Sandy (Sandaidh) NicDhòmhnaill Jones is a prizewinning Gaelic poet, and was appointed Bàrd a’ Chomainn Ghàidhealaich (Gaelic Crowned Bard) for 2019-2020 at the Royal National Mòd Glasgow in October 2019. Her collection of Gaelic poetry and songs Crotal Ruadh—Red Lichen (Acair, 2016) won second prize in the Donald Meek Award for Gaelic Literature. She previously won the Wigtown Gaelic Poetry Prize in 2013, and the Irish/Scots Gaelic Poetry Prize Choirnéil Uí Néill in 2014. She is at work on her second poetry collection. Sandy is a long-standing supporter of the Royal National Mòd, and was awarded the Oban Times Gold Medal in 2017. She has won various Mòd competitions for singing, clàrsach, composing and choral arrangements, and is a former conductor of the London Gaelic Choir.