Clasaichean Deireadh-Sheachdain: Weekend Gaelic Classes

We have 3 STAND-ALONE weekend classes over the next few months, with the first one taking place on Saturday 18th February. The reason for emphasising stand-alone is to make sure folk know they can just attend one or all of these sessions, they do not build incrementally.
Why not come along and join Donna (Beginners/Recent Beginners) or Alec (Intermediate/Advanced) for a Gaelic session at your level in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The poster attached gives you lots more detail on these classes and details for registering. If you are interested, please pre-register by Friday 10th February.

Feasgair Cofaidh/Coffee Afternoon

Saturday 28th May 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Fàilte Chridheil oirbh uile – all welcome
Unitarian Church, Skene Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1RN

Club na Cloinne, 3-4 pm

kids club

A Gaelic children’s club for children whose parents attend the Coffee Afternoon.  An opportunity for your child to take part in community activities through the medium of Gaelic.

Primary school children: Cost is £3 for the first child, £1.50 for subsequent children.

To book a place please contact Anne Thirkell, Development Officer for Gaelic Education


May Festival

Tha tiocaidean fhathast ri fhaighinn airson nan tachartasan seo/Tickets are still available for the following events:


May_Fest_Gaelic.jpg Gaelic Poetry and Song Workshop

Friday 27th 4.30pm – 5.30pm FREE/Booking Required

Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen

This event is based on the song poems of Burns’ contemporary Rob Donn. Learn some of Rob Donn’s song poems, and the stories which accompany them, from the singer and tradition bearer, Marsaili MacLeod. In English and Gaelic.

May_Fest_Gaelic.jpg Gaelic Plays Book Launch

Friday 27th 5.30pm – 6.00pm FREE/Booking Required

Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen

Book signing: 6.00pm, Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen

Michelle Macleod launches the first ever edition of the short Gaelic plays of Tormod Calum Dòmhnallach (Norman Malcolm MacDonald), an accomplished playwright from the Isle of Lewis, with notes and an interview with the writer. This event will beheld in Gaelic and English. Non-Gaelic speakers welcome.

May_Fest_Gaelic.jpg Ruairidh Macilleathain: An Creanaiche

Friday 27th 6.00pm – 7.00pm FREE/Booking Required

Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen

Book signing: 7.00pm, Bookshop Marquee, King’s Lawn

Ruairidh MacLean reads from An Creanaiche, his recent Highland-based, JFK-conspiracy novella for adult learners of Gaelic. This event will be in English and Gaelic.

May_Fest_Gaelic.jpgGreat Snakes, Tintin, it’s Peppa Pig’s Finest Cuts

Sunday 29th 5.00pm – 6.00pm FREE/Booking Required Family Friendly

Multimedia Room, University of Aberdeen

Book signing: 6.00pm, Bookshop Marquee, King’s Lawn

Ailig Domhnallach/Alec Macdonald (Gaelic voice of Daddy Pig) and singer, writer and actor Gillebride MacIllemhaoil (translator of the Tintin graphic novels) illustrate the pleasures and perils of translating cartoons and children’s classics; a fun family event with TV-clip examples, in Gaelic and English.

Fèis Obar Dheathain (Aberdeen Fèis) at May Festival

Didomhnaich/Sunday 29/5/16

Feis Bheag (Wee Fèis – age 5-7) 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Seisean Fèis (Fèis Session – age 8+) 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Gheibhear ticeadan aig/Book tickets now at

May_Fest_Gaelic.jpg Fèis Bheag (Wee Fèis)

12.30pm – 1.30pm I New King’s 2, University of Aberdeen I Ages 5 –7 I Free/Booking Required

Come along and try out some fun activities you could do at a Fèis Bheag. You will sing some Gaelic action songs, play games and do some fun craft activities. You don’t have to be a Gaelic speaker to attend this event and you can learn some new Gaelic words during the session. Fun for all the family.

May_Fest_Gaelic.jpg Fèis Session

12.30pm – 2.30pm I New King’s 3, University of Aberdeen I Ages 8+ I Free/Booking Required

Come along and try out some of the fun activities you could do at a Fèis (Gaelic Festival). Join us for some step dancing, sing some traditional Gaelic waulking songs and learn to play the drums in time with a song. You don’t have to be a Gaelic speaker to attend this event, why not come along and have some musical fun and learn some Gaelic too?

Gaelic language day course – 7 May 2016

Our next day course will be held on Saturday 7 May 2016 in Mile End Primary School, Midstocket Road, Aberdeen, 10am – 3.15pm.  We hope to run two classes, one for recent beginners and one for intermediate/advanced  level students.  Full fee £25 (£12.50 for full time students or parents of children attending Gaelic Medium school). Email to register.