THE ROYAL NATIONAL MOD STARTS TODAY IN INVERNESS WITH DCR PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE
Written by Archie Fergusson on 10/10/2014
AS DUNOON LOOKS TO A FUTURE MOD THE ROYAL NATIONAL MOD STARTS TODAY IN INVERNESS WITH DCR PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE
Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd), Scotland’s biggest Gaelic Cultural Festival kick starts today, Friday 10th October in Inverness.
Organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach, one of the world’s oldest and most respected national Gaelic organisations, the nine day spectacular will see over 3000 competitors compete in 200 competitions in Highland Dancing, Gaelic Music and Song, Sport, Literature and Drama, offering Gaelic speakers of all levels the chance to compete.
To keep DCR97.4FM listeners fully up to date Dunoon Community Radio presenters from the weekly all things Mòd Mary Pollock and Frlly with DCRs Victor and Fiona Garnham who shall be in Inverness reporting on events and keeping us up with all the latest results and of course all the latest gossip
The festival is returning to Inverness for the first time in 17 years, and as a signature event of the Highland Homecoming celebrations, it is an apt return to the Highland Capital. The festival runs until Saturday 18th October and is expected to bring up to £2.5 million to the local economy as visitors and competitors travel from across Scotland, the UK, Canada, the USA and the United Arab Emirates for the event.
The Mòd will begin today with the presentation of the coveted Gaelic Ambassador of the Year award at a special reception and by announcing its arrival in the city with a torchlight procession from Crown Primary School to Eden Court at 6:45pm, which is expected to be attended by hundreds of people. The procession will be followed by the Opening Concert at Eden Court featuring the hugely popular and talented Skippinnish and emerging stars Gria.
The biggest Fringe in the Mòd’s 122 year history will be running alongside the competitions with over 70 events taking place. There will be concerts featuring Cruinn and Skerryvore (plus many more), street theatre, the Shinty Mod Cup, meet the author events, pub music nights, children’s disco, come & try sessions and a ceilidh.
As well as bringing millions to the local economy, the Mòd aims to have a lasting influence on Inverness and its residents in their appreciation and participation in Gaelic culture.
For more information about the Provincial Mòd in Inverness or the 2014 royal national Mòd in Inverness, please visit: www.ancomunn.co.uk and www.modinbhirnis14.co.uk tha Mòd Ionadail Inbhir nis a’ taisbeanadh cànan, ealain, ceòl agus cultar na Gàidhlig. thairis air dà latha, tha farpaisean ann an dà chuid do òigridh is inbhich. ‘S e am Mòd Ionadail as motha an Alba. tha an tachartas a’ sìor fhàs ‘s e na chruinneachadh sòisealta do mhòran aig a bheil ùidh sa chànan agus sa cheòl.
Airson barrachd fiosrachaidh mu Mhòd Ionadail Inbhir nis neo Am Mòd nàiseanta rìoghail, Inbhir nis 2014, feuch gun tadhail sibh air: