Edinburgh’s local children’s Mod, an exciting all-day festival of traditional Scottish Gaelic Arts, will this year host the first Edinburgh Mod Shinty Challenge Cup.
Taking place on Saturday 21st April, in the superb new Liberton High School facilities, the event is expected to attract many hundreds of participants, audience and officials from Edinburgh and beyond. This will include Gaelic speakers, learners, and instrumental musicians, including substantial piping and clarsach sections.
Apart from the decider between an Edinburgh youth squad and the top invited team to take home this prestigious trophy, there will be introductory sessions to try out the sport, as well as an exhibition.
The day is an unmissable opportunity to experience home-grown Scottish culture at its best, with the main stage showcasing some of Scotland’s top traditional youth choirs, youth folk groups, soloists, drama and instrumentalists. An enjoyable day for eveyone, and this year with the added excitement of Scotland’s oldest, most thrilling sport.
More information about the Mod is available at edinburghlocalmod.co.uk, and updates will be released in the near future.