AN COMUNN GAIDHEALACH

“AR CÀNAIN 'S AR CEÒL”

 

MÒD IONADAIL

SHIORRACHD PHEAIRT AGUS AONGHAIS

CLÀRAN

 

8, 9 ÒG MHIOS 2018

 

OBAIR PHEALLAIDH

Gabhar ri ainmean Iuchd-compàirt suas

gu 31/03/18

 

 

PERTHSHIRE and ANGUS

PROVINCIAL MOD

SYLLABUS

 

8th and 9th JUNE 2018

 

ABERFELDY

 

Competitors please note that with the exception of competitions 42 and    43, ALL competitions, junior and senior, are now OPEN. Eligibility is now not restricted to residents of Perth & Kinross, Angus and Dundee

 

ENTRIES CLOSE 31st MARCH, 2018

 

 

"Suas leis a' Ghàidhlig"

 

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

  1. Entries – Competitors in all sections of the Syllabus should enter their names and full addresses with the Secretary not later than 31st March, 2018.

 

  1. Competitors in the Junior Section must be within the prescribed age group for each class on 1st July, 2018. All Junior Competitors must when entering give exact school year group.

 

  1. Competitors may enter for more than one competition. No competitor may sing as his/her own choice any song that is prescribed in the Mod Syllabus. No competitor may sing the same song in more than one competition.

 

  1. Competitors are not allowed to consult books or copies of prescribed pieces during competitions.

 

  1. All spoken and sung matter must be in Gaelic, and competitors using translations from the English or from any other language will be disqualified.

 

  1. Junior Solo Singers are limited to 20 lines. Senior Solo Singers are limited to 28 lines.

 

  1. The Adjudicators may at any time call upon a competitor to cease reading, reciting, narrating or singing. In all cases, the decision of the Adjudicators will be final and they reserve the right to withhold prizes or trophies.

 

  1. Pianoforte accompaniments are not allowed, except in competition 55a. Competitors in Instrumental Section must choose their own tunes and hand music to judges when about to compete. N.B. -  Name of Gaelic Air must be stated on entry form.

 

  1. Choir numbers, Junior Choirs: minimum number of voices - 8, maximum - 26;

Senior mixed: minimum - 16, maximum - 30; Choirs and Quartets must sing not less than 3 verses.

 

  1. Trophies must be returned inscribed and in a clean condition to the Mod Office on day of competitions.

 

  1. Video, audio recording, use of cameras, mobile phones are prohibited during competitions.

 

  1. The Committee will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to entries or personal property.

 

  1. The following must be made available by the competitor to Yvonne Smith, Sedgley House, Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy PH15 2BP by Friday 18th  May 2018:

Choirs, duets, quartets: 2 copies of music/words plus 2 copies of translation of own choice pieces. (N.B. Print copies only please – we cannot accept emailed music).

All other own choice music (& translations as required) to be handed to the adjudicator prior to competing on the day of the Mod.

 

N.B. In case of late submission of music, adjudicators will be instructed to deduct 3 marks from the competitor’s final marks in line with National Mod rules.

 

  1. After performances, competitors shall await adjudications and any presentation

      ceremonies.  If this is not possible, a representative should be appointed to act

      on their behalf.


FRIDAY 8th JUNE, 2018

 

JUNIOR SECTION

 

 

ORAL DELIVERY

 

1.     Reading the prose “Nuair a dh’fhàgas mi an sgoil ...”.  Secondary Learners S1 – S6.

 

2.     Sgeulachd. Telling a story of own choice. Maximum time limit of 3 minutes.

a)     Learners P4 - P7.                       b)   Gaelic Medium  P4 – P7.

 

3.     Reading the Bible. Eòin 1 Secondary pupils. Learners and Gaelic Medium.

a)     S1 – S3: 1-3 incl.                        b)  S4 – S6: 1-5 incl.

 

4.     Reading the Bible. Eòin 1

      a) Learners. P4 – P7: 1- 4 incl.         b)  Gaelic Medium. P4 – P7: 1-5 incl.     

 

5.     Reciting from memory. “Còmhdhail”. Secondary pupils. Gaelic Medium. S1 – S6.

 

6.     Reciting from memory.                                                                 

      a)  Learners (i) P1-3: “Na Brògan Ùra”  (ii) P4 -7 “Tic Toc Ars an Cloc”

      b)  Gaelic Medium (i) P1-3 “Ma thachras tu ...”    (ii)  P4 -7 “Tractar Buidhe le Rothan Dubh.

            

7.     Gaelic conversation between competitor and adjudicator.

a)     Primary Learners.                        b) Primary Gaelic Medium (i) P1-3 (ii) P4-7

c)  Secondary Learners.                    d) Secondary Gaelic Medium.

 

8.     Acted playlet under 5 minutes.

a)     Primary learners                           b) Primary Gaelic Medium

c)  Secondary Learners                      d) Secondary Gaelic Medium

 

 

ORAL DELIVERY TROPHIES AND PRIZES

 

     1.       THE THOMAS F. STEWART MEMORIAL TROPHY

     2b.     THE COMANN NAM PÀRANT SHIELD (PEAIRT)

     4a.     THE JAMES M. ANDERSON MEMORIAL QUAICH

     5.       THE LEWIS MACGREGOR MEMORIAL CUP

     6a (ii) THE GILES CUP

     6b (i)  THE NETTA MACLELLAN CUP  (ii) THE ABERFELDY TARTAN QUAICH

     7b.     THE KILLIN GAELIC SOCIETY ROSEBOWL

     7b (i)  THE ABERFELDY COTTAGES TROPHY

 

 

JUNIOR ORAL DELIVERY AGGREGATE PRIZE

 

THE T.S.B. (SCOTLAND) ABERFELDY BRANCH TROPHY

Awarded to the competitor with the highest number of points in JUNIOR CLASSES 2, 4 AND 7. Points are awarded as follows: 1st: 3 points; 2nd: 2 points; 3rd: 1 point.

The full number of points will be awarded to everyone who ties for it, but no points will be awarded for third place, if the tie is for first or second place.

 

 

 

 

VOCAL MUSIC

  

(Competitions 9-15 in this section are open to boys and girls and prescribed pieces are chosen from Orain na Cloinne”)

 

 

9.     Solo Singing, Girls and Boys P1 - P3  “Tha Dadaidh ag obair”  OR “A’ bhanarach chaoin”.

                    

10.  Solo Singing, Boys and Girls P4 - P5

Girls: “Am faca tu ’n gobha?”         Boys: “Iain, a luaidh, am pòs thu?”

 

11. Solo singing, boys and girls P6 – S1

Boys: “Thogainn fonn air lorg an fhèidh” Girls: “Cumha nan iasgairean”

 

12. Solo Singing, boys and girls P6 – S1.

      One song, own choice

 

13. Solo Singing, Secondary boys and girls S2 – S4.

      One song, own choice.

     

14. Solo Singing, Secondary boys and girls S2 – S4

      Girls: “Mo ghaol am Marcas Latharna” Boys: “Marbhphaisg air an òige”

 

15.  Solo Singing, Secondary boys and girls S4 – S6

One song, own choice.

 

16.                  Duet, Primary pupils P4 – P7

           One song, own choice.

 

17. Duet, Secondary pupils S1 – S6

One song, own choice.

     

 

 

VOCAL MUSIC TROPHIES AND PRIZES

 

  9. THE DUNCAN MACDONALD MEMORIAL CUP

10. THE COLMAR CUP FOR THE HIGHEST MARKS OVERALL

      THE ALMA COULL MEMORIAL CUP FOR THE HIGHEST MARKS IN MUSIC

11. THE MACDONALD CUP in memory of Christie and Peter.

12. THE PETRINE M. STEWART MEMORIAL TROPHY

13. THE PETER SHEPHERD SHIELD

14. THE ANGUS MACASKILL MEMORIAL TROPHY

15. THE DONALD MACINTOSH MEMORIAL TROPHY

     17. THE JAMES WATSON MEMORIAL SHIELD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHORAL MUSIC

 

Junior choral:                 Own choice music is restricted to music published in any An Comunn Gaidhealach music publication e.g. Junior Choral Booklet, Orain Aon Neach etc. from any year. Please also see Rule 13.

 

 

18.  Choral singing, UNISON. Primary choirs.

Two contrasting songs, own choice.

 

19.  Choral singing, 2-PART HARMONY. Primary choirs.

Two contrasting songs, own choice.

 

20.  Choral singing, UNISON. Secondary choirs.

Two contrasting songs, own choice.

 

21.  Choral Singing, 2-PART HARMONY. Secondary choirs.

Two songs, own choice.

 

 

JUNIOR CHORAL PRIZES

 

18. THE JANET MCLAREN MEMORIAL TROPHY (Overall Winner)

       THE WM ADAM DUFF MEMORIAL CUP (Highest mark in Gaelic)

19. THE CRIEFF AND DISTRICT HIGHLAND SOCIETY TROPHY

      THE KATHLEEN GERRIE MEMORIAL CUP (Highest mark in Music)

20. CUACH MHICAOIDH

21. THE KIRSTY MACFARLANE TROPHY

 

 

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL

 

Own choice of a Melody of a Gaelic Song, to be named on entry form.

Maximum time allocated for each performance: Ensemble - 5 mins; Individual - 3 mins

 

 

22.        Recorder Ensemble. Primary or secondary pupils.

a)     UNISON                               b) 2-PART HARMONY

 

23.        Strings ensemble. Primary or secondary pupils.

a)     ELEMENTARY                    b) ADVANCED

 

24.  Strings. Elementary Primary and Secondary. Any Strings instrument.

a)     ELEMENTARY                   b) ADVANCED

 

25.  Woodwind.  Primary and Secondary. Any Woodwind instrument.

a)     ELEMENTARY                   b) ADVANCED

 

26.  Brass Elementary. Primary and Secondary. Any Brass instrument.

a)     ELEMENTARY                   b) ADVANCED

 

27.  Clarsach Elementary. Primary or secondary pupils.

 

 

JUNIOR INSTRUMENTAL TROPHIES AND PRIZES

     

      26a. THE KAREN LANG SHIELD

      26b. THE MARGO LANG TROPHY

 

 

 

 

LITERARY

 

28.  An A4 poster with Gaelic word content. Original artwork only.

(a)    Primary pupils.   Learners P1-3.  (b) Primary pupils. Learners P4-7. 

(c)  Primary pupils.  Gaelic Medium  P1-3.   (d) Primary pupils.  Gaelic Medium  P4-7.

      (e)  Secondary pupils.  Learners.  (f)  Secondary pupils. Gaelic Medium.

       

29.  Media. Primary and secondary, individual or group.

       Radio/video programme not exceeding 10 minutes on topic of own choice.

a)     Learners.                                      b)   Gaelic Medium.

     

Posters and Media to be submitted to Secretary by 31st May.  Please note: late entries will not be judged. Posters and Media files will not be returned after the Mod.

 

 

 

LITERARY PRIZES

    

      28 THE ALEXANDER STEWART MEMORIAL PRIZES

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR AGGREGATE PRIZE

 

THE MARJORY CAMERON MEMORIAL CUACH

will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest number of points in the

Junior Section.

      By the regulations, the trophy cannot be awarded two years in

succession to the same competitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY  9th JUNE 2018

 

SENIOR SECTION

 

 

ORAL DELIVERY

 

 

30.  Reading at sight.  Piece of unfamiliar prose chosen by the adjudicator.

Fluent speakers.

 

31.  Reading at sight.  Piece of unfamiliar prose chosen by the adjudicator.

Learners.

 

32.  Reciting from memory. Poem: Own choice. Fluent speakers.

 

33.  Reciting from memory.  Prose: Own choice.  Fluent speakers.

 

34.  Reciting from memory. Poem: Own choice. Learners

 

35.  Sgeulachd. Narrating historical or traditional story. Fluent speakers.

 

36.  Sgeulachd. Narrating historical or traditional story. Learners.

 

37.  Acted Dialogue or Playlet.

 

38. Gaelic conversation between competitor and adjudicator. Learners.

 

ORAL DELIVERY TROPHIES AND PRIZES

 

      38 CUACH BUIDHEANN GHAIDHLIG BHLÀR GHOBHARAIDH

 

THE LOCHTAYSIDE BRANCH TROPHY for highest aggregate mark in learners’ competitions 31,34, 36 and 38

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERARY

 

 

39.  Composition of a song or a poem.

Entries to the Secretary by 1st June 2018.

 

40.  A collection of Perthshire Words, Phrases and Expressions.

Open to Junior and Senior Competitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOCAL MUSIC

 

 

41.  Oran Mòr.  Ladies  -   “Fuadach nan Gàidheal”.                                   

      Oran Mòr.  Men      -   “Cumha Coire Cheathaich”.

     

42. Solo singing, one song, prescribed. Mixed Voices. -  “Eilean Idhe”.    

   The winner of this competition is eligible to compete in Competition A271 at the

     National Mod. Confined to residents of Perth & Kinross, Angus and Dundee.

 

43.   Solo Singing, one song. Own choice. Mixed voices.

     Confined to former first prize winners at a Perthshire & Angus Mod.

 

44.   Solo singing one song, prescribed. Learners

     Ladies  -   “A’ Chuairt-shamhraidh”.

     Men      -   “Ho ro ’s toigh leam fhìn thu”.

 

45.   Solo singing, one song, Ladies. Own choice.

 

46.   Solo singing, one song, Men. Own choice.

 

47.   Solo singing, one song, own choice. Mixed voices under 21 years.

 

48.   Solo singing, one song, prescribed. Mixed voices.         

    Ladies  ­-  Bràigh Ùige”.                                

    Men ­­­­­     -  “Long mo bhruadair”.

 

49. Solo singing, one song: A Perthshire song. Mixed voices.

 

50.  Solo singing, one song. EITHER: a song by Duncan Ban MacIntyre OR a Skye OR a Sutherland song. Mixed voices.

 

51.  Solo singing, one TRADITIONAL song, own choice. Mixed voices.

 

52.  Solo singing, own choice. Mixed voices.

 

53.  Singing in Gaelic of a Kennedy Fraser Arrangement with piano accompaniment.

   Entries are invited from accompanists who will be required to provide their own singer.

   Marks will be awarded on COMBINED performance of singer and accompanist.

   Mixed voices, junior and senior.

 

54.  Duet. One song, own choice.

 

55.  Quartet. One song, own choice.

 

56.  Folk group. Two songs, own choice. Junior and senior.

 

57.  Choral singing of ‘PUIRT A’ BEUL’ in 4-part harmony.

Two songs, own choice.

 

 

58.  Choral singing in 4-part harmony.

Two songs, own choice

 

59.  Choral singing, own choice. Two songs.

a)     Female voice choir                           b) Male voice choir

 

 

VOCAL MUSIC TROPHIES AND PRIZES

 

 

41. THE CRIEFF & DISTRICT HIGHLAND ASSOCIATION, NANCY EWING     MEMORIAL QUAICH for highest aggregate mark in Competition 41

42.  THE IAIN M. R. STEWART (ABERFELDY) MEMORIAL CUP

 THE MORAG MURRAY MEMORIAL TASSIE

  Highest mark in music. Presented by Scotstoun 1987.

43.  CUACH BHRAGHAD-ALBAINN

44.  THE EUAN MACDIARMID TROPHY

45.  THE MARGARET FORBES MCLEISH TROPHY

46.  THE T.M. STEWART (ABERFELDY) MEMORIAL CUP

47.  THE IRVINE MEMORIAL MEDAL

48.  THE GEORGE A. MATHESON MEMORIAL CUP

 THE WILLIE MACDONALD TROPHY for highest mark in Gaelic.

49.   THE  MACLELLAN WEEM CUP

50.   THE JAMES GRANT SCOTT (KINLOCH RANNOCH) MEMORIAL TROPHY (Duncan Ban MacIntyre song)

  THE MARJORIE MACKENZIE WILSON MEMORIAL TROPHY                     (Skye and Sutherland song)

51.   THE CRIEFF BOWLING CLUB TROPHY

52.   THE JEAN LAURIE MEMORIAL CUP

53.   THE KENNEDY FRASER TROPHIES Donated by Mr. D. M. Sinclair, Rannoch

 

54.   THE TRACY OGILVIE AND KATRINA FALCONER TROPHY

55.   THE MICHAEL DRURY MEMORIAL TROPHY

 

57.     MAY MITCHELL and FRANCES MATHESON CUACH

58.    THE WESTCROFT TROPHY

             THE JANET MCINTYRE MEMORIAL CUP for highest marks in Music

              CUACH CHLACHMHOR for the highest marks in Gaelic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL

                                           (JUNIOR and SENIOR)

 

      PIPING

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL JUNIOR COMPETITIONS WILL BE SEPARATED BY SCHOOL YEAR INSTEAD OF AGE

 

The piping classes are set out to encourage the entry of competitors who are learning the instrument, and are intended to be graded in such a way as to separate the younger and novice pipers from the more mature and experienced players.

Competitors may enter ONLY TWO competitions within any of the following combinations:

63A & 64;   63B & 64; 64 & 65; 64 & 66; 65 & 66; 65 & 67; 66 & 67.

All entries are subject to the scrutiny of the committee whose decision shall be final.

 

63. a) THE CATHERINE BLAIR TROPHY

          Chanter. Playing 2 parts March time.  Under 13.

 

      b)  THE BOB MACNAUGHTON TROPHY

           Chanter. Playing of a 2 part March time. 13 - 16.

 

64.      THE JOHN MACKAY QUAICH

           Novice Bagpipes. Playing of a 4 part March time. Under 18.

Confined to those who have not won a Novice Under 18 competition.

 

65.     THE DAVIE HUTTON QUAICH

           MARCH Playing of 4 part 2/4 March.  Under 16.

 

THE ANGUS MACDIARMID MEMORIAL PRIZE for the highest aggregate mark in comps 66 & 67.

 

66.     THE DUNCAN KENNEDY MEMORIAL CUP

          March, Strathspey and Reel.  Under 18.

 

67.     THE ERNEST J. CLARK MEMORIAL TROPHY

    CEOL MOR. Under 18.

 

68.    MARCH, STRATHSPEY AND REEL.                 Seniors, 18 and over.

 

   THE JOHN FRASER MEMORIAL PRIZES          Highest aggregate.

 

   THE BALNEARN TROPHY                                  Winner of March.

 

               THE PIPE-MAJOR JOCK SPENCE TROPHY  Winner of Strathspey and Reel.

 

69.    THE PIPE-MAJOR WILKIE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

   CEOL MOR. Seniors.  18 and over.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIDDLE

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL JUNIOR COMPETITIONS WILL BE SEPARATED BY SCHOOL YEAR INSTEAD OF AGE

 

70.    Playing the Melody of a Gaelic Song. Juniors

         a) P3 – P5                             b) P6 – S1

 

71.    THE IAN REID MEMORIAL FIDDLE. (Retention for one year)

   Playing the Melody of a Gaelic Song. Juniors S2 – S4

 

72.   THE ALEX H. ROSS MEMORIAL TROPHY

  Playing of Strathspey and Reel. Juniors S2 – S4.

 

73.   THE SANDY COOK M.B.E. MEMORIAL FIDDLE. (Retention for one year)

  Playing of Slow Air and March. Juniors S2 – S4

 

74    THE DUNKELD AND DISTRICT STRATHSPEY AND REEL SOCIETY TROPHY

  Playing the Melody of a Gaelic Song, Strathspey and Reel.

  Seniors (Secondary S5 and adult)

           

75.  Playing of a March, Strathspey and Reel.

 Seniors (Secondary S5 and adult)

 

76.  THE IAN AND MARGARET REID MEMORIAL SALVER

 Group - three or more players, at least 2 fiddles and other instruments acceptable.

 Own choice of Scottish traditional tunes, not to exceed 5 minutes.

       Open to juniors AND seniors

 

 

         N.B. Comp. 70- 76 incl.  All tunes to be played twice.

 

 

 

 

ALL SINGERS MUST LEARN “SUAS LEIS A’ GHÀIDHLIG” AS PRINTED BELOW.

 

SUAS LEIS A’ GHÀIDHLIG!

 

Togaibh i, togaibh i, cànain ar dùthcha;

Togaibh a suas i gu h-inbhe ro chliùitich;

Togaibh gu daingeann i ’s bithibh rith’ bàigheil,

Hì horo, togaibh i; Suas leis a’ Ghàidhlig!

 

’S i cànain na h-òige; ’s i cànain na h-aois;

B’ i cànain ar sinnsir; b’ i cànain an gaoil;

Ged tha i nis aosd, tha i reachdmhor is treun;

Cha do chaill i a clì,’s cha do strìochd i fo bheum.

 

 

THE MOD COMMITTEE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AS THE SYLLABUS IS REVIEWED AND UPDATED OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

 

 

 

ENTRY FORM FOR MOD 2018

 

Full Name and Address of Competitor:

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

…………………………………………………………Post Code ……………………………….

 

Tel No……………………………………….Mobile….……………………………………………

 

Email…………………...........................................................................................................

 

Year of school (if under 18) e.g. P6, S2 etc.……………………………….……………………

 

Competition No(s) as per Syllabus ……………………………………………………………...

 

Name of Gaelic Air in Instrumental Classes …………………………………………………...

 

…………………………………………………………………………........................................

 

No of Programmes required (£3 each + £1.00 postage) ………………………………………

 

ENTRY FEES

ALL JUNIORS FREE

           SENIOR SECTION PER ENTRY

Individual Competitors: £2.00; Duets, Quartets, Folk groups: £5.00 Choirs:£10.00;Instrumental: £1.00.  (Cheques payable to Perthshire & Angus Provincial Mod).

 

           PLEASE RETURN ENTRIES BY 31st March 2018 TO ENTRIES SECRETARY:

 

Gilliain MacDonald, 6 Inchfield Dunkeld, PH8 0JT        Tel  01350 727599

 

Email address for entries pad.gaelicmod@gmail.com

 

Website address: www.aberfeldymod.org.uk

 

 

 

PRESCRIBED PIECES

 

JUNIOR ORAL BOOKLET                                                      £2.00

JUNIOR SOLO BOOKLET                                                      £5.00

JUNIOR CHORAL BOOKLET                                     £5.00

SENIOR SOLO BOOKLET                                                     £5.00

SENIOR ORAL BOOKLET                                                     £1.50

 

available from:

 

An Comunn Gàidhealach Ltd, Balnain House, 40 Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HR