Cò sinn | About us

Macmeanmna is a Skye-based company formed in 1987 originally as a touring group consisting of a musician, two singers and a photographer. They were just going on the road with their audio-visual show Skye: the Island, and had decided to record a cassette of the music from the show for sale on the tour. The four in the group - Gaelic singers Arthur Cormack & Shona MacDonald, keyboard-player and accordionist Blair Douglas, and photographer Cailean Maclean, decided that there was mileage in developing the company and Macmeanmna was born as a recording label.

Since then, the company has gone on to record nearly sixty albums in which Gaelic singing, piping and fiddling feature significantly. Macmeanmna has sold thousands of albums, proving that there is a market for Gaelic music, and we regularly supply contacts in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, France and Japan, as well as the UK. Macmeanmna has also been involved in development work in traditional Gaelic music, staged numerous concerts, participated in the making of television programmes and carried out consultancy work.

Some years ago the celebrated singer, clàrsach player, media personality and producer, Mary Ann Kennedy, joined Macmeanmna.

We are always keen to build up contacts with new retailers, new distributors in the UK and abroad, and would be happy to discuss licensing deals with companies wishing to take whole albums, or tracks from albums. Free samples are also available to companies wishing to stock or licence our product.