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Allie Bennett

Cape Breton

Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia native Allie Bennett is in his 39th year in the Canadian Music Industry. He has toured Canada, the U.S., Britain, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and has over 125 album projects to his credit as a studio musician. His name is on over 1,000,000 units sold in Canada and he has worked with John Allan Cameron, Rita MacNeil, Murray McLauchlan, The Rankin Family, The Barra MacNeils, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster, Ron Hynes, Bruce Guthro, Dave Gunning, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Raylene Rankin, Stan Rogers, and many more.
Allie was Musical Director for the 1995 East Coast Music Awards. He was also band leader for the 1997 and 1998 editions of the Cape Breton Summertime Revue and the 2000 and 2001 productions of Howie’s Celtic Brew. In 2003 he was Musical Director of The Rise And Follies Of Cape Breton - The Second Coming. In 2004 Allie released a fiddle album, his first solo project, aptly titled “It’s About Time”, and in 2005 he was presented with the East Coast Music Association's Musicians Achievement Award. Allie will be publishing an Instructional Book on Cape Breton Fiddle in the near future. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he operates a private music school teaching fiddle and guitar, as well as teaching at the Halifax and Bedford Long & McQuade Lesson Centres. Allie continues to work as a studio musician, and tours occasionally with Dave Gunning, as well as a solo performer. In the fall of 2013 he released a new recording called “Full Circle” which is mostly instrumental with some vocal tracks as well.

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