Voices Over The Water film title

A Documentary

We’re a very loving loyal people and we want to be loyal to our families and our chiefs. But if we really want to be true to our roots, we would cut their throats.

Frank Vance, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, North Carolina


Do the people you claim to be part of, also claim you. To say that there’s such a thing as a full-blood, is in error.

Benjamin E. Frey, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Department of American Studies

Voices Over the Water explores the social and cultural history of the Scottish diaspora.

Gaeldom was one of the great civilizations of Europe and encompassed Ireland and much of Scotland during the early medieval period.

Michael Newton, Author
Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory-Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada