An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society, or ACGA), in association with Hard To Port Internet Radio in Baltimore, is thrilled to announce our latest project, by our members for our members.
Rèidio Guth nan Gàidheal ("Voice of the Gael" Radio, or "GnG") is a block of Scottish Gaelic and English Internet Radio programming, focusing on the Scottish Gaelic language in North America, and the culture associated with it.
The broadcast will run initially once a week during a Tuesday evening (US/Eastern time) with an encore presentation in the early hours of the following day for listeners in Europe. Other encore presentations may follow.
The inaugural programs for our launch are in the final stages of preparation, and Guth nan Gàidheal will launch in early 2015.
Guth nan Gàidheal was conceived as a volunteer-led project, with ACGA members and other individuals from outside the organization who are interested in Gaelic, making programs for all to enjoy. We plan to encourage and assist ACGA members (and others outwith the organization) who want to produce their own Gaelic-themed programs and features for broadcast on Guth nan Gàidheal.
"What we would dearly like is for this to become a community effort, and that's why opening up the chance to produce programming to the membership as well as our friends in Nova Scotia and Scotland is so important. We would like everyone to feel that they have something to contribute" says Guth nan Gàidheal Executive Producer and ACGA Vice President, Steaphanaidh Carlyle.
"What better way to engage non fluent learners than letting them see that other non fluent people can have a chance to produce their own radio show, or be involved in producing one! We want to cater for everyone, from the beginner learner to the native speaker. We want to be able to reach into the Gaelic community in North America and at the same time, show everyone its richness. We want to be accessible to that same community so that people of all levels of Gaelic comprehension can find something worthwhile to listen to on Guth nan Gàidheal, and feel that they have the ability to contribute."
Please visit our website at http://gng.acgamerica.org/ for the latest news about our launch date, our programming, and for broadcast schedules.
You can also like our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/GuthNanGaidheal, and follow our Twitter feed at @GuthNanGaidheal.
A’ cumail na Gàidhlig Beò – Keeping Gaelic Alive!
An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society) is a U.S.-registered 501 (c)(3) corporation which strives to promote and preserve the Gaelic language and culture by supporting Gaelic language study and interest in Gaelic literature, song, music, art and history in North America and the world. (http://acgamerica.org/).
Hard To Port Radio is a privately-owned 24x7 Internet Radio Station based in Baltimore, which brings listeners a wide range of music from across all genres. (http://hardtoportradio.com/).
ACGA/Guth nan Gàidheal would also like to extend our thanks to a number of individuals outside our organization who have generously donated their time and talent to assist us - Joy Dunlop, Angus MacLeod, Trueman Matheson, Derek Murray. Mòran taing dhuibh uile.
Program details and schedules will appear on the webpage and social media pages in due course...