Glasgow Letter – 10.10.19

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The Royal National Mòd begins in Glasgow tomorrow, Friday 11, for the first time in 29 years. Below is my guide to what’s on. All that remains to be said is: see you all on the other side!

Murchadh aig a’ Mhòd / Murdo at the Mòd

In partnership with Glasgow Mòd 2019, Ceòl is Craic presents ‘Murdo @ The Mòd’.

I am informed this will be ‘an evening of music, chat and laughter celebrating the contributions to Gaelic culture of a triumvirate of famous Murdos!’ I admit I had to reach for the dictionary for the word ‘triumvirate’ and, at first, I was far from certain whether I should be searching in my English or Gaelic dictionary!

Margaret MacLeod of Na h-Òganaich fame will sing the songs and share her reminiscences of the ‘Melbost Bard’, Murdo Macfarlane.

Actor / writer Iain Macrae will perform extracts from Iain Crichton Smith’s ‘Murdo’ tales.

The evening will be helmed by Lewis performance poet, Murdo L. This takes place at 6pm on Thursday October 17 in the Exhibition Hall of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and admission is free of charge.

Islay Inn

Friday 11: Crooked Reel
Saturday 12: The Raggaels

Friday 18: Mooki
Saturday 19: J Clark 5

Park Bar

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What’s on at the Children’s Mòd

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 five to 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, 6.30pm – 8pm: Family Cèilidh in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (free)

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


caption: Murdo at the Mòd is one of many unique events being held as part of Mòd Ghlaschu 2019