The Emerald Community Singers, is a Folk Choir founded by the late Dr. George
Irish on September 15, 1971. The group held its first performance on December
of that year at the Shamrock Theatre (Cinema), in Plymouth.
Over the last 50 years Montserrat’s culture has been enhanced with
performances by the Emerald Community Singers who have used their stage to
showcase Montserrat’s musical heritage, through religious and folk music both at
home and abroad in numerous music festivals. Some of its earliest members
included the late Dr. Vernon Buffonge, Mrs. Edith Bellot Allen who was one of the
leading voices of the group and Ms. Veronica Hickson.
The Emerald Community Singers current interim leader is Mr. Herman (Cupid)
Francis, local musician and former calypso king of Montserrat.