"Iomairt Cholm Cille (The Columba Initiative) in partnership with the Glasgow-based Gaelic arts group An Lòchran and the Dublin Irish Gaelic club Sult will stage a weekend of Scots and Irish Gaelic in Glasgow (Scotland) next month. The event will take place on 11th and 12th February with a ceilidh on the Friday night, giving people the chance to meet informally before the Scottish and Irish Gaelic classes on the Saturday. The weekend, which takes place in the city's Piping Centre, is part of ICC's aim of building on the opportunities for Gàidhlig and Gaeilge which a city such as Glasgow presents, according to ICC's Scottish Project Officer, Alasdair Campbell. He said, " Many generations of Scottish and Irish Gaels have settled in Glasgow and so it is a very appropriate venue for ICC events, as we aim to encourage stronger links between these two groups. There are still good numbers of Gàidhlig and Gaeilge speakers in the city, and we also hope to attract Gaels from other cities and areas to the event." On the Friday night in the Piping Centre there will be a ceilidh with a host of talented Scots and Irish performers including: Philip MacHugh, Caitrìona NicNèil, Georóidín Bhreathnach and Maighréad Ní Chuaig. The ceilidh starts at 9 pm. The classes will begin at 10 am on the Saturday morning and allow Scottish Gaelic speakers to learn Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) and Irish Gaelic speakers to learn Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig). There are two levels of each class, beginners and advanced. Mr Campbell said that there was some financial support available for people who wished to attend the classes, but who lived some distance from Glasgow and who would have to stay the night. "If people want to attend, but have to travel some distance and overnight in Glasgow, then we can offer a small bursary, depending on needs", he explained. Anyone seeking further information about the weekend can call Alasdair Campbell on (+44)(0)1471 888590 or e-mail on email@example.com."