MACNeil passed away on Saturday (16May15) after a short illness.

Discovered by Scottish poet Hamish Henderson, who chose her to perform at The People's Festival in the 1950s, she was best known for helping revive Gaelic music after the Second World War.

During her career, she performed around the world, on radio and TV and released several folk music albums.

She became a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1992 and was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Awards Hall of Fame at the BBC.

Her daughter Maggie MACInnes is also a folk singer.