Mary Ann's 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.
Musical commissions include '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. The commissions continue in 2018 with Scottish Natural Heritage and An Comunn Gàidhealach sponsoring a new work marking the National Mòd in Dunoon.
Working from Watercolour Music in Ardgour with her husband, producer and engineer Nick Turner,Mary Ann produced 'An Dàn' her solo debut followed by Glaschu
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,
This is entirely a voluntary project for us here at Watercolour. Somewhere down the line, we might be able to look at publishing, but for now, we just wanted to get something out online that might bring pleasure to others at a difficult time, and we’re working entirely within the resources that we have available to us here at Watercolour.
Coigach and Assynt is a land and a people in constant motion. The voices and experience of its people, sung out through their Music and Tales, paint a great canvas of human experience against a backdrop of rocks as old as the earth itself and a landscape which tells its own dramatic tales of the cycle of life..
Highland Whispers is an innovative and dynamic project which celebrates the wonderfully broad range of artistic expression in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It will inspire new and unexpected relationships through a syndicated group of original commissions, which will in turn create and inspire a consequential series of new works.
" It is her delivery of the lyrics of others... that really shine." The Herald.
" Mary Ann’s commanding and captivating voice clearly articulates the gamut of feelings expressed in the words.
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