Cairn Chorus in 2024

Exciting new term – come and sing with us!

Galloway SangStreams— songs of life, land and legacy

Come and rehearse newly commissioned and arranged songs to perform in concerts with Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan. In addition there will be local songs and rhymes researched by folklorist and musician Dr Jo Miller.

 The songs will be woven through with instrumental pieces, imagery, and poetry written and read by Hugh MacMillan.

We have a full day taster session on Sunday 4 February 2024, 10.30am – 4pm, in Moniaive, where you can try out the songs and meet everyone in the choir. Cost for the day is £15.  Please bring lunch to share.

Thereafter rehearsing Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Moniaive at the Glencairn Memorial Institute.

Weekly rehearsals will run from February to May 2024, with performances on 23 May and 24/25 May and in late September 2024.

For more info contact Kate on 07599 900 741 or Wendy on 07891 788 306 



Cairn Chorus is a community performance choir based in Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. Founded in 2007 the intention was to encourage the joy of singing as an inclusive community activity.

Our current musical director, Kate Howard, leads us through fantastic international repertoires and constantly presents us with ambitious new challenges.   

Choir members hail from all corners of Dumfries and Galloway and learn the songs by ear and/or sheet music. We strive to perform without the use of files as we believe that by learning the material we can engage more effectively with the audience and thus give a more lively performance.