Fàilte gu duilleag dachaidh Còisir Ghàidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich.........
Còisir Ghàidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich, the Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir, was founded in the spring of 1978, solely to compete at that year's mod when it was realised that Mull needed more representation at the National Mod.
Duncan MacGilp was persuaded to be conductor, 'just for that year', because there was no thought of continuing in existence in future years!
It was thought appropriate that Mull be represented by a mixed choir, and so a motley band gathered in Salen Hall in April to commence rehearsals for the Mod in October.
At that Oban Mòd, the Choir achieved a commendable third place in the Sheriff MacMaster - Campbell competition, and won the Selma Shield for the highest marks in Gaelic, a Trophy which has returned to Mull on 5 occasions since 1978. Needless to say, it was agreed at the first Annual General Meeting that the Choir should remain in existence, and it has gone from strength to strength, now under the baton of Elizabeth Jack, and the Gaelic tuition of Janet MacDonald.
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Mull Gaelic Choir, National Mod, Paisley, October 2013
Photos are by kind permission of grahamhoodphotography.com all Mod photos are available for viewing
Latest News and Forthcoming Events
Saturday 24th May - all day workshop, venue to be confirmed
Wednesday 28th May - Bunessan Ceilidh
Thursday 5th June - Mary-Anne Kennedy is coming to Choir Rehearsal
Saturday 7th June - Duart (afternoon)
Sunday 8th June - Iona ?
Friday 13th June - Singing at Western Isles hotel for music tour group (evening)
Saturday 14th June - Aberfeldy Mòd (all day)
Saturday 12th July - Duart (afternoon)
Saturday 16th August - Duart (afternoon)
Saturday 13th September - Mull Mòd
Wednesday-Saturday 15-18th October - National Mòd in Inverness
The start of a New Year 2014
Christmas do, Western Isles 2013
Watercolour Studios October 2013
Watercolour Studios October 2012
Local Mod September 2012
Receiving a cheque at the Fire Station June 2012
National Mod, Stornoway, October 2011
Oban Mod, October 2011
Local Mod, Tobermory, September 2011
Duart in June 2011
Local Mod 2010
General news 2010
General news 2009
National Mod, Oban, October 2009
Local Mod, Tobermory, September 2009
Lochaline workshop 2009
National Mod Falkirk 2008
Ceilidh to celebrate the choir's 30th Anniversary
Christmas dooo at Arle 2007
National Mod, Fort William, October 2007
Local Mod, Tobermory, September 2007
Workshop February 2007
National Mod, Dunoon, October 2006
Local Mod, Tobermory, September 2006
Mull and Iona Association 05
Perth Mod 2004
Ceol nan Coisir and National Mod 2004
One of Mishnish annual fundraisers 2003 ?
Christmas Dinner 2003
Oban Mod 2003
Ireland 2003 Burns night near Belfast
The Pheonix Choir visit Mull
Christmas Dinner 2002 The less said the better
Largs National Mod 2002
Trip to Staffa to sing for BBC
Stornoway National Mod 2001
Tralee 1990's ?
1985 Celebratory Ceilidh
1984 at Torosay (Highway, ITV with Harry Secombe)
Boswell and Johnson dinner, Western Isles. Robbie Coltraine and John Sessions filming for the BBC - date 1980's ?
Group photographs of the choir
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