Brian Ó hEadhra

Singer | Songwriter | Musician | Arts & Cultural Projects
Seinneadair | Sgrìobhaiche | Ceòladair | Pròiseactan Ealantach is Cultarach


Brian Ó hEadhra is an acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician living and working in the Highlands of Scotland. He has founded and is involved in numerous quality arts and cultural projects at local, national and international levels.  

Brian works in Gaelic language development with Bòrd na Gàidhlig (p/t).  

Musician | Ceòladair

Upcoming Concerts & Workshops | Cuirmean-Ciùil is Bùthan-obrach

10 June 2023 - Féile na nGealaí, Rath Cairn, Éire 

23 June 2023 - Private concert, Inverness, Scotland. (Brian & Fionnag)

23 August 2023 - Under Canvas at Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland. (Brian & Fionnag)

14 September 2023 - Private concert, Inverness, Scotland. (Brian & Fionnag)

27 September 2023 - Private concert, Inverness, Scotland. (Brian & Fionnag)

11 October 2023 - Private concert, Inverness, Scotland. (Brian & Fionnag)

Past Concerts/Events 2022:
North Atlantic Song Convention, Edinburgh, Scotland (Brian & Fionnag(
Evangelishche Kirche, Schwerte, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Brian & Fionnag (+ Órla & Ró)
Inverness Acoustic Music Club, Inverness, Scotland (Brian & Fionnag)
Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich at Findhorn Bay Festival, Buckie, Scotland
Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich at Under Canvas, Eden Court, Inverness
McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra at Cèilidh Place, Ullapool,  Invergordon Arts Centre, Invergordon
Brian Ó hEadhra & Adam Csenki at GLUPSK på Dalsland Festival, Åmål, Sweden
Speaking on the panel "Artists and the Environment" at The Dandelion Festival, Inverness

Brian Ó hEadhra

Based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Brian Ó hEadhra is an acclaimed singer and songwriter performing with acts Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich, Cruinn, and McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra.  Performing traditional and contemporary music and song, he has toured the globe with the band Anam and has recorded on over twenty albums over a thirty-year career. 

Find out more on the About and Media pages.   

Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich

Based in the Highlands of Scotland, the award-winning/nominated duo Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich performs songs from the Gaelic, Scots and Irish traditions as well as newly composed material drawing inspiration from music and cultures primarily from the North Atlantic fringe.

Over the past 25 years, they have performed across the globe and recorded many albums with acts such as Anam, Cruinn, Mackenzie, and Mckerron Brechin Ó hEadhra. Website

Mckerron Brechin  Ó hEadhra

Fiery tunes and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition by three of Scotland’s finest musicians.  The Scottish trad trio of Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Sandy Brechin (piano accordion) and Brian Ó hEadhra (guitar & vocals) are three accomplished musicians who draw on a wealth of tunes and songs from the Gaelic and Scots traditions.

They each are acclaimed composers and performers in their own right. The trio has performed in Scotland and abroad and have wowed audiences with their choice of material and engaging stage performances.  Website.  

Arts & Culture | Ealain is Cultar

Inverness Acoustic Music Club

The Inverness Acoustic Music Club website is a not-for-profit unincorporated association dedicated to promoting and celebrating quality traditional, folk, and world music. The club was founded and is coordinated by singers Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich and is open to all who appreciate acoustic music. Website.  

North Atlantic Song Convention (NASC)

Established in 2020 by Brian Ó hEadhra and Emma Björling, The North Atlantic Song Community / Cooperation / Collaboration (NASC) is an inclusive international network that promotes, celebrates and supports our North Atlantic song traditions. The 'North Atlantic' refers to the region of geographic, political and cultural entities that have borders with or access to the North Atlantic Ocean.

The association’s aims and objects are to promote the study and performance of song traditions and associated practice in all its aspects.  Website.  

Findhorn Bay Arts

Brian is a board member of Findhorn Bay Arts.  Findhorn Bay Arts is an award-winning creative producer of high-quality cultural events and activities rooted in the communities of Moray including the flagship biennial Findhorn Bay Festival. Website.  

Traditional Music Forum

Brian is on the board of the Traditional Music Forum (TMF).  The TMF aims to develop, sustain, support and maximise the potential of traditional music in Scotland.  It provides resources on traditional music for agencies and decision-makers; it encourages skills development and knowledge sharing among its members.  Website

Publishing | Foillseachadh

Anam Communications

Anam Communications is a music publishingand record company releasing quality acoustic and Gaelic music which has garnered high praise from critics and public alike over many years.  Artists include Cruinn; Anam; McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra; Christine Primrose & Brian Ó hEadhra; Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich.  Website

Anam Communications is also a book publishing company which has released highly acclaimed work by Aidan O'Hara and Brian Ó hEadhra.   

Anam Arts

Established in 2022, Anam Arts bring to you quality merchandise celebrating Scottish and Irish Gaelic language and culture as well as some choice Irish and Scottish phrases in Scots and Hiberno-English. Available on Redbubble.  

Writing | Sgrìobhadh

Brian is an accomplished songwriter in Gaelic and English.  Over the years has also contributed to various magazines and periodicals covering matters such as Gaelic language, culture and music.  Brian also enjoys writing poetry.  Check out the Lyrics page.  

Gaelic | Gàidhlig is Gaeilge

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

As Partnerships & Funding Manager, Brian Ó hEadhra works (p/t) across the Bòrd na Gàidhlig team and with external partners to ensure that more people are using and benefitting from Gaelic at work, at home and in the community. Website.

’S e Bòrd na Gàidhlig a’ phrìomh bhuidheann phoblach ann an Alba ris a bheil e an urra cor na Gàidhlig a thoirt air adhart.  ’S e ar n-amas gum bi a’ Ghàidhlig air a faicinn is air a cluinntinn gu làitheil air feadh Alba.  

Online Gaelic Song Class - Seinn Air Loidhne

Join Highland-based acclaimed Gaelic singer, Brian Ó hEadhra, to learn Scottish Gaelic songs each week online (see Facebook Group for dates). 

You will learn traditional and new Gaelic songs in an informal and informative manner. You don't need to have much Gaelic and we will concentrate on pronunciation, song background and musical delivery. You will be on mute while singing.

The class is an hour-long on Zoom.  Payment is voluntary and by donation through Paypal. Access to song resources here.  

Latest information on the Seinn Air Loidhne page.  

Online Gaelic Conversation Class -
Bruidhinn Air Loidhne

Bruidhinn Air Loidhne is a five-week online conversation class designed specifically for individuals with little or no knowledge of Scottish Gaelic. Led by experienced tutor Brian Ó hEadhra, the class aims to provide a supportive and engaging environment where beginners can develop their conversational Gaelic skills. Visit the Bruidhinn Air Loidhne page for more information and join the Facebook Group.