CBU launches digital archive including over 6,000 songs in Nova Scotia Gaelic

Cape Breton University has launched a digital archive that includes over 6,000 songs in Nova Scotia Gaelic. The index includes over 30 fields of data for each song, including details on composers, singers, song origins, subjects, genres, and where possible, links to online recordings. The index was compiled over four years by CBU’s Dr Heather Sparling, Glasgow University Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, and NS Director of Nova Scotia Gaelic Affairs Lewis MacKinnon and will be hosted by UGlasgow’s Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic. “I am so thrilled to be providing tools that will benefit the Gaelic community, both locally in Nova Scotia, and internationally,” said Sparling. “The fact that we were able to index so many songs really speaks to the Gaelic proverb, ‘a sharing of gold is but brief, but a sharing of song lasts long’.” Sparling also launched an open-access e-book of Gaelic lesson plans. Saltwire| CBU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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