Naidheachd - News(01) April 2014

New Gaelic Class

In our second attempt, a new class is starting in Penrith, running at 4pm on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month. Contact Rod McInnes on 0404822314 for details.

Save the date: Harp Concert

CGA is organising another Celtic harp concert, following on from Eilidh Munro's successful event earlier this year. We've locked in Sunday 27th July as the date, and details will follow.

Brigadoon

The CGA will be at Brigadoon - the Bundanoon Highland Gathering on 5th April 2014. Come to our tent and have a chat!

Sgoil-Earraich Nàiseanta 2014

The CGA committee is finalising the venue bookings for Sgoil 2014, and are considering November 28th – 30th at Latrobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne. This would mean that our AGM would be held separately in Sydney in September. Feedback on this option is welcome!

Happy 100th Birthday Isabel Catriona Graham

Naidheachd Mhor

Am bliadhna ruigidh an Gaidheil as aosda ann an Astrailia ceud bliadhna a dh'aois anns an naoidheamh latha dhen a' Cheitinn seo tighinn! Is ise Iseabail Caitriona Greumach Ban-sgitheanach a dh'fhuiricheas ann an Achadh a Roibhne le teaghlach mac a brathair faisg air An t-Ath Leathann, baile leis an aon ainm ris a' bhaile anns An t-Eilean Sgitheanach caite an d'thainig ise o tus o chionn moran bliadhnachan. Cumar tuislean mor air a son air an ath latha, di-Sathurna an deicheamh le a teaghlach an sin. Tha Iseabail na ban-teagaisg Ghaidhlig agus tha ise air fhoillseachadh torr de leabhrachan, teipichean is clar-daighinn air a' chuspair sin. Is ise an ughdar air Alais ann an Tior Na Miorbhealach air a sgriobhadh gu buileach anns a' Ghaidhlig. Guidheamaid Latha Breith Sona air Iseabail le moran bliadhnachan eile anns an t-am ri teachd agus nas motha foillsicheadhean 'sa Ghaidhlig air son fabhaltas an luchd Astrailianach.

Seonaidh MacFhraing
Ceathreamh dhen A' Ghearain Da Mhile is a Ceithir Deug

Great News

This year the oldest Gael in Australia will turn 100 years of age on 9th May. She is Isabel Catriona Graham, a Skyewoman who lives with her nephew in Lancefield near Broadford, a town with the same name as the town in the Isle of Skye where she came from many years ago. A big celebration will be held on the following day, Saturday 10th, with her family there. Isabel teaches Gaelic and she has published many books and audio tapes on that subject. She is the author of Alice in Wonderland written entirely in Gaelic. Happy Birthday to Isabel with many more years in the time to come and more publications in Gaelic for the benefit of the Australian people.

John Rankin
4th February 2014

Fundraising Appeal for a Teacher of Scottish Gaelic at Sydney University

Comunn Gàidhlig Astràilia is supporting the Celtic Studies Foundation in an attempt to raise enough money to fund a teacher of Scottish Gaelic at Sydney University on an ongoing basis.

Catriona Parsons' Workshops

Catriona Parsons is a distinguished lecturer in Scottish Gaelic from Canada. She generously put her time at the disposal of CGA during her week long visit to Australia en route to University of Otago, Dunedin. Read about her language and song workshops and watch the video. Photos from her workshop are on our Photo Gallery.