26 July 2016
| 17 November 1952 (age 64)
Glasgow, Scotland (1952-11-17) |
Cliar, Arthur Cormack, Mary Ann Kennedy, Bruce MacGregor, Kathleen MacInnes
Maggie Macdonald (née Michie; 17 November 1952 – 26 July 2016) was a Scottish Gaelic singer and primary school teacher. She was a Mòd gold medallist and sung with the Gaelic super-group, Cliar. She was part of The Campbells Of Greepe, along with other family members.
Maggie Macdonald Wikipedia
She was born in Glasgow on 17 November 1952, the daughter of a senior police detective.
She appeared in her second Mòd final in 1993 in Airdrie. The following year, in Dunoon, she won gold medal in solo singing. In 1998 she formed the band Cliar, along with cousin Mary Ann Kennedy, Arthur Cormack, Bruce MacGregor and others. The band's eponymous first album Cliar was named Best Album in 2003 at the inaugural Scots Trad Music Awards. The band were often described as a gaelic supergroup.
She was part of The Campbells of Greepe, family members from Skye with a long tradition of performing unaccompanied Gaelic song. They were accomplished at puirt à beul, one of the most difficult genres of Gaelic song to perform.
She also performed Gaelic Opera, Mac-Talla nan Eun, singing the last lament in a 2007 performance that was broadcast live. The same year, she also appeared on Duan Nollaig, an album that was the first ever recorded collection of Christmas carols and songs in Gaelic.
She was a member of the Inverness Gaelic choir. She was on the board of directors of Fèis Rois, an organisation supporting Gaelic culture.
She died on 26 July 2016.Cliar 2000
Gun Tamh 2002
Grinn Grinn (Macmeanmna) 2006
No 2 Greepe (Watercolour) 2014
Duan Nollaig 2007