Lochaber Mòd’s new venue is a huge hit
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.’
Full results can be found online at www.obantimes.co.uk.
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.