Winter concerts

· Friday 8th December – Thomas Tosh, Thornhill 7.30pm full concert.

· Saturday 9th December – Cresset Hall, Loch Arthur, Beeswing 3pm short concert.

· Saturday 9th December – St Georges Hall, 50 George St, Dumfries DG1 1EJ 7pm. full concert

· Sunday 10th December – Dunscore Church 2pm full concert.

· Saturday 6th January – Keir Village Hall, Keir, Thornhill DG3 4DE 3pm short concert. Ticket includes afternoon tea

· Saturday 6th January – Glencairn Memorial Institute, Moniaive 7.30pm full concert.

Come sing with us!

Cairn Chorus new term begins with our fantastic taster day on Sunday September 3rd 10.30 to 3.30 in Glencairn Memorial Institute Chapel street Moniaive. The Cost for the day is £15

We go through each of the songs we’ll be singing in the coming months. Tea and Coffees provided and bring a lunch to share.

No audition. No experience necessary

All welcome to our lovely, friendly community choir.

Term dates The term starts on the 7th of September with a break on the 19th of October We meet each Thursday from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the Institute.

Performance dates. For your dairies the Concerts are  the weekend 8th to 10th December and Sat 6th January

Some other dates 

  •  Thursday 14th of December Cairn Chorus will be singing as part of the SANDS  Christmas concert Crichton Church

 We look forward to seeing you all, and maybe some new faces, on the 3rd.

Please spread the word we are always looking for new members

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

Here’s the Dunscore  performance of Rise up Singing

‘Rise Up Singing’ this Spring




Photo from the Travellers far from home performance at Dunscore church

Cairn Chorus – This Spring



SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY 10.00-16.00


workshop 5 2





Last  December


“What a wonderful concert.My friend and I loved it and felt so

glad to be there, 3 years since the last one! It was a joyful

programme and a very moving one too. We had lumps

in our throats throughout. Please pass on

our congratulation to everyone concerned.”

Member of Saturday’s Loch Arthur audience



This January 

Good News!
We are now able to meet again on a regular basis back in our base at the Institute in Moniaive. It’s not quite like the olden days where we could be close together but at least we are back!
We are preparing to sing to welcome Storm when she comes to Dumfries on October 16th – more of that later.

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.

The choir is now 14 years old and 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.