From Sheena Wellington on the forthcoming Friends of Wighton Cappuccino Concert :
On Saturday 19th November, Mary Ann Kennedy and long-time musical collaborator Finlay Wells who will reveal some brand-new material from two forthcoming albums in a series of intimate concerts. ‘Glaschu’ – a lovesong to her urban Gàidhealtachd home town, and ‘An Dàn’ – a unique collection of original Gaelic songwriting by Mary Ann and some of Scotland’s finest poets – are scheduled for release in 2017. Join Mary Ann and Finlay to be among the first to hear these very special songs.
An urban Gael from multi-cultural Glasgow, Mary Ann Kennedy’s life has been one of music. A younger member of the ‘first family of Gaelic music’, her earliest memories are of a home filled with songs of community, history, work and worship from their exile island of Skye.
A hothouse classical training – and a brief diversion running the BBC’s Gaelic news service – sees her today as musician, singer, broadcaster, conductor, composer and producer, based at her creative Highland hub, Watercolour Music.
As always doors open for the Cappuccino Concert at 10.30am, tickets £5, and you can enjoy refreshments (available for a small donation) and enjoy a newspaper before the concert starts at 11am.