Saturday October 18thIn Good Hands – St. Mary's Parish Hall
When not performing, Anita is sought after to conduct workshops in music, dance, and song. She has worked with the Ottawa Cape Breton Session, Champlain Valley Traditional Arts, PEI Fiddle Camp, and has been a regular summer instructor at Féis an Eilein, in Christmas Island. Anita’s passion for Cape Breton music has also inspired her to work extensively with the cultural component of Féis an Eilein for the past eight years.
A recipient of the Frank “Big Sampie” Sampson Award, Anita released her debut album, “Stepping Stone,” during the 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival.
Anita has been featured on Jean MacNeil’s instructional stepdance video: “Spring In Your Step”, as well as Cape Breton Live Radio’s compilation album: “Cape Breton Live: Take 01”. She is also involved with a new musical project, led by American piper Ben Miller, and played for the group’s debut recording in the fall of 2013.
She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, focusing in History and Gaelic, from Cape Breton University, and is completing a program in Event Management through New Brunswick Community College.