Gu Deas, the album from Màiri MacMillan, was released in July 2021. ‘Gu Deas‘ means southern or southerly, and also means accomplished, skilful and ready. The album curates beautifully traditional Gaelic songs, mostly with South Uist connections, recorded in a fresh contemporary arrangement.
The album was arranged and produced by the creative, skilled and talented musician Mhairi Hall. Alongside Mhairi (harmonium, piano, flute, and whistle), it features wonderfully talented musicians, Megan Henderson (fiddle and voice), Ali Hutton (bodhrán, guitar, whistle, great highland bagpipes) and Rachel Newton (clàrsach, electric harp and voice).