Kathleen MacInnes


Although she has a parallel career as an actress and television presenter, Kathleen MacInnes is also widely regarded as one of the twenty-first century’s finest exponents of the art of Gaelic song. She was born and raised in South Uist in the Western Isles, a hotbed of Scottish traditional music.

MacInnes had been singing since childhood and established her profile with appearances on the music and arts programmes Tacsi, Aig Cridhe Ar Ciùil and Bàrd Nan Òrain. Her recording debut 'Òg-Mhadainn Shamhraidh' (Summer Dawn) was released in 2006. Later in the same year MacInnes was voted Gaelic Singer Of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards. The popularity of this album was followed by the 2012 release of a stunning second album 'Cille Bhrìde' (Kilbride), featuring some of the UK's finest traditional musicians, including John McCusker, Michael McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Iain MacDonald and Cathy Ann MacPhee.