Mary Jane Lamond
is a Canadian
celtic folk musician
who performs traditional Canadian Gaelic
folk songs from Cape Breton Island
.Devlin, Mike (February 18, 2001). "Gaelic singing sensation returns", Times-Colonist
, p. D3. She was born in 1960 in Kingston, Ontario
, graduated from Westmount High School
in Montreal and then the Celtic Studies program at St. Francis Xavier University
in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
She was the vocalist on Ashley MacIsaac
's 1995 hit single Sleepy Maggie
. She also had a solo Top 40 hit in Canada with Horo Ghoid thu Nighean
, the first single from her 1997 album Suas e!
. Following Suas e!
, she released Làn Dùil
in 1999. Orain Ghàidhlig
, most of which was recorded live in North River, Cape Breton Island, followed in 2001. In 2005, she released the pared down studio recording Storas
Since 2000, Mary Jane Lamond has composed and produced tracks for film and stage, done radio work, and participated in a number of charitable projects. She has been active in the ongoing preservation and revitalization of the Scottish Gaelic
culture in Cape Breton as a member of the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia, and as a teacher of Gaelic language and song workshops.
In 2005 she contributed the song Mo Mhaeli Bheag Og
to the charity album Voyces United for UNHCR
- Bho Thir Nan Craobh (1995) (Eng. From the Land of the Trees)
- Suas e! (1997) (Eng. Go For It!)
- Làn Dùil (1999) (Eng. Full of......