Guth Nan Eilean, the Victoria Scottish Gaelic Choir, was formed in 1997 with a core membership of 24, and now numbers about 30 active members. Over the past few years the Choir has performed at many social gatherings and competitions, such as Robert Burns Suppers, the Victoria Highland Games, Féis Shiàtail, Craigdarroch Castle, Government House, Mòd Vancouver and the Royal National Mòd in Scotland. The Mòd, a huge music festival involving nearly 100 Gaelic choirs, takes place every year in a different location in Scotland.
Guth nan Eilean continues to enjoy the family atmosphere which has developed among us over the years through singing together. We strive to pass on our joy of our Gaelic musical heritage to others through our activities. We shall continue to live by our motto, O Teannaibh Dlùth is togaibh fonn! O Come Closer and let us sing a song!
Interested in joining us?
We welcome all voices to join us and there are no language requirements - all you need is a love of music and a willingness to learn. Tutoring and pronunciation assistance are available for all choir members. Contact us, drop in on a rehearsal or attend one of our events to learn more!