The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

A lot of great mu­si­cians were in­volved in a new mu­si­cal project on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 6 and Sun­day Oc­to­ber 7 called Mò­drun.

The name, of course, is a pun on the word ‘mod­ern’ as well as a ref­er­ence to the Royal Na­tional Mòd which is com­ing to Glas­gow in 2019.

On Satur­day, they staged a cèilidh in the grand set­ting of the foyer of Kelv­in­grove Art Gallery. The line-up matched the grandeur of the sur­round­ings as a whole host of ex­cel­lent singers and mu­si­cians per­formed.

Th­ese were Gille­brìde MacIlleMhaoil, Alas­dair Whyte, Cather­ine Tin­ney, Fiona Ross, James Gra­ham, Dar­ren Ma­cLean, Mairi NicIllemhaoil, Murdo L, Na Boire­an­naich Eile Quar­tet, Buid­heann Bun-Sgoil Beinn Chamshroin, and a fi­nale of mixed choirs.

There was then a dance with the Robert Nairn Ceilidh Band which was MC’d by Ca­tri­ona MacKin­non.

The fol­low­ing day, three ceilidhs were staged in Glas­gow’s three most sig­nif­i­cant venues. The Hy­dro, Ham­p­den and the Royal Con­cert Hall, I hear you ask? No – the Is­lay Inn, the Snaf­fle Bit and the Park Bar! The idea was each pub would have a house band, and three singers and three pipers would then ro­tate between the pubs – much like what tends to hap­pen fairly nat­u­rally at the Mòd when peo­ple go from pub to pub and give a song or a tune.

Mu­si­cians and singers in­volved on the Sun­day were Seon­aidh MacIn­tyre, Laura Wilkie, Ian Smith, Padruig Mor­ri­son, Micheal Steele, Ewan Dun­can, Shona Mas­son, Rob­bie Greig, Kim Carnie and Josie Dun­can.

I didn’t man­age to make it along to hear it all but I have it on good au­thor­ity from my flat­mate that all three ceilidhs were very en­joy­able in­deed.

New mu­si­cal project, Mò­drun, is a huge suc­cess.

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