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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 for a varity of cases. Due April 7, 2014. Saddle Stitched Softcover (9” X 6”). 60pp.

Price: $7.95
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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.

$9.95C-$9.95US
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Caoraich ri Cleasachd/An Gobhar Ghreannach

[Caoraich ri Cleasachd/An Gobhar Ghreannach]

Two children's stories for the price of one. Full-colour illustrations. Soft Hardcover. 32pp.

$12.95C-$12.95US
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Latha bha Siud

[Latha bha Siud]

Lovely children's full-colour boardbook with a felted object for touching throughout book. Soft Hardcover. 16pp.

$12.95C-$12.95US
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Hoigh! Cait!

[Hoigh! Cait!]

A cat becomes a pirate in this lovely children's book. Softcover. 26pp.

$14.95C-$14.95US
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An Latha a Dh'ith iad Louis

[An Latha a Dh'ith iad Louis]

A young girl overcomes a food chain to rescue he brother - cuter than it sounds. Large Softcover. 26pp.

$14.95C-$14.95US
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Spùinneadairean Dubh na h-Oidhche

[Spùinneadairean Dubh na h-Oidhche]

Story of a young girl dreaming of being a pirate. Large Softcover. 26pp.

$14.95C-$14.95US
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Cudail Chan Fhaigh Mi...

[Cudail Chan Fhaigh Mi...]

A bear goes in search of a hug. Full-colour illustrations. Large Softcover. 30pp.

$14.95C-$14.95US
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Fo Sgàil a' Swastika
Under the Shadow of the Swastika

[Fo Sgàil 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. pp.

$38.95
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Air do Bhonnagan a Ghaoil

[Air do Bhonnagan a Ghaoil]

A large formatted collection of children's rhymes and songs with full-colour illustrations. Hardcover. 270pp.

$44.95
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Craobh a' Mhathain CD

Craobh a' Mhathain CD

A new collection of Gaelic songs from Cape Breton by Joanne MacIntyre. She is the sister of popular Gaelic singers Rita and Mary Rankin and is a fluent learner and teacher of the language.

Here is a live clip of her singing one of the songs from the album.

1. Craobh a' Mhathain
2. Cadal Cha Dean Mi
3. 'S Ann Di-luain Ghabh i 'n Cuan
4. Oran nan Dòmhnallach a Eilean a' Phrionnsa
5. Moladh Mhàbu
6. Gura Mise Tha fo Eislin
7. O is Alainn an t-Aite
8. Falt Trom Trom Dualach
9. Marbhrann dha Athair
10. Nach Muladach Muladach Duine Leis Fhein
11. An Fhideag Airgiod

Price: $20.00C-$20.00US
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Ás an Abhainn Mhóir

[Ás an Abhainn Mhóir]

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

$16.95C-$16.95US
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An t-Òranaiche - The Gaelic Songster

[An t-Òranaiche]

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-$10.00US [Regularly $55.95] (plus $14.00 in Canada and $16.00 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 Mhór (Alexander MacDonald), known locally as Bàrd 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-$10.00US [Regularly $22.95] (plus $4.50 in Canada and $8.00 to the US shipping - ignore totals in shopping cart)
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Bábóg - the Gaelic Teddy

[Bábóg - the Gaelic Teddy]

Only available through Sìol in North America, this it the Scottish Gaelic speaking version of the Irish Gaelic teddy bear. The bear can count to 10 and do shapes and colours as well. A small child's voice gives life to the bear which really seems to connect with young babies especially. NOTE: because of the size of the bear total postage can range from $30-$40 (US) to the States and $15-$23 in Canada. Additional items purchased at the same time will not have additional postage charged (ignore totals in shopping cart). Highly recommended.

$59.95C-$59.95US plus surcharge
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Asterix ann an Dùthaich nan Cruithneach
(Asterix in the Land of the Picts)

[Asterix ann an Dùthaich nan Cruithneach]

It’s only natural that Asterix should attend a Gaelic ùlpan course before his brand new adventure is out on 24 October 2013, bringing Asterix to the land of the enigmatic Picts of Caledonia – the only people in ancient Britain to successfully resist Roman invasion and had a long wall built to keep them at home. In this Highland adventure, Asterix will, for the first time ever, leave Gaul to visit another Celtic people, the Picts, famous for their blue tattoos, their intricate stone carvings and exquisite silverwork – but sadly no literary texts and only scant references in ancient documents. So, coupled with Scotland’s rich Gaelic heritage, this new adventure has a fascinating blank canvas on which to draw what will be one of the best Asterix adventures ever!

$16.95C-$16.95US [Gaelic Edition]
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The Fiddler’s 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 Leòid, and stars Angus MacLeod (Faire Chaluim Mhic Leòid, An Cridhe Cabaireach), AGA educator and artist. Highly recommended.

$20.00C-$20.00US
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Nollaig Chrìdheil CD

[Nollaig Chrìdheil 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-$15.00US
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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 Deò-ghréine, the newspaper of An Comunn Gàidhealach from the early 1900's, and over 300 more collected in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia. We plan to have a CD recording of the idioms (and translations) to go with the book so learners can listen to them on the go. Softcover (6” X 9”). ABT 170 pp. Due Spring, 2014.

Est. Retail $29.95 (pricing subject to change)
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Mar a b' àbhaist 's a' Ghleann

[Mar a b' àbhaist '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: $34.95
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Eileanan Mo Ghaoil CD

[Eileanan Mo Ghaoil]

Catriona Parsons, educator, singer and author of the Gàidhlig Troimh Chòmhradh 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 tìde dhomh
2. Ho ro ’s toigh leam fhìn thu
3. Dèanaibh Aoibhneas!
4. Chan eil mo leannan ann a’ seo
5. Cha bhi mi buan ’s tu bhith bhuam
6. Òran do Cheap Breatuinn
7. Tighinn air a’ mhuir
8. An Ataireachd Àrd
9. O có thogas dhìom an fhadachd?
10. O gur toigh leam, é gur toigh leam
11. Chuirinn suas ri do chluais
12. Ràithean Cheap Breatuinn
13. Laoidh na Càisge
14. An Innis Àigh
15. Riobainean Rìomhach
16. Tàladh Cheap Breatuinn
17. Eilean mo Ghaoil
18. Psalm 72: 17-19
19. An t-Eilean mu Thuath
20. Laoidh Sliochd nan Gàidheal

Listen to the third track Dèanaibh Aoibhneas!

$15.00C-$15.00US
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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 - $39.95
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Series 2 DVDs - $39.95
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Series 3 DVDs - $39.95C-$39.95US
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Series 4 DVDs - $39.95C-$39.95US
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Blas na Gàidhlig

[Blas na Gàidhlig]

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.

$79.95C-$79.95US
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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 1800’s. It includes the very popular Fuadach nan Gàidheal (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: $17.95
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An Suiridhe Sìth

[An Suiridhe Sìth]

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 Ás an Abhainn Mhóir and An Suiridhe Sìth...

$9.95C-$9.95US
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An t-Ogha Mór

[An t-Ogha Mór]

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.

$19.95C-$19.95US
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Leabhar a' Speura

[Leabhar a' Speura]

Just Published by Sìol - 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.

$13.95C-$13.95US
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Eilean an Ionmhais

[Eilean an Ionmhais]

Renowned Gaelic publisher Jonathon MacKinnon’s translation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic "Treasure Island." Never before in print. Softcover. 276 pp.

See review by Ronald Black.

$24.95C-$24.95US
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Gaelic Folk and Hero Tales from Argyllshire

[Gaelic Folk and Hero Tales from Argyllshire]

A newly typed reprint of a excellent collection of Gaelic hero tales from Argyllshire. English translation and notes included. Softcover. 316 pp.

$34.95C-$34.95US [In reprint]

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. Softcover (9” X 6”). 136 pp.

Price: $19.95C-$19.95US [In reprint]

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North 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. Due May, 2014. Saddle Stitched Softcover (9” X 6”). 56pp.

Est. Price: $9.95 (subject to change)
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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) - currently in development so information concerning book subject to change. Due Spring, 2014. Softcover (9” X 6”). 134pp.

Est. Price: $14.95 (subject to change)
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Oidhchean Geamhraidh ’s a’ Ghàidhealtachd - Winter Nights in the Highlands

[Oidhchean Geamhraidh ’s a’ Ghàidhealtachd]

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. Due Spring, 2014. Softcover (9” X 6”). 258pp.

Est. Price: $29.95 (subject to change)
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Introduction to Gaelic

[Introduction to Gaelic]

A newly revised edition of MacLaren's Gaelic Self-Taught, aka Beginner's Gaelic, aka Introduction to Gaelic for Beginner's. This "tried and true" Gaelic course book has been modernized and updated specifically for the North American market. Availability TBA. Softcover (9” X 6”). Est. 270pp.

Est. Price: $29.95 (subject to change)
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Tìr nam Bàrd - The Bards of Antigonish County

This ambitious undertaking is our second in the Gaelic Bards of Nova Scotia series and will feature the complete works of early immigrant bards such as Iain am Pìobaire Mac Gille Bràth, Dònull Gobha Siosal, Dùghall Breac Mac-Eacharn, Iain Ruadh Mac Gille Bràth, and Iain Bóid as well as may other later bards who came to and lived in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. It will exclude the works of the Keppoch Bard and poems already published in O Cheapaich nan Craobh. Availability TBA. Softcover. ABT 220+ pp.

Est. Price: $24.95 (subject to change)
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