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Past Events

Below are a few of the events we’ve done over the last few years. If you want to see more photos from previous events have a look at our Gallery.

Post Lockdown Choir Practice

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Eila’s Birthday Party

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Choir Night Out

Saturday 11th January 2020

We had a very enjoyable annual dinner in a local hotel with current members and many ex members and friends of the choir over the years attending. This ended with a spirited rendition of numerous well known Gaelic and Scots songs – helped by the odd dram or two!

Fairlie Christmas Concert

Tuesday 17th December 2019

The Choir took part in a Christmas Concert at Fairlie Parish Church.

Ghlaschu National Mòd 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

The Choir had a very enjoyable and eventful day at Ghlaschu National Mòd 2019. Despite having new members who have never sung at a Mòd before, we held our own among much bigger, well established choirs. In particular our performance of ‘Santiago’ written by Gilliebride MacMillan went down very well with the audience. We were joint second for our Gaelic language pronunciation. Well done to all choir members and thanks for all the hard work, especially to our Conductor Eilidh Johnston.

Green Shutters Bistro Concert

Friday 21st June 2019

The Choir took part in a joint performance with the Largs Community Choir on Friday 21st June at the Green Shutters Bistro, to celebrate Make Music Day. Donations were made to support choir member Morag Graham  who cut off her hair to raise funds for North Ayrshire Cancer Care and Lupus UK.

Oban Provincial Mòd

Saturday 1st June 2019

Largs Gaelic Choir had a successful day at Oban Provincial Mòd. The Ladies Choir won their section with their rendition of two Gaelic songs – Oidhche Mhath Leibh and Eilean Arainn. The first is a song of blessing, while Eilean Arainn is a song of praise and longing for the Isle of Arran. The adjudicators described their performance as “ buoyant” and “ gorgeous” and particularly praised the arrangement of Eilean Arrain by Eila Handyside,  who is a longtime member of the Largs Gaelic Choir.

The day in Oban concluded with a ceilidh in the Oban Bay Hotel.

Paisley Wynd Centre Concert

Friday 26th March 2019

The Choir took part in a concert at Paisley Wynd Centre appearing with other artists and local children in a celebration of Scottish and Gaelic music.

Largs Lunch Club Concert

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The Largs The Choir entertained the members of the Largs Lunch Club.

St Johns Church Concert

Wednesday 5th December 2018

The choir took part in a concert in St Johns Church in Stevenston. It was in aid of HCPT Group 207 which takes children/young people with learning / behavioural / disability / illness / social problems to Lourdes at Easter.

Stirling Provincial Mòd

Saturday 16th June 2018

The Choir competed at the Stirling Provincial Mod and were awarded joint first place in the Ladies Choral Singing section with excellent marks for both singing and Gaelic performances.

Fort William National Mòd

13th – 21st October 2017

Several Choir members competed at the Mòd. Margaret Bell won the Ali Abassi Memorial Cup for poetry recitation. Largs Gaelic Choir Quartet ( Linda McCallum, Marie Ann McCord, Colin Fisher and Gus MacDonald) won the Stornoway Gaelic Choir Cup for quartet singing and the Marshall Stormonth Memorial Trophy for the highest marks in music.

Oban Provincial Mòd

Saturday 3rd June 2017

The Choir competed at Oban Provincial Mòd

Stornaway National Mòd

Choir member Margaret Bell won the Ali Abassi Memorial Cup for poetry recitation.

Choir Night Out

Friday 6th January 2017

The choir had a very enjoyable Night Out at Woody’s Restaurant, Largs

Burns Supper

Saturday 13th February 2016

The Choir held a Burns Supper in St Mary’s Church Hall, Largs.

Christmas Dinner

Tuesday 8th December 2015

The Choir had Christmas Dinner in Woody’s followed by a cèilidh.

Oban National Mòd 2015

The Choir competed in The Margrat Duncan Memorial competition and also in the Puirt-a-Beul competition.

St. Columba’s Concert

Tuesday 28th September 2015

The Choir held a free pre-Mòd concert in St Columba’s Episcopal Church Hall.

Oban Provincial Mòd

Saturday 6th June 2015

The Choir competed at the Oban Provincial Mòd. The Choir hosted an informal ceilidh at the Oban Bay Hotel on Saturday evening and several other choirs joined us there.

Renfrewshire Cuach Competition

Saturday 9th May 2015

The Choir competed in the Renfrewshire Cuach Competition in the Wynd Centre, Paisley.

Open Evening

Tuesday 13th January 2015

The Choir held an open evening with refreshments at St Columba’s Episcopal Church Hall, Aubery Crescent, Largs.

Hutton Park Concert

Tuesday 9th December 2014

The Choir entertained the residents of Hutton Park Residential Home. This was followed by our Annual Dinner at Woody’s Reataurant where a presentation was made to our retiring conductor Elspeth Howie.

Royal National Mòd 2014 – Inverness

The Choir competed in The Margrat Duncan Memorial competition and also in the Puirt-a-Beul competition.

Viking Festival

Saturday 30th August 2014

The Choir sang on an outdoor stage at Largs Esplanade for the Viking Festival.

Oban Provincial Mod

Saturday 21st June 2014

The Choir competed at Oban Provincial Mod and gained second places in both the mixed choir competition and the puirt-a-beul competition. In the evening we hosted an informal ceilidh where we were joined by members of the Oban and Taynult choirs.

“The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil”

April 2014

The Choir joined with Largs Players for a perfomance of “The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil” by John McGrath at Barrfields, Largs.

Beith Concert

Saturday 22nd March 2014

The Choir sang with Maggie MacInnes at a Concert for Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch in Beith Community Centre.

Dunoon Concert

Saturday 1st March 2014

The Choir gave a concert for the Dunoon Branch of An Comunn Gàidhealach

Burns Supper

Thursday 13th February 2014

The Choir held its Burns Supper in Clark Memorial Churh Hall, Largs.

Paisley Wynd Concert

Saturday 1st February 2014

The Choir sang at a concert hosted by Clann Gaidhlig in the Wynd Centre Paisley.

M&Co Concert

Saturday 21st December 2013

The Choir gave a charity performance in M & Co Largs for Cancer Research

Hutton Park Concert

Tuesday 10th December 2013

The Choir entertained the residents at Hutton Park followed by Christmas Dinner at Woody’s Restaurant.

Royal National Mòd 2013 – Paisley

The Choir won the Margrat Duncan Competition outright gaining the Margrat Duncan Memorial Trophy, the John McNicol Memorial Trophy for highest marks in Gaelic and  the Staffinders Quaich for highest marks in music. The An Comunn Silver Baton for the conductor of the winning choir went to Elspeth Howie.

Willowbank Ceilidh

Friday 4th October 2013

The Choir held a ceilidh dance in the Willowbank Hotel, Greenock Road, Largs

Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Saturday 28th September 2013

The Choir took part in a concert hosted by Lochwinnoch Arts Festival Committee.

Largs Live

Friday 28th June 2013

The Choir sang at Woody’s Restaurant as part of the Largs Live programme.

Oban Provincial Mòd

Saturday 22nd June 2013

The Choir competed at the Oban Provincial Mòd. We won the Puirt-a-beul competion and in the Mixed Voices competiton we took Second place but also took the prize for the highest mark in Gaelic.

Songs of Praise

Monday 1st April 2013

Choir members took part in a recording of Songs of Praise at Paisley Abbey.