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London Gaelic Choir and London Gaelic Society CEILIDH!

25 May, 2024
The London Gaelic Choir and the London Gaelic Society are holding a joint Ceilidh Dance at St. Columba’s in Pont Street on Saturday the 25th of May. Tickets are available here. Do pop along!

An Evening with Meg Bateman

6 Apr, 2024
The London Gaelic Society will be hosting Gaelic poet Meg Bateman for their next event. Details here.   Meantime, here is a poem of Meg’s which is a perennial favourite of the London Gaelic class  

Open Evening at London Gaelic Choir / Oidhche Fhosgailte aig Còisir Lunnainn

30 Jan, 2024
Còisir Lunnainn (the London Gaelic Choir) are having an open evening (or open rehearsal) on the 30th of January. Anyone  can come along to the rehearsal on a no-obligation basis to see if singing with the choir might be for you. You do not have to either have Gaelic or read music, as the rehearsals […]

Poetry Evening / Oidhche Bàrdachd

22 Nov, 2023
Bàrd a’ Chomuinn Ghàidhealaich Niall O’Gallagher will be giving a poetry reading in Gaelic and English in Wood Green on 22 November 2023. London Gaels are encouraged to attend (unless they are in the London Gaelic class, which is happening at the same time). Details herewith.

Supernatural History of the Highlands and Islands

26 Oct, 2023
If you love all things Hallowe’en / Oidhche Shamhna, this is for you! On 26 October, Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn (the London Gaelic Society) will be hosting an online talk on the supernatural in the Highlands. Blurb below…   The supernatural realm lives cheek by jowl with the living in the everyday lives of Scotland’s Gaels. […]

Gaelic Choir to perform at inaugural Scots in London Forum event

11 Oct, 2023
The inaugural gala of the Scots in London Forum, an umbrella organisation for Scottish groups in London, is taking place on 11 October. Gaelic will be represented through the London Gaelic Choir, Còisir Lunnainn, which will be singing on its own and together with the choir of Crown Court Church. The flyer is now saying […]

Next Gaelic Service in London / An Ath Sheirbheis Ghàidhlig ann an Lunnainn

14 May, 2023
An ath sheirbheis Ghàidhlig ann an Lunnainn: Là na Sàbaid, 14 Cèitean, aig 3f, leis an Dr Urr Aonghas Moireasdan, am modaratair bh’ ann roimhe aig Àrd-sheanadh Eaglais na h-Alba, aig Crown Court Church of Scotland, WC2B 5EZ The next London Gaelic service will be on Sunday 14 May at 3pm, with Revd Dr Angus […]

An Evening with Annie Catriona MacDonald

29 Apr, 2023
The London Gaelic Society is putting on an evening with Mòd Gold medal-winner, Annie Catriona MacDonald. Promises to be a cracker. Details above and tickets available here – see you there!

Skippinish playing London in October / Cuirm-ciùil Skippinish ann an Lunnainn san Dàmhair

26 Oct, 2022
Contemporary tradsters Skippinish will be playing the Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday 26 October 2022.   As recent winners of “Live Act of the Year” at Na Trads, they are bound to raise the roof!   Tickets available here.  

Iarla Ó Lionárd & Julie Fowlis to play King’s Place

24 Sep, 2022
This concert will bring together the Gaeltachd of both Ireland and Scotland, with Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionárd joining on stage Scotland’s own Julie Fowlis for a one-off collaboration.   Sounds unmissable!   Tickets available here.

Quiz Night with Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn / the London Gaelic Society

22 Sep, 2022
Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn / the London Gaelic Society will be holding a Quiz Night on Thursday, 22 September 2022 at London Scottish House. The quizmaster will be Scottish international quizzer (and Gaelic-speaker), Mark Rae. Details above. Tickets available via CGL’s website here. An dòchas gum faic sinn ann sibh! / Hope to see you there!

Peat and Diesel back in London in 2022

25 Mar, 2022
Peat and Diesel have announced new tour dates for 2022. The Leòdhasaich will be back in London with their “Away With Your Wellies” Tour on 25 March at the Islington Assembly Hall. Tickets available here – but they’re going fast! Get yourself a little brandy, give it laldy and GIL will see you there!

Annual Quiz Night / Farpais-Cheist Bhliadhnail

10 Mar, 2022
Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn / the Gaelic Society of London is holding its annual Quiz Night on 10 March 2022. The event will be online again this year – deets below. An dòchas gun chì sibh ann! (Ann an uinneag bheag air an sgàilean, tha mi a’ ciallachadh!)

Online event: Secrets of the Cladh Hallan Roundhouses with Professor Michael Parker Pearson

10 Feb, 2022
Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn will be hosting the above-titled online talk on 10 February 2022 at 7.30pm. Prof Michael Parker Pearson of UCL will talk about his work on Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements preserved in the machair of South Uist, including the discovery of purposefully mummified bodies, not previously found anywhere in Britain. Registration […]

London Gaelic Choir open evening / Oidhche fhosgailte aig Còisir Gàidhlig Lunnainn

1 Feb, 2022
Interested in Gaelic song? The Mòd? Making music with like-minded people? The London Gaelic Choir are having an online open evening on 1 February. Details above. Siuthadaibh – na bi diùid! Go on – don’t be shy!

London Gaelic Society AGM / Songs from Ainsley Hamill

18 Nov, 2021
The London Gaelic Society will be having its AGM on 18th November, following by a performance of songs – live, but online – from Ainsley Hamill. Ainsley will be well known to many members of the Society from the last recital she gave us – back before the pandemic. ‘S fhada bhon uairsin! For more […]

Communn Gàidhlig Lunnainn Oidhche Shamhna / Hallowe’en event

28 Oct, 2021
CGL are putting on an online event entitled “Ghost Stories for Hallowe’en”. For details, head over to the GCL website – here.

Discover Scottish Gaelic

8 Jul, 2021
Curious about Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)? Want a no-obligation taster session by way of introduction to Gaelic language and culture?   If so, you may wish to know that City Lit are running “Discover Scottish Gaelic”, a one-off online evening class. The class will be taught by Morag Trainor, who also teaches the regular language classes […]

An Evening with Joy Dunlop

24 Jun, 2021
The Gaelic Society of London has organised on online workshop and cèilidh with well-known Gaelic singer (and weather presenter!) Joy Dunlop. For more details, head over to the Gaelic Society of London’s new website here.

CGL Quiz / Farpais-Cheist CGL

18 Mar, 2021
Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn / the London Gaelic Society will be holding an online quiz night on 18 March. Barrachd fiosrachaidh a leanas / details to follow. Please mark your diaries!

An Evening with Sandy NicDhòmhaill Jones, the Gaelic Crowned Bard

20 Feb, 2021
The Gaelic Society of London present an evening with Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones on 20 February. In view of current restrictions, the event will take place on Zoom. Details below:  

London Gaelic Society AGM

26 Nov, 2020
The AGM will take place on Zoom, followed by a virtual cèilidh (starting at 7.30pm). More details to follow…

London Gaelic Society online cèilidh

24 Sep, 2020
The cèilidh will take place on Zoom… Details to follow.

Quiz Night with the Gaelic Society of London

2 Jul, 2020
Get your quizzing brains on for CGL’s Covid quiz night! Test your knowledge of all things… in general, plus some esoteric Gaelic stuff, no doubt. Apparently we can also expect some party pieces from the usual suspects. Sgoinneil! Barrachd fiosrachaidh gu h-ìosal:   On Thursday 2 July, at 7:30pm, Comunn Gàidhlig Lunnainn will be hosting […]

Annual Gaelic Mass

17 May, 2020
This year’s Gaelic Mass will be on 17 May 2020. It will take place, as usual, at St. Mary Moorfields. Further details will be posted when available.

Next Gaelic Service – 8th March 2020

8 Mar, 2020
The next London Gaelic service will take place on 8 March 2020 at 3.30pm. Details attached.   Fàilte oirbh uile! (All welcome.)

An Evening With Sandy NicDhòmhaill Jones

15 Feb, 2020
The London Gaelic Society will be hosting Sandy NicDhòmhaill Jones, recently crowned as Bàrd a’ Chomuinn 2019-2020 at the Mòd in Glasgow. Sandy will be singing and reciting her own compositions after the Society’s AGM on 15 February. Details in the flyer here: Gaelic Society Event Feb 2020.    

London Gaelic Choir Christmas Party

17 Dec, 2019
The Còisir Christmas party will be on the 17th of December at Crown Court Church of Scotland. Come along for some seasonal cheer, music and craic. All alumnae and friends of the choir welcome.

Gaelic Carol Service at Lumen Church

15 Dec, 2019
This year’s Gaelic carol service will take place at the Lumen Church in Regent Square on the evening of 15 December 2019.   The service will start at 6.30pm.   So far as we are aware, this is the only Gaelic Christmas service in London. Come along for some uplifting congregational singing, supported by the […]

Quarterly Gaelic Service

8 Dec, 2019
Led by the Ref. Kenneth Ferguson, Free Church of Scotland, Back, Isle of Lewis. All welcome!

Gaelic Society event

2 Nov, 2019
Save the date! Details to follow.

Next Gaelic Church Service, 8th September 2019

8 Sep, 2019
The next service will be on Sunday, 8 September at 3.30pm. The minister will be the Rev. Iain T Campbell of the Free Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.   All welcome!

Lost and Found: Gaelic Society Event, 7th September 2019

7 Sep, 2019
‘Bha e caillte agus fhuaireadh e: Sgeulachd ciad leabhar-gnothaichean ar Comunn’ le Chris Hood  Le Orain bhon naoidheamh linn deug.  ‘Lost and Found: the story of our Society’s first minute book’, a talk by Chris Hood   With songs of the 19th century

London Gaelic Choir Summer Session

25 Jun, 2019
The London Gaelic Choir (Còisir Lunnainn) will be having its summer “session” at the Bow St. Tavern on 25 June from 7pm. Current members, former members and friends of the choir are all welcome for drinks, music and craic. Hope to see you there!

Gaelic Mass, 19 May 2019

19 May, 2019
St. Mary Moorfields, Eldon St., at 3.30pm The priest will be Father James Mac Neill from Oban Cathedral. There will be an informal ceilidh in the church hall afterwards.

Quarterly Gaelic Service (Presbyterian)

12 May, 2019
With the Revd. Ewen MacLean, Church of Scotland, Gibraltar.

Spring Ceilidh

11 May, 2019
Get your dancing shoes on for a Spring Ceilidh, organised by the London Gaelic Society and the London Gaelic Choir! The ceilidh will be at the London Welsh Centre on Gray’s Inn Rd. at 7-11pm on 11 May 2019. Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite here. All welcome. Hurry up though! The hall holds 100 […]

Quarterly Gaelic Service (Presbyterian), 10 March 2019

10 Mar, 2019
With the Revd Alasdair MacAuley, Free Church, Tain.

Gaelic Society Quiz Night!

9 Feb, 2019
  ‘Cur Ceist’   The Gaelic Society of London’s Quiz Night   Saturday 9 February 2019 at 7.30pm   Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden (nearest Tube: Covent Garden or Charing Cross)   Put your team of four together now OR  join a team on the night   Prizes for the winning team!   […]

London Gaelic Choir Open Evening, Tuesday 29 January 2019

29 Jan, 2019
Do you like singing? Are you interested in Gaelic? Come along to the London Gaelic Choir open evening! You do not need to be either a Gaelic-speaker or able to read music, as instruction in both is provided.

London Gaelic Class Re-starts

16 Jan, 2019
Classes at the London Gaelic class will be re-starting on 16 January 2019.

Quarterly Gaelic Service (Presbyterian)

9 Dec, 2018
Quarterly Gaelic service at Crown Court Church of Scotland. The minister will be the Revd Kenneth D. MacLeod, Church of Scotland, Invergordon.

Gaelic Nativity Service

2 Dec, 2018
Gaelic Nativity service at Lumen Church, Russell St., Bloomsbury. Music to be performed by the London Gaelic Choir. Download the flyer

Feeding the 50,000

20 Oct, 2018
An event to commemorate Scottish soldiers who passed through London during the Great War and enjoyed the hospitality provided by St. Columba’s Church of Scotland. The actors included David Robb, Phyllis Logan, Gordon Kennedy and Derek Riddell. Music was provided by Isla St. Clair and there were two Gaelic singers – Colin West and Michael Hill.

Evening of Gaelic Song with Ainsley Hamill

16 Sep, 2018
The London Gaelic society hosted an evening of Gaelic song with Ainsley Hamill.