GRAND FINALE FOR CHILDREN’S COMPETITIONS AT DUNOON ROYAL MOD 2018
Written by Fiona Garnham on 18/10/2018
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 Holly MacLean of Tobermory for girl learners between 13-15, with Oscar Tormod Fish of Point on Lewis taking the boys medal. It was also an impressive sweep of three awards for Clann Thròndairnis who won the under-19s waulking song, the under 13s folk and the under-13s action song competitions.
The Fringe continues with Gaelic reading and singing sessions with Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s ‘Leugh le Linda’, and a treat in the evening with a very special concert from Mary Ann Kennedy and guests, who bring us ‘Clyde, A River Recovery’ an evening of music inspired by the famous River Clyde – a nod to next year’s host city, Glasgow.
The end of the children’s competitions also heralds the beginning of the adult contests, with Literature day marking prowess in reading, writing, poetry recital and drama. The main events will see the Silver Pendant and Gold Medal Awards handed out to deserving winners ahead of the Traditional Gold Medal and Choirs’ competitions at the end of the week.
John Morrison, Chief Executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach, said: “We made a special effort this year to create a Mòd that is even more engaging and accessible to youngsters, so we’re thrilled to see the turnout for the children’s competitions. Today’s events will round things off for the youngsters, but there are plenty of Fringe events throughout the week for all ages. We’re looking forward to kicking off the adult competitions at Literature Day tomorrow.”