Gaelic for Beginners

The National Piping Centre Gaelic for beginners class is a 10 week course, each Thursday from 6pm until 8pm.

The classes will start from complete beginner level, with the conversational basics, as well as other useful Gaelic expressions. It will also give insights into Gaelic and Highland culture, and why it is so important to piping!

OUr next term will be the Winter Term from Thursday 24th January - Thursday 11th April 2019. There will be a week off on Thursday 14th February 2019. 

From this term the classes will be held at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, in Glasgow's west end, just off Great Western Road at Kelvinbridge. 

Register Now to be part of our next term of Gaelic Classes at The National Piping Centre

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If you would like further information, please contact the class tutor James Beaton on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

About the Instructor

About the Instructor

James Beaton grew up in Inveraray, and has a degree is Celtic Studies from Edinburgh University. He is Librarian of the National Piping Centre, and also teaches on the Centre's undergraduate courses, run in conjunction with the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as on the HNC Music course run by the Centre. He is a fluent Gaelic speaker.




The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

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