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Failte chridheil air Cam, tidsear ur aig Gaidhlig Gach Latha.
The aim of Daily Gaelic is to help people learn to speak and learn about Gaelic. I am delighted to say that there has been so much interest that I have asked a my good friend and fellow Gaelic teacher to join me here at Daily Gaelic.
Please give a very warm welcome to Cam who will be teaching here at Daily Gaelic. This spring she will be teaching a wonderful class called Scotland: Past and Present. This course will present an overview of the geography, history, and culture of Scotland and is a great addition to learning Gaelic language.
Here is Cam telling us a little about herself and how she got involved with Gaelic:
"I've been teaching for most of my adult life, in museums, in living history settings, in traditional classrooms, and lately, on Skype too.
I got interested in learning Gaelic about twenty years ago when I was involved with Norman Kennedy’s Marshfield School of Weaving in Vermont. We used to have waulkings every once in a while but all we sang were English songs. Then one day I found a copy of volume 2 of Campbell and Collinson’s Hebridean Folksongsin a used book store and decided to learn Gaelic. I’ve been studying Gaelic ever since, in the U.S., in Canada, and in Scotland. I’m a long-time member of ACGA, the Scottish Gaelic Society of North America and have served at various times on the Board of Directors and on several committees. For the past four years I’ve been one of the editors of the society's bilingual quarterly newsletter, "An Naidheachd Againne,” and recently I’ve been hosting a Gaelic music program on ACGA’s Gaelic radio broadcast, Rèidio Guth nan Gàidheal.
3/15/2015 03:09:30 am
Hello just found this page. Tried teaching myself Gaelic years ago. I have been doing family research for a few years now tracing our family back to Scotland. I decided I should probably know more than the basics like picts/hadrians wall etc.... lol I found a book called 'Scotland: The Story of a Nation' by Magnus Magnusson. So far it's really good!
3/25/2015 05:16:05 am
That's a good book. You also might enjoy Before Scotland: The Story of Scotland Before History by Alistair Moffat.
3/31/2015 01:04:39 pm
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Caroline has been involved with Gaelic for more than 18 years. She has degrees in Celtic Studies and Gaelic Medium Teaching.