Celtic vocal artist Lewis MacKinnon will perform at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Singing in English, Scottish Gaelic and Irish, MacKinnon has performed in coffee shops, pubs, convention centers, theaters and concert halls throughout Eastern Canada since 1994. Born in Cape Breton and raised in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, MacKinnon has played in every Atlantic Canadian Province, Ontario and in both Scotland and Ireland.

MacKinnon is a vocal artist who combines passion and perspective along with powerful baritone vocals in his songs. MacKinnon’s most recent effort offers interpretations of traditional material to inspire present and future generations of learners, singers and composers. His all-Gaelic CD “A’ Seo” (“Here”) earned him an East Coast Music Award nomination and the song “Ailein Duinn,” a traditional Gaelic song, was selected to be included in the Celtic Colours Festival’s 2007 compilation CD.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at unitymaine.org. Next up at the Centre are the Barra MacNeils Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $25, $12.50 for children. For more information, call 948-7469 or visit the Centre website.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.