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Barra Provincial Mod

Published: 03 Aug 2011

An Comunn Gàidhealach is delighted to announce that preparation is well underway for the staging of the first Barra & Vatersay Provincial Mòd since the 1930’s! The event will take place on September 30th and October 1st 2011. Instrumental competitions including fiddle, accordion, clarsach and instrumental groups will take place on the Friday evening with Piping, Oral, Vocal and Choral events on the Saturday.


With the Royal National Mòd taking place in the Western Isles in October this year, it is very appropriate that the re-emergence of Mòd Iondail Bharraigh is Bhatasaigh will precede that. It is a perfect platform for those going forward to compete at the National Mòd.


Provincial Mòd Liaison officer, Riona Whyte, has visited the island on several occasions and during her most recent visit called at local schools and held an after school workshop to encourage participation in the Mòd.

The syllabus and entry is now available on the An Comunn Gàidhealach website where there is a specific page for Mòd Ionadail Bharraigh is Bhatarsaigh http://www.acgmod.org/localmods/detail/barra.

The committee has been working hard to secure adjudicators, venues and sponsorship for this event but are still looking for more people to help with chairing, stewarding or even making the tea! For further details or if you would like to contribute in any way, please contact Jane MacNeil on jdouglasmacneil@aol.com

The re-establishment of Mòd Iondail Uibhist is also well underway and the hard working committee are organising their event to take place in March 2012. For details of Mòd Iondail Uibhist please contact Fiona MacAulay on fiona@gnes.net

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