Royal National Mod News

Ceilidh in Uist this Friday!

Published: 20 Feb 2012

A ceilidh will take place on Friday 24th February in St Mary’s Hall, Griminish, between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Local artistes will perform.

This is a fundraiser for this year’s Local Mod.

All welcome!

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Gaelic Choirs Event in Paisley

Published: 20 Feb 2012

Come and hear some fantastic Gaelic Choirs in Paisley on Saturday 3rd March. The choirs including Govan Gaelic Choir, Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association and Cumbernauld Choir will compete to win the Provost Celia Lawson Gaelic Cup.

This light hearted evening, hosted by Mod Phaislig 2013 and Voices in Paisley Fringe, is part of Weaving Musical Threads, the free programme or arts and cultural events taking place in the town over the weekend.

The audience will also get the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Weaving Musical Threads / Mod Phaislig 2013 tune competition.

Entry is free but seats can be reserved by emailing modphaislig2013@yahoo.co.uk or call Ealasaid on 07535514385.

Mod Phaislig 2013 are grateful for the support of ClannGaidhlig in organising this event.

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Fluency percentages in Choirs

Published: 15 Feb 2012

The following percentages have been reviewed and will remain as they were for this year’s Royal National Mod:

Junior Choirs - Learners’ Choirs should have no more than the agreed percentage of Gaelic Medium pupils, which for 2012 will be 50%. (This will be reviewed again in 2013)

Senior Choirs - Choirs competing in the Lovat and Tullibardine Shield and the Lorn Shield competitions must consist of at least 35% card holders, of whom one third must be beyond Bronze level. (This will be reviewed again in 2013)

Senior Choirs - Choirs competing in the Margrat Duncan competition must consist of at least 30% Gaelic speakers i.e. Gold, Silver or Bronze card holders. (This will be reviewed again in 2013)

(Please note - if the percentage of your choir works out at e.g. 10.4 or below this would be rounded to 10 members, if the percentage is 10.5 or avove then it should be rounded up to 11)

Please ensure you refer to the following updated version of the Rules for all of this year’s Royal National Mod competitions:

Rules of An Comunn Gaidhealach February 2012.doc

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Mòd 2011 Photos now available in Galleries

Published: 04 Feb 2012

The Mòd 2011 Western Isles photos are now available in the Galleries Section under Royal National Mòd.
Also available are the Oban and Caithness Mòds.
So for memories of the Mòds click here to visit this section on the ACG website.

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Amendment to A301

Published: 01 Feb 2012

Please note the following amendment to competitions A301:

A301 - Cumha Coire Cheathaich

VERSE 1: Bar 7 should read; …robh mi greis am àrach…”

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Amendment to A250

Published: 01 Feb 2012

Please note the following amendment to Competition A250:

A250 - An tèid thu leam gu Tìr a’ mhurain

VERSE 3: Line 2 should read: “còisir èibhinn grinn nan eòin”.

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