The Mòd is coming!
The 27th annual Mòd is just around the corner – September 19, at the Ligonier Highland Games, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A great time to listen to native Gaelic speakers, fluent learners, and adventurous newcomers tackling Gaelic songs, stories and poems in competition and at cèilidhs. A great time to soak up as much Gaelic as you can in a friendly, relaxed environment. A great time to be part of a Gaelic community – without the cost of a roundtrip airfare to Scotland!
Both Gold Medalists from Scotland’s Royal National Mòd will be attending our event. This year, we will have the honor to welcome the female and male medalists, Eilidh Munro and Robert Robertson, brought to us courtesy of The Gaelic Society An Comunn Gaidhealach, in Scotland.
We will be having Lewis Mackinnon from Cape Breton as our adjudicator this year. This will be a first here for Lewis as our adjudicator, and it will be a unique opportunity to meet and speak with the Office of Gaelic Affairs’ Executive Director, let along to receive an adjudication from an accomplished Gael such as he! We welcome the opportunity to have him with us this year.
If you have ever wanted to see the Mòd or meet with native speakers, to compete and try out your Gaelic, or just to attend the games and take in the Mòd experience, sign up! Go to http://usmod.wordpress.com/mod-bulletin-an-cuairtear-ceolmhor/ and you’ll see what you need to do! You can direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do ask that you send in your forms by September 14 so that we can get a good head count.
We welcome donations to support our efforts to continue holding Mòd Naiseanta Aimeiragaidh. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States as allowed by law. There is a donation page on the form mentioned above, and you can also donate on the AGCA website.
The Mòd Committee hope you will be able to join us in Ligonier, or if not, that you will consider making a donation.
Leis gach deagh dhùrachd,
Comataidh a’ Mhòid
Mòd Naiseanta Aimearagaidh 2014