A HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors, adjudicators, performers, competitors and attendees!

Event Photos available at:

With special thanks to Frank Schilder and Pictor Photography for all the lovely shots!


Congratulations to our Mòd Chanada 2015 Winners

Senior Oral Spoken - (Poetry and Sight-reading) (Adjudicator - Carina MacLeod)

Cathleen Ransom MacKay (1st), Ann Cochrane (2nd)


Choral Singing (Adjudicator - Carina MacLeod):

Junior Choral: Childrens - Na Cuileagan Lasraich (1st)

Senior Choral:  Choral - 4 part choral singing - Ar n-Òran (1st), Ottawa Celtic Choir (2nd); Puirt-à-beul - Ar n-Òran (1st), Ottawa Celtic Choir (2nd)

Solo/Duet Singing (Adjudicator - Carina MacLeod):

Senior: - Own choice - female - Krista Grant (1st), Cathleen MacKay (2nd), Ellen MacIsaac (3rd), Karen MacLeod (4th); Puirt-à-beul - female - Krista Grant (1st); Traditional - female - Krista Grant (1st); Singing with self-accompaniment - Krista Grant (1st), Karen MacLeod (2nd); Duo/Trio - Emma/Mary Ellen/Kate Grigor (1st)


Bagpipes (Adjudicator - Craig Munro):

Junior: Practice Chanter (2 part March) - Olivier Verville; Small Pipes (4 part March) - Olivier Verville; Pìobaireachd Ùrlar - Olivier Verville

Beginner: Practice Chanter (2 part March) - Norm Roberton; Small Pipes (4 part March) - Russ Jerome; Pìobaireachd Ùrlar - Norm Roberton

Intermediate: Practice Chanter (2 part March) - Jamie Dunn; Small Pipes (4 part March) - Michael Maloney

Advanced: Small Pipes (4 part March) - Tim Reid (1st - Wallace (£100)), Norm Roberton (2nd); Small Pipes (Strathspey/Reel) - John Virag (Wallace (£100)); Pìobaireachd Ùrlar - John Virag (Wallace (£100));

Highest combined score: Olivier Verville (Wallace (£100)),

Duet/Own Choice: Olivier Verville/Russ Jerome/Michael Maloney (1st), Norm Roberton/Jamie Dunn (2nd)


Harp / Clarsach (Adjudicator - Susan Toman)

Junior Clarsach (Grade 2) - Beginner: Slow Gaelic Air - Bernice Corbishley (1st); Two Contrasting Gaelic Airs - Maya Pryor Allen (1st), Noelle Aldous (2nd)

(Grade 4 - Grade 6) - Slow Gaelic Air - Charlotte Pryor Hofleu (1st), Lilly Pryor Allen (2nd), Sarah Dolan (3rd); Duet - Sarah Dolan/Ashley Nicholls (1st), Charlotte Pryor Hofley/Lilly Pryor Allend (2nd)

(Grade 8+) - Slow Gaelic Air - Michelle Yin (1st); Duet - Michelle Yin/Mary Muckle (1st)

(Adult Clarsach - Grade 2) - Beginner: Slow Gaelic Air - Lyn Taylor (1st); Two Contrasting Gaelic Airs - Erin Dallaire (1st), Duet - Lyn Taylor/Mary Muckle (1st), Erin Dallaire/Mary Muckle (2nd)


Grand Prizes -

Highest Combined Oral Score (Spoken/Singing) - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Cùrsa Inntrigidh - Cathleen MacKay

Highest Combined Score overall - 1 week Gaelic College tuition - Olivier Verville

Highest Combined Singing score - Gift Certificate Prize Package - Krista Grant

Highest Combined Choral score - Bleakney Cup - Ar n-Òran

Highest PC score - SOSPB Shield (Practice Chanter) - Olivier Verville

Highest overall Harp score - Michelle Yin




On September 18th, 2013, our lives changed forever with the loss of founding choir and Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa member Michael Bleakney. Mike was with us through all of the formative stages of Ar n-Òran, Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa, Mòd Chanada and so much more. He gladly took part and was involved in virtually all of our activities. He was a stalwart dedicated man with a wonderful sense of humour that left an indelible mark on all who knew him.  Michael Richard Bleakney, August 1st, 1956 - September 18th, 2013

DONATE TO Mike's bursary fund here:


'S ann do neach sam bith aig a bheil ùidh ann an Gàidhlig na h-Alba a tha Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa.

Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa exists to promote Gaelic language, music and culture. Tha Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa ann gus cànan, ceòl agus cultar na Gàidhlig a bhrosnachadh. We organize and help to grow a Canadian National Capital Mòd in co-ordination with other Mòd organizations, which fosters and promotes Gaelic language, singing, dancing and piping activities. Bidh sinn a' cur Mòd Chanada air dòigh an cois buidhnean eile. Bidh Mòd Chanada a' brosnachadh cur-seachadan Gàidhlig, mar chànan, seinn, dannsa agus pìobaireachd. We also provide information, contacts and facilities for Gaelic choirs, musical learning and other Gaelic music related activities. Tha fiosrachadh againn cuideachd mu chòisirean Gàidhlig, ionnsachadh ciùil agus gnothaichean eile aig a bheil ceangal ri ceòl Gàidhlig. We would love to hear from you. Bhiodh e fìor mhath cluinntinn bhuat. Email (post-d)  Phone or text message at (fòn no teacs gu): 1-613-286-1003