Coming up

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!

Past events

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.