University of Glasgow: University Of Glasgow Launches New Collection Of Gaelic Recordings From Nova Scotia

University of Glasgow: University Of Glasgow Launches New Collection Of Gaelic Recordings From Nova Scotia. “The recordings by Professor Calum Iain N. MacLeod (Calum Iain M. MacLeòid, 1913–1977) will be held in British Academy recognised project, Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG), led by the University of Glasgow. The collection includes interviews, conversations, music, hymns and psalms, and songs largely from people in Nova Scotia. Most of the material is in Scottish Gaelic but some recordings also feature English and French.”

Lancaster University: Gaelic ultrasound videos shed new light on mechanics of tongue movements during speech

Lancaster University: Gaelic ultrasound videos shed new light on mechanics of tongue movements during speech. “A research team, led by Lancaster University, made video recordings of people’s tongues while they spoke Gaelic and Western-Isles English to investigate what kinds of movements are used to produce different consonants…. A selection of the videos are now available in a new section of a website dedicated to videos of speech sounds, Seeing Speech, created by speech and language experts at the University of Glasgow and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.”

Cape Breton University: Researchers to Launch Index of Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia with ‘Language in Lyrics’ Project

Cape Breton University: Researchers to Launch Index of Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia with ‘Language in Lyrics’ Project. “A comprehensive index of more than 6,000 Gaelic songs composed, sung, or published in Nova Scotia will be launched during a live event in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia on Saturday, March 26, 2022…. More than 30 fields of data were documented for each song, including composers, singers, song origins, song subjects, and song genres, making it possible to conduct detailed searches. More than 1,000 song lyrics will also be available from the index. Where possible, links are provided to song recordings or lyrics online.”

Into Film Scotland: Celebrating Languages Week Scotland

Into Film Scotland: Celebrating Languages Week Scotland. “To mark Languages Week Scotland, we’ve launched a brand new Gaelic page, which recognises the importance of including Gaelic Medium educators and their learners in the work Into Film does, and helping them access the incredible power of film in their own indigenous language. Our new page houses all of our Gaelic-language content, including films in the Gaelic language, and resources that are either specifically about or have been translated into Gaelic.”

Borneo Post: Bengkel Borneo gathers creative talents to create ‘Soundbank’

Borneo Post: Bengkel Borneo gathers creative talents to create ‘Soundbank’. “The online interactive exhibition explores the theme ‘Divided by Lockdowns and Borders, Can We Still Connect Digitally Across Oceans Through Sound?’, and presents words, songs and photographs from Malaysian, Indonesian and British collaborators…. Launched today, Soundbank features recordings in over five indigenous languages, where several are highly-endangered; Kayan, Dusun and Gaelic, to name a few – demonstrating the diversity of the collaborators involved in this international project.”

The National (Scotland): Gaelic dictionary project uncovers traditional Scottish healing methods

The National (Scotland): Gaelic dictionary project uncovers traditional Scottish healing methods. “RESEARCHERS for a Gaelic dictionary discovered more than just words when they carried out the second phase of their language project. Inter-university partnership Faclair na Gaidhlig and Gaelic audio recordings catalogue Tobar an Dualchais (TAD) focused on 1200 audio recordings, and it wasn’t long before a considerable number of words were relating to the same subject.”

National Library of Scotland Launches Gaelic Music Learning Site

National Library of Scotland: Gaelic music learning site. This link is to a Facebook post. “Take at look at our new multimedia Gaelic music learning site, which gives an overview of historic sources, song, instruments and the Living Tradition of Gaelic music. It also includes newly digitised audio recordings from Gaelfonn, a Gaelic record label established in Glasgow in the 1950s whose back catalogue is now part of the Library’s sound collections.”

Glasgow Live: Glasgow University makes Gaelic audio archive freely available

Glasgow Live: Glasgow University makes Gaelic audio archive freely available. “Their songs and stories speak of a different time. Living memories passed down from parent to child over generations. Now audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic, along with some Scots, were today (27 August) put online by the University of Glasgow.”

Nova Scotia [Canada] Adds Three Historical Newspapers – Two Gaelic, One Acadian French (I Think)

The Nova Scotia [Canada] Historical Newspapers Online Database has added two new Gaelic titles and one in what I think is Acadian French. “Old newspapers and magazines provide rich historical records, but when the ink fades and the paper turns to dust, the information is lost. Those records are preserved digitally by the Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Online Database, in collaboration with local universities and libraries. Now, the list includes Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse and two Gaelic publications — An Cuairtear Òg Gaelach and Am Bràighe.”

National Library of Scotland Puts More Gaelic Items Online

The National Library of Scotland has put a lot more Gaelic stuff online. “Every known out-of-copyright Gaelic item in the National Library of Scotland is now online. Gaelic items dating back to the 17th century are now free to use on the Library’s website. Around 600 items have been newly digitised, making a total of 1,200 items available from the Library’s Gaelic collections.”