Finlay Macdonald

August 22, 2016
Former Tenor and Honorary Member of the Choir, Finlay Macdonald passed away on 23 June 2016. A much loved husband of Cathie, (Choir Treasurer), and good friend to all. A much respected "Glasgow Gael" from Bornish, South Uist, Finllay gave many years faithful service to the Choir, in the Tenor section, and could also be relied upon to provide a pipe tune, or Gaelic song in the traditional style, when called upon, at Choir Ceilidhs, Association functions and other less formal events. His gentle, fun loving nature endeared him to all who knew him.


 

NEW CONDUCTOR

June 13, 2016
Donald Feist gave early notice of his resignation as choir conductor due to his increased workload in order that we had time to look for a replacement. The Choir held a ceilidh in Crawfurd Hall, Partick in February to mark his outgoing and thank him for 6 years sterling work and considerable success with the choir. In January, Kathryn Callander took over the baton and to the delight of all, has been an inspirational replacement whose musical skills/knowledge and experience are already showing...
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NATIONAL MOD 2014 - INVERNESS

December 11, 2014

The Choir followed up last years L & T success by bringing home more silverware, winning the Puirt Competition. This has led to Donald our conductor being renamed the Puirt a Beul Kid due to our success in this competition since he has arrived on the Mod scene as our conductor.



Here are the Choir in relaxed pose awaiting the call to take to the stage at Eden Court

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PAISLEY MOD 2013

November 4, 2013
The National Mod Paisley was the most successful for the choir in 40 years, winning the coveted Lovat and Tullibardine shield, coming 3rd in the Puirt, and choir president and tenor Calum Angus Macdonald winning the Traditional gold Medal.

      
Govan Choir just after Lovat &Tullibardine performance        Previous Govan L&T winners 1973 celebrating 2013 win
     
The L&T scoreboard Gaelic /Music/Total Marks                   Calum Angus with Trad Medal, Mairi Bhan and Seonag
     
Donald being pr...
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Learning Gaelic

June 6, 2010
There are changes to the rules about the percentage of members of the choir having Gaelic. Maybe the choir should consider having some time put aside, or even another day set aside for Gaelic? Some members have been to Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye for courses and others have attended independent courses: Ulpan have courses throughout the country. So there are opportunities for members to try out these methods of learning Gaelic before they take a test at a Mod for the Gaelic Card from An Comunn....
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