Talent on show at Skye Mod
Standards were high at this year’s Skye Provincial Mòd, held over four days at Portree High School.
The Mòd kicked off with piping competitions on Wednesday May 31. The large number of entrants provided a great evening’s entertainment with a high standard throughout.
On Thursday June 1, the Church of Scotland in Kilmuir hosted a Bible reading and precenting competitions.
Chairman of Skye Provincial Mòd Stuart Jackson told the Lochaber Times: ‘The children provided a great evening of competition which was enjoyed by a very knowledgeable audience. The church is a magnificent setting for this event and the hospitality everyone received was greatly appreciated.’
Instrumental competitions were held in Portree Primary School on Friday June 2 when there were brilliant performances on a variety of instruments. The accordion, fiddle, clarsach and piano competitions were particularly strong, which bodes well for the future.
On the final day of the Mòd, Saturday June 3, events were held in both Portree primary and Portree high school.
Among the adjudicators for the day was newly-appointed An Comunn Gaidhealach president Allan Campbell who praised the children, teachers, tutors and parents for the high standard of Gaelic on display.
Mr Jackson added: ‘The Mòd committee is extremely grateful for the time and energy everyone contributes to insure the success of the event.’
Left: Class one and two action song gold winners.
Class 3/4/5 winners in solo singing were: Marina MacRae, gold, Jessica Miller, silver, and Ami MacKinnon, silver.
Left to right: Emily MacDonald won joint gold in the ‘reading an unseen passage’, silver in’ traditional solo singing’ and bronze for ‘prescribed solo singing’. Eubha Chaimbeul won two equal golds in conversation and reading an unseen passage, while classmate Caramarie MacAlman took the other shared gold in the reading competition, plus a bronze medal for poetry recitation.
Class one and two winners left to right: Daisy Mahon, solo singing gold, Seonaidh Forrest, gold for poem recitation, Caitlin Culbertson, solo singing silver medal and Daniel Flyn, solo singing gold.
Winning Skye Provincial Mòd smiles from Maeve MacGillivray who won silver in the accordion competition, left, while Erin MacNeill won a joint silver in solo singing.
Bun Sgoil Slèite sisters Daisy and Eva Mahon both won gold in their respective age categories for solo singing.