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Dwelly's Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary

[Dwelly's Dictionary]

The Dwelly's Gaelic Dictionary has long been the "bible" for those serious about learning the Gaelic language as well as Gaelic scholars. Its pages are packed with lore, idioms and sayings which can be found no where else.

This edition is not a lithographic reproduction this edition is newly typeset. The font size has been increased slightly and, as a result, the text is much clearer than ever before. Small things were adjusted: typos, errors in the alphabetic ordering and the orthography has been tweaked a wee bit regarding some inconsistencies. The illustrations were digitally cleaned and they too are now much clearer, especially the numbering on the more complex illustrations. Hardcover (10 X 7). 1082pp.

Price: $109.95C-$81.95US [On Order]
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Oidhchean Geamhraidh s a Ghidhealtachd - Winter Nights in the Highlands

[Oidhchean Geamhraidh s a Ghidhealtachd]

A second bilingual collection of Gaelic folk and hero tales from Argyllshire, incorporating Vol. 2 of The Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition plus 2 tales from Vol. 1. Softcover (9 X 6). 258pp.

Price: $29.95C-$23.95US
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The Gaelic Otherworld

[The Gaelic Otherworld]

This massive volume actually is a combination of two John Gregorson Campbell books - "Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland" and "Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands" which have been reedited by Ronald Black. A very interesting read it is a great resource for those with an interest in Highland lore. Softcover. 848pp.

Price: $77.95C-$60.95US
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Gaelic Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings

[Gaelic Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings]


This is an updated collection first published by T.D. MacDonald in 1926. In addition a collection of Gaelic Proverbs from Nova Scotia by Charles Dunn has been added. This 2nd Sol edition also includes an additional collection of 64 proverbs from Alexander MacGillivary, son to the famous Nova Scotian bard and piper, Iain am Pobaire. These were contained in the first original Gaelic book to be published in the New World, Companach an ganaich (The Youth's Companion), by MacGillivray in 1836. Softcover (9 X 6). 136 pp.

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Oideas na Cloinne - The Children's Tutor

[Oideas na Cloinne]

A collection of Gaelic children's rhymes, stories and songs (Gaelic-only). Softcover (9 X 6). 134pp.

Price: $14.95C-$11.95US
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Seanchaidh na Coille - The Memory-Keeper of the Forest

[Seanchaidh na Coille]

Anthology of Scottish-Gaelic Literature of Canada by Michael Newton, With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander.

"From Cape Breton to Vancouver, Gaelic-speaking communities could be found all over Canada from the late-18th to the mid-20th century. This is the first anthology of prose and poetry mostly literary, some historical in tone to give voice to the experience of Gaelic Canadians. A unique resource, it covers a wide range of territory and time, allowing Gaels to express their own opinions about a broad set of themes: migration, politics, religion, family life, identity, social organizations and more.

"Michael Newton has expertly contextualized a large amount of material, showing the rich variety and national extent of the Gaelic experience in Canada, opening it up to an English-speaking readership." Softcover (9 X 6). 592pp.

Pre-Order Price: $27.95C-$21.95US
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N. American Gaelic Phrasebook for Beginners w. CD

[North American Gaelic Phrasebook for Beginners]

Finally a Gaelic phrasebook for situations you would run into in North America, using English and Gaelic words and idioms from this part of the world. To include a CD for those on the go. Saddle Stitched Softcover (9 X 6). 56pp.

Est. Price: $17.95C-$13.95US
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Gaelic Folk Tales and Fairy Lore

[Gaelic Folk Tales and Fairy Lore]

A bilingual collection of over 50 tales from George Calder and James MacDougall. First published in 1910 this is a new edition of the original work. Softcover (9 X 6). 280pp.

Est. Price: $29.95C-$23.95US
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Gaelic Idioms and Expressions

[Gaelic Idioms and Expressions]

Perhaps our most important publication to date. This is an updated version of a title published by a Duncan MacDonald from the Isles of Lewis. Much of the Gaelic and English translations have been updated with the North American learner in mind. In addition to the nearly 2000 idioms from MacDonald we have added a collection of over 300 from An De-ghrine, the newspaper of An Comunn Gidhealach from the early 1900's, and over 200 more collected in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia. Softcover (6 X 9). 170 pp.

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Rudan M-bheanailteach... - Intangible Possibilities

[Intangible Possibilities]

The latest book of Gaelic poetry from Lewis MacKinnon, CEO of Oifis Iomairtean na Gidhlig and current Brd of The Scottish National Mod. Softcover, 126 pp.

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Tintin: Toit nam Phro
(Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh)

[Tintin: Toit nam Phro]

A chance encounter with an eccentric Egyptologist takes Tintin and his faithful dog, Dleas, on an adventure in search of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Kih-Oskh. But the kings resting place contains a secret much darker than mummies and desert sand. By following a strange clue, Tintin and Dleas fall headlong into the clutches of a gang of drug smugglers, as they unwittingly find themselves in vicious conflict with an international criminal.

$19.95C-$15.95US [Gaelic Edition]
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s an Abhainn Mhir

[s an Abhainn Mhir]

The first ever Gaelic/English cookbook. Featuring 58 recipes from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, with colour photos, proverbs, songs and stories. Softcover. 120 pp.

Dec. 2, 2011 - Ronald Black's very favourable reviews for s an Abhainn Mhir and An Suiridhe Sth...

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Speaking Our Language DVDs (Region 0, PAL)

[Speaking Our Language 1][Speaking Our Language 2]

[Speaking Our Language 3][Speaking Our Language 4]

These DVDs (Region 0, PAL) are based on a highly popular Scottish Gaelic instructional television series for beginners. The later two series are aimed at intermediate learners and stress conversation. Highly recommended for those without access to an instructor. Each series below contains 18 episodes of 20 minutes each. Please Note: while these DVD are region-free they are still PAL-formatted and may not work with all DVD players.

Series 1 DVDs - $69.95C-$54.95US
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Series 2 DVDs - $69.95C-$54.95US
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Series 3 DVDs - $69.95C-$54.95US
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Series 4 DVDs - $69.95C-$54.95US
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Easy Gaelic Sentence Structure

[Easy Gaelic Sentence Structure]

A small grammar which teaches proper Gaelic sentence structure using idioms, proverbs and other examples from a variety of cases. Saddle Stitched Softcover (9 X 6). 60pp.

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The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic

[The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic]

"All the Scottish Gaelic You Need to Curse, Swear, Drink, Smoke and Fool Around." Illustrated. Softcover. 96pp.

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Fo Sgil a' Swastika
Under the Shadow of the Swastika

[Fo Sgil a' Swastika]

The South Uist bard, Donald John MacDonald's account of his prisoner of war experience following Dunkirk - bilinugal, with a CD of the Gaelic spoken by the bard himself. Was voted the number one Gaelic book on a recent online survey. Softcover. 192pp.

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Blas na Gidhlig

[Blas na Gidhlig]

This book tackles the thorny issue of Scottish Gaelic pronunciation in an engaging and clear manner without loosing track of the bigger picture and the fine detail. It was written with three main reader groups in mind: - adult learners of Gaelic (from total beginner up to highly advanced learners who want to improve their pronunciation and comprehension skills) - teachers and tutors of Gaelic who wish to become more effective in teaching pronunciation to adult learners of the language - native speakers of the language who wish to gain a better understanding of how their language works. It assumes no prior knowledge and takes the reader on a complete journey through the marvels of the Gaelic sound system. It comes with over 120 sets of exercises, numerous sound files that can be accessed via the publisher's website, both technical and entertaining illustrations and a recipe for some Christmas baking. Hardcover.585pp.

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An t-ranaiche - The Gaelic Songster

[An t-ranaiche]

Compiled by Archibald Sinclair and first published in 1879, this classic collection of nearly 300 of the most popular songs from the 19th century is one of the most sought after Gaelic books ever published. This second edition is a result of community effort by a dedicated group of volunteers who gave freely of their time and talent to see this project completed. Chief among these is North Uist native Effie Rankin, a well-known Gaelic instructor and historian, Dr. Kenneth Nilsen, head of the St. Francis Xavier University Celtic Studies Department and Professor Catriona Parsons, also of the Celtic Studies Department and a native of the Isle of Lewis.

This edition has been totally retyped in larger print and the lay out is much less cluttered than in the original. It is over 600 pages in a sharp 9" X 6" blue hardcover with gold trim and lettering. A CD is included with a selection of the songs sung by traditional Gaelic singers from Cape Breton. Hardcover. 615pp.

See review by Ronald Black.

$10.00C-$8.00US [Regularly $55.95] (plus $16.00 in Canada and $20.00 to the US shipping - ignore totals in shopping cart)
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O Cheapaich nan Craobh

[O Cheapaich nan Craobh]

This is our most ambitious project to date. Alasdair Ailein Mhr (Alexander MacDonald), known locally as Brd na Ceapaich (The Keppoch Bard), was born in Glenuig, Moidart, Scotland in 1820. He moved with his family in 1830 to the Keppoch area of Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. There he produced poetry in quality second only to his neighbour the celebrated Bard MacLean. Twenty-five of the bard's songs have been collected through painstaking research and are now in print together for the first time along with translations, genealogical information, correspondence and photos of the bard and the people he sang about. Softcover. 230pp.

This excellent collection of the poetry of Alexander MacDonald, the Keppoch Bard, one of the greatest Gaelic poets of the New World, will be welcomed by anyone interested in the Gaelic heritage of Nova Scotia, and in particular, the rich legacy of Gaelic song and poetry from Antigonish County.
Dr. Robert Dunbar, Reader in Celtic, University of Aberdeen

$10.00C-$8.00US [Regularly $22.95] (plus $5.50 in Canada and $11.00 to the US shipping - ignore totals in shopping cart)
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The Fiddlers Reel - Ruidhle an Fhidhleir DVD

[Ruidhle an Fhidhleir DVD]

A folklorist records an elderly Gaelic storyteller's tale of a young girl who falls in love but must escape from her alcoholic father and an undesirable suitor.

Winner of the National Screen Institute Drama Prize, this is an all-Gaelic short film (17 minutes), written, produced and directed by Marc Almon, who directed Faire Chaluim Mhic Leid, and stars Angus MacLeod (Faire Chaluim Mhic Leid, An Cridhe Cabaireach), AGA educator and artist. Highly recommended.

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The Celtic Lyre

[The Celtic Lyre]

The Celtic Lyre is a collection of 68 popular Gaelic songs compiled by Henry Whyte (aka Fionn) a noted Gaelic writer of the late 1800s. It includes the very popular Fuadach nan Gidheal (Exile of the Gael) which Fionn himself penned. The four parts of this great work has been combined into a single (all-Gaelic) volume with new staff notation (and sol-fa) by Andy Hirt and updated spellings. 8.5 X 11 softcover in coil binding. 118 pp.

Price: $17.95C-$13.95US
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Mar a b' bhaist 's a' Ghleann

[Mar a b' bhaist 's a' Ghleann]

This is a collection of 20 songs with music, translations and stories of Hugh F. MacKenzie (son of Archie Sheumais and brother of Archie Alex) from Christmas Island, Cape Breton. To be included with the 200 page large-format paperback will be a CD of Barra Glen native Rod C. MacNeil and friends. This book chronicles the life of the late Bard Hugh F. MacKenzie (1895-1971). In keeping with tradition, story and song have been used to present a window from which to view not only the life of the Bard but also the social history of the Scottish Highlander in 20th century Cape Breton. Softcover (9.75 X 7.5). 200 pp.

"Roddy C. has been collecting songs for many years, focusing on rare songs and melodies such as those from the Christmas Island composer Hugh MacKenzie. The record is an accompaniment to a [this] new book of Gaelic songs that are descriptive of the community of Roddy C.s youth. The subjects range from the serious to the humorous and describe rare events such as the passing of the famous Hindenburg Zeppelin over Grand Narrows, Cape Breton, in 1936."
Paul M. MacDonald

Price: $34.95C-$27.95US
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Eileanan Mo Ghaoil CD

[Eileanan Mo Ghaoil]

Catriona Parsons, educator, singer and author of the Gidhlig Troimh Chmhradh course has released her first all-music CD. It contains 20 songs, a mix of old and new world airs, plus a few originals. A booklet with the lyrics, translations and notes is included. A portion of all sales goes towards Gaelic scholarships.

1. Nan ceadaicheadh an tde dhomh
2. Ho ro s toigh leam fhn thu
3. Danaibh Aoibhneas!
4. Chan eil mo leannan ann a seo
5. Cha bhi mi buan s tu bhith bhuam
6. ran do Cheap Breatuinn
7. Tighinn air a mhuir
8. An Ataireachd rd
9. O c thogas dhom an fhadachd?
10. O gur toigh leam, gur toigh leam
11. Chuirinn suas ri do chluais
12. Rithean Cheap Breatuinn
13. Laoidh na Cisge
14. An Innis igh
15. Riobainean Romhach
16. Tladh Cheap Breatuinn
17. Eilean mo Ghaoil
18. Psalm 72: 17-19
19. An t-Eilean mu Thuath
20. Laoidh Sliochd nan Gidheal

Listen to the third track Danaibh Aoibhneas!

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An Suiridhe Sth

[An Suiridhe Sth]

A graphic novel of two short traditional tales illustrated by Cape Breton Gaelic educator Angus MacLeod. Softcover. 24 pp.

Dec. 2, 2011 - Ronald Black's very favourable reviews for s an Abhainn Mhir and An Suiridhe Sth...

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An t-Ogha Mr

[An t-Ogha Mr]

This is a third edition of the second novel ever published in Gaelic (1913), totally retyped. A historical novel set in the time of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. Filled with finely drawn characters, both good and evil a seamless blending of older traditional Gaelic story-telling techniques and a more modern style. Deep and expressive Gaelic by a master storyteller. Softcover. 188 pp.

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Leabhar a' Speura

[Leabhar a' Speura]

Just Published by Sol - The Gaelic Sky Chart, a first for the Gaelic world. Classical Gaelic names and lore included. 8.5 X 11 softcover in a coil binding. 70 pp.

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Eilean an Ionmhais

[Eilean an Ionmhais]

Renowned Gaelic publisher Jonathon MacKinnons translation of Robert Louis Stevensons classic "Treasure Island." Never before in print. Softcover. 276 pp.

See review by Ronald Black.

$29.95C-$23.95US [Out of Print]

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Complete (Teach Yourself) Gaelic

[Complete (Teach Yourself) Gaelic]

We have a limited number of copies of the now out of print Complete Gaelic with CDs (2 CDs included with the book). They are in very fine if not new condition.

A complete course in spoken and written Gaelic. It is a completely new version from the original Teach Yourself Gaelic by Roderick MacKinnon (now out-of-print).

The course book contains: a range of graded units of dialogues, cultural notes, grammar and exercises; a step-by-step guide to pronunciation; an extensive grammar summary; a Gaelic-English vocabulary list. Softcover. 448pp.

Price: $53.95C-$41.95US
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Nollaig Chrdheil CD

[Nollaig Chrdheil CD]

"A Holiday Section of Gaelic Songs, Music and Stories." The first, and still the best, Gaelic Christmas CD is now available again. We only have limited stocks so order soon to avoid disappointment. This CD features the best of Nova Scotian Gaelic talent with Catriona Parsons, Jeff MacDonald, Winnie Chafe (fiddle), Buddy MacMaster (fiddle), Barry Shears (pipes), and many others. 14 tracks. Highly recommended.

Price: $15.00C-$12.00US
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[An Gradh aig Sne]
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