2014 U.S. Mòd Materials

Here you will find materials for use in the 2014 U.S. National Mòd — both recordings of songs and prose materials for the distance learning competition as well as the Mòd materials booklet.

First, download this table of contents as a guide to the materials for the Mòd event in September. Please also download the US Mod 2014 Rules and familiarize yourself with the Mòd rules and procedures.

Mail-in Mòd: download the appropriate file (see below), and then select the level you wish to compete in – you may do more than one level if you wish! Please use the following guidance for each level of the mail-in:

Beginners: Download this file. Translate the piece provided into English and record yourself reading it in Gaelic on tape or CD.

Advanced Beginners: Download this file. Translate the piece provided into English and record yourself reading the piece in Gaelic on tape or CD, and answer the questions at the end of the piece.

Intermediate: Download this file. Translate the piece provided into English and record yourself reading the piece in Gaelic on tape or CD.

Advanced: Download this file.Translate the piece provided into English and record yourself reading the piece in Gaelic on tape or CD, and answer the questions at the end of the piece.

Fluent Speakers: Download this file and provide a transcription from the recording, translate the Gaelic, and write a short piece with your opinion of the piece.

Na h-Òrain/The Songs:

Prescribed songs:

Men: Horo ‘Illean na bitheamaid tùrsach:  Click here for words and music. 

Women: Dèan cadalan sàmhach:  Click here for words and music. 

Download the Drama pieces here: An Taghadh

Other song suggestions:

Oran Mall: Slow air – sung in the Open Solo competition if you don’t wish to sing the prescribed song – see the rules!

A’chuairt shamhraidh (Words) (MP3 of spoken words)  (MP3 of sung words)

Sùilean dubh aig m’ Eudail (Words) (MP3 of spoken words)  (MP3 of sung words)

Puirt à Beul:Mouth Music

Suggested puirt set 1 (Tha bean agam/Tighinn air a’mhuir/ruidhleadh mo nighean donn)

Suggested puirt set 2 (Dili o iodalam/Chaorainn a’chaorainn/Bh’fheàrr leam fhìn)

Final Song:

Men: An rìbhinn donn

Women: Thoir mo shoiridh thar Ghunnaidh Page 1  Page 2

Seinn mar Aon:Unison Singing

An Gaidheal a fagail a dhuthcha: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Oran Luaidh – Waulking songs

A small collection of waulking songs

Còisir – choral singing

Òran do Iain Caimbeul a’ Bhanca

Poetry Recitation at the Mòd:

Here are a selection of suggested poems for the Poetry Recitation competition:

Fhir na deifir   Geata tìr nan òg

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