Two of Scotland’s premier Gaelic singers, Joy Dunlop and Angus G. MacLeod, will adjudicate the US National Mòd via Zoom Nov. 13-14, An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaga (ACGA) announced Sunday.

Both Dunlop and MacLeod are former gold medal winners at Scotland’s Royal National Mòd, and both have attended the US National Mòd in previous years as special guests. We’re delighted they will join us as adjudicators for this year’s online Mòd. They will both lead Mòd workshops as well.

Joy Dunlop

Joy was raised in Connel, in Argyll and now lives in Glasgow. She has previously taught at the ACGA Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week. She has received several awards for her work as a singer, journalist, and dancer. She is currently helping to lead the SpeakGaelic initiative. Read more about her here.

Angus is a solicitor with a law firm in Inverness, his native city. He grew up in a Gaelic-speaking family with connections to Lewis, South Uist, and Skye. He sings solo, as a member of the Inverness Gaelic Choir and as a member of the group Trosg. Read more about him here.

Angus G. MacLeod

This will be the second year the US Mòd will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we miss gathering for the live event, holding the Mòd online allows more people to participate. You may register for the US National Mòd, either as an attendee or a competitor, at this link: