Glasgow Letter – 26.9.19

Heron Valley

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Bands take stage at Òran Mòr

Get yourself down to the Òran Mòr this evening (Thursday 26) to have a cèilidh with Heron Valley supported by The Islands. Tickets are still available to purchase from the event page online.

Heron Valley have had a huge year of touring, including a lot of time over in the States, so their first Glasgow show in a while is bound to be a cracker.

The evening is raising funds and building excitement for the Mòd coming to Glasgow – which you may just have noticed if you’ve been reading my letter over the last couple of weeks and months!
Here is a selection of what is happening during Mod week…

What’s on for Youngsters at the Glasgow Mòd

A huge part of the Royal National Mòd, of course, is encouraging children to get involved in Gaelic music and culture, so it is great to see Mòd Ghlaschu 2019 have published an extensive programme of events specifically aimed at children during the week.

All children are welcome to attend, whether they have been competing at the Mòd or not; and many of the events are free entry.

Details can be found on the Mòd website but here is a selection of the events on offer.

Friday October 11, 8pm: Opening Cèilidh, George Square, Free entry

Saturday October 12, 11am and 2pm: Children’s fun and games at Glasgow Green Football Centre with Athletics, Yoga, Netball, Shinty, and Football. (Free)

Saturday October 12, 10am and 2pm: Family foraging walk in Pollok Country Park. (Free)

Sunday October 13, 3pm: Family Welcome Session at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. (Free)

Monday October 14-Thursday October 17, 11am: Clann ’s Cluich – fun activities for young people aged 5-12 years at the Royal Concert Hall. (Free)

Monday October 14-Thursday October 17, 10.30am: Gaelic Bookbug in the Royal Concert Hall.

Monday October 14, 6.30-8pm: Family Cèilidh in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. (Free)

Tuesday October 15, 6.30-8.30pm: Competitor’s Dance, Royal Concert Hall. (Free)

Wednesday October 16, 2pm: Gaelic Literature Day. (Free)

What’s On at the Glasgow Mòd

Friday October 11, 8.30pm: Glasgow Mòd 2019 Public Launch – open air cèilidh at George Square.

Saturday October 12, from 11am: Super Saturday of Sport at Glasgow Green Football Centre.

Saturday October 12, 7.30pm: ‘Our Language, Our Music – Our Glasgow’ Concert (featuring Glasgow’s young talented musicians) in the City Halls, Albion Street.

Sunday October 13, 2.30pm: Ecumenical Gaelic Service (led by Fr. Ross Crichton and Rev Donald Michael MacInnes) in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Broomielaw.

Sunday October 13, 7.30pm: Celtic Praise (featuring Gaelic and English choirs) in Princes Square, Buchanan Street.

Tuesday October 15, 7.30pm: ‘Glasgow Gold’ Concert in the Main Auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Friday October 18, 7pm: The Final Fling (featuring Skerryvore and Trail West) in the Barrowland Ballroom.

Saturday October 19: Massed Choirs, 10.30am, from the steps of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.