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.

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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

Upcoming Events

Thursday 19th September - Royal Arch Bar,  8pm.
We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Arch Bar. We will perform a medley of gaelic music. Come along and enjoy a tipple as you toe tap to our traditional tunes. 

October 13th Dundee Gaelic Choir Annual Concert - DUNDEE WEST CHURCH
Hear us perform a joyous and emotive set of Gaelic ballads, duets and full choir pieces. Tea & cake is available afterward for you to enjoy and stay for a blether with us.

October 18th Royal Nation Mod - GLASGOW
All of our focus, determination & hard work is put to the test this weekend to bring back a trophy. Come and enjoy the Mod & Mod fringe events.
The massed choir singalong on Saturdayis a cultural jewel in the Mod crown and an event not to be missed.

Choir News

Alexandria Harmonizers & Dundee Gaelic Choir - GARDYNE THEATRE, DUNDEE
What a joy to sing with such internationally acclaimed singers. We sang beautifully and complemented the unplugged male choir, irish dancers and solists.

Aberfeldy Provincial Mod - ABERFELDY
We had an amazing time at the Aberfeldy Mod. Amazing singing and wonderful marks. 

Soup n' Song
The choir had an amazing set of songs which did not fail to wow our audience. Head over to our facebook page for a video of one of our performances and photos of the

Carol Concert for Dundee Central Baptist Church
The choir performed at a very welcoming and vibrant carol service. It was a joyous celebration. 

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. 

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.