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PICTURES MOD 2021: Highland capital welcomes Gaelic friends from across the nation to the Old High Church in Inverness


By Louise Glen

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Rev Calum Macleod (An t-Urr Calum MacLeòid), The Royal National Mòd, 2021 annual church service.
Rev Calum Macleod (An t-Urr Calum MacLeòid), The Royal National Mòd, 2021 annual church service.

CHURCH goers from across the nation gathered in the Old High Church for a celebration service in Gaelic.

With singing and music, the service was broadcast live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

Kristine Kennedy (Cairistiona Cheanadach) sings at The Royal National Mòd, 2021 annual church service.
Kristine Kennedy (Cairistiona Cheanadach) sings at The Royal National Mòd, 2021 annual church service.

A sermon was preached by Rev Calum Macleod,and the service included music and song from Kristine Kennedy and John M Martin.

Eilidh Davis played the clarsach and sang during the service.

Eilidh Davies play the Clàrsach and sings at The Royal National Mòd, 2021 annual church service.
Eilidh Davies play the Clàrsach and sings at The Royal National Mòd, 2021 annual church service.

An Comunn Gaidhealach president, Allan Campbell read a poem by Sandy Macdonald Jones, the Royal National Mod bard entitled Ortha Crann nan Teud, in praise of the clarsach.

In English Ortha Crann nan Teud is translated as Incantation of the Harp-Strings-Tree.

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