Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. Mairi has been fortunate to tour nationally and internationally as a performer and educator in both fiddle and step dance.
Mairi has performed as a solo artist, a sideman, is a member of the Cape Breton super group Beolach, and acclaimed band the Outside Track. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name a few. As an educator, Mairi has taught at Universities, schools, festivals and workshops. Some of these include Newcastle University, England; Augusta Heritage Festival, West Virginia; Ohio Scottish Arts School, Ohio; Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling, Cape Breton and Blazin’ in Beauly, Scotland. Mairi has recorded one solo album, CDs with Beolach and the Outside Track, and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings.