“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
Singing Gaelic in the Mojave Desert | March 27th 2015
Communities, Culture and Heritage now accepting applications for Gaelic Language Bursary Program in Scotland | February 2nd 2015
This bursary program is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Gaelic Affairs. Now in its third year, the program supports Nova Scotians attending language training in Scotland with travel, meal and accomodation costs or distance learning costs.
“The program provides further opportunity and motivation for Nova Scotians to acquire Gaelic language and cultural skills through international travel and study or distance learning,” said Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey. “The province appreciates the Scottish Government’s support and is pleased to help promote this program through Gaelic Affairs and its community partners.”
Recipients will enroll in Gaelic-language study at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, a national centre for Gaelic language and culture on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and attend formal classes. Recipients may also enroll in a distance learning course.
“This scheme stands as one of the many strong links between Scotland and Nova Scotia,” Dr. Alasdair Allan, Minister for Scotland’s Languages, The Scottish Government. “I encourage Nova Scotians to apply and to contribute to strengthening both Gaelic language and the links between both our communities.”
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and permanent residents of Nova Scotia to qualify for the bursary. The deadline for applications is Feb. 20.
Please see attached information on the Gaelic Bursary established thanks to support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the Scottish Government.
Please receive attached criteria for submitting applications as well.
To obtain further information you may e-mail Lewis.MacKinnon@novascotia.ca or call 902-424-4298.
A Division of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Government of Nova Scotia
Clean The Air | August 31st 2014
Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac will be performing in the Clean The Air concert on September 9th in Pictou. It is an incredibly important cause that they believe very strongly in. The best thing you can do is be informed, so please head over to the Clean The Mill website to find out what is happening and how you can help.
Summer is the best time to be Gaelic! | July 22nd 2014
Summer is the best time to be Gaelic…or to wish you were Gaelic!
There is so much going on in Nova Scotia right now, from museum tours to traditional music performances. Mary Jane and Wendy have been all across the province and have even more summer dates lined up for fans:
Storas a’ Bhaile at Highland Village Museum, Iona NS, August 11-12
Cloggeroo Island Folk Festival, Georgetown PEI, August 23
Click <a href=”http://maryjaneandwendy.com/shows/” target=”_blank”>here</a> for more show details.
| May 7th 2014
May is Gaelic Awareness Month in Nova Scotia…a great time to explore your roots!
Mary Jane and Wendy win ECMA Group Recording of the Year | April 7th 2014
A big congratulations to Mary Jane and Wendy on their East Coast Music Award win for Group Recording of the Year for their album Seinn. East Coast Music Week took place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 2-6 and featured dozens of live performances, an industry conference, and gala awards show.