About the Choir

Founded in 2005 by two friends who wanted to bring the sounds and spirit  of gospel music to their community, The Inishowen Gospel Choir has grown to be one of the best-known community choirs in Ireland.

The choir has performed at hundreds events from local concerts in the north west of Ireland, to world-renowned music festivals such as Glastonbury and Electric Picnic.

The choir has retained its community-based character and energy, which combined with musical excellence, has seen it perform with some of the best-known names in the Irish music scene, including The Henry Girls, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Duke Special, Declan O’Rourke, Bronagh Gallagher, Foy Vance, Cara Dillon and Moya Brennan. 

Based in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, the choir is musically directed by Dr. Neil Burns and Dr. Anna Nolan.


The Inishowen Gospel Choir’s musical diversity and energetic performances have kept audiences entertained for over ten years. 

The choir has performed at hundreds of events from carol services to choral festivals and from weddings to presidential visits.

A unique blend of gospel, soul, roots, rock and folk has helped the choir become a regular feature at music festivals throughout Ireland. 

Recent festival appearances include: Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Spirit of Folk, Sea Sessions, Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival, Other Voices, Swell Festival, Earagail Arts Festival, Stendhal Festival of Art and Carnival of Colours.

The choir is also no stranger to the airwaves having performed live on RTÉ Radio 1, Today FM, Highland Radio and BBC Radio Foyle.

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The Inishowen Gospel Choir have performed at dozens of church and civil wedding ceremonies over the years all over Ireland. 

The choir provides a repertoire of music which is uplifting, soulful and which can be tailored at your request.

Our unique song list includes the best gospel, soul and pop classics – making us suitable for any kind of civil ceremony or church wedding.

See what previous clients have said about the ways in which The Inishowen Gospel Choir have contributed to their special day.


The Inishowen Gospel Choir brings different people of different ages and backgrounds together to sing, enjoy friendships, camaraderie and community in a supportive atmosphere. The choir has a dedication to high musical standards and consistent collective commitment to singing from every member. 

There are so many reasons for joining a choir, not just because of how enjoyable it is to sing, but because of the warm friendly and very talented company that you’re in while you do. 

The choir is always open to welcoming new faces who want to join us to sing and perform.

To enquire about joining Inishowen Gospel Choir during recruitment seasons  email Áine on  info@inishowengospelchoir.net or contact the choir on Facebook or Twitter.

In their own words - what choir members say about being in The Inishowen Gospel Choir:

“I find it an extremely enjoyable experience to work with a group of talented and warm people in producing something as a collective, and producing something that entertains and brings joy to people.”

“A wee family unit, choir has done so much for me; confidence building, exciting opportunities but most of all developing close friendships. I love singing the songs I enjoy (lively gospel) and festivals!”  

“It’s a community spirited, multi-cultural entity brought together by a love of music.”

“It brings different people of different ages and backgrounds together to sing and have a bit of fun”