Online Resources

Nova Scotia Gaelic Affairs.


Comhairle na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia


Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village

Information about school programs, in-class outreach programs as well as how these programs meet outcomes in the new streamlines Nova Scotia Curriculum.  Links to scanned copies of the Highland Village's magazine, An Rubha are also available on the site.


Am Bràighe.  Quarter-annual newspaper about Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia published from 1993-2003.  Scanned copies can be viewed through Saint Francis Xavier University Digital Collections.


Céilidh air Cheap Breatuinn | A Visit to Cape Breton

A multimedia exhibit on Gaelic culture in Cape Breton examining dance, storytelling, instrumental traditions and song, as well as providing videos and lesson plans.


An Drochaid Eadarainn | The Bridge Between Us

An online archive of videos which represent Gaelic culture in different regions throughout mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.  The site is entirely in Gaelic with some translations available by clicking on Beurla (English).  It is nevertheless worthwhile investigating to look at regional variations in cultural expressions and  contemporary presentations of songs and stories.  Videos are also available on YouTube.



The Public Archives of Nova Scotia has some interesting virtual exhibits on Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia - mostly photos of individuals and documents.  There is also a section on The Bard MacLean.


Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

Offers information regarding expressions of culture such as dance and song.  There is also information regarding classes and bursaries for students.


Music: Cape Breton's Diversity in Unity

The Beaton Institute's website presents recordings from Gaelic, Acadian, Mi'Kmaq and Mining traditions on Cape Breton.


Cape Breton's Magazine

All 74 issues have been digitized.  You may search the site for interviews with Gaels about their traditions and stories.  All interviews also include translations.


The Cape Breton Gaelic Folklore Collection can be accessed through Saint Francis Xavier University Digital Collections.  Dr. John Shaw's recordings of Cape Breton Gaels.