In addition to touring, Maeve has been much in demand as a song tutor and choir leader in both Gaelic and English language, to adults and children in Scotland. She is also an experienced workshop leader for international festivals abroad.
Maryhill Heritage Choir
“The Maryhill Heritage Choir formed shortly before the re-opening [of the Maryhill Burgh Halls] by Maeve Mackinnon. It has been a tremendous addition to an area which previous had, for far too long, been bereft of artistic opportunities for local residents. Maeve’s enthusiasm and skill has sustained the choir and it has now become a regular feature in our local community life… I very much hope they will continue to enrich the local community and provide pleasure to many”
– Ann McKechin, MP, Glasgow North 2001-2015.
In late 2011 Maeve joined forces in a collaboration with her local community hall, the Maryhill Burgh Halls, when they commissioned her choir and outreach project entitled, “Songs of The Trades”. This was a song project based on the old trades of Maryhill, which are depicted in the spectacular stained glass panels on show in the newly refurbished Halls. Although the main bulk of work is with the adult choir, Maeve also runs a schools and care homes outreach programme. Since the choir’s inception, numbers have expanded and the choir were fortunate to receive funding through the Big Lottery: Celebrate fund, through which Maeve was the Burgh Halls’ inaugural Artist In Residence.
The choir changed its name to the Maryhill Heritage Choir in early 2015 and has branched out on its own as a constituted organisation. The choir has performed widely in the Glasgow area, including at high profile events such as The Commonwealth Games.
To join, please visit http://facebook.com/MaryhillHeritageChoir/ or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org