Learning and enjoying Gaelic song has just got easier, thanks to a new Gaelic song app.
Launched at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, Òrain na Cloinne Bige’ is a free downloadable app and website featuring twenty Gaelic songs for Early Years recorded by five talented young singers from the Western Isles.
The project has been a collaboration between Pròiseact nan Ealan and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar with both organisations working closely together to ensure this new resource complements existing work being done within Gaelic medium croileagan and early stages classrooms.
Each song has been carefully chosen to aid the learning process, enhanced by vibrant engaging images which will hold children’s attention and increase the enjoyment of the learning experience.
Evelyn Coull MacLeod, Manager of the Multimedia Unit said: “We are delighted with the end result of Òrain na Cloinne Bige.
“We hope it is a resource that will be used by parents, carers, playleaders and teachers across the country to introduce a new generation to Gaelic song.
“It was a great opportunity for our young singers to be engaged in the whole recording process.
“It is hoped that over the coming months we will develop further teaching aides to accompany the resource and this will be found on the website”.
Erica Morrison, Creative Director at Pròiseact nan Ealan added: “We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to produce this wonderful Gaelic app which can be enjoyed by fluent and learner Gaelic speakers.
“This resource will enrich the Gaelic experience for young people, especially as it is not confined to the classroom. Embracing modern communication methods is essential to ensure that Gaelic is used in everyday life.”