Gaelic Song as an Introduction to Gaelic Language

What is special about this course?

You will be introduced to the Gaelic language through the medium of traditional Gaelic song.The class teaches song in a group setting.  Individual singing technique is not addressed in this course.

Entry requirements

A willingness and interest to learn and participate in discussion and in song.  Open to age 14 and up.

A programme of songs will be covered during the unit, and their origins researched, with particular emphasis on the meaning and socio-cultural background of the pieces.  Through this, you will build up a basic vocabulary, and develop a deeper understanding of the Gaelic language.  You will have access to online materials to support your learning.


You will need access to broadband and a personal computer with inbuilt microphone.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Online

How long will my course last?

10 Week

Tuesday, 1 hour  2 - 3 pm

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Barra Campus)
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Benbecula Campus)

Start date

Please contact Admissions at UHI Outer Hebrides for more information on start dates


Please contact for further information on fees and funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This class will introduce you to Gaelic Song and cultural context for the music.  This class will enable you to gain a wider musical perspective and reference materials when listening, collaborating with others in community and or professional contexts.  Development of performance and repertoire knowledge will enable you to apply to further music study or enhance existing practice.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.