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Class mu dheaireadh ron t-samhradh (Last class before summer)

Gaelic choir

Weekend Away in Perthshire with Margaret Bennett

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Coinneamh Coitcheann Bliadnail (AGM)Diluain 29 dhen Cheitein (Monday 29th May) 2017

AGM notice 2017

Scots Gaelic Day Glenkens April 2017

Bha an là chòrd gu-mòr riunn, agus ‘s e tachartas soirbheachail a bh’ann.
It was a very enjoyable day, and a successful event.

Thanks to Margaret Bennett, Ted Cowan and Nicola Black for wonderful speeches and teaching;  thanks to all who attended and to the Catstrand for hosting us.

Here is the Gaelic Place names leaflet for the Glenkens if you would like one:

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Suipear Burns

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Scots Gaelic day Glenkens Saturday 8th April 2017

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Consairt Nollaig/ Christmas Concert

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Gordon Memorial Hall ( St Ninian’s Episcopalian Church) Castle Douglas
3pm Sunday 18th December 2017

Borders Reel & Strathspey Society (conducted by Barbara Lewis) with  ‘spots” from
na Seinneadairean (Gaelic Song Class)

bidh srùpag ann le ceic nollaig.  Nach tig sibh a blithe còmhla riunn?  Cost £5. 

Catrìona Leacsaidh Chaimbeul

Catriona was the Gaelic poetry judge at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival.  On the Friday evening Peggy Hughes chaired an event where Catriona talked about being a writer and read some of her work.  Wow! Abair fior sgriobhaiche!  amazingly gifted, intuitive, writer.  Steers clear of  giving a safe ‘cosy fireside’ picture of Gaeldom, but writes about real stuff in Gaelic.  I bought her book Cluicheadairean, which is about a love affair between a football player and his partner, they are both blokes.  She graciously gave me a copy of the play Shrapnel which is based on a novel her father wrote.  If you get the chance, read her, or listen to her. catrionalc

Na Seinneadairean (Gaelic Song Class)

Gatehouse last Sunday for our first meeting of the autumn.
It is Nicola’s aim to work towards concerts or events and a Christmas concert has been mentioned.
It is also likely that Na Seinneadairean will perform at the Burns Supper and a Clarsach Society event during 2017, as we have done before.

Dates agreed are all Saturdays @11am starting on September 24th, then October 8th / October 22nd / November 5th / November 19th / December 3rd/ December 17th.
The fee for the whole autumn season is only £15 so please bring your cash next time.
Anyone paying each session will have to pay £3 per time so the best way is just to pay the lot and be done! 

The venue will be in Kirkpatrick Durham, hopefully the community bothy, which has a fire for the colder days. If not, the venue will be KD Village Hall.

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If anyone has any suggestions for songs, Nicola would love to hear from you so please get in touch:  nicolablack@madasafish.com

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Clas Gàidhlig Dùn-phris. Gaelic Class Dumfries

Thursday Evenings 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  North West Resource Centre. Dumfriesmap

Starting 19th Jan. through until 23rd March 2017 (10 Weeks)

Cost £35 for 10 weeks, waged;  £25 for 10 weeks unwaged. 

Cheques payable to Gàidhlig Dumgal.  Please give cash or cheques to the Tutor by the 3rd Week (13th Oct.)  mòran taing.

Class will be taken by Barbara Lewis an advanced learner and experienced teacher.  Fiona Collins has too much on with young family, day time teaching job, Bìodain;  so we are lucky and thankful that Barbara is taking the class.  If you did Fiona’s class last year, please come to this one;  and if you are a beginner, that that is absolutely fine.  I am confident there will be plenty for everyone to learn, and those who have a wee bit knowledge, can help the ones with less. Please note earlier start time

If anyone is prefers a class for more experienced learners, then there is Sìne’s on Tuesday afternoons, or Màiri’s on Wednesday Evenings.learn G