Mairi Orr


"Mairi Orr is one to watch!"
Songlines Magazine

"From the Highlands, her chosen musical style is Americana and the two blend remarkably harmoniously"
R2 Magazine

Jenny Does Burn is simply an exceptional CD that showcases Mairi Orr’s vibrant love of acoustic music, story-telling gift and ability as a performer.” Folk Radio UK
“Convincingly melds Americana-bluegrass and Scottish roots musical traditions, and her own original songs offer a wide range of storytelling.” Fatea Records

Stories passed down and those untold, tales of treachery and witchcraft, voices from past and present with fact and fiction intertwined... crafting lyrics and defining them with her empathetic vocal style, Mairi Orr is a Scottish singer and songwriter who celebrates the vibrant musical connection between Scots and American folk traditions and brings to it her own contemporary interpretation.

June 2015 saw the release of her debut album ‘Jenny Does Burn’, which followed a 2011 EP release ‘The Gathering Crows’. Formerly based in Edinburgh, Mairi has been a regular performer for over a decade in the Scottish folk and bluegrass scene and has now returned as a resident 
in her native West Highlands. Joined by musicians from the folk and roots circuit, her live performances effortlessly blend original songs with choice picks from Americana.