Trad bands lined up for Mod final fling


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The local organising committee for The Royal National Mod in Glasgow are delighted to announce they have secured two fantastic bands to play at the final gig.

Skerryvore and Trail West are at the height of their careers and in huge demand – so organiser say it is a real coup to have secured them for the October 18 finale, playing Glasgow’s most iconic venue – the Barrowland Ballroom.

A spokesman said: ‘We are sure this will be a night to remember and will live long in the memory of those that attend. They will be joined by some special guests on the night.’

Not only will the Final Fling will be a chance to celebrate the end of a hugely successful week of competitions and events, but it will also signify 29 years since the Mod was last held in the city.

D-I Brown, Convenor of the local organising committee said: ‘It’s a real delight to have secured Skerryvore and Trail West for the final fling of the Mod. It’s doubly pleasing that it is two incredibly successful and talented Tiree bands that are playing out the Mod in Glasgow for us.’

Daniel Gillespie, Skerryvore said: “We are delighted to be playing in our adopted home town and to be performing at the Mod after a long absence. As a band, we love performing in the city and playing at the Barrowlands is particularly special. We’re very much looking forward to the gig.’

Ian Smith, Trail West said: ‘We’ve been involved in many performances throughout the years at various Royal National Mods but to be joining our good friends, Skerryvore, at one of our favourite venues will be up there as one of the highlights.’

Tickets for the Final Fling are available now. For more information and updates, check social media @ModGhlaschu2019