Mòd to start with spe­cial con­cert

The Oban Times - - News -

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

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