Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Cruinneachadh nan Gaidheal The Chronicle Herald:

It appears Catriona Parsons has every intention of kicking up her Gaelic heels this week.
The president of the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia is helping to host a brand new event called Cruinneachadh nan Gaidheal, or Gathering of the Gaels, to those of us not so familiar with the language.

"It’s meant to be a celebration of Gaelic language and culture," an enthusiastic and proud Ms. Parsons said Tuesday.

She is a professor in the Celtic studies department at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, where the three-day event of ceilidhs, workshops and classes in language, dancing and music will take place from Thursday to Saturday.

"The whole impetus of the gathering is to recognize that Gaelic is making great strides in Nova Scotia. People are learning the language, they’re talking the language and they’re singing the language."...

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