Gaelic Song with Mairi Macinnes
Dates: 24/08/15 - 28/08/15
Price: £220 (£160 for students)
Tutor: Mairi Macinnes
Eiligible for ILA funding: No
We are pleased this year to welcome Mairi Macinnes to our series of short courses in Gaelic Song, led by some of Scotland’s most accomplished singers and tradition-bearers.
Mairi was born in Baghasdail A Tuath, a small township on the beautiful and remote Hebridean island of South Uist. Gaelic was spoken exclusively at the home she shared with six siblings and it was not until Mairi went to school that she learned English. Her love for Gaelic is instinctive and enduring; her desire to share the beauty of her mother tongue has been a theme throughout her career.
The beauty and purity of her voice has made her compelling listening for those interested in Gaelic music. She has also become a regular fixture on Gaelic television and radio, her songs and personality entertaining in equal measure. In 1982 she became one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Gold Medal at the National Mod.
Renowned for her expressive voice and ability to forge emotional connections with her material and her audience, Mairi has performed and toured widely, not only in Scotland, but in Ireland, the United States, Spain & Canada.
Mairi’s latest album Gràs was released on January 22nd, 2015. It has been over a decade since Mairi’s last recorded release and she is extremely excited to be sharing this significant album at last. Mairi would like to offer her songs and story relating to her album Gras amongst other material as a theme for her weeks teaching with the students at Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
To learn more about Mairi and her music, please visit her website at mairimacinnes.com.