List of Celtic choirs

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This is a list of choirs that sing at least part of their repertoire in a Celtic language. Celtic Choirs keep alive Celtic music traditions and language, bringing them to a wider audience and reinforcing the learning of Celtic languages.[1] Choirs compete at Celtic festivals such as the National Mod in Scotland and Welsh Eisteddfod.[1] The London Welsh Male Voice Choir and the London Welsh Rugby Club Choir sang the Olympic Anthem at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.[2][3] For choirs in the UK, please see the separate entries for each country.

Celtic choirs by country[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • Australian Celtic Singers in Newcastle, New South Wales – all Celtic languages
  • Australian Gaelic Singers / Còisir Ghàidhlig Astràilianach in Sydney, New South Wales – Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Còisir Ghàidhlig Bhioctoria (Scottish Gaelic Choir of Victoria) in Melbourne, Victoria – Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Melbourne Welsh Male Choir in Melbourne, Victoria – Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • Australian Welsh Male Choir / Côr Meibion Cymreig Awstralia in Frankston, Victoria – Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • Victoria Welsh Male Choir / Cantorion Cymreig in Melbourne, Victoria and Bendigo, Victoria – Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • Cantorion Sydney Choir in Sydney, New South Wales – Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • Celtic Connection Choir in Brisbane, Queensland – all Celtic languages
  • Sydney Welsh Choir in Sydney, New South Wales – Cymraeg (Welsh)

Brittany[edit]

  • Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde – Brezhoneg (Breton)
  • Chœur Homme Bretagne – Brezhoneg (Breton)

Canada[edit]

  • Vancouver Gaelic Choir in Vancouver, British Columbia – Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir in Greater Toronto Area, Toronto Ontario – Croeso! (Welcome)

Cornwall[edit]

  • St Mary's Singers of Truro Cathedral in Truro Cathedral, Truro – Kernewek (Cornish)

England (except Cornwall)[edit]

  • Coisir Lunnain – London Gaelic Choir in London – Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Côr Meibion Cymry Llundain – London Welsh Male Voice Choir in London – Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • London Welsh Rugby Club Choir in London - Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • Gwalia Male Voice Choir in London - Cymraeg (Welsh)
  • Rushmoor Male Voice Choir in Surrey/Hants - Cymraeg (Welsh)

France[edit]

See Brittany

Ireland[edit]

  • Anúna Celtic Choir – Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic)

Isle of Man[edit]

  • Caarjyn Cooidjagh – Gaelg (Manx Gaelic) CD releases Cronnane (1999) Carval Chreneash (2004) Skellyn (2008)
  • Cliogaree Twoaie – Gaelg (Manx Gaelic) 'Northern Croakers' CD releases Drogh Vraane and a few good men (2005) and Nollick Ghennal (2006)

Scotland[edit]

  • Còisir Gàidhlig Nàiseanta (in English: National Gaelic Choir) [1]
  • Coisir Sgir a' Bhac
  • Dingwall Gaelic Choir – Dingwall
  • Govan Gaelic Choir, Govan, Lanarks
  • Inverness Gaelic Choir
  • Còisir Dhùn Èideann (Edinburgh Gaelic Choir in Edinburgh – Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Lothian Gaelic Choir
  • Coisir Ghaidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich, the Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir on the Isle of Mull – Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Strath Gaelic Choir
  • Taynuilt Gaelic Choir – Taynuilt

South Africa[edit]

  • Welsh Male Voice Choir of South Africa – Cymraeg (Welsh)

USA[edit]

  • Choir of Southern California Côr Cymraeg De Califfornia in Southern California – Cymraeg (Welsh)

Wales[edit]

Llanharan "Semi National" Eisteddfod
Côr Meibion Pontypridd awarded First place

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • The Great Welsh Male Choirs