Famous for her Scottish Gaelic vocal performances and for her proficiency on multiple musical instruments, she released five solo albums between 2005 and 2014 and also performed and recorded with the music groups Dual, Brolum, and Dochas. She is the recipient of several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
After earning a bachelor's degree in English horn and oboe performance at Glasgow, Scotland's University of Strathclyde, she studied Scottish Gaelic music at the Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
In 2008, she recorded "Lon Dubh," a cover of the popular Beatles song "Blackbird."
Born and raised in the Scottish island community of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, she later settled in Dingwall, Scotland, with her husband and musical collaborator Eamon Doorley. She and Doorley welcomed daughters named Eabha and Niamh in 2010 and 2012, respectively.
She and Dougie Maclean are both popular Scottish folk music singers.