Chuala sinn ceòl air leth bho chuid sgoilearan Gàidhlig gus deireadh an teirm a chomharrachadh. Taing mhòr do Mrs McCulloch agus na tidsearan ciùil eile airson an sàr obair a rinn iad gus seo a thoirt thugainn.
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NUADH-ÒRAIN NA NOLLAIGE ‘S NA BLIADHN’ ÙIRE
Mìorbhail an t-sneachda : Josie Duncan & Hamish Macleod
Fosgail an doras is leig a-staigh mi! : Pàdruig Morrison & James Stewart
Gaoth na Callainn : Sian (Eilidh Cormack, Ellen Macdonald, Ceitlin Lilidh & Innes White)
ÀS DÈIDH BLIADHNA ANNASACH, SEO DHUIBHSE, TEAGHLACH NA FÈISE, TIODHLAC NOLLAIG BHO FÈISEAN NAN GÀIDHEAL IS LUCHD-CIÙIL AGUS LUCHD-FHIOLMAIDH A THA AN SÀS LEIS A’ PHRÒISEACT ‘NUADH-ÒRAIN NA NOLLAIGE ‘S NA BLIADHN’ ÙIRE’. MA BHIOS SIBH AIRSON A’ THIODHLAIC SEO A THABHANN DO CHUIDEIGIN EILE THA SINN A’ TOGAIL AIRGEAD DO BHUIDHEANN CHATHRANNAIS TRO DHUILLEAG BANDCAMP FÈISEAN NAN GÀIDHEAL.
NOLLAIG CHRIDHEIL DHUIBH UILE AGUS BLIADHNA MHATH ÙR NUAIR A THIG I. THA SINN AN DÒCHAS NACH BI E RO FHADA GUS AM BI COTHROM AGAINN UILE NA DORSAN A FOSGLADH IS A H-UILE DUINE A LEIGEIL A-STAIGH.
NEW GAELIC SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR
After a particularly unusual year, here is a Christmas gift to our Fèis family from Fèisean nan Gàidheal and the musicians and filmmakers involved in our New Festive Song project.
If you would like to pass the gift along, we are also collecting for The ARCHIE Foundation in memory of Keir MacGruer* through our FnG Bandcamp page.
A very merry Christmas to you all with our very best wishes for a better year ahead. We are very much looking forward to opening our doors and letting everyone in once again. “Fosgail an dorus is leig a-staigh mi!’
Taing shònraichte do: With very special thanks to all involved:
Josie NicDhonnchaidh, Hamish MacLeòid, Innes MacIlleBhàin, Eilidh NicCarmaig, Ellen NicDhòmhnail, Ceitlin Lilidh, Pàdruig Moireasdan, Seumas Stiùbhart, Beatrix Wood, Angela Cran.
*A message from Keir’s Mum, Angela Cran:
Our younger son Keir MacGruer spent a lot of time in Raigmore Hospital between 2010-12 after being diagnosed aged 5 with a rare and incurable lung condition, pulmonary hypertension. In early 2012 he started fundraising for The ARCHIE Foundation by drawing cards of his signature superheroes, and was thrilled to raise over £2,000 through card sales and his fundraising art exhibition at his primary school, Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis. Sadly, Keir died two weeks later in September 2012 but his connection to the ARCHIE Foundation endures with his wonderful artwork that brightens the entrance to the new children’s unit at Raigmore Hospital that was funded by the charity. Thank you so much to Fèisean nan Gàidheal for supporting The ARCHIE Foundation in Keir’s memory, it means a lot.
Leis gach deagh dhùrachd
Sgioba Fèisean nan Gàidheal
Café Bheairteis na Nollaig – Dihaoine seo tighinn 4f
Tha sinn an dòchas gu bheil sibh gu math.
Bu mhath leinn cuireadh a thoirt dhuibh agus do na sgoilearan Gàidhlig (fileanta agus luchd-ionnsachaidh) S1-6 gu Pàrtaidh Nollaig Cafe Bheairteis, Dihaoine 11 Dùbhlachd as deidh na sgoile bho 4 – 4.45f thairis Zoom
‘S iad sgioba stiùiridh òg a bhios le nan aoighean air an t-seachdain seo. Le chèile, bidh Finlay, Rae, Mirren agus Luke a‘ dèanamh obair mhòr tron bhliadhna a‘ toirt taic a bhith a‘ moladh aoighean, ag ullachadh cheistean airson aoigh na seachdain agus a‘ sanas na h-iomairt do charaidean. ‘S e deagh chothrom a th‘ ann fuss a dhèanamh orra a bharrachd air an òigridh air fad. ‘S e cothrom cuideachd a th’ ann dhuinn uile a bhith a’ cabadaich is èisteachd le diofar dhaoine feasgar Dihaoine.
As you may know, almost every week since the first lockdown began back in March we have been running an online youth café for young Gaelic speakers and more recently for learners too. This Friday (December 11th) we are hosting a special Café. At all our other sessions we have invited an adult Gaelic ‘celebrity’, often chosen by our young steering group, to come and talk to the youngsters. The format is that the guest gets a quick chat with FnG staff and then the teenagers and young adults join us while one of the steering group takes responsibility as host and leads the conversation with the adult guest.
The young people involved have been absolutely brilliant – what a credit to their schools and to their families. For the Christmas edition of the Café we have invited past adult guests to join as participants and this time round we are putting the young folk themselves in the ‘hotseat’ as it were.
Our steering group consists of: Rae Maciver, Mirren Ward (both of Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu), Finlay Maclennan (IRA) and Luke MacLeod (The Nicolson Institute). The questions to be put to the steering group have been prepared by one of our younger regular attendees, Matthew Gilmour (James Gillespie).
Everyone is welcome – registration, as indicated on the poster, is through Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Eventbrite page.
Eilidh NicCoinnich | Eilidh Mackenzie
Fèisean nan Gàidheal
Bha sgoilearan AS1-3 a’ gabhail pàirt ann an iomairt airson cleachdadh na Gàidhlig a bhrosnachadh le #GàidhligSaMhàin no #gaelvember. Bha aca ri ‘stampaichean’ fhaighinn airson gnìomhan sònraichte co-cheangailte ri Gàidhlig m.e. ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig do charaid, a’ cleachdadh Gàidhlig air na meadhanan-sòisealta no a’ cruthachadh podcast anns a’ Ghàidhlig.
S1-3 Gàidhlig pupils took part in a competition to encourage the use of Gaelic across the school. Based on the social media campaign #gaelvember, pupils aimed to earn ‘stamps’ for completing tasks which promote the use of Gaelic e.g. creating motivational Gaelic posters, writing a Gaelic social media post, creating a podcast in Gaelic, teaching a friend/family member some Gaelic.
Thanks to all pupils that took part in the Gaelvember campaign this year – the Gaelic department were delighted to see such creative ways to promote our language and culture around the school and in the wider community.
The results are in… drumroll please..
The winners are:
1st place: Molly Fraser 2M2
3x runners up: Charlotte Burton 2M2, Isla Sumner 1M2, Annmarie Macritchie 1M2.
Winners will receive their prizes from the Gaelic dept during class time. A special thanks to School Vice-Captain Jamie Moir and House Prefect Anna Rose for speaking at assemblies about Gaelvember. They made it clear that Gaelic language and heritage belongs to everyone, not just those currently studying the language.
Goireas Slàinte agus Sunnd bho FC Sonas a seo – Sonas Slàinte
Tha Sgioba na Gàidhlig aig Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd fìor thoilichte seo a’ sgaoileadh do sgoiltean airson Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig. Tha an goireas agus na bhidiothan a’ coimhead air slàinte agus sunnd, a’ cleachdadh ball-coise mar dhòigh ceangal a thogail le sgoilearan ann am Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig. Tha iad a’ còmhdach rudan a leithid slàinte chorparra, mathas faireachail, dòigh-ithe is beathachadh – uile tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig.
Highland Council’s Gaelic Team are delighted to share the resource linked above with Gaelic Medium pupils. The resource incorporates vlogs and challenges produced by FC Sonas who were commissioned to provide an additional resource for teachers. The resource looks at Health and Well-being using football as a means to engage Gaelic Medium pupils; they cover aspects such as physical health, emotional well-being, diet and nutrician, all through the medium of Gaelic.
Nach feuchaibh sibh seo? Pupils – let’s give it a try!
This is a post shared from the University of Edinburgh.
Acting on feedback from last year, we have created two different slots for our online information sessions:
8th December from 2pm – 3pm (this would allow schools to set these sessions up with a group of pupils interested in teacher education)
9th December from 4pm – 5pm
Please also note that we offer two pathways. A pathway for fluent speakers and a pathway for learners. The learner pathway is open to all pupils who have an interest in education and language. They do not need to have studied Gaelic at any level. The information sessions will provide more information on both pathways.
To access the sessions, pupils will only need a computer with a browser (preferably Google Chrome). A link to a Collaborative session will be sent to pupils after registration.
For event registration, please follow this link – https://www.ed.ac.uk/education/news/event-registration
Tha goireas as ùr airson sgoiltean bhon sgioba ‘1 plus 2 languages’ airson na Nollaig. ‘S dòcha gum biodh seo feumail airson teaghlaichean airson Gàidhlig aig an taigh cuideachd!
Cleachd Google Chrome airson an ceangal fhosgladh.
Why not try out this fantastic #oneplustwolanguages advent calendar? Full of daily ideas and activities, designed for #french and #gaelic but can be easily adapted for use with any language. What’s behind door No.1?
Please see below the details of a new Gaelic Drama, ‘Eliza’, a free event, to be shown as part of the Blas Festival which is now underway.
28th November 7pm
Link: ELIZA – Blas Festival
Tha an dràma ùr seo, Eliza, ag innse mu nighean òg à Guidheàna a chaidh a thoirt às an dùthaich aice fhèin le a h-athair, aig an robh planntaichean, airson a dhol a dh’fhuireach air an Eilean Dubh ann an 1816.
The remarkable story of Eliza Junor from Guyana uprooted by her plantation-owning father and brought to the Black Isle near Inverness in the year 1816, told through a new Gaelic drama written by Angus MacLeod, produced by Fèisean nan Gàidheal with songs from Eilidh Mackenzie performed by Ellen MacDonald and Innes White.