A gift in Gaelic from Oban Mod Academy

Oban Mod Academy children were able to sing together at last year's concert.

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Youngsters from Oban Mod Academy (OMA) are spreading some festive cheer around the local care homes this year by sharing their pre-recorded Gaelic Christmas carol concert.

Despite Covid, the academy has managed to keep running with tutors delighted that both parents and children were enthusiastic about continuing learning on Skype.

‘It wasn’t for all our singers but a good number attended and took part in local and national virtual Mods, working very hard under very difficult circumstances,’ said a OMA spokesperson.

The children would normally be involved in many local events in the run-up to Christmas, such as ceilidhs, the winter festival and the Rotary carol concert. This year due to Covid, however, and with everything cancelled, it was decided the children would work on learning Gaelic Christmas carols that would then be recorded in their own homes and turned into a concert.

The link to that concert is being shared to the local care homes in time for the big day in Oban and surrounding areas as a Christmas gift from the local children.