Contrary to 2005, I only attended one competition in this year’s Royal National Mod, which took place in Stornoway this week. After I post this entry, there will only be the final concert at the Sports Centre tonight, and the massed choirs in Perceval Square on Saturday morning - if the weather is bad, it’ll be in the Nicolson Institute. Glancing at the forecast, I’d suggest to head for the Nicolson.
The one competition I attended was competition A302 (Area Choirs),
which took place at Stornoway Town Hall earlier today. Five choirs took
part, singing one prescribed piece (Tir nam Beann Ard) as well as a
piece of their own choice. Click on one of the links below to hear a
The winner was Nairn Gaelic Choir in the competition overall, as well
as being awarded highest marks in music. Dundee Gaelic Musical
Association was awarded highest marks in Gaelic.
Dundee Gaelic Musical Association
Largs Gaelic Choir
Nairn Gaelic Choir
Ar n’Oran (Ottawa)
Portree Area Gaelic Choir