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Wick Provincial Mod


The Caithness and Sutherland Provincial Mòd takes place in Wick on Saturday 2nd  June  and preparations are nearly complete for hosting several hundred visitors coming back to the county less than two years after the successful national event held in the county in October 2010. 


Visitors  to  the  county  will  come from all over the North Highlands and beyond with competitions in a number of musical disciplines. The  main  competition  venue for the “Mini-Mòd” will be the Assembly Rooms where the climax of the festival will be the Gala Concert and Ceilidh Dance in  the  evening  hosted  by MG Alba Marketing Manager, Murdo Morrison with guest  artiste  and National Mòd Medallist, Alasdair Whyte from the Isle of Mull. 


Visiting  the  county over the weekend will be one of Scotland’s top Gaelic culture bands, returning after their successful performance at the National Mòd Fringe in 2010 – The Iain Angus MacLeod Band. 


The  programme  detailing competitions will be available this week and will be in local shops and public buildings or by contacting one of the local An Comunn branch committee members. 


The  festival  will  have instrumental, group, solo and choral competitions taking  place,  starting  at 9am in the Assembly Rooms where the Mod office will  be  located.  One of the highlights of the Provincial Mod will be the choral  competitions with the county hosting a number of choirs for the day –  these  competitions  will be held in the main hall at the Assembly Rooms starting at 1.30pm.


Published: 23 May 2012

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