Maeve MacKinnon – Since the award-winning success of her 2007 debut album Don’t Sing Love Songs, the young Scottish singer Maeve MacKinnon has proved herself one of the most distinctively gifted artists on today’s UK folk scene – a reputation now set to rise still further with the release of her eagerly-anticipated follow-up, Once Upon an Olive Branch.
Singing in Gaelic, Scots and English, with a repertoire spanning traditional, contemporary and now original material, Maeve is renowned equally for the eloquent emotional connection she forges with every song, communicated in a bewitchingly honeyed, husky yet vibrantly earthy voice, and for her music’s dynamic interplay of boldness and sensitivity. It’s a combination that saw her voted Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards, and Don’t Sing Love Songs showcased live as a Classic Album at Celtic Connections 2008.
Richard Street – Three time Grammy Award, two time American Music Award winner Richard Street is lead singer of The Temptations.
With all but one of the original members of the Temptations having passed on, Richard presents the music of The Temptations in its original five man group format featuring all of The Temptations best-loved hits; Heavenly, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Firefly, Hey Girl, Masterpiece, Every Time I Close My Eyes, I’ll Keep My Light In My Window, Super Star, Show Me Your Love, Bare Back, Standing On the Top, Papa Was a Rolling Stone and many more.