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This time, we talk about old books and Gaelic books which are still hard to find, especially for us in the States. We speak with Donald McCormack who has gathered a huge treasure of old books over the years, which is now in the library of Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic college on Skye. Then we talk with Martin MacIntyre about stories and about how T…
 
We're talking about books this time on Gaelcast, and about an enterprise that is going on in Scotland - Storlann Naiseanta na Gaidhlig. We talk to Donald John MacRitchie about how the Storlann works, the kinds of books that can be gotten from it, and how to contact them. Then, we look at a new book that came out at the time of the Mod, about expres…
 
Our Christmas program. We show you a little about an event that we went to at the beginning of the month - the Christmas Walk, which took place in Alexandria, a city that is quite close to us. We talk about the history of Alexandria, as well as the history of the walk itself. Then, we talk about the customs and practices we had for Christmas, when …
 
In this program, we take a look at two very interesting festivals. Alan MacColla talks about a piping festival that takes place in November, and the Pan Celtic Festival that is in different places each April. We then have the interview we did with Jonathan Dembling when he visited Washington this month. We talked about how he learned Gaelic, the co…
 
We speak with Iseabail MacTaggart, who works for Bowmore distillery, one of the eight on Islay. She talks about the changes in the distillery business and her work there at Bowmore. We also speak with Calum Ferguson, famous in the world of Gaelic broadcasting and books. Calum talks about the Gaelic Society when he was young, about the first time he…
 
We speak with Gillebride Mac 'Ille Mhaoil (MacMillan) was born and raised on South Uist but now lives in Vigo, Spain, and won the men's Gold Medal in 2004. Trilingual Gillebride currently teaches geography in Gaelic to children in several Gaelic-medium schools via the Internet. Mary Ann Kennedy talks with us about her upbringing in a rich world of …
 
For Oidhche Shamhna - Halloween and the Celtic New Year - we have a program that is both special and unusual. It's a program filled with stories about things natural and unnatural, stories fitting for "The Big Night of the Spooks." We'll hear stories in Scottish Gaelic from Micheal, Liam and special guest Neacal Freer.…
 
We look back at the U.S. National Mod - Mod with a program filled with interviews with participants, special guests such as Gillebride Mac 'IlleMhaoil of South Uist and Iseabail Nic an t-Sagairt of Islay, adjudicator Mairi Sine Chaimbeul and performances by competitors and songs from our own Mod gold medalists, Rudy Ramsey of Denver, Colorado, and …
 
We return to North Carolina to visit the Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song Workshop. We meet Dr. Jamie MacDonald, (Seumas Ruairidh Domhnallach) who teaches at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, to discuss the origins of the song workshop and the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. We'll hear from several partipants in the son…
 
We do an interview with Ruairidh MacIlleathain, BBC broadcaster and creator of the popular Litir do Luchd-Ionnsachaidh series on Radio nan Gaidheal. We also speak with Mairi Sine Chaimbeul, an instructor at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, who is researching the life of Iain MacMhurchaidh, or John MacRae, a Highland poet who fought on the Loyalist side during th…
 
In our first podcast, we meet Gaelic singer Flora Nic Neill at the Great Lakes Mod in Ohio. In Scotland, Mike Mackay meets with with BBC broadcaster Coinneach MacIomhair to learn more about his long-running Gaelic talk show on Radio nan Gaidheal. We conclude with a song from Tracy Bhochanan at the 2002 U.S. National Mod in Ligonier, Pa.…
 
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