GaelicUSA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 MacÌomhair Scottish Gaelic Studies Undergraduate Student Essay Competition: Wilfried Zibell. Wilfried is originally from Noorvik, Alaska, but wrote his essay as a freshman student at Harvard University for the course “CELTIC 188: Songs of the Highlander,” taught by Dr. Natasha Sumner. Wilfried’s essay is a study of two Gaelic . . . read more
A keen supporter of Gaelic in Northeastern Florida has sent us a picture of a booth she set up at the Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival, in Green Cove Springs on Saturday, February 24th. Donna Chouinard (McNeil) is passionate about Gaelic and has been holding Gaelic language demonstrations for 4 years at the Games. The picture . . . read more
This guest blog from Anne Fertig describes the launch of the Carolina Celtic Society at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – a great development that will help sustain and focus student enthusiasm for the GaelicUSA 2018-19 Scottish Gaelic Visiting Lectureship! It has been an exciting couple of months on the UNC campus. In March, the Carolina . . . read more
We are pleased to announce the release of our first quarterly newsletter – An Darach – which will be published every quarter day and automatically sent to members of GaelicUSA. To download the newsletter (in PDF format), follow this link.
An address to the Loch Norman Highland Games (North Carolina), delivered on April 8, 2017, by Michael Newton. I expect that most people here in attendance at the Games have some awareness of the long history of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America and some sense of pride in their achievements and those of their . . . read more
Bliadhna Mhath Ùr Dhuibh! Happy New Year to everyone! GaelicUSA (or, more formally, Urras Gàidhlig nan Stàitean Aonaichte / The Scottish Gaelic Foundation of the US, a registered 501c3 tax exempt public charity) is most pleased and thrilled to announce that we have a new website! Check it out here: https://gaelicusa.org The new website: allows you . . . read more
[Originally published April 5, 2016 by Susan McIntosh] Gaelic Americans are fortunate in so many ways. First and foremost, of course, there is the Gaelic culture itself. The envy of so much of the English speaking world, our culture is rooted in ancient ways, yet alive and vibrant with contemporary musical, literary and visual arts . . . read more
One of the primary aims of Urras Gàidhlig nan Stàitean Aonaichte / the Scottish Gaelic Foundation of the U.S.A. – its most ambitious goal – is to endow a chair of Scottish Gaelic Studies in a university in the United States. This pronouncement might cause people to ask some basic questions: What is Scottish Gaelic Studies? How would . . . read more