Meet our new Gaelic Associates

The National Theatre of Scotland has appointed two Gaelic Associate Artists Fiona J MacKenzie and Maeve Mackinnon to work with us for a year.

They will support the Company’s artistic planning, inform the development of the Gaelic Strategy and to develop their own personal artistic projects. This is the second year that this scheme has been running.

Fiona MacKenzieFiona MacKenzie is one of Scotland’s best known contemporary Gaelic singers. She has 3 CDs on the Greentrax label and is a Royal National Mod Gold Medallist. During her tenure as the Mairi Mhòr Gaelic Song Fellow for Highland Council, she performed, taught and lectured in Gaelic Song extensively in North America and Europe; 2012 sees her performing in Africa. She is keen to make Gaelic accessible to new audiences everywhere with a fusion of music, drama and literature.

Find out more about Fiona on her website.

Maeve MackinnonMaeve Mackinnon is an award-winning young Gaelic singer who has, in a few short years, become one of the leading Scottish folk musicians of her generation. Twice nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards (2011 and 2008 respectively), she was also named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards and a finalist in BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2005. This past year has seen forays into songwriting in both Gaelic and English for several recording projects and presenting The Celtic Zone for BBC Radio Scotland. 2012 sees the release of Maeve’s second solo album, Once Upon An Olive Branch.

Visit Maeve’s website here.

Last year’s Gaelic Associate Catriona Lexy Campbell and up-and-coming young Gaelic artist, Eilidh Daniels have both been accepted onto the National Theatre of Scotland’s Bank of Scotland Emerge Programme, which gives talented artists the opportunity to develop their own work.

Both Catriona Lexy Campbell and Eilidh Daniels will be performing at a free Emerge event at the CCA, Glasgow, on 20th July.

National Theatre of ScotlandYou can find out more about the National Theatre of Scotland’s Gaelic Development Programme here.

Click to download the full anouncement.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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