James will teach Sìleas na Ceapaich's lament: Alasdair a Gleanna Garadh as part of this course, on March 2nd and March 9th.
Gaelic Scotland has a rich history of language, music, and song. This course will introduce you to the Scottish Gaelic language and take you through the basics of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. You'll then explore the historical tradition of heroic ballads, and learn where to find texts and tunes. Building on your introduction to the language, you'll learn to pronounce and sing an evocative Scottish Gaelic song.
This course is for anyone who wants an introduction to speaking and singing in Scottish Gaelic, and/or wants to improve their musicianship of the repertoire of Gaelic Scotland with an understanding of the sounds and stresses of the language.