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Isle of Canna, Scottish Highlands, Highlands, United Kingdom
I am a Gaelic singer living in the Highlands.I have produced 4 CDs - the most recent being "Archipelago- Songs of the Scottish Islands in Scots 7 gaelic""released on the Greentrax label. The other Cds are " A Good Suit of Clothes- emigrant Songs" "Duan Nollaig" - a unique Gaelic Christmas double CD( also on Greentrax, 2007) and "Orain nan Rosach" ( 2006). Since May 2015, I have been lucky enough to be working as the Canna House archivist on the Isle of canna, for the Nationl Trust for Scotland, looking after the incredible folklore archives fo John Lorne and Margaret Campbell.I look forward to keeping you up to date with my music, gigs, news www.fionamackenzie.org Tapadh leibhs! Thank you!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

First Gaelic Song in Soap?!

Delighted that BBC Scotland's popular Scottish soap opera River City, used 3 tracks from the MacDug/Greentrax house tonight! 1 track from The Lassies Reply and 2 tracks from A Good Suit of Clothes! In the posh restaurant scene if you want to catch it on IPlayer- about 40 mins in or so. We reckon thats a first for Gaelic Song in mainstream soaps!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Hotel Bandolero- venue of Gaelic Course, Spring 2010

Heres the venue of the Gaelic Course as described below. Complete with Scottish Saltires of course to signify the Gaels are in residence!

Learn Gaelic Song , Language & Acting Under the Lemon Trees!

Plans just firmed up for this years Gaidhlig Thall Thairis Course in Andalucia, Spain. Come and learn Gaelic- at your own pace and level- Gaelic Song, again at a pace to suit you, acting - and you can even improve your Spanish in all subjects if you so wish to , too! w ehave 3 tutors, myself, Gillebride Macmillan and Rhoda Meek. The course takes place in Juzcar, near Ronda, between 29 April through to 2 May. Details of this holiday woth a difference can be found at

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Windswept Inspiration for Songs

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Songwriting Escape

Just spent a creative few days onthe Aberdeenshire coast with my fellow songwriter Lisa Rigby- being inspired by the windswept and snowbound landscape. Managed to write 3 songs in the space of 48 hours which was great. Now just need to get them recorded.....

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Learn Scottish Gaelic and Gaelic Song in the Sun!

Fancy having a Spring Break in the Sun and learn something new at the same time - or brush up on older skills? Join myself and Uist singer and tutor Gillebride Macmillan in the beautiful surroundings of the Alto Genal, deep in the heart of lovely Andalucia, Spain. Learn Gaelic, improve your Spanish (Gillebride is a fluent Spanish speaker as well as Gaelic) , learn some beautiful Gaelic songs, even if you're not a singer, and learn something of the Andalucian culture, cuisine and countryside at the same time. April 28th - May 2nd 2010, Juzcar, Andalucia, 1 1/2 hours from Malaga. Fully inclusive, travel excepted. More details . Siuthad! Join us for some fun, food and ferias!