Allie Bennett

Cape Breton

Multi-instrumentalist Allie Bennett has toured Canada, the U.S., Britain, Sweden, Australia, and Germany and has over 125 album projects to his credit as a studio musician. He has worked with John Allan Cameron, Rita MacNeil, Valdy, Murray McLauchlan, The Rankin Family, The Barra MacNeils, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Guthro, Dave Gunning, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Raylene Rankin, the late Stan Rogers, and many more.

Frequently called on to play the role of musical director and band-leader for events like the East Coast Music Awards, the Cape Breton Summertime Revue and Howie's Celtic Brew, Allie was the recipient of the ECMA Musician's Achievement Award in 2005. In 2011, he received another ECMA for his co-production of Dave Gunning's "A Tribute to John Allan Cameron" CD, which won for Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year.
Always in demand for studio and touring work, Allie has just released his second CD, “Full Circle”, a follow-up to his 2004 debut “It’s About Time”. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where he operates a private music school teaching fiddle and guitar, as well as working as a studio and touring musician.

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