Choir Members - Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association (Ceolraidh Gàidhlig Ghlaschu)

The Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association (or the ‘GG’ as it is popularly known) was founded in 1893 and is the oldest Gaelic choir in Scotland. The choir was conducted for an amazing 47 years from 1919 by J Norman McConochie who arranged many songs for choral singing.
Since 1983 the conductor has been Kenneth Thomson who won the National Mod gold medal in 1979. Mina Smith is the choir’s talented Gaelic Reader.

Over the years the choir has enjoyed much success at National Mods and since 2001 has been consistently in the top three in the Lovat and Tullibardine competition – winning in 2007 and 2010 as well as winning the Puirt-a beul on no less than 6 occasions over the same period.
The GG meets holds its Annual Concert on the second Friday of March and also takes part in a number of other events in Glasgow and beyond. It has produced 3 CDs – the most recent being a collection of Kenneth Thomson’s arrangements ‘Slighe an Airgid’ produced in 2009.


  • The choir meets each Monday at 7.45 in Partick South Church, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow and new members are always welcome. The GG probably has the youngest average age of singers but all ages are welcome. We know how to party too!

Other information

  • For further information please contact Kenneth Thomson on 07799 628256 or our Secretary Gina MacLeod whose details are shown here.