Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton Island

Everyone in the world should visit Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton! It is one of the friendliest places I have been in a long time, the festival is brilliant and the scenery is stunning. I particularly enjoyed being called “honey” all week! Anna and I were there this October and the leaves were out

Too busy to post my news!

I’m sorry I have been terrible at keeping you up to date with all that’s going on. Very briefly, last year I played at some great Summer festivals, I went to Italy with The Shee girls, I played in India for the Commonwealth Games and went on several small tours with The Poozies. This year

Foraging for a Highland feast

The Guardian website has used sound clips from my album “Passing Places” for a film on foraging by Sara Nason. To view this go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2010/jun/28/foraging-scottish-highlands The Guardian describes the film as “Off-grid living and foraging expert Emma Magenta shows Michael Tait how to gather and prepare a feast of shellfish, wild garlic and edible

Mairearad and Anna on iTunes

Anna and I have finally put our album up on iTunes, so here is the link http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mairearad-and-anna/id381456218 You can’t quite appreciate the beautiful debossing on our white album cover here but please do go and have a listen!

Composer of the year 2009!

“Thanks to everyone who voted for me at the Scots Trad Music Awards. I am absolutely over the moon to have won the PRS Composer of the Year award.  It really is an honour to have won and it has provided so much inspiration already for more new music, so watch this space! Thanks again.”