Girls all smiles after overcoming Mòd solo singing nerves

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Left to right: Lauren and Shauna MacLeod of Ard-sgoil an Obain, Camrie MacInnes of Comunn Gaidhealach Mhuile and Laura Robertson of Ard-sgoil Loch Aber, competed in the solo singing for girls aged 13-15 years, with the song A fhleasgaich an fhuilt chraobhaich chais.

Camrie, a pupil of Tobermory High School, won the bronze medal.
‘I am not doing it next year, so I just tried harder,’ the 15 year-old said.
‘I was nervous, but it went well.’

Shauna, 14, called the experience ‘nerve-wracking’, but enjoyed it.
‘I tried to put feeling and meaning into the song, so even if you are not a Gaelic speaker you can know what is going on.’

‘I tried to get the story across, whether it was angry or sad’ her sister Lauren added.

‘It’s about a woman that is in love with this guy who is not in love with her and treated her badly.’

Even though he betrayed her, Shauna added, the woman still hopes he finds love at the end of the song. Bagpiper Laura, 14, a pupil at Lochaber High School in Fort William, came third in the under-15 Strathspey & Reel on Saturday.

Her mum Moira, Pipe Major of Lochaber Pipe Band, in which Laura also plays, said it was a fantastic day for her. 15_SN_ModTue_02