Maggie MacInnes

Maggie MacInnes is one of Scotland's foremost
Gaelic singers and clarsach players. She comes
from a long line of singers from the island
of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
NEWS

Maggie to perform at Celtic Connections
Maggie MacInnes and the James Graham Trio
Celtic Connections • Thursday 21st January 2010, 7.30pm
St Andrew's in the Square, Glasgow

Maggie MacInnes — Gaelic singer and Clarsach player

A double bill of acclaimed Gaelic singers, with Maggie MacInnes also playing clarsach including material from her fifth solo album A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh (Leaving Mingulay) joined by Brian McAlpine (keyboards/accordion) and Anna Massie (guitar). Former Young Traditional Musician of the Year James Graham’s hauntingly soulful singing is accompanied by pianist James Ross and cellist Neil Johnstone.

For tickets call the Celtic Connection Box Office on 0141 353 8000,
or book online at www.celticconnections.com



Maggie's most recent CD
A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh (Leaving Mingulay)
is now available from the Recordings page via PayPal

Maggie MacInnes New CD Leaving Mingulay

In 2007 I was asked to provide music for a documentary being made by MNE Media and commissioned by BBC Scotland, all about the island of Mingulay. The island lies about twelve miles south of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and was last inhabited in 1912. I was delighted to get involved in this project as I have close family connections with the island and have always had a fascination for the place. My great-grandparents on my mother’s side, Michael Gillies and Cairistiona Gillies née MacNeil, were from Mingulay and some of my granny’s siblings were born there before the family moved to Barra in 1883.

Maggie's Great Granny, Cairistiona Gillies née MacNeil
Maggie's great granny, Cairistiona Gillies née MacNeil

The Mingulay side of my family has always been rich in music, song, stories and folklore and so it was with particular interest that I looked more closely into the lives of the people on the island. Their struggle to survive in such a remote, windswept, beautiful but harsh place in a fast changing world supported only by their strong sense of community and their faith, is a powerful and moving story.

The music on this CD includes some of the music from the documentary (called “A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh”) which has, with the kind permission of MNE Media and MGAlba, been added to, re-arranged and re-mixed. I have also added some entirely new tracks.

Mingulay Ruins

Maggie MacInnes at the ruins in Mingulay

CONTACT DETAILS

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MARRAM MUSIC

Marram Music is Maggie's own record
company. For more information visit:
www.marrammusic.com


CONCERT DATES

August 2014
Lorient Interceltic Festival
2nd - 6th August, 2014
Maggie MacInnes & Anna Massie

July 2014
Hebridean Celtic Festival
An Lanntair, Stornoway, Lewis, 19th July,
2014 • Maggie MacInnes Trio

January 2013
Celtic Connections Festival
Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, 26th January,
2013, Maggie MacInnes presents the life
and songs of Flora MacNeil with special
guests including The Boys of the Lough,
Anne Lorne Gillies, Arthur Cormack,
Peadar O' Riada, the Cùilaoidh Choir
and others...

March 2013
St Patrick's Weekend Cultural Concert
Monday 18 • Colum Sands and Maggie MacInnes
with Willie Drennan, Jarleth Henderson
and many more! Starting 3pm
Ann Street, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone

February 2012
Maggie MacInnes Trio
Celtic Connections Festival
Wednesday 01
www.celticconnections.com

Maggie will be taking part in various events
at this traditional music school
from Wednesday 15 - Sunday 19
Sciol Cheoil an Earraigh
Ballyferriter
Dingle Peninsula
Co.Kerry, Ireland
www.scoilcheoil.com

March 2012

Maggie MacInnes
with Anna Massie
Cinema Teatro Nuovo
VARESE, Near Milan, Italy
Friday 9th, 21h
Contact: Geomusic
+39 035 732005

Maggie MacInnes
with Anna Massie
Turin Folk Club
Turin, Italy
Saturday 10th
http://www.folkclub.it

Maggie MacInnes
Wednesday 21
Edinburgh Folk Club
The Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Edinburgh

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Thursday 29 • 8pm
Ballymena Arts Festival,
The Briad Arts Centre,
Ballymena, N. Ireland

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Friday 30 • 8.30pm
Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club
Coast Road, Cushendall.
Tickets 028 21771331
www.csbc.co.uk

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Saturday 31
CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

August 2012

Maggie MacInnes
accompanied by Brian McAlpine
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Friday, 17th August • 6.45pm start
Barra and Beyond: Songs from the Western Isles
AMC @ St. Brides, Edinburgh
Book tickets here

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Monday 20th August • 3pm
Farnham Arms Hotel  
The All Ireland Fleadh
Co Cavan
Please note this is an afternoon concert starting at 3pm
Comhaltas.ie website

October 2012

Maggie will be performing at the
Scoil Seamus Ennis Festival
called The Return to Fingal
in Ballyboughal, near Dublin.
27th & 28th October, 2012

December 2012
Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame
Dinner Dance, Alexandra Hotel, Fort William
7th December • 7.30pm.
Maggie will be performing along with her
mother, Flora MacNeil, who was inducted
into the Hall of Fame in 2005.

CONCERT DATES 2011

November 2011
The Carrying Stream Festival, Edinburgh
Thursday 10, 8pm
www.carryingstreamfestival.co.uk

September 2011
The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Wednesday 7
Irvine Folk Club

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Friday 9
Girvan Folk Club

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Saturday 10
Strontian
www.blas-festival.com

June 2011
Maggie is the special guest singer
at the Ayrshire Gaelic Forum Ceilidh
Tuesday 14, Burns Conference Centre
Kay Park, Kilmarnock • 7.30pm
Tel: 01294 5545565

CONCERT DATES 2010

January 2010
Thursday 21 • Celtic Connections Festival
St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow
Tel: 0141 353 8000
www.celticconnections.com

March 2010
Thursday 18 • Live at the Star
St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow
Tel: 0141 563 045
www.starfolkclub.com
Maggie will be appearing with her Trio.

Friday 19 • Universal Hall, Findhorn
Tel: 01309 691170
Maggie will be appearing with her Trio.

April 2010
Tuesday 13 • Edinburgh International
Harp Festival. Tel: 0131 652 0585
www.harpfestival.co.uk
Maggie will be appearing with her Trio.

Friday 30, 7.30pm • Fiddlers' Fling
Craigie Village Hall, Craigie,
Nr. Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Tickets at the door or phone 01655 889511
Maggie will be appearing as a guest of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

May 2010
Saturday 8, 7.30pm • Burgh Hall, Dunoon
Tickets £12 Adults, concessions £10, Schoolchildren FREE
Contact 01301 703504 or email: administration@fiddleworkshop.co.uk
For more info: www.fiddlefolk.co.uk
An evening of Gaelic and Scots Song with Emily Smith

June 2010
The Seedboat with Colum Sands
I will be performing The Seedboat -
a show with Irish singer/songwriter,
Colum Sands.

Sunday 13 • 9pm start
Rouskey Community Centre
Rouskey, County Tyrone
Tickets: 07847 459428

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Saturday 19 • The Ceilidh Place
Ullapool. Tel: 01854 612103

July 2010
Maggie MacInnes Trio
Friday 9 • Stonehaven Folk Festival

Maggie MacInnes — solo
Sunday 11 • Stonehaven Folk Festival
www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk

August 2010
The Seedboat with Colum Sands
16, 17 & 18 • 8pm start
The Acoustic Music Centre,
Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Thursday 19
Recital Rooms, City Halls, Glasgow

September 2010
The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Thursday 2 • 8pm start
Bagenal’s Castle, Newry & Mourne
Museum, Newry

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Friday 3rd • 8pm start
Farmleigh House Long Mile Road,
Dublin 12
www.farmleigh.ie

The Seedboat with Colum Sands
Sunday 5 • 8pm start
The Folk Gallery Newcastle, Co.Down


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Maggie's CDs can be bought on
the
Recordings page via PayPal

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BOOKING AGENT

John Barrow
Stoneyport Associates
Suite 10, 130 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5DT
SCOTLAND
Email Contact
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www.stoneyport.co.uk


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