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5 December 2019 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Burlington Violin Shop
Presented by Young Tradition Vermont and collaborations with public schools in Essex, Charlotte, Milton and Burlington. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.