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Author: Fiona Garnham

Ferdinand Rennie well known in Dunoon and a long-time supporter and regular visitor to DCR97.4FM is to perform at this years Dunoon Dazzles taking to the stage as the final live act after the Lights Switch On. Ferdinand who grew up in Deutschlandsberg, Austria has had a home here on the West Coast of Scotland […]

Friday marks the final day of competitions at the Royal National Mòd in Dunoon, with the area choirs taking to the stage for the Lovat and Tullibardine Shield and the Margrat Duncan Memorial trophy. Yesterday, the Lorn Shield was awarded to Melvich Gaelic Choir, while Bùrach triumphed, taking home the Sheriff MacMaster Campbell Memorial Quaich, the other main […]

Yesterday (Wednesday evening) saw two of the most hotly anticipated competitions at the Royal National Mòd take place, with the coveted Gold Medal and Silver Pendant awards being handed out. The Silver Pendant Final was won by Eileen Duncan of Tongue in Sutherland, whilst Mikie MacEanrig from Keiss, Caithness waked away with the men’s Silver […]

Wednesday  heralds the beginning of the adult competitions at the Royal National Mòd in Dunoon. Commonly known as ‘Literature Day’, competitions including drama, poetry and storytelling will take place throughout the day.  Competitions in singing will also be held in venues across the area, with the coveted Gold Medal and Silver Pendant medals being presented. In […]

The Royal National Mòd is full steam ahead as we enter Tuesday, with children’s competitions drawing to a close as the sought-after Silver Medals are awarded. Contests will take place across singing, poetry, reading, storytelling and more. The children’s competitions on Monday saw an impressive standard of Gaelic, with the coveted James C Macphee medal won by […]

Getting ready for a very hectic week ahead Sunday allowed time to rest as the Royal National Mòd hosted a special afternoon Gaelic service at Our Lady & St Mun’s Church. An Ecumenical service bled by Father James MacNeil and Baptist Minister Susie Roberts In the evening folk gathered at the Queens Hall for a […]

Although the storm that raged over Argyll extinguished the torches of the Torchlight Parade it failed to dampen the Mod spirit of those attending the newly refurbished Dunoon Queens Hall to see The Royal National Mòd (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) swing into action with an energetic night of live music and a whole host of […]

Friday 12th October This year’s Royal National Mòd will start with the annual presentation of the Gaelic Ambassador of the year award. Friday evening will see a spectacular torchlight procession organised by the Local Committee through led by Dunoon Argyll Pipe Band, officially marking the opening of the Mòd in Dunoon. There will then be […]

Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd) returns to Dunoon today and will run to the 20th October with this year special emphasis on Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. The nine-day festival of Gaelic music, arts and sport will feature a host of initiatives aimed at encouraging more young people to get involved. […]

  The Royal National Mòd is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Highland Association) which was founded in Oban in 1891 and has HM The Queen as its Patron. Famous for celebrating the Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage, Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of […]