Mòd to start with special concert
THIS year’s Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail, Royal National Mòd will open with a sensational homecoming concert headlined by Capercaillie’s Donald Shaw and Karen Matheson, writes Louise Glen.
Scotland’s biggest Gaelic cultural festival, will return to Oban this autumn for the first time since 2009 and the nine day spectacular will take place from Friday 9 to Saturday 17 October.
2014’s Mòd was one of the most successful in its 123 year history - generating £ 3.5million for the business community in Inverness. Organisers aim to have a positive impact on Oban and are setting the tone by kick- starting proceedings with a performance by Donald and Karen, who hail from Argyll and formed Capercaillie in the town.
Kirsteen Macdonald and the Oban High School Trad Band complete the bill for the opening concert which will take place in the Corran Halls following a torchlight procession from Station Square to the venue.
RIGHT: Some of the local dancers who are looking forward to performing at the opening
ceremonyof the Mòd