Choir Members - Còisir Lunnainn (London Gaelic Choir)

Còisir Lunnainn is not only the only Gaelic choir operating in England, but also the oldest continuing Gaelic choir anywhere in the world. We trace our history back to 1891 and the establishment of Còisir Chiùil Ghàidhlig Lunnainn, and we are making plans to celebrate our 130th anniversary in 2021 in style.

Còisir Lunnainn competed at the Mòd in Glasgow in 2019, coming fourth in the Margrat Duncan competition (joint third for Gaelic). It was our first appearance at the Mòd as a full choir after ten years of low numbers prevented us from entering. We were delighted to be back, and are full of excitement for the future. We are looking forward to competing again in 2020 in Inverness. Aside from the Mòd, annual fixtures include our Gaelic Christmas service, and our spring ceilidh. We also perform at other events in London, year round.


  • We welcome all singers, regardless of their level of Gaelic or any previous musical experience. We practise every Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the hall of Crown Court Church of Scotland near Covent Garden in central London (WC2B 5EZ). People turn up from 7pm for a pre-practice cup of tea and a blether.

    On the last Tuesday of each month, we end our rehearsal early and go round the corner to the pub for some more informal singing and chatting.

Other information

  • You can read a recent interview with our co-conductors Angelique MacDonald and Fergus Reoch here.

    Many members of the choir take part in a Gaelic conversation group immediately before our rehearsals, from 6pm to 7pm at the nearby Caffè Nero on Longacre (WC2E 9NG). Anybody who wants to have a chat in Gaelic (whatever your level) is most welcome. For more details search for Comhradh Gàidhlig Lunnainn.

    If you’d like to join Còisir Lunnainn, or if you’d just like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch at You can also follow us for information about events and choir activites on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @coisirlunnainn.