Royal National Mod News

Changes to Syllabus

Published: 04 Apr 2013

An Comunn Gàidhealach has made the following amendments to the Royal National Mod Syllabus which will apply to this year’s Mod:

The following competitions will be removed:

• C47 (Conversation Learners 9-10 years)

• C47A (Conversation Learners 11-12 years)

• C48 (Storytelling Learners 9-10 years)

• C48A (Storytelling Learners 11-12 years)

• C50 (Bible Reading Learners 9-10 years)

• C50A (Bible Reading Learners 11-12 years)

• C82 (Keyboard Open Under 13 years)

• C117 (Keyboard Open 13-18 years)

• C154 (Art Poster Open 16-18 years)

• C170B (Action Song Open Under 19 Years)

• A201 (Recitation, Competitor’s Choice, Senior Learners)

• A202 (Reading Senior Learners)

• A203 (Speech Senior Learners)

• A207 (Recitation, Poetry Composed by Competitor, Senior Fluent)

• A208 (Ancient Folk Tale Senior Fluent)

• A209 (Speech Senior Fluent)

The following competitions will be merged into one competition:

• C24 (Conversation Learners 5-6 years) & C24A (Conversation Learners 7-8 years) will become: C24 (Conversation Learners 5-8 years)

• C25 (Storytelling Learners 5-6 years) & C25A (Storytelling Learners 7-8 years) will become: C25 (Storytelling Learners 5-8 years)

• C39 (Ancient Folk Tale Fluent 9-10 years) & C39A (Ancient Folk Tale Fluent 11-12 years) will become: C39 (Ancient Folk Tale Fluent 9-12 years)

• C43 (Bible Reading Fluent 9-10 years) & C43A (Bible Reading Fluent 11-12 years) will become: C43 (Bible Reading Open 9-12 years)

• C139 (Ancient Folk Tale Fluent 16-18 years), C141 (Storytelling Fluent 16-18 years) and C149 (Storytelling Learners 16-18 years) will become: C141 (Storytelling Open 16-18 years)

• C140 (Understanding Fluent 16-18 years) & C148 (Understanding Learners 16- 18 years) will become: C140 (Understanding Open 16-18 years)

• C143 (Conversation Fluent 16-18 years) & C151 (Conversation Learners 16-18 years) will become: C143 (Conversation Open 16-18 years)

The following competitions will be introduced to the syllabus:

• C178A Accordion (Piano or 3/4/5 row button instrument with Stradella bass) Play a selection of contemporary traditional tunes. Own Choice.

• C180 Waulking (Singing waulking song of own choice. Group must consist of at least 7 persons. Time allocated 10 minutes (this includes setting-up time)).

• C181 New Waulking Song New Gaelic waulking song, put to music. (More than one person may be involved in this work.) Please submit a copy of written music or a CD of the music and written words.

Please click on the following link to view all this year’s competitions. Please ensure you refer to the Rules of the competitions, as there may be amendments which apply to your competitions:



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