Ciamar a tha sibh? | Conas atá sibh? | Kys ta shiu? | How are you?
Ge beag an t-ugh, thig eun ás.
Although the egg is small, a bird will come from it.
These past years have presented many unexpected changes and challenges and new opportuinities. It would seem that the need for healthy, resilliant and connected communities is more applicable than ever. With such rapid changes both in the world and in our Gaelic communities, Am bi e 'cur iongnaidh ort ... ? | Have you ever wondered ... ?
The Gaels' Jam provides the time and space to have these discussions with a group of talented facilitators and peers. And it will be a great chance to spend time in fellowship with Gaels celebrating Gaelic culture and language!
Le deagh dhùrachd is gaol, | With best wishes and love,
What is the intention of a Jam?
Jamag am Baile Sheumais, an Dàmhair 2018 | Mini Gaels Jam in Jamesville, October 2018
Jamag an Cnoc an t-Sithein, an t-Samhainn 2017 | Mini Gaels Jam - In Gaelic! - Nov 2017
Gu dé is rùn air a' Chaidreabh?
Gu pearsanta | On the personal level, we reflect on our life journeys and what makes us who we are today. We’ll grow in self-knowledge, face our fears, access our hearts, and open our minds to move more boldly in the world. It is a time to recharge and renew and to experience self-care and personal sustainability.
Nìthear càrn mór do chlachan beaga.
A large cairn is made of small stones.
Có bhios air an cuireadh dha 'n Chaideabh? | Who is being invited to the Gaels Jam?
Có dha a tha an Caidreabh? | Who is the Nova Scotia Gaels Jam for?
At the Jam, your whole self will be welcomed: all of your identities, experiences, hurts, and hopes. We are longing to connect with you. Please apply!
Nova Scotia Gaels Jam 2019, Tatamagouche
** During the Jam we ask each participant to commit to refraining from using any illegal drugs, alcohol, or marijuana during the Jam. We do not judge the use of these substances. Rather, we want to create the clearest and most focused space possible for our community. By committing to these sessions, you are agreeing to honour this agreement. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or require the use marijuana medicinally.
Có bhios a' stiùireadh Caidreabh Gàidheil an t-Saoghail? | Who is putting on the World Gaels' Jam?
We will not have typical facilitators, as the facilitation team will also be participating in full, as “facilitants” (facilitator-participants). None of us come with all of the answers. Instead, we will co-create the space together — using circles, conversations, spiritual practice, artistic expression, movement, silence, and play — to explore our questions, bring more of our whole selves to our answers, raise new questions, and use the depth and power of the experiences and knowledge in the room.
Sionainn ni'n Aonghais Shannon MacMullin
Òmar Bhochanan | Amber Buchanan
Amber is a committed and engaged leader in the Gaelic community and has been learning and sharing her language and culture for the past 16 years. She has an unwavering passion and gift for bringing people together to find deep connection, compassion, understanding, healing, and growth. Amber draws upon her Gaelic roots as well as many international experiences and connections for strength and guidance in the work she does. She's been jamming for the past 12 years in Canada, the USA, Mexico, India, Thailand and Egypt.
Mion-fhiosrachadh & Cosgaisean | Logistics & Costs of Attending
We need your help!: Your donation above the base cost will help us offer scholarships and bursaries to those who can’t afford the full cost. Your donation will be warmly and gratefully received. Please thoughtfully consider what you are able to give. All donations are tax-deductible.
If you need support: We really hope money will not be a barrier to your attending the Jam. If this amount feels like a barrier to your participation, please reach out to us so we can talk possibilities, including payment plans. We’d love to find a way to make it work so that you can attend.
NS Gaels Jam in Mabou 2015
Nuair a bhios sinn ri òrach, biomaid ri òrach is nuair a bhios sinn ri maorach, biomaid ri maorach.
One thing at a time and everything in its own time.
First EVER Gaels Jam on the North Shore 2013
Nova Scotia Gaels Jam 2014 Participants and Community Members
Nova Scotia Gaels Jam gratefully recognizes the support of the Office of Gaelic Affairs, Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage. We are pleased to work in co-operation with the Office of Gaelic Affairs to design and create opportunities to work with the Nova Scotia Gaelic community to celebrate Gaelic language and culture, strengthen our community in growing and learning together.
Seoige NicDhòmhnaill agus Màiri ni’n Ailig Bhig Alasdair Òig, Bun is Bàrr 2011.
Joyce MacDonald and Mary (MacDonald) MacKinnon, Master Apprentice Program 2011.
Buidheachas | Acknowledgement
We honour, remember and deeply thank our elder Gaelic tradition bearers, past and present, who have shared their homes, time, language, culture, spirit and so much more with us - so that we can continue to celebrate our heritage, speak & share Gàidhlig and build community. The friendships we have created will be treasured, cherished and remembered always.
Tha sinn fada 'nur comain. | We are deeply in your debt.