VIDEO: Caileagan Beaga an Rubha perform One Direction

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Caileagan Beaga an Rubha from Point, Isle of Lewis took a break from Gaelic singing at the Royal National Mod in Paisley to sing a One Direction song.

The girls were celebrating winning the top prize in the folk group compeition for under 13 year olds.

The youngsters from Sgoil an Rubha in point were the winners of the U13 Folk Group competition and are pictured here with Hamish Fraser. SGD25903

The youngsters from Sgoil an Rubha in point were the winners of the U13 Folk Group competition and are pictured here with Hamish Fraser. SGD25903

For the fifth year running The Highland Council has sponsored this competition in partnership with Fujitsu who have provided a £500 prize voucher for the winning group.

Ms Abby Wilson, Fujitsu’s Community Benefits Programme Manager, said: “Fujitsu is delighted to encourage the participation of young people at all National Mods by co-sponsoring the under 13’s Folk Group Competition. Fujitsu would also to congratulate the young Caileagan Beaga an Rubha performers and are pleased to support Gaelic by presenting a £500 prize for IT equipment which the young people will be able to make good use of to further their linguistic and cultural

education.”

Councillor Hamish Fraser, Chair of The Highland Council’s Gaelic Implementation Group, who is attending the Mod said: “It was a real privilege watching all the young competitors who had entered the Folk Group competition perform and the young singers from Lewis did really well to come first as the standard was very high. All the entrants are very talented young people and we’ve every confidence that they will all progress and become successful ambassadors for Gaelic in the

future.”

He added: “The Highland Council wishes our colleagues in Renfrew-shire Council every success this year; and I look forward to meeting many people attending the Mod at Paisley. The Council has a concordat with An Comunn Gàidhealach in relation to the delivery of Royal National Mods in the Highlands, and we are very much looking forward to the 2014 Mod taking place in the Highland Capital.”

The other groups taking part in the competition were: Na Smeòraich (Bowmore Primary School) ; Misneach (Sgoil Lionail); Na h-Uiseagan Beaga (Sgoil Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu); Ceòl Mìorbhaileach an Rubha (Point, Isle of Lewis); Còmhlan-ciùil BSGI - A’ Chlann Nighean (Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis); Cairaidean Ciùil, Port Ellen Primary; Comhlan COOL (Bun Sgoil Taobh na Pairce); Na Seilleanan-meala (Sgoil Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu); Clann Stafainn (Staffin Primary School); Na h-Uiseagan

(Bowmore Primary School); Na Daoine Farumach (Bun Sgoil Taobh na Pairce); Na Trilleachain (Sgoil Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu); Sgoil Shiabost.

The group are pictured with Cllr Hamish Fraser.