Mid Ar­gyll com­peti­tors hit all the right notes at Is­lay Mòd

Argyllshire Advertiser - - ISLAY MÓD -

THE SUN was shin­ing on the beau­ti­ful Isle of Is­lay for the 2017 provin­cial Mòd.

There was plenty of Mid Ar­gyll in­ter­est across the classes at the fes­ti­val of Gaelic cul­ture on Satur­day Septem­ber 2.

Eilidh Gra­ham of Lochgilp­head won the Bank of Scot­land Cup and a gold badge for solo singing, girls 1315 years. She also re­ceived a sil­ver badge for sec­ond place in 18 years-and-un­der solo singing of a pre­scribed song.

Alas­dair Ma­cLean se­cured a first in vo­cal and pip­ing com­pe­ti­tions, while An­gus Ma­cLean also won first place in the boys 13-15 years class.

The ad­ju­di­ca­tors could not choose be­tween Tie­gan Hol­royd and Holly Ren­ton and Ab­bie Mor­ris and El­iz­a­beth MacMil­lan-Currie in the duet singing for boys and girls cat­e­gory, award­ing the Mod Ile Cup to both pairs as first equal.

Class 27, solo singing for girls aged 1618 years, was made up solely of three Mid Ar­gyll com­peti­tors and friends.

Tie­gan Hol­royd took the gold badge, Holly Ren­ton the sil­ver and Ab­bie Wil­liams the bronze.

Ab­bie also won third place in the 18-yearsand-un­der for­mer win­ners’ class for solo singing as well as a first place in duet with Shona Keith of Lochgair.

Shona won a host of sil­ver­ware in adult com­pe­ti­tions through­out the day, in­clud­ing the District Cup for the high­est ag­gre­gate mark in Gaelic and mu­sic.

Ella Fyfe may have been the only en­trant, but she sang beau­ti­fully and was de­lighted to at­tain the boys and girls 5-6 years gold badge.

Fe­or­lin Ren­ton won the bronze badge in the boys and girls solo singing class for 7-9 years. Fel­low soloists Rosie Blyth of In­ver­aray and Mil­lie Fyfe of Lochgilp­head de­lighted with beau­ti­ful per­for­mances of their own choice songs in what was a very com­pet­i­tive class.

Coisir Og Dhail­ri­ata en­joyed first place suc­cess in the af­ter­noon choir com­pe­ti­tions, led by con­duc­tor Chris­tine John­ston. The chil­dren are now look­ing for­ward to Mull Provin­cial Mòd this Fri­day.

Photo: Ben Shake­speare Photography.

Coisir Og Dhail­ri­ata, all set to per­form.

Coisir Og Dhail­ri­ata mem­bers are put through their paces by Chris­tine John­ston on the ferry to Is­lay.

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