GLASGOW ANNOUNCED AS HOST CITY FOR THE MÒD 2019
Written by Archie Fergusson on 17/10/2015
As the final day of competition at this year’s Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd) kicks off, it has been revealed that Glasgow will host The Mòd in 2019 – 29 years since the festival was last held in the city. The news comes as this year’s Gold Medal winners Catriona NicNèill and Dòmhnall Iain MacIlleDhuinn both hail from Glasgow.
Along with this exciting announcement, Friday will see the best Gaelic choirs compete to win the coveted Lovat & Tullibardine and Margrat Duncan trophies as this year’s Mòd competitions come to a close.
Preparations are already underway for 2016’s Royal National Mòd, which will take place in the Western Isles.
John Morrison, Chief Executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Glasgow will host The Royal National Mòd in 2019 and look forward to bringing our celebrations to Scotland’s biggest city. Oban has been an incredibly welcoming town and the calibre of talent competing this year has been incredible. We are excited to start our planning for The Mòd Western Isles 2016 and look forward to seeing many familiar faces there next year.”