SO SOON –THE FINAL DAY OF ROYAL MOD COMPETITIONS
Written by Archie Fergusson on 20/10/2017
SO SOON THE FINAL DAY OF ROYAL MOD COMPETITIONS
In the final day of competitions this year, the area choirs will compete in the highly anticipated Lovat and Tullibardine Trophy and Margrat Duncan Memorial Trophy at the Nevis Centre. Yesterday, the Lorn Shield was won by Coisir Sgir a’Bhac from Lewis, while the Sheriff MacMaster Campbell Memorial Quaich, the other main award of the day, was won by Bùrach.
Last night also saw the Traditional Final competitions, with local Gaelic school head teacher John Joe MacNeil winning the gold in the men’s category, and Hannah Knight of Càrlabhagh won gold in the ladies’ category.
And as the Fringe nears its end today with what has now become a traditional highlight of each Royal National Mòd.
Morag MacDonald will be broadcasting her show A’ Mire ri Mòir live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. Audiences are invited to join, enjoying music and discussion.
In the evening, festival goers will have the opportunity to dance the last night away at the Mòd Closing Ceilidh, taking place in the Nevis Centre, showcasing sensational performances from trad supergroups Tidelines and Trail West – an event not to be missed.
Saturday morning The Massed Choir will assemble in Fort William’s town centre for a final sing-a-long, with the Mòd flag being handed over to 2018 hosts, DUNOON , before Mòd goers make their way home after a spectacular week celebrating all things Gaelic.
John Morrison, Chief Executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach said: As we reach the conclusion of this year’s Mòd here in Lochaber, we can’t thank the local people enough for their warm hospitality. The level of competition across all age groups has blown us away. and I’m sure we’ll be seeing many familiar faces again in DUNOON next year.”