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Fiona Mackenzie

Fiona Mackenzie

Fiona is a Scottish singer/songwriter, born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, who combines traditional and contemporary singing styles to create her own unique sound



Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 Sampler
The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 Sampler
An impressive new collection showcasing the best of Linn Record's artists. 

AKP 389  

Elevate LP
Elevate LP
debut solo album featuring self-penned compositions in Gaelic and English 

AKH 364

Elevate
Elevate
debut solo album featuring self-penned compositions in Gaelic and English 

AKD 307  

Notes from a Hebridean Island
Notes from a Hebridean Island
Beautiful Scottish and Gaelic singing and instrumental music played by the finest exponents around. 

AKD 145  

Fiona Mackenzie  

Fiona, from the Isle of Lewis, began singing at an early age - at home with her family and in her local Gaelic choirs.  After leaving the island to study in Glasgow, she joined the Edinburgh-based Celtic band, Seelyhoo, with whom she recorded two albums.  She then went on to join, and record with, the internationally acclaimed band, Anam, whilst continuing to sing, in the trio Mackenzie, with two of her sisters, Eilidh and Gillian. Mackenzie have released two albums and are still doing various recording and performance projects. 

She has been writing songs since her early teens and has used a mixture of her own material and traditional song in her recordings with Seelyhoo, Mackenzie and Anam.  As a professional singer, Fiona has also featured in many radio and television broadcasts.

Although a large part of Fiona's musical background draws upon her Gaelic culture, she has always taken an interest in music from other genres.  Most of her own songs have been written in English and are influenced by many different types of music - rock, pop, world, country...

On "Elevate" (Linn AKD 307), her debut solo album, all tracks are Fiona's own compositions (music and lyrics) except the lyrics in the three Gaelic tracks; two of these use lyrics by her sister, Eilidh Mackenzie, while An Roghainn is a poem by Sorley Maclean.  The album was recorded and produced by the acclaimed producer Calum Malcolm and is released on Linn Records in 2008.   


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Fiona Mackenzie a huge success at LP12 event!
11 March 2011
An exclusive performance by Fiona Mackenzie
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Elevate now on 180g vinyl
03 August 2010
the critics' choice album available to pre-order
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Fiona Mackenzie takes 'Elevate' on the road
15 June 2010
Gaelic singer on tour this summer
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Linn downloads praised in audiophile publication
29 May 2009
Goldmine explores the Linn Records catalogue...
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www.folking.com
Album tops critics 2008 chart.
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The Living Tradition
Expressive and lyrically beautiful...a brilliant album.
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Folkradio.com
This is a very beautiful album.
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Audiophile Audition
4½ Stars
This surprising record is definitely in my top five for 2008!
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Atlanta Audio Society
Her songs have a haunting beauty.
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Maverick
5 Stars
Gentle, lush album full of exquisite musical moments.
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Karine Polwart
5 Stars
This is a gorgeous, delicate album.
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Songlines
4 Stars
Scots singer's stunning solo set. Delicious, captivating listening.
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The Stornoway Gazette
clean, well-rounded and pure sound
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www.whisperinandhollerin.com
4 Stars
Serious bliss...a truly remarkable voice capable of straddling the disparate folk and pop worlds
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Inverness City Advertiser
It's a record that deserves to be heard by lots more people and, most importantly, it sounds like it knows it. Excellent.
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The Sunday Post
A major talent
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The Skinny
3 Stars
It confirms that this talented Scottish artist can also succeed on her own.
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The Blackburn Citizen
Think Bjork meets Liz Fraser with a Hebridean twist and you're getting to understand Fiona Mackenzie.
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The Scotsman
An album which, one suspects, will make listeners and broadcasters sit up and take notice, well across the genre spectrum.
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The Irish World
This Kate Bush meets Bjork of the Isle of Lewis is the voice taking traditional music to places it's seldom been before.
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www.folking.com
I know it's only January, but this has "album of the year" written all over it!
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www.folking.com
I know it's only January, but this has "album of the year" written all over it!
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ZigZag Website
Pure and beautifully plaintive.
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www.folking.com
If you were to measure it by the standards of most ‘folk' albums it would be leagues above for originality.
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13 December 2014 to 13 December 2014
Scotland
Inverness Lesiure,, Inverness Scotland United Kingdom
MG ALBA Trad Music Awards

01 February 2015 to 01 February 2015
Scotland
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Celtic Connections