Shamus Y. MacDonald

Gaelic Language / Gaelic Song

Shamus Y. MacDonald is passionate about the stories, folklore and history of Gaelic Nova Scotia. After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University, he traveled to Scotland where he received a Master’s degree from the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. An active member of the Gaelic community, and regular volunteer, his interest in the oral tradition here, and regard for the people who maintain it, has prompted extensive personal and professional fieldwork. A Gaelic learner, he regularly visits tradition-bearers in the province and has delivered lectures on aspects of the historical and oral tradition of Gaelic Nova Scotia to university and community audiences.
Summer Youth Session 2