Mòd Academy

Since Mòd Academy began, Fèisgoil, in partnership with An Comunn Gàidhealach and the local authority where the Royal National Mòd will be taking place that year, have been delivering the service, sending a team of tutors in to support local schools where teachers and pupils wish to learn a Gaelic song and/or poem in order to take part in the Mòd.

For more information contact our Fèisgoil Manager, Eilidh Mackenzie on eilidh@feisean.scot or 01463 225559

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Mòd Phàislig 2023

Read the feature in Music News Scotland, May 2023

Anticipation for Mòd Phàislig 2023 is ramping up and preparation is already underway in Renfrewshire. The Royal National Mòd is the premier festival of Gaelic song, which takes place annually in the October holidays. This year, the Mòd will take place in Paisley between the 13th and 21st October and Fèisean nan Gàidheal are delighted to be working once again with An Comunn Gàidhealach and with Renfrewshire Council to support young people in the area in preparing.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal will be delivering Mòd Academy face to face for the first time since 2019, following support online for the last two years in Inverness and Perth. Prior to the summer holidays, whole classes will receive a taster in Gaelic song to encourage them to take part and, after the summer holidays, the focus will be on pupils who have entered and the pieces set before them for the festival.

This year, five tutors will visit up to 40 classes across 16 primary schools in the area to encourage around 930 pupils to take part in the Mòd.

Entry Deadline

The deadline for entries to Mòd Phàislig is 31st May 2023, and entries can be made online at https://enter.ancomunn.co.uk

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