Dundee Gaelic Choir

Fàilte gu Còisir Ghàidhlig Dhùn Dèagh

Welcome to Dundee Gaelic Choir


Dundee Gaelic Choir, officially known as the Dundee Gaelic Music Association, was formed in 1896 and enjoyed early success in 1903 as the first ever winners of the prestigious Lovat and Tullibardine Trophy which they went on to win on several other occasions.  The Association went into abeyance in 1939 but was reconstituted in 1966.  In 2017 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the reconstitution with a dinner, ceilidh and sing-song ! It was well  attended by current and former members including Isobel Darroch, our original conductor from 1966 !

Dundee Gaelic Choir

The Dundee Gaelic Choir promotes the Gaelic language and culture through music and song. We compete in provincial mods throughout the year and at the Royal National Mod each October. We also entertain at Highland Societies and ceilidhs throughout the Tayside area.

The choir is conducted by Frances Menter with fun, vim and vigour ! Frances has extensive experience in working with a range of choirs and applies her wonderful talents with us.  While based in Dundee, the choir draws members from Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Fife. 

We are a friendly choir and learn a range of music from tradiitional Gaelic songs to modern Gaelic ballads written for Run Rig ! 

Keep an eye out for us as we would love you to come and hear us perform. Follow us on facebook for all the latest news from t:

Choir at Mod 2018



The choir meets for practice every Monday night at 7.15pm in the Central Baptist Church, 8 Ward Road, Dundee DD1 1LX.

New members are always welcome – especially men!  Prior knowledge of Gaelic is not required as tuition will be given. 

Contact Audrey Roshier on 01382 826301 or via email for further information.

Choir News

Royal National Mòd 2018 in Dunoon.
It was a wonderful Mod and we were delighted to come third ! 

Gaelic Choir 2018 Annual Concert
Our second annual concert was fresh and vibrant. The packed church was filled with beautiful song and delighted ears. 

Massed Choir to Celebrate opening of the V&A -September 2018

A number of Gaelic Choirs from across Scotland gathered at the McManus Galleries in Dundee to sing a wonderful cornucopia of songs. It was the most beautiful weather and we all sang joyously. We had an incredible number of people enjoying the music. It was amazing to see so many people tapping their feet and enraptured with our Gaelic music.


The choir headed to Aberfeldy and sang with great passion and were rewarded with third place !


The choir sang well throughout and their performances were rewarded with a rapturous applause by all enjoying the music at both events.

Dundee Gaelic Choir Concert October 2017

The choir held a public concert and performed a gorgeous set of gaelic songs ranging from the rambunctious to the tender. A number of solos were performed by our talented singers. Additonally, English translations of each song were displayed allowing the audience to appreciate the sentiment behind each performance.

Angus Open Day

The choir sang in Forfar to a very appreciative and engaging audience. Both the audience and the choir were full of smiles. 

Carol Concert for St John's Ambulance

The choir performed at a carol service for St John's Ambulance. It was a beautiful service full of warmth and friendship. 

Upcoming Events

2nd December: Carol Service, Stobswell Parish Church, Dundee

We are delighted to have been invited to sing at the Stobswell Parish Church carol service. We will be singing carols in both Gaelic and English. All Welcome. 

23rd December: Carol Service, Central Baptist Church, Dundee. Time TBC

We are thrilled to be singing at Central Baptiste Church carol service. We will be singing carols in both Gaelic and English. All Welcome.

17th February: Soup n' Song, Maryatt Hall, Dundee 2pm

After the success of 2018, we have again been invited to the "Soup n Song" series of musical experiences. We will sing a moving and rich blend of Gaelic songs for you to enjoy. Please come along and warm both your body and soul as our choir and soloists perform a range of new and popular Gaelic songs to enrich your weekend.