Gaelic singer passes away

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The Gaelic singer Flora MacNeil has died at the age of 86 after a short illness.

Described as “the Queen of Gaelic singers”, Ms MacNeil was heavily involved in the revival of Gaelic music after the end of World War II.

She grew up on Barra but later moved to Edinburgh, where her talent was discovered by the poet and folk song collector Hamish Henderson.

Her daughter, Maggie MacInnes, is also a Gaelic singer and harp player.

Flora MacNeil was born in 1928 on Barra.