The Royal National Mod wraps up in Dunoon

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Sign of Dunoon

 All eyes were on Dunoon last week (12th – 19th October) who were hosts of the 2012 Royal National Mod, an annual festival that celebrates gaelic song, arts, drama, literature and culture. The Mod has a strong tradition, with this year being the 120th edition of the popular festival.

There are a range of different events for people to compete in, including traditional music such as thefiddle, bagpipe, clarsach and folk, as well as spoken word events such as poetry and storytelling.

For a comprehensive results list for the 2012 competition, check out the official Royal National Mod website.

At the conclusion of the festival, it was announced that the 2016 edition of the famous festival will take place in the Stornoway in the Western Isles. Congratulations Stornoway! 

Want to learn more? Try reading a helpful overview of Scotland’s traditional music and gaelic language.

James Boyle

James is the Assistant Search & Social Media Manager at VisitScotland. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys travel, rugby and perfecting the art of making pancakes.

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