Jason studied with native speakers in Nova Scotia and Scotland
while completing 2 degrees: a BA with First Class Honors in Celtic
Studies and a Bachelors of Education in Gaelic, Art, and History. He
has been teaching Gaelic professionally since 2012.
Jason taught for 5 years on the Isle of Islay in Scotland and has been
teaching for the University of Dundee in Scotland since 2018.
“In high school, I discovered a deep appreciation for the culture of
Ireland and Scotland. Traditional music filled my music collection and
I taught myself how to play the harp. Stories of the Fairy Folk and
great heroes like Cù Chulainn and the Fianna burned in my
imagination. I had to learn more.
“I followed these stories to Nova Scotia, Canada, where I started a
BA in Celtic Studies. During my first year, I fell in love with Scottish