Rules & Guidelines

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL COMPETITORS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE RULES GOVERNING THEIR COMPETITIONS.

With the exception of the instrumental competitions, Competitors may not consult books, manuscripts or copies of music

Oral Competitions

In oral competitions if competitors have their own choice of passage, they must supply a copy for the adjudicator along with their entry. A three point deduction will be applied for failure to do so or for late submissions

Conversation

Conversation on any subject chosen by the competitor. Maximum conversation time is 4 minutes.

Storytelling

Tell a story of own choice. Maximum time is 4 minutes.

Vocal Competitions

In vocal competitions if competitors have entered own choice of song, they must supply two copies of the song and an English synopsis for the adjudicator along with their entry. A three point deduction will be applied for failure to do so or for late submissions. No translation is required for Traditional Song competitions.

Solo Singing

In solo singing each competitor is restricted to 28 lines of verse. This does not apply to Traditional singing.

No competitor in the Junior section can sing the same song in more than one competition.

Folk Groups

Perform two contrasting songs of own choice with accompaniment of musical instruments. Maximum time of 5 minutes performance.

Competitors cannot use any prescribed songs in the Junior section as their own choice.

ALL PUPILS IN GAELIC CLASSES FROM PRIMAY FOUR UPWARDS MUST ONLY COMPETE IN COMPETITIONS FOR FLUENT SPEAKERS.

Please indicate along with your entries pupils who are Gaelic medium classes. (GM)

Please ensure that only pupils who are likely to compete are entered for the competitions.

If there are insufficient entries some competitions may be cancelled.

If the adjudicator deems that a sufficient standard has not been attained they may withhold prizes.

If entering the National Mod, please check the 2018 syllabus from An Comunn for any prescribed songs, poems etc. You may find that although you have a choice at the Local mod, you may not have the same at the National Mod, but may have to use a “set piece”.

The Mod Committee shall use the general rules employed by An Comunn. Available at http://www.ancomunn.co.uk/nationalmod/rules.

Entrants for Junior competitions are to calculate their age as on 01/10/18