Runs Nov. 7-11th.
Runs Nov. 14-18th.
Kyle MacDonald is a life long fiddler and musician from Inverness. He is a school teacher on the West coast of the island, and a Gaelic language learner. Kyle is currently playing at dances and ceilidhs in Cape Breton, and has represented Cape Breton and Nova Scotia both nationally and internationally. Music is experienced as a natural part of Kyle’s lifestyle, most often in the home setting surrounded by family, friends, and laughter.
Pretty Archie is a Country/Folk/Bluegrass band from Cape Breton. Long time friends Brian Cathcart (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Matt McNeil (Lead Guitar, Mandolin), Colin Gillis (Harmonica, Bass, Vocals) and Redmond MacDougall (Banjo, Percussion, Vocals) make up this quartet.
In these young men’s lives, the art of music has always been present, recognized and encouraged. Blessing them with a deep love and passion for music at an early age.
Runs Oct. 24-28th
Still only in her early 20s, Rosie MacKenzie is already a veteran performer and recording artist, recognized as one of the finest young Cape Breton fiddlers on the traditional music scene. Recently she spoke to Celtic Life International.
Her father’s family comes from Scotland descent and her mother’s family comes from Syria. She thank Pops for the music, and her mom for her tan.
Lennie Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island. His music crosses into the folk, Celtic, rock and country music genres. Lennie Gallant received his first guitar for Christmas when he was 13. After performing in a variety of rock and Celtic folk bands in his teenage years, Gallant formed Speed The Plow, a band that was a mixture of folk and rock in the vein of Neil Young and Bob Dylan. He also performed at a variety of folk festivals and also wrote music for film and theatre.