Folk Group winners at Royal National Mod, Oban.

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Clann Thròndairnis have won top prize in the folk group competition for under 13 year olds at the Royal National Mod in Oban.  They also won the prize at last year’s Mod in Inverness.

For the seventh year running The Highland Council has sponsored this competition in partnership with Fujitsu who have provided a £500 prize voucher for the winning group.

Kate Dunbar, FUJITSU Programme Manager said: “We are delighted to maintain our encouragement of participation by young people at all National Mods by co-sponsoring the under 13’s Folk Group Competition. The use of technology is vital to linguistic and cultural development as it creates huge opportunities within the many educational and social networking platforms. It’s been a delight to be present here today at the competition to see the young people perform to such a high standard, and I’m sure Clann Thròndairnis will put Fujitsu’s prize to good use.”

Councillor Hamish Fraser, Chair of the Highland Council’s Gaelic Implementation Group, said: “I had the honour of presenting the prize along with Kate Dunbar in this excellent competition. The standard gets better each year and all the young people taking part should feel very proud of their performances.  I’ve every confidence that they will all progress and become successful ambassadors for Gaelic in the future.”

12 Oct 2015
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