MOD 2018 SUNDAY –A DAY OF PRAISE & REST
Written by Fiona Garnham on 16/10/2018
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 joyous Sunday musical celebration of praise. An Ecumenical service led by Father James MacNeil, Oban and Baptist Minister Susie Roberts with music and song including performances from children from Tighnabruich, Kilmodan, Strachar, Lochgoilhead & Sandbank Primary Schools, completing the line up was the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Group, eXp House Band, eXp Percussion Group with Gordon & Susan Whyte and Paul Beautyman
Over the next five days, the Royal National Mòd will host more than 200 competitions, with medals to be won for Gaelic music, song, drama, highland dancing and literature, at all levels of Gaelic.
John Morrison, Chief Executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach said:
“We’ve had a great first weekend at the 2018 Royal National Mòd in Dunoon, and we’re pleased to have been able to welcome our friends Ceòlraidh from Argentina, to their first ever Mòd. Each year, I am struck at how the Gaelic language and culture works to bring so many different people together; and with this year’s focus on young Gaels, I hope this community will continue to thrive. We thank the local community for such a warm welcome.
“Already this year, we have witnessed some amazing competitions, performances and sporting events, and we’ve got so much more to come.”
John Mackenzie, winning captain of the Inveraray men’s shinty team, said:
“A fantastic result today for the boys, we were up against it with the weather and also a very good first half by Coll Glen who came out the box pretty fast. The manager made a good few tactical changes and we managed to overcome it. Good to get the win in the end.
“We’d like to say thanks to the Royal National Mòd for putting the match on and inviting us to come along and play.”