The Royal National Mòd is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Highland Association) which was founded in Oban in 1891. Famous for celebrating Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage, Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic music and song, highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.
The Clarsach Society has strong links with the Mod and supports this annual event, offering a wide range of competition at all junior and adult ability levels and ensures that trophies and certificates are provided to encourage players and tutors.
The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival will award the winner of the Junior Recital Class with a ticket to the course of their choice at EIHF 2016 (provisional dates 1st – 6th April 2016). This prize is in addition to the Sir Philip Christison Trophy that is awarded to the winning competitor.
Recital Class (B332) – Grade 6 and above (under 18 years). Open to any players of gut and/or wire harp. A well balanced 10 minute programme of own choice music of Gaelic origin, to include spoken introductions in Gaelic or English by the competitor, who may include his/her own arrangements.
A full copy of the syllabus can be downloaded here. Copies of the Mod 2015 folio can be purchased from The Clarsach Society for £7. Send a cheque to The Clarsach Society, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG along with your postal address.
You can enter the competition here. Entries must be received by 1st June 2015.
The winner of the competition must contact the festival administrator to claim their prize before 1st March 2016.