Our lecturer is renowned Gaelic scholar and musician Gillebrìde MacMillan from the University of Glasgow - notable for his appearance as Gwyllyn the Bard on the popular television series Outlander, based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon.
The first practice for the Ball at the Moss Park Armoury is tomorrow night, Friday November 3rd. We always get positive feed-back on the fun that people have at the practices and the quality of instruction for the dances so come and join us on November 3rd or at one of the other practices.
It’s easy to get tickets and to pay online - just follow this link to the St. Andrew’s Charity Ball webpage or this link to print the Application Form to fill out and mail in.
Bring-a-friend challenge and door great prize!
More details are becoming available for this Cruise around the British Isles ....
The fullest details of this truly splendid cruise from Amber Travel is linked DIRECTLY HERE
Make that click to see what excellent benefits are on offer ... and all the Presenters who will be travelling with the cruise.
N.B. A small selection of panels from the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry will be carried on the cruise and used to illustrate talks.
The 137th Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017.
11:00 - 12:00: Join us for social hour with coffee, tea and light refreshments.
12:00 - 3:00 (approx) AGM - Members will review initiatives of the previous year, set priorities for the upcoming year, address Society business, and vote in a new Board of Directors.
Members of the public and university communities are invited to join The Scottish Studies Roundtable for discussion and modest refreshment - free of charge!
Wed, Oct 18th: Emotion, Lower ORder Scots & Connected Communities, 1660 - 1830. Presented by Dr. Katie Barclay, at the University of Guelph, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mon, Nov 12th: Ballard Colectors & Skull Collectors - Walter Scott, Robert Chambers, and the Science of Poetry. Presented by Dr. John Savarese, at the University of Guelph, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
For more details, check the poster below...
Couldn't make it to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in person?
This year, you can still watch the 68th season, Splash of Tartan, in style thanks to various Cineplex locations throughout Toronto!
With a stellar international line-up, the 2017 Tattoo welcomed a cast of more than 1,200 performers from all points of the compass, including over 250 pipers and drummers, five United Kingdom military bands, a first-time performance from Japan and plenty of other surprises along the way.
Bringing people together from all over the world, join us on October 28 for this spectacular showcase of musical tradition, as we celebrate the 68th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!
Click here to see showtimes close to you: https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/the-royal-edinburgh-military-tattoo
They say September is the new January, and it feels like that with all the new courses beginning! If you've always wanted to learn Gaelic but weren't sure where to start, here's a list of in-person (or digital) Gaelic langauge learning opportunities...
August 2017 was a banner month for Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto! Between concerts, games & the big leadership conference, our volunteers were happily busy building the bonds of community across the GTA!
Join the Gaelic Society of Toronto
On Saturday, September 16th
From 2pm - till you go home!
At Lake Couchiching Park, Orillia
This is a chance to meet members and share in our rich Gaelic Culture.
You will learn a few Gaelic phrases, sing Gaelic songs, dance to traditional music, and compete for prizes in friendly games.
Bring 'your kit' and enjoy a swim in the lake. Also bring chairs, food, portable BBQs, and musical instruments.
This is a FREE event!
GILLEBRÌDE Mac 'IlleMhaoil / GILLEBRÌDE MacMILLAN
Presented by Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / The Gaelic Society of Toronto
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 ~ The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON M5A 2W6
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join Gillebride MacMillan for an intermediate/advanced Scottish Gaelic class. Phrases, idioms, vocabulary and specific grammar points will be covered in this interactive session. There will also be plenty of time for Gaelic conversation. Siuthad!
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gillebrìde MacMillan will teach a range of traditional Scottish Gaelic songs. Pronunciation tips, translations and historical background of the songs will be provided. No previous knowledge of Gaelic required - just a willingness to sing with gusto! Siuthad!
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