It is with great sadness that I learned of the recent sad death of Maggie Macdonald one of the greatest singers to emerge from the Gaidhealtachd of Scotland.She was highly regarded, deeply respected and dearly loved by all her fellow musicians and the world of music will be all the poorer for her passing. Maggie worked with many singers and musicians throughout her long career but was perhaps best known for the highly innovative work she did as a part of the Gaelic band Cliar. She had a beautiful purity and clarity to her voice and a personality which shone through her public performance and private persona.
She was always hugely encouraging of other musicians and singers and whenever I met her, she always had some words of encouragement to pass on and with her trademark humour and humility.
She will be dearly missed. My thoughts are very much with her husband John, her children and all her family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
BAND CONCERTS 2016