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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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Please take part

http://www.thebiggaelicsurvey.co.uk

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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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