Eilidh MacKenzie

Eilidh is the Fèisgoil Manager at Fèisean nan Gàidheal with responsibility for the formal education arm of the organisation throughout Scotland.

Raised on the Isle of Lewis within a family who enjoy singing, she was surrounded by Gaelic song, the greatest influence being her Dad, Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductee Rod Mackenzie. For many years she delivered song workshops to children and adults and in 2005 produced and co-wrote the first Gaelic musical, Taigh Màiri Anndra. She has led YMI classes and song groups throughout her career, Fèis na h-Òige’s teenage group Canntaireachd and Highland Council’s region-wide group for secondary pupils, Còisir G (current) among them. A graduate of the University of Glasgow in Celtic Studies and Music she has also studied these subjects as a post graduate including a year at ST FX in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  A past member of groups Mac-Talla and Mackenzie she spent several years in Abernyte near Dundee and a year in Umeå, Sweden, before settling along with her husband and four children on the Black Isle near Inverness.