#TechTuesday | Sìos toll a’ choineanaich / Down the rabbit hole… Finding Gaelic song texts online.

Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond is a member of the Language in Lyrics team. Le Màiri Sìne NicLaomuinn By Mary Jane Lamond Feasgar math dhuibh uile. Tha fios aig an fheadhainn a tha eòlach orm gu bheil mi gu math measail air rannsachadh agus a’ fuasgladh thòimhseachain. Tha na beachdan a leanas a' dol a … Continue reading #TechTuesday | Sìos toll a’ choineanaich / Down the rabbit hole… Finding Gaelic song texts online.

Tha Gàidhlig agad co-dhiù | learning through loving, healing through connecting

Colleen is working as Project Assistant for Language in Lyrics during summer 2019. Tha Gàidhlig agad co-dhiù | learning through loving, healing through connecting By Cailín Laing | Colleen Lynk                   On May 30th, 2016 I attended an event at one of my local libraries for what is known here in Nova Scotia as Mìos … Continue reading Tha Gàidhlig agad co-dhiù | learning through loving, healing through connecting

Ged Tha Mi ’s a Choill’ Am Falach | Although I am Hidden in the Forest

Ged Tha Mi ’s a Choill’ Am Falach| Although I Am Hidden in the Forest By Cailín Laing / Colleen Lynk In the 1800s, Nova Scotia saw the arrival of thousands of families from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to Cape Breton, Antigonish, and Pictou County. Increasing rent costs, eviction and displacement by unsympathetic landlords, … Continue reading Ged Tha Mi ’s a Choill’ Am Falach | Although I am Hidden in the Forest

Sgioba ‘Language in Lyrics’ a’ leudachadh // ‘Language in Lyrics’ team expanding (1/2)

It has been wonderful to be able to call in the energy and expertise of some additional members of the Language in Lyrics team recently. Working mostly on shorter-term projects, their input has been invaluable as we progress with song cataloguing, database management and developing plans to take the project further in the coming years... … Continue reading Sgioba ‘Language in Lyrics’ a’ leudachadh // ‘Language in Lyrics’ team expanding (1/2)

A’ cur eòlas air an sgioba: the Language in Lyrics team

  It's always nice to put faces to names, and know the people behind a project, so here's a wee intro to the team behind Language in Lyrics:   Dr. Heather Sparling: project director Heather is the Canada Research Chair in Musical Traditions and an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Cape Breton University, where she … Continue reading A’ cur eòlas air an sgioba: the Language in Lyrics team

Ag èirigh air na h-òrain: launching Language in Lyrics

Fàilte oirbh! Welcome! We are delighted to be launching the Language in Lyrics project this month: a three-year partnership project with the aim of creating a comprehensive database of Nova Scotia Gaelic songs, and a lyrics-based corpus of  Nova Scotia Gaelic. Find out more details about the project here! We will be introducing the project through a … Continue reading Ag èirigh air na h-òrain: launching Language in Lyrics