Royal National Mòd goes online for 2020
CalMac Ferries Limited has welcomed the news that this year's Royal National Mòd can go ahead - as a digital showcase.
Organisers An Comunn Gàidhealach has announced that a series of events will take place online after covid restrictions led to the Inverness venue having to be cancelled.
CalMac is one of the main sponsors of the Mòd, which celebrates Gaelic culture and music.
The online event will showcase a range of performances from children and adults that have participated online this year. Compilation programmes showcasing the performances will be broadcasting each day of the Mòd via An Comunn Gàidhealach's social media channels.
Andrew Macnair, Head of Marketing at CalMac, said: "It is very exciting to be part of the Mod's first digital showcase. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in bringing the best of Gaelic music and culture directly into people's homes across the world."
An Comunn's Chief Executive, James Graham, said, "We have been blown away by the effort that participants have made by creating videos and submitting their performances, especially during such a challenging time when schools were closed. To date, we have received well over five hundred entries with a rise in International participants from as far afield as America, South America, Canada, Wales and England."
In addition to showcasing participant performances, a programme of exciting online events is planned to run alongside the online celebration. An Comunn Gàidhealach have been working with organisation's such as Film G, Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Acair, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, The National Youth Pipe Band and other leading artists and musicians in order to develop a busy programme of events. Further details on a programme of events will be released in due course.
BBC ALBA will broadcast special Mòd programmes during Mòd week each night at 9pm. BBC Radio nan Gàidheal will also deliver radio content throughout the week to create a true Mòd spirit.