Posted by: liamcassidy | October 17, 2009

MacIver, MacIntyre Take Mòd Gold in Scotland

Two 23-year-old Scottish Gaelic singers won the prestigious Gold Medal competition at the Royal National Mòd in Oban this week.

Steven MacIver of Naast, Poolewe and Sìneag MacIntyre of Kilpheder, South Uist, emerged as the top winners in closely fought competitions Thursday. MacIver sang “E Ho Ro Mo Nighean Donn” and MacIntyre “Taladh Iain Mhuideartaich.”

Read more about the Mòd and the Gold Medal competition in an article from The Scotsman here.

We hope to welcome MacIver and MacIntyre next year at the 2010 U.S. National Mòd!

Also, here’s an article from the Press and Journal about the rising popularity of the Mòd and Gaelic.

“This year’s Mod, at Oban, has attracted 3,000 entries, the highest number since 2004, with almost 2,000 children and just over 1,000 adults competing.”

Congratulations to all involved!

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