Choir Sing Their Heart Out

Every Thursday after school every one in the choir go to the hall for practice. On Saturday 2nd June all of the choir went to Bowmore to the local mod. They sang the unison, unison 2, strathspey, reel and the peurt a ‘beul. They came first for the unison and second for the strathspey and reel. They won two trophies, one for the Psalm and the other trophy was for their unison. The choir said “Yeah we came first!” Then Mrs Macdonald the conductor said “We won.” They all had fun.

The Choir Sing Their Hearts Out

On the 2nd of June, PortEllen Gaelic choir were at the High school, to sing at the local mod,they were conduced by Maureen MacDonald, the head Teacher.

The first song they sang was the unison, secondly was Peurt a ‘ bheul, then the reel. They made some mistakes and Mrs Macdonald said ” we have blown it now” But just then Mr Macdonald, her Husband came though and said they had won 1st in

the unison. Yeh!  They also came second in the perurt a ‘ bheul.

Action Song Success

Port Ellen P1/2s, aged 5-6 won the action song trophy, against another two schools, at the Mod in Bowmore high school!!! On Saturday 2nd June. They sang a song called {Engine,Tractor Agus Van}
Ellie said “I am glad we won!” Miss Macrae said “Well done.”  Everyone wore fantastic costumes and Ruraidh did very well as Donny Dotamen!!!

By Emily

Our Achievements At The Mod

On Sunday 16th October the Port Ellen Primary Gaelic Choir flew off on an aeroplane to Stornoway.  It took us 40 minutes to get there and it was 20 minutes less than what it normally is.  The next day was Monday 17th October that was the day of the mod, the people that were doing poems and solos had to get up quite early to go and do them.  I got a 4th for my poem and for my solo I got a score of 178.  My choir did really well, we won all of our songs that is our 2 unisons, 2 two parts and our Puirt a beul.

By Maisie Logan

The Mod

The mod is good because we all have fun and we won.  It’s too bad that the big girls and boy are leaving.  I learned that singing is fun but singing in Gaelic is AMAZING!!!!!!!
By Elizabeth.

Stornoway 2011 mod

Hi my name Eleanor, I am going to tell you about the when Port Ellen primary choir went to Stornoway for the 2011 National Mod. They won 3 trophies and they stayed in a lovely hotel and the food it was lovely too.  I enjoyed singing because I like people watching me.
By Eleanor.