Mid Argyll competitors hit all the right notes at Islay Mòd
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.
Coisir Og Dhailriata, all set to perform.
Coisir Og Dhailriata members are put through their paces by Christine Johnston on the ferry to Islay.