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Mòd An Obain 2024

Friday 11th – Saturday 19th October 2024

Find your singing voice at world Gaelic Week!

Join acclaimed choristers for Seinn Leinn, an afternoon of singing, swapping and sharing Gaelic songs, no matter your singing ability.

Renowned local musician and acclaimed Oban Gaelic Choir conductor, Sìleas Sinclair, will host a relaxed afternoon of ‘scratch’ choir singing, open to anyone who’s ever wanted to give Gaelic singing a go.

Seinn Leinn aims to give folk a taste of the camaraderie, mental respite and joy that comes with choral singing, without the commitment of joining a choir.

Throughout the course of the afternoon, you’ll pick up some of the classically popular Gaelic songs, meaning you’ll be able to join in wherever you find yourself at a cèilidh – from Benderloch to Barvas and Kilmore to Castlebay – you’ll fit right in!

Amongst the highlights of a Gaelic chorister’s calendar is the Royal National Mòd – which returns to Oban this year.

It’s hoped that singers will come away from Seinn Leinn with the confidence and enthusiasm to participate in the most moving of Mòd events, the Massed Choirs – a gathering of hundreds of Gaelic choir singers to mark the end of the National Mòd.

This year, Oban will be treated to not one but TWO massed choir opportunities, after the Local Mòd takes place on the first weekend of June and the National Mòd comes to Oban in October.

This event forms part of World Gaelic week, an international initiative aimed at raising the profile of the Gaelic language, whilst bringing speakers, learners – and anyone else who’s interested – together to celebrate the hugely rich culture that the language represents.

Seinn Leinn will take place in the Rockfield Centre, Oban on Saturday 24 February between 1pm and 4.30pm. Come along for the whole afternoon, or just drop in – it’s up to you!

This event has been arranged by the Royal National Mòd Local Organising Committee, in advance of the Mòd returning to Oban once again in 2024.

For more info about Scotland’s premier, week-long celebration of Gaelic language and culture, check out Mòd an Òbain’s social media below.