Lochaber Mòd’s new venue is a huge hit

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

THE LOCHABER Pro­vin­cial Mòd’s first out­ing in its new venue was a huge suc­cess, with the com­pe­ti­tion re­ceiv­ing an in­crease in quan­tity and qual­ity when it comes to par­tic­i­pants.

Flu­ent and learner cat­e­gories re­ceived up to double the num­ber of en­trants, with Kin­lochleven and Bal­lachul­ish pri­mary schools also be­ing rep­re­sented for the first time.

Tak­ing place at the new Gaelic school in Fort Wil­liam last Satur­day, or­gan­is­ers of the mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion were de­lighted to re­ceive com­peti­tors from near and far.

Linda Camp­bell said: ‘The Lochaber Mòd was a great suc­cess. It was held in Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, the new Gaelic school in Fort Wil­liam. En­tries for all com­pe­ti­tions were up on last year and it was good to have so many new names on the pro­gramme. Com­peti­tors came from In­ver­ness, Ben­bec­ula, Isle of Mull, Ding­wall, and from the Lochaber area. The lo­cal Meur com­mit­tee would like to thank ev­ery­one for mak­ing the Mòd such a suc­cess.’

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All Mòd photos by An­thony MacMil­lan.

Coisir Ghaidhlig an Eilein Mhuileach who made the trip from the isle of Mull to take part in the choir com­pe­ti­tions.

Coisir Ghaidhlig Loch Abar who were very suc­cess­ful in the choir events.

Sgoil Chiuil Loch Abar took first place in the fid­dle group com­pe­ti­tion.

Piping prize win­ners at Lochaber Pro­vin­cial Mòd.

Calum Craib, who was up at 5am to make the jour­ney from his home in Ben­bec­ula, picked up four tro­phies in the piping.

Two pupils of Lochy­side RC Pri­mary School – Aine O’Rua, right, and Faye MacK­in­non – were placed in the clarsach in­ter­me­di­ate com­pe­ti­tion.

Ruaraidh Drennan from Bun-Sgoil Inbhir Pheopharain took first place in 10-13 years chanter.

Cather­ine MacKin­nion Bo­huntin, Roy Bridge, won first in solo singing with a song by a Lochaber bard and tra­di­tional song ladies.

Lucy MacIn­tyre from Spean Bridge Pri­mary School took first place in the ac­cor­dion in­ter­me­di­ate.

Laura Robert­son was suc­cess­ful in the piping com­pe­ti­tions and also re­ceived the high­est points for Gaelic and mu­sic.

The un­der 10 years for chanter was won by Abbi Mor­gan of In­ver­ness.

Grace Hen­der­son of Caol took first place in the fid­dle for begin­ners.

Fiona Cameron, of Acharacle, took first place in the solo singing ladies.

Donna Dug­dale, Isle of Mull learner, who won solo singing ladies and tra­di­tional song ladies.

Thea Robert­son of Caol won the in­ter­me­di­ate fid­dle com­pe­ti­tion.

Ar­ron Stephen from Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Loch Abar won the ac­cor­dion be­gin­ner.

Claire Frances MacNeil of An Gear­as­dan was placed first in the fid­dle ad­vanced.

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