ANOTHER BUSY DAY KEEPING UP AT THE MÒD
Written by Archie Fergusson on 15/10/2014
Another busy day for our DCR presenters and correspondents in Inverness as Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd) continues today when we will see budding writers, artists, song writers and even radio and TV presenters all given the chance to shine. Commonly known as ‘Literature Day’ twenty three awards are to be handed out in a special ceremony to be held in the Eden Court at 12.00pm,climaxing in the presentation of the Gaelic Learner of the Year Award.
The participants of the literature awards submitted their entries a number of weeks ago, but today will see the medalists announced. Talented winners include Catriona Bain from Gress in Lewis who has won ‘writing’ in the 13-15 age category, as well as the Falkirk Tryst Trophy – the award for the overall highest score of the literary entries (full list of winners attached). It has been a successful week for the talented 15 year old who has already won the ‘An Comunn Gàidhealach Silver Medal’ for girls aged 13-15 and gold in the 13-18 year old Storytelling competition.
Also today the Adult solo singing competitions will also begin, including the Gold Medal Qualifying, the Silver Pendant Final and Traditional Gold Medal qualifying.
The adult solo Gold medal qualifying is one of the most anticipated of the festival.
Ainsley Hamill Silver Pendant winner from last year and the singer in the band Barluath who we saw perform on Monday night as part of The Mòd Fring is entering the competition in the hope of adding another medal to her collection.
The Traditional Gold medal qualifying and the Silver Pendant Final will also add to the excitement of the day, as the best Gaelic singers from across the country compete. Other competitions today include drama, clarsach, conversation and reading.