Award winning Gaelic singer

New Album News


Following a 2 year hiatus from her solo career- during which she has been touring internationally with The Stepcrew and other shows- Maeve’s third studio album, Strì, comes out in early 2018.

Produced by the award-winning producer and bassist Duncan Lyall, the album explores themes of work and exile, whilst being firmly centred on her love of Gaelic waulking songs, in a fresh modern setting.
Regular accompanists Ross Martin and Brian McAlpine appear on the album as well as guests Patsy Reid, Jarlath Henderson, Kathleen MacInnes, Martin O’Neill, Ali Hutton, Alyn Cosker and Ewen Henderson and Maeve’s brother Ian Mackinnon.

Maeve is currently taking pre-orders for the album. For independent artists operating without finance from a big label or crowd-funding, any pre-orders taken prior to the album release will directly contribute to manufacturing costs and album promotion.

To order your copy of the album please visit



In addition to recording, Maeve has been very busy working on a project called The Maryhill Songbook, a collaboration between Maeve, her regular community choir project Maryhill Heritage Choir and The Maryhill Burgh Halls, who have commissioned Maeve to compose melodies and settings for 19th Century poetry from the Maryhill area. The choir are currently very busy learning up the arrangements and the Songbook is being launched on 9 Dec 2017 at Maryhill Burgh Halls. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the Maryhill Burgh Halls website.

Patrick Grady, MP for Glasgow North has kindly endorsed the project with this statement:

“The Maryhill Songbook, put together by the volunteers in the Maryhill Heritage Choir, provides a pathway back in time. With poems originally published in newspapers and newsletters such as the Dumbarton Herald and the Old Maryhill Dinner Scrapbook preserved in their original 19th century Scots dialect, the songbook provides outstanding insight into the Scots language and Victorian life in Maryhill. The music perfectly complements the Burgh Halls’ heritage collection, making it accessible and enjoyable to a wider audience. The Maryhill Songbook has been recognised as helping to promote health and wellbeing in the community through creative activity and expression. I’m sure that the local community will get right behind this excellent project and show their support for the Maryhill Heritage Choir at their future performances”

– Patrick Grady MP, Glasgow North



Maeve is delighted to be launching her third solo album Strì – ‘to strive’ – at Celtic Connections Festival on 4 Feb 2018. Celtic Connections says, “Award-winning Glasgow singer Maeve Mackinnon launches her third solo album Strí – ‘to strive’ – exploring themes of work and exile, centred on her love of Gaelic waulking songs. She’s joined by A-list accompanists Brian McAlpine, Patsy Reid, Martin O’Neill, Ross Martin, Duncan Lyall, Ali Hutton and Alyn Cosker.”
To book tickets for this show please visit:

Further dates for 2018 coming soon…