Our History

The chorus began in 1986 as a quartet, made up of four brothers – Pat, Phil, Johnny and Davie Trainer. They quickly augmented the numbers, doubling up, and sourcing a musical director, May Barnes.  As the group numbers grew to more than a dozen, May developed a polish previously missing, and the number of concerts for the chorus increased.

  After May left in 1992 she was replaced by Eoin Millar, retired head of music for Strathclyde Region.  A regular adjudicator at the Gaelic Mod and music festivals around the country,  Eoin’s forte is four-part arrangements, the envy of choirs up and down the country, and he has led the chorus to four top-choir awards at the Glasgow Musical Festival in the last dozen years.

  The bulk of the chorus’ portfolio is mainly drawn from the Great American Songbook.