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Màiri MacInnes

Gaelic Song

Mairi MacInnes - Gaelic Tutor

Màiri‘s passion for singing was instinctive and clearly evident at a very young age and in 1982 Mairi became one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Gold Medal at the Royal National Mod. It was followed the next year with winning the Pan-Celtic Festival in Killarney, Ireland.

Prior to releasing Màiri’s debut album Causeway in 1989 which was released to widespread acclaim, Mairi’s growing profile led her to be approached by Gaelic dance group Mouth Music which led to tours in the USA and Canada. Màiri recorded the EP Blue Door Green Sea with Mouth Music before choosing to return to a solo career. She has recorded 2 more critically acclaimed albums as well as contributing vocals to many other recordings.  Màiri is currently in the process of writing new songs for her next album being released next year – the title is still yet to be announced!

In addition to developing a successful career as a TV presenter and broadcaster, Màiri has been a regular tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland teaching Gaelic Song on The Traditional Music Degree Course. Mairi has also taught Gaelic song extensively throughout Scotland, USA and Canada notably at Ceòlas Summer School – Isle of South Uist, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – Isle of Skye, and the  Grand Father Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina.

Beyond her musical career, Màiri is interested in origins of Gaelic song and its content. Màiri loves meeting people and hearing and learning more about the human voice. But music remains her lifelong love and she has dedicated her career to the promotion of Gaelic music and culture throughout Scotland and beyond.