AnitaMacDonaldBenMiller

Upcoming shows

Date Sunday October 11th 7:30 PM
Show Raising the Roof
Venue Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department
Date Friday October 16th 9:00 PM
Show Celtic Pub
Venue Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre

Upcoming workshops

Date Tuesday October 13th 11:00 AM
Workshop Square Dance Workshop
Venue Little Narrows Community Centre
Date Tuesday October 13th 1:45 PM
Workshop Big Square Dance in Little Narrows
Venue Little Narrows Ferry

Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller

Cape Breton

Anita MacDonald is a musician, dancer, and Gaelic singer from Little Narrows, Cape Breton. Anita’s fiddle playing has a distinctive sound, influenced by the deep roots of her musical family and her teachers throughout the years. Her energetic style has put her in demand as a performer and teacher, across Cape Breton and beyond. Ben Miller plays Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, and highland pipes, with a repertoire and style drawn mainly on the Gaelic traditions of western Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes, blended with a healthy dash of Irish tunes for good measure. Deeply rooted in the bedrock of tradition stemming from the Scottish Gaelic dance-music of the Western Isles and the Canadian Maritimes, Ben and Anita pair driving dance tunes with expressive Gaelic airs and songs. Their rich, pipe-driven sound is complemented by the Cape Breton influenced piano playing style of Tyson Chen, bringing their listeners a powerful combination of passion and grace.