“Following our passion & finding our voices.”
Join Mary Jane & Wendy March 9th at United Heritage Church to celebrate International Women’s Day with The Ann Terry Society!
Below is a link to a newsletter (or Litir-Naidheachd) that Shay MacMullin, a member of the Gaels’ community in Nova Scotia, puts together. Scroll to the bottom to subscribe and keep up to date with news and current events celebrating and sharing Gaelic language and culture in Nova Scotia.
Click here to read and subscribe to the Litir-Naidheachd.
In August, Mary Jane and Wendy went to Glasgow, Scotland for Piping Live with Cathy Porter.
They were lucky to have Ross Martin join them for the week on guitar and Finlay MacDonald on pipes and whistle join them for this BBC recording. Super fun playing with these guys!!
The Gaelic Society of Toronto and the University of Toronto Celtic Studies Program will be holding a day of Gaelic language and song for learners of Scottish Gaelic on December 5, 2015.
Mary Jane will be a guest teacher, alongside Oighrig Keogh, a long-time Gaelic educator from Benbecula, Scotland and Rachel Redshaw, a graduate of Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye.
The day will comprise of language classes and a song workshop. Classes will be offered at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Should there be enough interest, a Beginner II (between beginner and intermediate) session will also be offered. There is a social/ceilidh at The Foxes’ Den afterwards.
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street (Saint Michael’s College, University of Toronto), Toronto, Ontario
Cost: $40; $20 for non-UofT students; free to UofT students and native speakers
While you may register at the door, it is strongly encouraged to register in advance so that the workshop can be prepared accordingly. To register and pay for the workshop and for more details, please visit the website below:
The Nova Scotia Read to Me Program recently launched a new collection of music for babies featuring an amazing array of talented artists, including Mary Jane Lamond, David Myles, Measha Brueggergosman, Jill Barber, Amelia Curran, Rose Cousins, Ronald Bourgeois, Charlie A’Court, Jamie Junger, Asif Illyas and Ian Sherwood! Hickory Dickory Dock features lively nursery rhymes, soothing lullabies and original songs that babies and families will love listening to.
Every baby born in Nova Scotia receives a free Read to Me! bag containing baby books and reading resources. The bag is available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese and Mi’kmaw. Special materials are also available for families who are hearing and visually impaired. Learn more at http://www.readtome.ca/
“Here is a video I took of us singing a Gaelic song while driving through the Mojave Desert in California last year. After the weeks of snowstorms and shoveling it seems so strange to think that this past fall, we were singing a Gaelic song in the Mojave Desert.” -Mary Jane