Falkirk choir’s on song for another bit of Mod success

Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir 2014
Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir 2014
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Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir has enjoyed success at the 2014 Royal National Mod.

The 23-strong group was rewarded with first, second and third place finishes for their performances during competitions on Monday, and will return home with three trophies.

Mary Ann Brown, the choir’s Gaelic tutor from Denny, said: “It has been excellent and we are all very happy.

“The choir always does very well, but last year we didn’t win any trophies, so I would say this has been our most successful year in the past two or three years.”

Conducted by Mary McLean, the choir won the Choral unison under-19s learners competition, winning the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy.

Falkirk Juniors also won the aggregate prize for Gaelic, winning the Iain Thomson Memorial Trophy and the Alistair MacNeil (North Berwick) Trophy. And that wasn’t the only success.

Mhairi Kennedy from Bonnybridge, a pupil at Condorrat, won the Joan Campbell Memorial Trophy for vocal solo (learners) in the age five to six category.

Mhairi is the daughter of Lyle Kennedy, the 2008 Mod gold medallist.