Due to the covid19 bug going around this year, 2020, most of the world has been on lockdown. Many places have been closed and events cancelled. The National MOD this year has been postponed until next year when hopefully things might get back to some form of normality. Thanks go to Alex Dugdale for editing this lovely video to remember the good days.
The National Mod was in Glasgow this year 2019
We came 1st in the "Grampian TV Trophy" for Rural Ladies choirs.
We came first in the "Angus MacTavish Memorial Trophy" for the highest Gaelic marks.
We came 1st in the "Rotary Club of Blairgowrie Trophy" for the highest Music marks.
Elizabeth won the "Rod MacKenzie Sgir a Bhac Memorial Baton" for being the Conductor of the winning Ladies choir.
The Mixed choir won the "John Locke Trophy" for the highest aggregate Gaelic marks.
We won the Hugh MacCowan Trophy - awarded to the Resident Argyll choir gaining the highest mark in Competitions A 300-308
Janet Campbell won the "Kennedy Fraser Cup" and the "Johanna Fortune Memorial Trophy".
Janet MacDonald won the "Glasgow Skye Association Gold Medal" and she was the aggregate winner of the poem and prose competitions.
Donna came 2nd in the "Mull & Iona Competition".
Donna & Natalie came 3rd in the "Senior Duet" (Mull Local Mod Prize).
Carol came 3rd in the "Song by a Lorn Bard" Competition.
Donna, Natalie & Carol also sing with the "Atomaig Piseag Area Ladies choir" who came 1st in their competition.
Janet Campbell also sings with the "Glasgow Islay Ladies choir" who came 2nd in their competition.
Nigel also sings with "Coisir Ceann an Tuirc" Senior mens Choirs who came 1st in their competition.
The National Mod was in Dunoon this year 2018. We were awarded the first prize for Gaelic for the fourth year running. We got a second place in the mixed competition and a sixth in the puirt and tied 5th in the Ladies competition.
The National Mod was in Fort William this year 2017. We were awarded first prize overall for Music, we got a second place in the mixed competition, just one mark below the winners. A third place was won in the Puirt competition and the Ladies got a first in their competition.
The National Mod was in Stornoway this year 2016. We were awarded first prize overall for Gaelic, we got a second place in the mixed competition, just four marks below the winners.
Click here to see Carol Macleans's Gold medal performance
The National Mod was in Oban this year 2015. We were awarded first prize in the Mixed voices competition, the ladies gained fifth place and we got a second place in the Puirt competition, just one mark below the winners.
The National Mod was in Inverness this year, 2014. We were awarded first prize in the mixed voices competition, the ladies gained the music prize and second place (one mark below the winning choir) and we got a third place in the Puirt competition.
Click here to hear a sound clip of Elizabeth Jack on Radio Scotland 24th December 2012
At The Royal National Mod in Stornoway in 2011 the Choir won both the Sheriff MacMaster Campbell Memorial Quaich for the highest points overall, and the Selma Shield for Gaelic, for the second year running.
Birlinn Cholla Chiotaich as sung in "Echoes of the Mod" in Oban Cathedral November 2011
Click here for Puirt
The Oban Times made a slideshow presentation of some of the competitors who took part in the successful Local Mod held in Tobermory in September 2011. Fun was had by all!
In 2010, at the Royal National Mod in Thurso the Choir won its largest haul of trophies to date! In the competition for Mixed voices we won the both the Sheriff MacMaster Campbell Trophy for the highest points overall and the Selma Shield for Gaelic. And for more successes, see the next video caption!
In the Ladies' Choir competition (2010) we won the Grampian Television Trophy for the highest points overall, the Angus MacTavish Memorial Trophy for the highest points in Gaelic, and the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie Trophy for the highest points in Music. This is the first time we have brought home all three of the available Ladies' prizes in one fell swoop!
A documentary "Thar an Aiseig" was made which showed various happenings on several of the Calmac ferry routes. This clip from the programme shows our Choir during its visit to the National Mod in Oban in 2009. What it omits to say is that we ended up in the top three for each of our competitions: 3rd in the mixed Competition, 2nd in the Ladies' and 1st equal for Music in the Puirt a Beul Competition!
In May 2000 the B.B.C. asked the Choir to take part in the filming of "Music Live" which showed various musical groups performing around Britain. We sailed to Staffa where we sang "Cearcall a Chuain" at the entrance to Fingal's Cave. It was quite exciting, especially when the waves splashed at our feet!