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Gaelic Md at Grandfather Mountain

Corporate Sponsor: The New York Caledonian Club

The North Carolina Gaelic Md will be held on Saturday of the Games in Linville, North Carolina in association with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The Md will start at 3:00 pm in Donald's Gaelic Ceilidh Tent. Registration forms may be picked up at Donald's Gaelic Cilidh Tent at any time during the Games until 1:00 pm on Saturday.

What is a Md? A Md is a Gaelic song competition for anyone who feels like they want to try their hand (or voice!) at singing a Scottish Gaelic song. We try to keep the competition low key and make it fun for everyone - competitors as well as spectators.

The rules are simple:

1. Sing one Scottish Gaelic song, preferably a slow one like a waulking song, rowing song, lullaby, ran mr, or lament.

2. The competitors must supply the judge with two copies of the Gaelic words to their songs. They should also supply an English translation.

3. It is preferred that songs be learned by heart prior to the competition without the need to resort to written text.

4. Please keep the songs to a reasonable length.

For more information contact Dr. Jamie MacDonald at (902)-386-2505 (Canada) or e-mail at