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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

For those interested in learning Scottish Gaelic ...

... (and I have to confess I have no interest in doing so myself) you may find this BBC write-up about Dingwall resident Fiona J Mackenzie of utility - the link to her Twitter page, as referred to in the BBC article is here and from there you will find a link to her website and its podcast page, from where her online Gaelic lessons may be downloaded.

PS/ For those in the Inverness/Nairn/Forres/Elgin area this coming weekend, she will be performing a concert of Gaelic songs at Brodie Castle on Sunday 25th October 2009 - more details here.

2 comments:

  1. Watched one of those "History of Scotland" programmes on the iPlayer, no prime time Sunday night slot on BBC1 down south for that alas, about the Gaelic vs English around the time of the Stuarts, Kingdoms of Ross, etc. Very interesting. If I didn't know what it was I'd have thought the people were speaking Norwegian.

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  2. Feasgar math Uilleam :-) Nice post.

    Interesting Blognor, I've heard that said before especially about Lewis Gaelic and there can be no doubting the Scandanavian influence on that island.
    I remember reading a scholarly article on the subject once, wish I could remember where lol.

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