Gu Deas has received very positive and exciting reviews since its release in July 2021.
Living Tradition’s review which will be in the August 2021 edition described Mairi’s singing as ‘gentle and supple, with that distinctive Scots Gaelic vocal style and sound. Her pure voice benefits from some understated backing arrangements.’
And also that ‘her voice cruises over the melodic backing like Cornish cream and makes for a subtle yet stunning delight.’
Folk Wales Online Magazine contributed that Mairi’s must-listen-again vocals, is a strong advertisement for South Uist.
Joe Whittaker writing for Folk London wrote, ‘Màiri’s vocals are crystal clear and are supported by a small cadre of top-drawer guest musicians: Megan Henderson on fiddle and vocals, Rachel Newton on harps and vocals, Ali Hutton on guitar, bodhran, whistle and great Highland bagpipes, and Mhairi Hall on piano, harmonium and flute. Mhàiri also arranged and produced the album and has done an excellent job on it.’
Darren Johnson in his music blog reviewed the album said, ‘MacMillan is blessed with one of these beautiful, clear, pure voices that is just so perfect for this material and her familiarity with and deep love for the songs shines through. A beautifully-made album that will find a suitable home with anyone who has a love for Gaelic songs and traditions.’