Published: 23 May 2012
The Caithness and Sutherland Provincial Mòd takes place in Wick on Saturday 2nd June and preparations are nearly complete for hosting several hundred visitors coming back to the county less than two years after the successful national event held in the county in October 2010.>
Visitors to the county will come from all over the North Highlands and beyond with competitions in a number of musical disciplines.The main competition venue for the “Mini-Mòd” will be the Assembly Rooms where the climax of the festival will be the Gala Concert and Ceilidh Dance in the evening hosted by MG Alba Marketing Manager, Murdo Morrison with guest artiste and National Mòd Medallist, Alasdair Whyte from the Isle of Mull.
Visiting the county over the weekend will be one of Scotland’s top Gaelic culture bands, returning after their successful performance at the National Mòd Fringe in 2010 – The Iain Angus MacLeod Band.
The programme detailing competitions will be available this week and will be in local shops and public buildings or by contacting one of the local An Comunn branch committee members.
The festival will have instrumental, group, solo and choral competitions taking place, starting at 9am in the Assembly Rooms where the Mod office will be located. One of the highlights of the Provincial Mod will be the choral competitions with the county hosting a number of choirs for the day – these competitions will be held in the main hall at the Assembly Rooms starting at 1.30pm.