The Mòd is coming!
The 26th annual Mòd is just around the corner – September 21, at the Ligonier Highland Games, near Pittsburg, 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 Davies and Calum MacLeoid, brought to us courtesy of The Gaelic Society An Comunn Gaidhealach, in Scotland.
We will be having Catrìona Parsons from Cape Breton back as our adjudicator this year. Catrìona has been our adjudicator and a true friend of our Mòd competition since its inception, having been instrumental in creating the Mòd 26 years ago. We welcome the opportunity to have her with us again 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! The forms to make your reservations are here: http://usmod.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/reserve-your-place-at-the-2013-u-s-national-mod/
The form itself is: http://usmod.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/us-mod-2013-packet-2.pdf
We do ask that you send in your forms by September 14 so that we can get a good head count. We hope to also get a guest to come from Scotland or Cape Breton to do a special program – stay tuned!
We welcome donations to support our efforts to contiue 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 2013