Posted by: liamcassidy | October 17, 2008

U.S. Mòd Featured in Stornoway Gazette

A report on the U.S. National Mòd in the Sept. 18 Stornoway Gazette detailed the early history of the event, and the links between the U.S. Mòd and organizations in the Scotland.

In particular, the article highlighted the role played by Catrìona NicIomhair Parsons of Aignish, Lewis, and Donald F. MacDonald of North Carolina in helping to found ACGA’s Mòd in 1988.

Also, the article mentioned the valuable support Mòd Naiseanta Aimeireagaidh has received over the years from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye; The Harris Tweed Authority, which helped establish the òran luaidh or waulking song competition at the Mòd; and An Comunn Gàidhealach.

“Tha sinn airson taing mhòr a thoirt do SMO agus ACG airson taic a bheir iad dhuinn gach bliadhna,” Neacal Freer, director of the U.S. National Mòd, told the Gazette. (“We want to give great thanks to SMO and ACG for the help they give us every year.”)

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