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Video: Big Tour of the Highlands, Chapter 3

Video: Big Tour of the Highlands, Chapter 3

Colin here from gaelicinlondon.net. I made a video of my recent trip to the Highlands and Islands. Here’s "Chapter 3: The Isle of Skye…and St Kilda". Available in Gaelic with subtitles (above) (or without, here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/601342979). I am a...

Video: Big Tour of the Highlands, Chapter 2

Video: Big Tour of the Highlands, Chapter 2

Colin here from GaelicInLondon.Net. I made a video of my recent trip to the Highlands and Islands. Here’s Chapter 2: Kylescu/Torridon. Available in Gaelic with subtitles (below) (or without, here). I am a learner, so apologies for any mistakes in the Gaelic! Hope you...

Video: Big Tour of the Highlands

Video: Big Tour of the Highlands

Colin here from GaelicInLondon.Net. I made a video of my recent trip to the Highlands and Islands. Here's Chapter 1: London to Barrra. Available in Gaelic with subtitles (below) (or without, here.). I am a learner, so apologies for any mistakes in the Gaelic! Hope you...

Liner notes on history…

Liner notes on history…

GIL recently acquired this interesting vinyl record - Gaelic Songs by James Campbell of Kintail (1897-1979). According to the inlay notes, after a childhood in Lochalsh, followed by service in the Great War, Campbell came to live in London, where he worked in banking....

The Modern Gaelic Resurgence and My Role In It

The Modern Gaelic Resurgence and My Role In It

Growing up in Scotland, Gaelic hardly entered my consciousness at all. I can still remember  my first exposure to the language. I must have been about ten years old, and having a day off school sick. Sick days when I was young were spent in the spare bedroom at my...

Learn Gaelic online in London… or anywhere

Learn Gaelic online in London… or anywhere

Places are still available in City Lit's Gaelic classes for this coming term. As they will be delivered online, you don't even need to get into London to take part. So if your New Year's Resolution was to learn Gaelic, here's your chance to achieve it! And if you...

Åland – Neamhnaid anns a’ Bhaltaig

If Shetland is considering independence after the model of the Faroe Islands, perhaps the Hebrides should consider autonomy after the model of the #Åland Islands. Puts me in mind of Ruairidh MacIlleathean's article on Åland a few years ago...Cothrom Samhradh 10

Forthcoming gigs for London Gaels

Forthcoming gigs for London Gaels

GaelicInLondon's trusty gig hound (or should that be hog?), Domhnall Wilson, has been truffling out the tastiest forthcoming gigs for London Gaels. Here are the fruits of his digging. Tidelines Highland 4-piece Tide Lines will be playing at Omeara near London Bridge...

Còisir Lunnainn: Gaels in the City

Còisir Lunnainn: Gaels in the City

  This week, the London Gaelic Choir gave a performance in one of the City of London livery halls. Colin West reflects on the occasion.   The London Gaelic Choir is a venerable institution. It traces its origins back to 1891 making it, indeed, the oldest...