The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Bonnie Kilt & Hose Raffle for 25th Anniversary ACGA Mòd

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It is the 25th Anniversary of the US National Gaelic Mòd in 2012! Certainly something worth celebrating! You may have already heard about the first ever fundraising concert held during March in Alexandria, VA (http://usmod.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/singing-for-the-mod/).

There is another fundraising effort underway with a “Bonnie Kilt and Hose Raffle”.

Here are the details! (See below for other ways to help get the word out.)

The prizes:

The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Mail-In Mòd is a Special Opportunity

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a Chàirdean ionmhainn,

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the US Mòd, and we have many special additions to the Mòd for this event, including a choir and even an art competition! This very important Mòd will mark an expanded presence of Gaelic song and story in the US, and we will be highlighting the strength of our efforts as supporters of the language and ...

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2012 U.S. National Mòd Information Available

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The 25th Annual U.S. National Mòd is fast approaching – Sept. 21-23 in Ligonier, PA. Registration forms for lodging, the banquet/cèilidh, etc. are available here. The U.S. National Mòd will welcome two Hebridean Gold Medal-winning Gaelic singers this year, Catrìona Watt of Lewis and Glasgow and Niall Campbell of Benbecula. Our adjudicator this year is Beathag Mhoireasdan from the Isle of Lewis.

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Materials Available for 26th ACGA Mòd

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Register to receive materials for the 26th ACGA Mòd by PayPal.

The Mòd materials are ready! Register now for ACGA’s 26th annual U.S. Mòd, to be held in Ligonier, PA on September 20th, 21st, and 22nd 2013. Your registration will get you all the songs required for you to compete in the Mòd in September. The materials are also provided for the mail-in Mòd, for those ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

U.S. National Mòd Is Coming!

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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. ...

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The 2014 U.S. National Mòd Is Coming!

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The Mòd is coming!

The 27th annual Mòd is just around the corner – September 19, at the Ligonier Highland Games, near Pittsburgh, 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. ...

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“One of the best ever” – The US National Mòd for 2014

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The 27th US National Mòd was held in the beautiful hills of western Pennsylvania, with new faces as well as friends that have come back year after year.

Our adjudicator this year: Lewis (Lodaidh) MacKinnon, who brought his own unique approach and some new ideas to the role. The result? Competitors and spectators alike expressed enthusiasm for his supportive and educational perspective.

We welcomed again the Royal ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

The Mòd is coming!

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The 28th annual Mòd is just around the corner – September 26, at the Ligonier Highland Games, near Pittsburgh, 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 ...

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Mòd 2015 – Mòr, math, misneachail!

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Our 2015 Mòd is now over, and, as our title says, it was big, good, and encouraging! We had as many competitors over the course of two days as we’ve ever had (Mòr), the competitions were at an excellent level of skill (Math), and our adjudicator, Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil, left all of us with advice, encouragement, and a renewed dedication to the language and song of ...

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Results from the 29th U.S. National Mòd.

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Overall results for the 29th US Mòd

Friday, September 23:

Storytelling:

1. Cathleen Mackay
(Audit) Liam Cassidy

Poetry:

1. Barbara Lynn Rice
2. Mary Swope

Sight Reading:

1. Liam Cassidy
2. Anne Alexander
3. (Tied), Barbara Lynn Rice and Mary Swope

Saturday, September 24:

Open song category:

1. Sharon McWhorter
2. Carol Kappus
3. Anne Alexander

Prescribed song:

Men

1. James Ruff

Women

1. Anne Alexander
2. (Tied) Cathleen Mackay and Carol Kappus
3. Mary Swope

Work song:

1. Carol Kappus
2. Anne Alexander
3. Cathleen Mackay

Puirt:

1. James Ruff
2. Carol Kappus

Choir:

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