Choir Members - London Gaelic Choir

The London Gaelic Choir (Còisir Lunnainn) is the oldest continuing Gaelic choir in existence, founded in 1891. The choir has frequently competed at the National Mòd and, nearer to home, has promoted Gaelic solo and choral singing through public performances, the soundtracks of early feature films (e.g. ‘Whisky Galore’ and ‘Rockets Galore’), and other recordings. Details of our CDs are on our website.

Rehearsals

  • We meet every Tuesday in central London, in the Crown Court Church of Scotland Hall, WC2B 5EZ. (The entrance is in Crown Court, which is off Russell St., adjacent to the Fortune Theatre and opposite Drury Lane Theatre; the nearest Underground is Covent Garden.) We have a chat and a ‘cuppa’ before our 7pm start, as well as a mid-rehearsal refreshment break.

    We welcome all singers. To us, if you have a ‘Gaelic heart’ you are a Gael! Non-Gaelic speakers are helped to get their pronunciation right with recordings of song words; whilst we have recordings of part music for those who learn by ear. Choristers are encouraged to develop their language skills, and our Gaelic tutor helps them to prepare for An Comunn Gaidhealach’s fluency tests.

Other information

  • Although low on numbers at present – therefore appearances at the National Mòd are in abeyance – we are gradually increasing our membership. To motivate and develop existing members, and reach out to potential recruits, we have been hosting bi-monthly musical evenings at our ‘local’, the Nell of Old Dury, attracting singers and musicians from Celtic traditions and much further afield. Visitors to London from other Gaelic choirs are especially welcome to join us at rehearsals, or for an evening at ‘The Nell’.

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