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  • Falkirk Mod 2008 Fringe Highlights

    Falkirk Mod 2008- Donnie Munro Concert and Fringe Highlights: This year the Royal National Mod is coming to the Falkirk Council area for the very first time, from 10th to 18th Ocotber. We are honoured and proud to host the Mod and pleased to play our part in helping to ensure the survival of the Gaelic language and culture.

    A Mod fringe programme will run throughout the event, featuring a wide range of events to appeal to the whole community. Some of the highlights are listed here but look out for more information.

    To set the scene, former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro will play at FTH on Saturday 13 September, with support from the Catriona Watt Trio. Tickets are £16 (£14) from The Steeple box office. Tel: 01324 506850.


    Live Music
    Friday 10th 7:30pm
    Official opening of the Mod @ FTH (tickets are free but need to be booked through The Steeple box office)

    Friday 10th 9pm
    Opening night ceilidh dance with Lochaber ceilidh band @ The Park Hotel (tickets £6 order from box office)

    Sat 11th 7:30pm
    Fiddlers Rally @ FTH (£9 mod members and £10 non members, order from box office)

    Sat 11th & Mon 13th – Fri 17th 2 – 4pm
    Live music at the band stand and Steeple from local traditional musicians (free, no ticket required)

    Mon 13th & Tues 14th 7:30pm
    Children's dances at City Night Club (free, order from box office)

    Mon 13th
    Unsigned bands night at Behind the Wall (free, no ticket required)

    Tues 14th – Fri 17th
    Bodega, Face the West, Skerryvore & Dαimh @ Behind the Wall (free, no ticket required)

    Wed 15th – Fri 17th 2pm & 9pm
    Live music from Skerryvore, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Iain Angus MacLeod Band, Calum Iain MacCorquodale, Lochaber Ceilidh Band, Iain MacKay with Donnie & Diane, Ian Smith & Gordon Connel @ Antonine Hotel, Canal Inn, City, Cladhan Hotel, Goose at Newmarket & The Park Hotel (free, no ticket required)

    Thurs 16th 6:30pm
    Colmcille awards and live music at Callendar House (order ticket from box office)

    Thurs 16th 9:30pm
    Conveners ceilidh with performances from former Mod Gold medallists @ The Park Hotel (£5 members, £8 non members, order ticket from box office)

    Fri 17th 10:30pm
    Final dance with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Iain Angus Macleod Band, Skipinnish & Skerryvore (£10 order from box office)

    Sat 18th 10:30am
    Pipeband and massed choirs parade in the High Street (free, no ticket required)

    Talks & Workshops

    Sun 12th
    Tryst conference with Donald Meek, DW Stewart & Iain Scott @ Forth Valley College (free, order ticket from box office)

    Mon 13th 1:30 - 2:30pm
    Morag MacLeod: William Mathesons Legacy of Scottish Songs @ Callendar House (free, order ticket from box office)
    Mon – Fri
    'My mother, my daughter: the songs through our eyes'. An art exhibition by Victoria Caine and Sue Myles based on prescribed Mod pieces. (free, no ticket required)

    Mon – Fri 10am
    Parent & Child storytelling at Falkirk Library (free, order ticket from box office)

    Mon – Fri 10am
    Instrumental masterclasses on fiddle, pipes, Gaelic singing, accordion and pipe band drums (free, order ticket from box office)

    Mon – Fri 12 & 2pm
    'Come and try' classes for parent and child in Gaelic singing, fiddle, bodhran, chanter and accordion @ Callendar House (free, order ticket from box office)

    Mon – Fri 10am & 12noon
    Gaelic beginner language classes for children and adults @ Callendar House (free, order ticket from box office)

    Mon –Fri 10am – 5pm
    Pottery demonstrations by Barbara Davidson(free, no ticket required)

    Tues 14th – Fri 17th 10am – 4pm
    Childrens festival with instrument, drama, step dance, language and Gaelic singing workshops @ Camelon Education Centre (free, order ticket from box office)

    Wed 15th
    Talk by Essie Stewart 'Travellers – Life on the Road' @ Callendar House (free, order ticket from box office)

    Thurs 16th 2 – 3:30pm
    Donald Black with Donnie MacKenzie: Mouth organ workshop and talk On Honer Highlander Harmonica @ Callendar House (free, order ticket from box office)

    Thurs 16th
    Talk on the preservation on the Gaelic language in Nova Scotia by Lewis MacKinnon @ Antonine Hotel (free, no ticket required)

    Fri 17th
    Rona Lightfoot: Canntaireachd (free, order ticket from box office)

    For more information about Mod 2008 visit: MOD 2008 FALKIRK - Welcome to The Falkirk 2008 MOD Site / 10th - 18th October
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