GETTING READY FOR DUNOON MOD 2018 WITH OBAN GAELIC CHOIR AT ST MUN’S
Written by Archie Fergusson on 19/02/2017
Còisir Ghàidhlig an Òbain “Oban Gaelic Choir” are one of the oldest competition choirs in Gaeldom, and have been competing regularly in Mòds for many years.
In 2015 Oban hosted the worlds most prestigious Gaelic music festival the Royal National Mod and Còisir Ghàidhlig an Òbain won the The Lovat and Tullibardine Shield ,the coveted trophy for the premier choirs’ competition.
Under the conductorship of Sileas Sinclair who has composed and arranged a vast collection of songs for choirs and performers across the world Còisir Ghàidhlig an Òbain is going from strength to strength and are getting ready practising hard for the Royal National Mod in Lochaber later in the year.
There are various events planned this year for practising and also the ever important fund-raising including a visit to Dunoon’s St Mun’s Church Hall Saturday 25th February.
This is the first of concerts and Ceilidh’s planned to raise awareness and funds for the return to Dunoon of the Royal National Mod in 2018.
Some of you may have visited the newly re-opened charity “Mod Shop” situated in Hill Foot Street which in previous years of Dunoon Mod’s has always been a popular way of fund-raising .
Dunoon Community Radio will as it first did in 2006 be keeping you informed to what is happening with lots of broadcast including the Weekly “All Things Mod”presented since the last Dunoon Royal National Mod in 2012 by Frlly , Tara, Mary and Jennifer.
This week “All Things Mod” will be featuring in all their splendour Còisir Ghàidhlig an Òbain “Oban Gaelic Choir” and a there will be some mention of Saturdays Taynuilt Ceilidh with the fantastic Lochaber District Gaelic Choir with piper Rhuaraidh Edwards, Isla Sinclair Dancers – Niamh Cameron & Ailie Munto, Deirdre Beck (fiddle) & Sileas Sinclair (accordion), Lochaber Gaelic Choir with soloists Rachel Walker, Catherine MacKinnon & John Hutchison, accordionist Andrew MacDonald and piper Caroline Groat.
Fear an Taighe for the evening was Brian Wilkinson.