Catherine-Ann grew up in the village of Eoligarry on the Island of Barra, she sung at ceilidhs and social gatherings from a very young age. Gaelic language enthusiasts revere MacPhee because her pronunciation of the Gaelic is considered a marvel of clarity and beauty. At the age of seventeen she joined a Gaelic theatre group called 'Fir Chlis' (Northern Lights) and travelled and sang with them for three years.
She has recorded several acclaimed CDs and her latest Suil Air Ais (Looking Back) is available on this website. Catherine-Anne MacPhee now lives in Ottawa, Canada where she teaches Gaelic singing travelling between Toronto, Seattle, North Carolina and Cape Breton.