Royal National Mòd

The Royal National Mòd


The Royal National Mod
An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Highland Association) 

The Royal National Mòd – Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail – is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Highland Association), which was founded in Oban in 1891. Famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage, Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic music and song, highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.

The Clarsach Society, through its strong historic links with The Royal National Mòd, supports the annual Mòd gathering, offering a wide range of competitions at all junior and adult ability levels, and ensures that trophies and certificates are provided to encourage players and tutors.

A Mòd Folio of prescribed music and guidance for competitors is produced annually by The Society and can be purchased from the National Office.

The Royal National Mòd 2021 will take place 8th – 16th October 2021 in a hybrid format.

The online syllabus will give people the opportunity to take part in this year’s Mòd by submitting videos of their performances. Age ranges and disciplines in the online syllabus have been extended this year to encourage as many participants as possible.

Find out more about The Royal National Mod.