MARY ANN KENNEDY

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June 23, 2018

Mary Ann’s musical career in its many incarnations has been recognised with major awards, including the Concours Internationale de l’Harpe Celtique at the Lorient Festival Interceltique, the international Celtic Media Festival’s Radio Presenter of the Year, and the coveted double gold at Gaeldom’s premier festival, the National Mòd. Her first band, Cliar, won the all-time Best Album accolade at the inaugural Scots Trad Music Awards, and earned her a Saltire Award, With her tradition-bearer family, the Campbells of Greepe, the major biography and album project ‘Fonn’ won the Arts and Culture award at the first National Gaelic Awards, and her choir, Còisir Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis is recognised as one of the country’s top choral ensembles.

Working with her husband and musical partner, Nick Turner, she has received many musical commissions, including ‘Beul na h-Oidhche gu Camhanaich’ (Dusk to Dawn) for Blas Festival, ‘Aiseag’ (The Ferryboat) for PRSforMusic Foundation’s 1st New Music Biennial, ‘Dubh Shneachd’ for the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences and Associate Artist for Aberdeen Music Hall.

Her broadcast credits include BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and presentation and performance on BBC Scotland, BBC2, TG4 and BBC4, fronting major series and specials on world and traditional Scottish and Irish music.

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