NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir

What happens at NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir?

In the first year, Training Choir meets for 1 hour every week during term time, where they learn and sing together. In years after, this increases to a 2.5 - 3 hour rehearsal per week.

But being part of a NYCoS Area Choir isn't just about singing in a group; our unique musicianship programme helps to develop skills such as learning to read music, pitching, rhythm, sound production, solo singing and simple theory.

There are concerts for family and friends twice a year, where choir members showcase all they have learned.

NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at Stornoway Primary School. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir
The NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir, or Coisir Naiseanta Oigridh Alba, began in 2007 with support from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. It is one of a growing network of NYCoS Area Choirs across Scotland.

How much does a membership cost?
The membership fee for the first full year is £120 - just £4 per rehearsal. If cost is an issue, don't be put off as, thanks to our supporters, financial assistance may be available.

How to join
NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 and 4 in the Western Isles area.

Our free half-hour workshops are a fun and informal way to try out singing and games with others (where possible, with children from the same school). Our staff will then assess each singer's potential for membership to the choir.

You can sign up for a free workshop online.






Rehearsal Times


2018 start dates:
Junior Choirs: 22 Aug, 6pm - 7pm
Intermediate: 22 Aug, 6pm - 7.30pm
Senior Choir: 29 Aug, 6pm - 8pm


Stornoway Primary School
Jamieson Drive

Isle of Lewis Choir Staff

Choir Director:
Cath Fish will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

Choir Coordinator:
Elizabeth Maclean will be at rehearsals every week and acts as your local point of contact.

Music Staff:
Claire Devine, Calum Watt

Andy Yearley

Glasgow City Council