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'The Choir has been making music since 1987 ... In addition to taking part each October in the Royal National Mod, Aberfeldy Gaelic Choir's programme includes various provincial competitions, including our own local Mod in Aberfeldy.'

 

'Was formed in 1954. Since then it has enjoyed many successes, both nationally and internationally. It participates annually in Scotland’s most prestigious Gaelic Festival, the Royal National Mòd, and has won many of the top choral awards, including the Lovat and Tullibardine shield on ten occasions.'

 

'Formed in 1893 and is the oldest Gaelic choir in Scotland. Throughout its history it has promoted the cause of the Gaelic language and Gaelic choral singing in particular. The Choir has always been based in the West End of Glasgow and we meet for practices every Monday.'

 

'The Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir dates back to 1944 when it was formed by members of the Glasgow Islay Association, one of the many territorial organisations serving the needs of the many Highlanders who had moved to the city for work. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of that Association, in 2012, the ladies in the choir now wear the newly designed Glasgow Islay Association Tartan. While in the immediate post-war years many of the members would have had connections with the home island, today’s members have backgrounds in both Gaelic and non Gaelic speaking areas of Scotland and even beyond ... New members are welcome and there is no requirement to read music or to have any knowledge of the Gaelic language.'

 

‘Throughout the session Choir practices concentrate on the learning of songs for the National Mod and on preparing songs for the annual concert (usually March) and for other events ... The Choir's survival is wholly dependent on members' contributions through subscriptions and fund raising.’

 

'Còisir Ghàidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich, the Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir, was founded in the spring of 1978, solely to compete at that year's mod when it was realised that Mull needed more representation at the National Mod ... "just for that year" ... Needless to say, it was agreed at the first Annual General Meeting that the Choir should remain in existence, and it has gone from strength to strength ...'

 

'The Choir was formed by Wilma Scouller in 1980 with a core of members from her former church choir from Uplawmoor which had successfully competed as a rural choir in the Mod ... At present the Choir is singing as a Ladies' Choir. Hopefully we will attract some men in the future and resume our previous position as a mixed voice Gaelic Choir.'

 

‘Comunn Ciuil an Òbain (Oban Gaelic Musical Association) is the umbrella organisation of which Còisir Ghàidhlig an Òbain (Oban Gaelic Choir) is part. We have associate members who form Càirdean Còisir Ghàidhlig an Òbain (Friends of Oban Gaelic Choir) and they are non-singing supporters who help raise funds and promote the Choir, one of the oldest Gaelic Choirs in Scotland. We meet weekly, usually on Monday evenings, from 7.30-9.30. in Oban. Often, we have other practices, depending on events and performances. We take every opportunity to sing and attend local Mòds as well as the National Mòd when it’s practical but we sing primarily for enjoyment and the fun and friendship we have together.’

 

‘Còisir Sgìre Phort Rìgh, the Portree District Gaelic Choir take their name from the main town on the Isle of Skye, however their members come from all parts of the island and beyond. The choir currently compete at the Royal National Mòd which is held every October in a different town throughout Scotland ... Lack of knowledge of the Gaelic language is not a problem as Gaelic tuition will be supported by the choir's Gaelic tutor. All new members will be made very welcome so please come along and join us ...’

 

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Stirling Gaelic Choir was founded in 1948 and might more realistically be called the Central Scotland Gaelic Choir, as its 40 plus membership travel to rehearsals from Balfron to Glenrothes, Bonnybridge to Crieff and all parts in between ... Whether you are a fluent Gaelic speaker, or a complete beginner with an interest in learning a bit about the language, or whether you just enjoy Gaelic music and culture, we will welcome you and find a place for you. You do not need to be a Gaelic speaker; we have a tutor who helps us to learn the words of our songs ... The choir welcomes new members from all cultures, creeds, sexual and gender orientation. The rehearsal premises are disabled accessible. Members can apply for fee reduction or for financial support for participation in competition events if costs would otherwise exclude them.’

 

Founded 1949: ‘Aims to promote, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music and in particular Gaelic Choral Music. It was formed purely as a representative body seeking to further the interests of all Gaelic Choirs. It is a governing body and does not interfere in any way whatsoever with the management or work of any individual choir.’

 

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