Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Old Photograph MOD Winners Aberfeldy Scotland
Old photograph of MOD Winners in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland. A mod is a festival of Scottish Gaelic song, arts and culture. Historically, the Gaelic word mòd refers to any kind of assembly. There are both local mods, and an annual national mod, the Royal National Mòd. Mods are run under the auspices of An Comunn Gàidhealach. The term comes from a Gaelic word for a parliament or congress in common use during the Lordship of the Isles. A Mod largely takes the form of formal competitions. Choral events, in Gaelic, both solo and choirs, and traditional music including fiddle, bagpipe and folk groups dominate. Spoken word events include children and adult's poetry reading, storytelling and Bible reading, and categories such as Ancient Folk Tale or Humorous Monologue. Children can also present an original drama, and there are competitions in written literature.
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