Saturday, 4 July 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Irish Traditional Music, Dance, and Singing even in Canada

Céad Míle Fáilte Romhaibh
1000 Thousand Welcomes
 
WHAT: TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC, DANCE, and SINGING through the medium of the IRISH LANGUAGE
 
WHEN: This Sunday (28 June 2015), 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
WHERE: The North American Gaeltacht, Tamworth/Erinsville, Ontario
 
Tamworth.Erinsville

 
ENTRY FEE: $10, students $5, children under 12 free
 
 
FURTHER INFORMATION: www.oireachtas.ca
 
 
 
Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1

Saturday, 20 June 2015

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Sean Nós Workshop... Win a Trip to Ireland

WHAT: Sean Nós Singing Workshop
WHERE: Days Inn, 33 Benson Street, Kingston, Ontario
WHEN: Saturday, 27 June 2015
TIME: Session #1: 11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.; Session #2: 14,00 – 16:00 p.m.
COST: Included in Full Registration for Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, or $10/session
FURTHER INFORMATION: www.oireachtas.ca or kenny-h@rmc.ca
 
WIN A TRIP TO IRELAND:
 

 
The sean nós winner at Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada (26 – 28 June 2015) receives a trip to Ireland to compete in Oireachtas na Gaeilge (27 October – 1 November 2015)
 
INSTRUCTORS
 
Máirín Uí Chéide:
 
Máirín was born in Leitir Móir, Conamara, into a family with a long line of poets and singers.  She won the Corn Uí Riada prior to emigrating to Boston in 1986.   She has taught the Irish language and Sean Nós singing for many years.  She has an Irish language radio show on WNTN, every Saturday, as part of the “Sound of Erin” team.  She has performed before former-President Clinton, as well as various foreign dignitaries.
 
Meaití Jó Shéamuis:
 
Meaití is from Na hAille in Connemara, Co. Galway, and is a well-known and respected figure in music circles throughout this country and further afield.  He is an acclaimed sean-nós singer, and won Corn Uí Riada, the All-Ireland sean-nós competition, in 2001.  He is also a skilled instrumentalist, and plays flute and uilleann pipes.
 
 
Mícheál Newell:
 
Michael Newell is from Ros Muc Connemara, and is currently living in Boston.  He is a two time winner of Corn Mhic Concharraige, the highest distinction for sean nós singing in North America.  He has represented Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir at Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Ireland. 
 
 
 
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GAEILGE
 
CAD: Ceardlann Amhránaíochta ar an Sean Nós
CÁ hÁIT: Days Inn, 33 Benson Street, Kingston, Ontario
CATHAIN: Dé Sathairn, 27 Meitheamh 2015
AM: Seisiún #1: 11:00 r.n. – 13:00 i.n.; Seisiún #2: 14,00 – 16:00 i.n.
COSTAS: San Áireamh le Pacáiste Iomlán, Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, nó $10/seisiún
TUILLEADH EOLAIS: www.oireachtas.ca kenny-h@rmc.ca
 
FAIGH TURAS go hÉIRINN mar GHRADAM:
 

 
Faigheann buaiteoir amhránaíochta ar an sean, Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada (26 – 28 Meitheamh turas go hÉirinn chun páirt a ghlacadh in Oireachtas na Gaeilge (27 Deireadh Fómhair – 1 Samhain 2015)
 
TEAGASCÓIRÍ 
 
Máirín Uí Chéide:
 
Rugadh i  Leitir Móir í, de shliocht fada filí agus amhránaithe.  Bhuaigh sí Corn Uí Riada roimh dhul ar imirce go Bostún i 1986.  Tá sí ag múineadh na Gaeilge agus amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós le fada.  Tá clár raidió ar WNTN as Gaeilge aici, achan Satharn mar chuid d’fhoireann “Sound of Erin”.  Chan sí amhráin d’Iar-Uachtarán Clinton agus uaisle ón gcoigríoch.
 
Meaití Jó Shéamuis:
 
As na hAille i gConamara do Mheaití, amhránaí a bhfuil aithne go forleathan air i measc lucht an cheoil ar fud na hÉireann agus thar lear.  Is fonnadóir den scoth é.  Thug sé Corn Uí Riada leis i 2001.  Lena chois sin is ceoltóir sciliúil é ar an bpíb uilleann agus ar an bhfeadóg mhór.
 
Mícheál Newell:
 
Is as Ros Muc, Conamara é, agus é ina chónaí i mBostún faoi láthair.  Is buaiteoir faoi dhó é do Chorn Mhic Concharraige, an gradam is mó amhránaíochta ar an sean nós i Meiriceá Thuaidh.  Rinne sé ionadaíocht ar Ghaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Éirinn. 
Máirín Uí Chéide

Meaití Jo Shéamuis
 










Micheál Newell
 












Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1
 
 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Gaelic Language Festival 26-28 June in Ontario

OIREACHTAS GAEILGE CHEANADA
A Festival of Gaelic Language and Culture
26 – 28 June 2015
 
 
 


When: 26 – 28 June 2015
 
Where:
Days Inn, Kingston, Ontario +
                Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir, Tamworth/Erinsville Ontario
 
Cost:
Full Weekend Package: $135
                Sunday Package (Open Air Festival, Awards, BBQ): $20
                Individual Activities: click here
 
 
Includes:
Saturday (workshops, banquet, guest speaker, stage play, music session, céilí)
                Sunday (festival: competitions and performance, awards, BBQ)
 
Workshops (Saturday, 27 June 2015):
                Spoken Arts (Ray Mac Manáis)
Sean Nós Singing (Máirín Uí Chéide, Meaití Jó Shéamuis, Mícheál Newell)
                Sean Nós Dancing (Labhrás Sonaí Choilm Léarraí)
                Instrumental Music (Meaití Jó Shéamuis)
                Online Learning ( www.isfeidirliom.ie, www.duolinguo.com )
 
Competitions/Performances (Sunday, 28 June 2015):
                Spoken Arts (Oration, Story Telling, Poetry Recitation, Pair Dialogue)
Singing (Sean Nós, Styles other than Sean Nós, New Compositions, Lúibíní, Choirs)
                Dancing (Sean Nós, Set Dancing, Brush Dance)
                Instrumental Music (Pipes, Harp, Céilí Band, Children’s Whistle Band)
 
 
Registration:
                Registration and Program Brochure
                Online Registration
 
 
Further Information: www.oireachtas.ca




 

Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1

 613 731-1857 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Freagraí as Gaeilge, le do thoil, oiread agus is féidir.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Catholic Parish Records to go Online In July

Launch date for Catholic Parish Register Digitisation Project announced

On 8th July 2015 the NLI will make its collection of Catholic parish register microfilms freely available online on a dedicated website.

These records, which are considered the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 census, consist primarily of baptism and marriage records and date from the 1740s to the 1880s.

For more information:  National Library of Ireland

Monday, 27 April 2015

Irish Language Program: Comhaltas North American Convention, 7 – 10 May 2015

a chairde Gaeil,

This is a reminder that the Comhaltas North American Convention is taking place in Parsippany, NJ, in less than 2 weeks (7 – 10 Bealtaine 2015).

We have a very extensive Irish language program which, even in itself, would justify making the trip.  We have 3 excellent Irish language instructors, two of whom are visiting Fulbright professors from Ireland.  We have Irish language classes, a teacher’s workshop, a lecture concerning the Irish language during the Easter Uprising (1916), and a mini “Oireachtas na Gaeilge”.  All of this is in addition to the ordinary convention program of workshops, music, dance, banquet, concert and céilís.  The convention also coincides with the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh.

The Irish language program is available at:



The convention program and registration brochure is available at:



There is a designated Irish language area, “Ionad na Gaeilge”.  This area includes the Morris and Ford boardrooms, which are on the second floor, up the stairs behind the front desk.  Please note that earlier correspondence referred to the “Livingston Boardroom”, but renovation has occurred, and the room names have changed.

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GAEILGE

a chairde Gaeil,

Is nóta cuimhneacháin é seo go reáchtálfar Coinbhinsiún Bliantúil Chomhaltais Mheiriceá Thuaidh i bParsippany, NJ, níos lú ná coicís ón am i láthair (7 – 10 Bealtaine 2015).

Tá clár Gaeilge, atá iontach agus forleathan againn.  Dá réir, is cinnte gurbh fhiú an turas.  Tá 3 múinteoir ardcháilíochta againn, beirt atá ina aoi-ollaimh Fulbright ó Éirinn.  Beidh ranganna Gaeilge ann, ceardlann múinteoirí, léacht faoin Ghaeilge le linn Éirí Amach na Cásca (1916), agus mion-Oireachtas-na-Gaeilge.  Tá sé seo ar fad de bhreis ar ghnáth-chlár an Choinbhisiúin a chlúdaíonn ceardlanna, ceol, damhsa, féasta, ceolchoirm agus céilithe.  Tá sé ag láthair agus am céanna le Fleá an Lár-Atlantaigh. 

Tá an clár Gaeilge le fáil ag:



Tá bróisiúr cláir agus clárúcháin ginearálta le fáil ag:



Beidh “Ionad na Gaeilge” le fáil againn tríd an deireadh seachtaine, agus clúdaíonn an t-ionad an Morris Boardroom agus an Ford Boardroom.  Tá siad ar an dara hurlár, thíos an staighre taobh thiar na deasca tosaigh.  NB: rinne comhfhreagras roimh seo tagairt ar an “Livingston Boardroom”, ach tharla obair athchóirithe ón am sin, agus ath-ainmnigh na seomraí.


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Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1

Freagraí as Gaeilge, le do thoil, oiread agus is féidir.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival & Highland Games

 
Enjoy a taste of Scotland at the Iron Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival & Highland Games. There’s something for everyone, Scottish or not. Entertainment includes rousing Celtic bands and pipe bands, Scottish and Irish dance troupes, traditional Scottish heavy athletics and sheep herding demonstrations. Families will also love the Celtic shopping, Scottish and American cuisine, and kids’ crafts and games.
 
Entertainment will include Flowers of Edinburgh, Ravens Three, As the Crow Flies, the Ladymon School of Scottish Dance, All About Irish School of Dance, the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes & Drums, and many more.
 
Make sure to attend on Friday night for a traditional fire ceremony. This exciting reenactment of the gathering of the clans before battle will let all visitors get a taste of the festival before the official opening on Saturday. Admission on Friday night is free.
 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Kerr County, Texas, Celtic Festival, August 15-16, 2015

An excellent Celtic festival in one of the most beautiful spots on earth (though one wonders why they picked August to hold it, i.e. wear Tevas and shorts lads and lassies)



Link: Kerr County, Texas, Celtic Festival

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

COMÓRTAS LITEARTHA: OIREACHTAS GAEILGE CHEANADA

COMÓRTAS LITEARTHA: OIREACHTAS GAEILGE CHEANADA

Spriocdháta Taiscthe: 30 Bealtaine 2015
Glaoch Deireanach

Catagóirí:

Údar Ceanadach
Údar Neamh-Cheanadach
[ábhar ar bith]
[ábhar Ceanadach]
• Aiste
• Aiste
• Aistriúchán
• Aistriúchán
• Ábhar Múinteoireachta
• Ábhar Múinteoireachta
• Dráma
• Dráma
• Eolaíocht
• Eolaíocht
• Filíocht
• Filíocht
• Gearrscéal
• Gearrscéal
• Úrscéal
• Úrscéal

Duaiseanna: Le bronnadh ag Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, 28 Meitheamh 2015

Tuilleadh Eolais: Aralt, kenny-h@rmc.ca

Suíomh Gréasáin Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada: www.oireachtas.ca



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Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1

Freagraí as Gaeilge, le do thoil, oiread agus is féidir.

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ENGLISH

LITERARY COMPETITION: OIREACHTAS GAEILGE CHEANADA

Submission Deadline: 30 May 2015
Final Call

Categories:

Canadian Authors
Non-Canadian Authors
[Any Topic]
[Canadian Topics]
• Essay
• Essay
• Translation
• Translation
• Teaching Materials
• Teaching Materials
• Drama
• Drama
• Science
• Science
• Poetry
• Poetry
• Short Story
• Short Story
• Novel
• Novel

Awards: To be presented at Awards Ceremony of Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, 28 Meitheamh 2015

Tuilleadh Eolais: Aralt, kenny-h@rmc.ca

Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada website: www.oireachtas.ca

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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