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Covid and Beyond

At last we resumed our weekly rehearsals, following Covid guidelines, in September 2021. We were all immensely pleased to be singing together again. We attended the Mod in mid October 2021, where we performed 2 songs and were given very good feedback and much praise for our performance. We even got onto the highlights of the Mod TV show on BBC Alba!

The Largs Gaelic Choir Quartet won 2 trophies and shared a third at the Mod. The Stornoway Gaelic Choir Cup in the senior choir competition with trophies also for highest marks in music and equal first in Gaelic. Well done Marie-Ann, Linda, Colin and Gus!

The choir had a very enjoyable evening cruise on The Waverley in August 2022.

The event was reported in The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society magazine “Paddle Wheels” as follows:

“As well as the organised live band in the Jeanie Deans Lounge there were impromptu performances by pipers and The Largs Gaelic Choir so the passengers were well entertained.”

We attended the MOD in Perth in October 2022 and sang in the Ladies Competition. We performed well although we were outside the top three places. However we all had a great time and had two memorable social evenings with the choir and guests. It was joyful to be competing again and to meet so many old friends in Perth. Many thanks to Eilidh,our conductor,for all her hard work and patience. Linda McCallum and Colin Fisher competed in the duet competition and performed very well.

We again sang in the Ladies choir competition at the MOD in Paisley in October 2023. Unfortunately we were unplaced but it was an amazing experience to sing in Paisley Abbey.

Our duet,Linda McCallum and Colin Fisher,were placed third in their competition singing a Runrig song with an arrangement by our conductor,Eilidh Johnson.

During the first covid lockdown we managed (eventually) to record a Christmas carol “LEANABH AN AIGH” using Zoom.

This has been skillfully edited to produce the following digital recording with photo montages.

Many thanks to Eilidh, our conductor, Linda Mccallum, and Colin Fisher for their hard work helping to make this possible!!

Scroll down and click on the video below.