Useful phrases for all

We have a new free resource to help everyone learn and revise Gaelic words and phrases that are useful in many Fèis situations as well as day-to-day life.  

The resource features an array of phrases, from asking someone their name to calling out dances at a cèilidh to teaching terms for all the main Fèis choices. Therefore, it’s ideal for many people: from those who’re just starting learning Gaelic to fluent speaking tutors revising terms for teaching Gaelic medium classes.

Every phrase includes its own individual voice recording allowing the user to listen to it being recited and repeat as many times as they wish.  

Please note that due to the size of the files, they may take longer to load than usual.

The resource be viewed on a laptop, tablet or phone. We prefer to view it on a laptop, especially if looking at it for longer periods of time. If you are viewing it on a mobile device, please note that to listen to the embedded audio files, you need to:

  1. Click on the two arrows on the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Zoom in by clicking the + sign on the bottom left.
  3. Move the screen to show the play button.
  4. Click this button and wait a few seconds for the playback to start.


We are grateful to the people who have contributed to this digital resource, including:

  • Beathag Mhoireasdan for proof reading.
  • Barry Reid, Rosecroft Studio, for recording and editing the sound files.
  • Ian Robson, Suit Suit Studio, for the resource design.

The photos included in the resource were taken by Paul Campbell, Christian Gamauf, Osama Rai and Ewen Weatherspoon.

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