Celtic & Scottish Studies

‘Suas leis a’ Ghàidhlig!’: The influence of innovative and forward-looking women in the development of the Mòd in the early years of the twentieth century.

Dr Priscilla Scott, University of Edinburgh

An Comunn Gàidhealach was formed in 1891, organising the first Gaelic Mòd the following year, but it was not until the early years of the twentieth century that the first women managed to access its somewhat conservative and all-male central committee. This presentation considers the impact of a small group of dynamic ‘new women’ on the development of the Mòd and wider An Comunn Gàidhealach activities, as they sought to implement their own innovative ideas and to encourage a forward-looking and more inclusive organisation in support of Gaelic. 

Edinburgh Gaelic Choir (Female voices)
May 08 2017 -

‘Suas leis a’ Ghàidhlig!’: The influence of innovative and forward-looking women in the development of the Mòd in the early years of the twentieth century.

All are welcome to join us at this first in what we hope will be an annual series of Mòd Lectures, sponsored by Celtic and Scottish Studies.

Project room (1.06)
50 George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9LH