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Anita MacDonald and Ben Miller with Zakk Cormier

5 December 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burlington Violin Shop

Presented by Young Tradition Vermont and the Burlington Violin Shop. $20 suggested donation. Reservations and other info at mark.sustic@gmail.com.

One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.” — CBC Mainstreet (Nova Scotia, CAN)

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald have become renowned across Canada and further afield, for their synergistic approach to traditional Scottish music. Blending Scottish Lowland pipes with Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic song and step-dance, Ben and Anita join together the threads of Old and New World traditions, while constantly exploring new ways to bring their instruments closer together. A dynamic musician with deep roots in his own Franco-Celtic tradition, Zakk Cormier brings his talents as a sympathetic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythms of Acadian foot-percussion.

Their music has been hailed as “Playful, poignant, and passionate all at once”“Fresh, yet totally traditional.”

They have created a powerful sound, transcending the boundaries between Cape Breton and Scottish traditions. Their live show has captivated audiences across the globe, from British Columbia and California, to Austria and Denmark.

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