At 09:10 PM 4/17/97 -0300, Neil wrote:
> May is apparently Gaelic Month in Nova Scotia. Despite the frequent
>cheesiness of government-ordained observances like this, there are many
>genuinely interesting events going on in NS to celebrate Gaelic culture
>during this month.
> In the Halifax area, there'll be three nights of Gaelic film, on May
>1st, 15th, and 29th; some concerts involving Gaelic traditional song; and a
>Gaelic song workshop on the 24th. In Cape Breton, Feis nan Oran
>(Festival of Songs) is on the 3rd, the Feis Mhabu (Mabou Festival) is
>from the 16th to the 17th, and a Gaelic song festival will also be held
>in Iona on the 17th. In Sydney, there'll be a milling frolic on May
>13th, and a concert of Gaelic song on the 9th. In St. Ann's, at the
>Gaelic College, there'll be a Gaelic immersion weekend on the 17th and
>18th. And of course, in Antigonish the North American Association of
>Celtic Language Teachers will be having their conference on the 29th and
>until June 1st.
> If you live in the U.S. northeast, or in Ontario or Quebec, take a
>day or two to drive up and see what's going on -- it's a lovely time of
>year in a place that's both culturally and scenically worth the trip.
This sounds WONDERFUL! I wish I were a little closer. It's a *bit* of a
drive from Virginia. Have you ever been to the Gaelic Mod at the College (I
believe it's in July)? That weekend is my birthday, so I thought of going up.