Cape Breton fiddle, Scottish pipes, and high-end harmony are featured in not-to-miss Celtic night.
Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald (Cape Breton) join together, blending the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle, with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes. Combining their creative vision with influences from Old and New World Gaelic traditions, they create a powerful sound. Since meeting at the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival, Ben & Anita have toured across North America and further afield, wowing audiences with their captivating blend of driving dance tunes and soulful Gaelic airs.
For those who don’t know of Madison Violet (Ontario, via Cape Breton), it all began in 1999. Brenley and Lisa met over weak coffee and broccoli omelettes, in a restaurant called The Green Room, in
Toronto. It was a chance meeting, 1900 kms away from the small town where both Lisa
and Brenley’s fathers were born. That was 17 years ago, and the pair have been writing and creating beautiful music together ever since. When you hear them, the first thing you’ll notice is that their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family, born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana. In other words, they are musical chameleons.
(Venue and artists are subject to change)