Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich are acclaimed singer songwriters who draw upon their traditional Gaelic roots as well as from other musical genres including Nordic, Eastern European, Americana, indie and electronica. Their live sound has been described as "ethereal and evocative" whilst their albums TÌR - Highland Life & Lore and TUATH - Songs of the Northlands as "sophisticated, ambient and sonically mesmerising". With layered harmonies, innovative interpretation of ancient Gaelic texts and songs as well newly written material, Ó hEadhra | NicChoinnich make music which appeals to audiences seeking quality and authenticity.
Over the past 25 years the Scottish Highland based duo have played around the world as solo performers and with various bands including Anam, Seelyhoo, Mackenzie, Cruinn, McKerron | Brechin | Ó hEadhra. They have recorded on over 30 albums between them on labels such as Linn Records, JVC Victor, Greentrax, Brechin All Records, Macmeanmna, and their own label, Anam Communications.
Both singers have performed on numerous television, radio and internet programmes and Fionnag has sung live on the Netflix historical blockbuster - Outlaw King. She has also sung on the soundtrack of the computer adventure game, The Bard's Tale IV; released by inXile in September 2018.
Acclaimed composer/musician/producer Mike Vass co-produced TÌR & TUATH and has provided the cinematic soundscape which has made this innovative recording stand out sonically and musically.
Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich continue to be in demand to play concerts, festivals and online work at home and abroad.
"Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie are two extraordinary artists... Both are outstanding singers and songwriters and some of the best voices in the world of Gaelic language."
Brian Ó hEadhra
Based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Brian Ó hEadhra is an acclaimed singer-songwriter performing with acts Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich, Cruinn, and McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra. Performing traditional and contemporary music and song, he has toured the globe with the band Anam and has recorded on over twenty albums over a thirty-year career.
Having been brought up in Newfoundland, Canada and Ireland, as well as having strong links with Scandinavia, Brian draws inspiration from our rich North Atlantic cultures and societies.
Brian has worked in arts management and Gaelic development over many years and is currently employed as Partnership Manager for Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Scotland's Gaelic language board.
Brian is a trustee of Findhorn Bay Arts, Co-convener and founder of the North Atlantic Song Collective (NASC) and founder of Gaelic arts collective Ealantas. He owns and runs an independent record and music publishing company Anam Communications. Brian holds a BA Hons degree in Irish Folklore and English Literature from University College Dublin.
"...this Kate Bush meets Bjork of the Isle of Lewis is the voice taking traditional music to places it's seldom been before."
Fionnag NicChoinnich is from the Isle of Lewis and has been singing and writing music in Gaelic and English from a young age. She has performed in bands and projects including Seelyhoo, Mackenzie, Anam, Cruinn, and Struileag.
She released a solo album entitled Elevate on Linn Records in 2006 which received high critical acclaim. In 2017 she sang and performed on two major media projects; The Outlaw King - a Netflix film which came out in 2018 and the computer game The Bard’s Tale IV.
Fionnag has worked as a music tutor for various youth projects in the Highlands including the Youth Music Initiative, run by Fèis Rois, Eden Court classes and Arts Play. She currently works as an Archive Assistant at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre in Inverness.