Sgoil-Earraich Nàiseanta 2015

Comunn Gàidhlig Astràilia's Sgoil-Earraich Nàiseanta for 2015 was held in Melbourne for the third year in a row. It was held at Urban Camp at Parkville, a short distance from the city, and with the accommodation and meeting rooms conveniently under the one roof. Attendees came from most states, including Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

We once again had an excellent teaching team comprising Joan Mitchell, Ronald McCoy and Seonaidh MacFhraing, who all went out of their way to make the whole weekend a great learning experience.

Our ceilidh on the Saturday night was most enjoyable, uncovering amazing hidden talents in people. We had fiddle playing, singing in Gaelic, English and Welsh, poetry reading and recitation in Gaelic and English, and a great performance of the Highland Fling. As we had no piper to accompany the dancer, a number of us accompanied him with the Port-a-beul "Brochan Lom", recreating a time in the past when pipes were banned and Port-a-beul was one of the few ways of performing dance music.

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