Choir Members - Cumbernauld Gaelic Choir

Cumbernauld Gaelic Choir was formed in 1969. In the early days many of the original members were Gaelic speaking Highlanders who had moved to Partick and from there to Cumbernauld. These days the choir members are made up of a mixture of Gaelic speakers, Gaelic learners and those who enjoy the music.

To begin with the choir was very much a social group but became more competitive during the 1980's when we began to have some success at local and national Mods. Our first major success was in 1993 at the National Mod in Airdrie when we won the Margaret Duncan Trophy for town choirs. After winning this trophy for three consecutive years we began competing in the more prestigious Lovat & Tullibardine competition where we have won prizes on several occasions though we have yet to win first place.

We also have a very successful ladies choir, who won the top prize, the Esme Smyth trophy, at the National Mod in Perth and were the runners up in Stornoway.

Apart from taking part in competitions the choir also sings at various functions throughout the year, including performances at North Lanarkshire Council Gaelic Evenings and our own concert/ceilidh.

The choir is conducted by Rhona McMillan and our Gaelic tutor is Mary Ann Brown from Harris.


  • Rehearsals take place at 7.30 p.m on Monday evenings in Cornerstone House, 1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld G67 1BZ