: Sackville Library Milling Demonstration

In honor of Mìos na Gàidhlig (Gaelic Awareness Month), Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-Bhaile will be presenting a milling demonstration at the Sackville Library.

May 10: Na Sgeulaichean Sponsored by Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-Bhaile

Na Sgeulaichean featuring story-tellers, singers, fiddlers from the Gaelic community with tea & oatcakes.

Thursday, May 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Military Family Resource Centre in Halifax

Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-Bhaile (Gaelic Language Society of Halifax) An Dùn (Citadel High School Gaelic and Gaelic Studies classes) An Cliath Clis (Milling group)

Cathy Riefesel, theriefesels (at) ns.sympatico (dot) ca
Norma MacLean, nmaclean (at) eastlink (dot) ca, 869-5677

April 2012

April 13 & 27: Taigh-Cèilidh Song Circle

The Taigh Ceilidh tradition in Gaelic culture brought people together on cold winter evenings when everyone would bring along something to share. It might be a song, a story, or even a riddle!

Come along and gabh oran! Share your Gaelic songs or stories - new and old - with us. If you are working on a new song, this will be an excellent opportunity to try it out. This will also be a social event - a chance to use your Gaelic in conversation.

Failte orbh uile. Everyone is welcome. So bring along your songs, instruments, stories and join us to celebrate our Gaelic culture.

Tea will be provided. There will be a $1 contribution to cover the cost of tea and snacks.

Laura Stirling, laurastirling (at) eastlink (dot) ca

March 2012

March 29: Milling Demonstration

Sgoil Ghàidhlig will be performing a demonstration of milling songs at the Best Western in Burnside during a teachers' professional development workshop for the new Social Studies 3 curriculum and resources - Provincial Identity. Several songs will be performed around a milling table along with introductions and opportunities for participation.

March 11: Snowshoe Hike

Please join us for a snowshoe hike on Sunday afternoon 2:00 pm on March 11 to be followed by a potluck supper. We will plank a salmon on a fire in the garden. The children can cook hotdogs and marshmallows.

If there is not enough snow, come for a walk in the woods to a nearby lake and/or a scavenger hunt anns a' Ghàidhlig.

Please bring a dish to share.

Please RSVP to or call 869-5677 by March 1 to reserve snowshoes (children and adult sizes) and for directions to Norma MacLean's home in Beaver Bank.

January 2012

Sgoil Ghàidhlig was featured on CBC News in Nova Scotia on January 31, 2012. To watch the "Learning Gaelic" story, please click here.