Music, dance of Cape Breton featured at Celtic concert
Dance a jig on over to the Light and Life Free Methodist Church, 2797 Willow Creek Road, on Friday, Sept. 18, for the next concert in the Prescott Celtic Concert Series.
Featuring Cassie and Maggie MacDonald performing the music and dance of Cape Breton, the concert balances musical integrity and entertainment.
Tickets, sold at the door, are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for those under 18. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
The two sisters are everything that could be hoped for in a musical act, according to a press release from David McNabb, director of the Celtic Concert series. "Their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it," the release said. "While staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements."
The MacDonalds were raised in Nova Scotia and have used their upbringing in a family with a rich, musical heritage to form their own brand of Celtic roots music, according to the release. Their first festival performance was at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Ontario, Canada. Since then, they have performed at multiple celebrations and festivals in Germany, the United States, Canada, Bermuda, the United Kingdom and France, where they performed for the French ambassador.
The duo have also won the Galaxie Radio Rising Star Award and have been nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award for "Young Performers of the Year," the East Coast Music Award for "Traditional Album" and the Nova Scotia Awards for "New Artist" and "Roots Album of the Year."
"Their accolades and awards speak of a young duo that will surely continue to do great things," the release said.
Follow reporter Jason Wheeler on Twitter @PrescottWheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037 or at 928-642-5277.
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