Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller
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.