Our Story

Our story has truly been an exciting journey for us all!

There were never any thoughts of ‘what happens’ after the SAYFC 75th celebratory concert. All efforts were concentrated on getting ready for our performance at the Hydro Arena, Glasgow on the 30th November 2013.

Both choirs have performed at many events since that first performance:

Farmers Choir performance at UK Farmstay Conference: The Dalmahoy Hotel – February 2014.
Farmers Choir performance at SAYFC West Area Talent Spot in the Armadillo in Glasgow – March 2014.
Farmers Choir 1st performance at the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh – June 2014.
Farmers Choir performance at NFU Conference: The Fairmount Hotel, St Andrews – 9th February 2015.
Farmers Choir performance (men) SAYFC East Area Cabaret: Perth Concert Hall – 2015
Farmers Choir 1st Charity Concert: Airdrie Town Hall -February 2015.
Farmers Choir performance at Lantra Awards Ceremony: Dunblane Hydro – March 2015 & 2016.
Farmers Choir (ladies performance) WI Conference: The Assembly Hall, Edinburgh -September 2016.
Farmers Choir performance for Ayrshire Hospice ‘Light Up A Life’ Concert: Kilmarnock Grand Hall -November 2014 & 2015
Farmers Choir Concert: Lanark Memorial Hall – November 2016.
Farmers Choir Concert: (organised by RHET) Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries – December 2016.
Farmers Choir Concert: Motherwell Concert Hall – 26th February 2017.
Farmers Choir Concert: (in aid of Cancer Research) at Lorne & Lowland Church, Campbeltown – 1st July 2017.
Farmers Choir Concert: (In aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital) at Uddingston Church, Glasgow – 25th November  2017.
Farmers Choir performance at QNIS (Queen’s Nursing Institute of Scotland) Awards Ceremony, The Hub Edinburgh – 1st December 2017
SAYFC 80:40 Anniversary: Dunblane Hydro – 3rd February 2018.
Farmers Choir Concert: (organised by RSABI): Troon Concert Hall -25th February 2018.

In June 2018,  the choir recorded a cover of a well known song by Ward Thomas: ‘Carry You Home’. We hope that the message through the beautiful lyrics will help to raise awareness of mental health issues and that this will encourage people to reach out and ask for help.
Although our aim is predominantly to raise awareness in the farming community, the message is for everyone who struggles with mental health. ‘Carry You Home’ -on You Tube –  The Farmers Choir  Video and song information in Press tab.

Farmers Choir Concert: (organised by RHET Fife) Dunfermline – 25th November 2018.
Farmers Choir Concert: (organised by The Rotary Club of Carlisle): The Sands Centre, Carlisle – 27th January 2019.
Farmers Choir Concert: (organised by St Andrews Church, Largs) 23rd February 2019.

Farmers Choir performance at The Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock as part of ‘The Cumnock Tryst’ Festival – Saturday 5th October 2019.

Farmers Choir performance in The Scottish Parliament (Raising Awareness of Mental Health Event) – Wednesday 6th November 2019.

Farmers Choir Concert (organised by St Andrew’s Church, Carluke) – 1st December 2019.

Farmers Choir Concert at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (organised by Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire) Sunday 23rd February 2020 raised £50,000 for Maggie’s.

The Farmers Choir were back performing in 2022 on the West Band Stage at the Royal Highland Show on Saturday 25th June.

Choir Concert at Motherwell Concert Hall (in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity) – Sunday 4th December 2022.

Choir Concert at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries (in aid of RSABI) – Saturday 25th February 2023.

Performances at The Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh – Saturday 24th June 2023.

Farmers Choir 10th Anniversary Concert, Paisley Town Hall (in aid of Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland) Saturday 25th November 2023.

Farmers Choir Concert, Perth Concert Hall, Sunday 25th February (in aid of RSABI and SCAA) raised £46,000.

This brings our total money raised for charity to £170,000. Charities we have supported over the years include MacMillan Cancer Support, RHET, British Heart Foundation, St Andrew’s Hospice Appeal, Ayrshire Hospice, Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research, RSABI, MND, MacMillan Nurses, Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance: SCAA