Tonight my studio guest is Maeve MacKinnon
Maeve was born in the west end of Glasgow , developed a love of music from an early age. Childhood holidays on the Isle of Jura combined with her early discovery of Scots singer Dick Gaughan and Celtic supergroup Capercaillie, cemented her interest in Gaelic language, song and folk music. A learner of Gaelic since the age of 17, Maeve studied the language at college before being accepted onto the RSAMD’s Scottish Music degree in 2000, majoring in Gaelic song and graduating with Honours in 2004.
In 2005 Maeve was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland “Young Traditional musician of the year” award, and was offered an album deal with Footstompin Records as a result. That same year she was awarded a scholarship to study at the pioneering Skye-based Gaelic college, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, where she spent a year juggling coursework with increasing work commitments, including the making of her debut album.
“Don’t Sing Lovesongs” was released in 2007 to critical acclaim. Produced and arranged by the multi-talented Duncan Lyall and Ali Hutton and recorded at their friend, Angus Lyon’s studio, in Lamington. Duncan Lyall engineered the album, and it was ultimately mixed and mastered by renowned studio engineer Paul McGeechan at Park Lane Studios in Glasgow.
Recently she also recorder tracs on ‘Shed Life’ with Sketch
Her new album “Once Upon An Olive Branch” on 1st October 2012. The album will be available direct from her website and also from itunes, Highlander Music and of course at live gigs! The album has already received a great review from the lovely people at FolkWord, describing it as “a spirited collection of stunningly attractive songs that will captivate your soul and seduce your ears”, and “delicate, intricate and inspiring musicianship”.
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Look forward to hearing from you.
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Playlist 25th Sept 2012
Egg Bound – Sketch with Maeve Mackinnon – Shed Life
‘Once upon an olive branch’ – Mave Mackinnon –( Sept 2012) www.maevemackinnon.com
Gilleabuig – A song of young Gillespie of Heiskir – Anna Dhomhnallach, arr Mackinnon, Lyon, Watson
Kind Friends & Companions – Trad , arr Mackinnon, lyon, Watson
Sugar Town – D. Carton/ L. Moran / P. Stevens (1998)
The Fathers Song – Ewan MacColl (1968)
O Phail o ho ghraidh – Oh Paul, my love – Trad
A’ Mhic Dhughaill ic Ruairdh – Song of Dougal, Sonn of Ruairidh – Trad / Lyon, Watson
Dancing In the Dark – by Paul McKenna – CD Between Two Worlds – The Paul McKenna Band (2009)
The Fox Hunter Set – Fear a bhios fada gun phosadh /fear an Duin Mhor / The Cat and the Dog/ Nead na lauch as a luachair – Trad – Barluath – CD Source – launch 25th Sept 2012
The Trooper and the Maid – Trad – Barluath – CD Source – launch 25th Sept 2012
I wish I was in Glasgow – Eilidh Grant – written by Billy Connolly (1972 – Live Album)
Del Boy – Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson – Partners in Crime –( Feb 2008)
Glasgow Spike – Rua MacMillan – Tyro (2010)
Gallowgate Calypso – Matt McGinn – Matt Mcginn – 1966 Transatlandic XTRA 1045 )
The Ballad of John MacLean – Matt McGinn – Matt McGinn Again 1967 Transatlantic STRA 1057 LP)