With the Mod and now Samhainn past, it’s time to hunker down and do your choir practice!
We have some adventures to look forward to in 2014, with a Canadian-Highland collaboration taking us to London, Glasgow and Skye. As well as that, the Royal National Mod will be held in Inverness, so it’s a busy year home and away.
We are delighted to have some new faces among us as well as a few veterans returning for another tour of duty in 2014. With them in mind, here are a few past choir performances for inspiration. Now get back to work!
You can also hear some more repertoire pieces from our performances at the Eisteddfod in 2010
A great time was had at the mod in Paisley, despite several choir members being caught in a police craic-down. Songs were sung to the cheery commuters on the 07:30 from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street, Fish suppers were procured from the hands of Il Padrone Nutini, and some big birthdays were celebrated in style!
We were delighted to win the Puirt a beul competition for the second year running, also scoring the highest music mark and finishing second in the Lovat overall by just one point!
Congratulations to all the winners, and thankyou to all the organisers and volunteers, and to the buddies for putting up with it all. Watch the puirt at the link below:
We are delighted to be performing at Eden Court as part of the Blas Festival.
The concert features some of Scotland and Ireland’s leading singers and musicians, as well as the fine words of Skye poet Aonghas MacNeacail.
Kathleen MacInnes from Uist returns to Blas to lead the Scottish contingent.
Grainne Holland from Belfast, who recently released her debut album “Teanga na nGael” makes her Blas debut along with her band Donald O’Connor, Tony Byrne and John McSherry.
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh from legendary group Altan will be accompanied by brilliant instrumentalist Manus Lunny of Capercaillie.
Tune your vocal chords, there may well be choruses!
Thanks to our guests – Melvich Gaelic Choir, Nairn Gaelic Choir, Lairg Gaelic Choir, Dingwall Gaelic Choir and Coilich a’ Chinn a Tuath (and a cearc, Murdina!); to Yvonne, Bruce and Ben at Bogbain Farm for so generously donating the use of their fine venue, to quizmasters Seumas Campbell and Hamish Menzies, and to Mary Ann Kennedy and Maggie Macdonald for plotting a fabulous night where we raised a final total of £700 for the Mod Inbhirnis 2014 funds.
Ceilidh\Dance in British Legion on Huntly Street Inverness on Fri 15th Feb 8pm till late. Music by the mighty Monach Isle Dance Band, The British Legion Pipe Band, and Inverness Gaelic Choir. All welcome, tickets £8. Bring your Valentine, and your dancing shoes. Roses in your cheeks guaranteed!
Mòran taing to the committee and all the other helping hands behind Dunoon 2012,
a beautiful setting for a very well organised and satisfying Mod. Thanks to all those
who have got in touch with kind words, and congratulations to Dingwall Gaelic Choir and
all the other worthy winners! Roll on Paisley…
Below, you can watch “Mary Ann Kennedy and the Dum-Dums” performing the puirt at the Friday concert, you can watch the whole concert with some other great choral and solo performances at this link