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‘Stri’ – Maeve Mackinnon – CMR’s Album of The Week 24th March 2018

‘Stri’  pronounced ‘sdri’ meaning to strive ; strugle- Maeve Mackinnon – CMR’s Album of The Week 24 March 2018

‘Stri ‘ is Maeve’s third album with an impressive line up of artists – Ross Martin / Brian McAlpine / Duncan Lyall / Martin O’Neill / Alyn Cosker / Patsy Reid / Ali Hutton / Jarlath Henderson / Kathleen MacInnes / Ewen Henderson, Ian Mackinnon
Recorded at Carrier Waves &  Red Deer Studios in Glasgow. Engineered by Duncan Lyall and mastered by Iain Hutchieson.

Not a native Gaelic singer, started learning the language at 17 as well singing all her life, but with no formal training Maeve was accepted and entered the the RSAMAD – now the The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where she was taught by two of the most highly esteemed singers – Kenna Campbell and Mairi MacInnes, graduating in 2004,  continue her studies at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the pioneering Gaelic college in Skye.
A Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and signed right away by Simon Thoumire who released her first solo album ‘Don’t Sing Love Songs’


In addition to building a solo career, Maeve has found herself increasingly in demand across a variety of other projects. She’s toured with the acclaimed North American show The Stepcrew, Latin-Scottish fusion supergroup Salsa Celtica, and recorded with the likes of flute/whistle supremo Mike McGoldrick. With touring including the acclaimed film/music show The Island Tapes, a recent cross-cultural Scottish-Irish lineup, Nasc and folk/electronica outfit Sketch her steadily growing reputation was further affirmed by two more Scots Trad Music Awards nominations, for Gaelic Singer of the Year, in 2008 and 2011.


Maeve is also a tutor, as well as Associate Gaelic Artist by the National Theatre of Scotland. Working on projects such as Maryhill Heritage Choir and of course The Stepcrew

She has currently been on tour with her album last two gigs today In Milnathort this afternoon
And tonight 24th March with her trio In Kinross Town Hall

Album Tracs
1. Iomaraibh Eutrom – Row Lightly
2. Roísín Dubh – Little Black Rose
3. Dh’fhalbh mo Rùn air an Aiseig – My Love Left on a Ferry
4. Moch an Diugh/ Puirt-a-beul – Early Today I Rose
5. Ailean Duinn, O Hì Shiùbhlainn Leat- Dark Allan, I would Go With You 
6  Ceann Traigh Ghruinneart – The Head of Gruineart Sands
7. Bodachan a’ Gharraidh – Little Old Man in The Garden
8. We’re Not Staying
9. O Mo Cheist am Fear Ban – O My Love, The Fair One 

Though correct at time of printing, please check Artists website for any changes, amendments or alterations
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