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Buddy MacDonald

Cape Breton

Buddy MacDonald, from the North Shore of Cape Breton, has been a singer/songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years. He was exposed at an early age to the singing and story-telling of some of the great singers of his native Island. Much of his song-writing is still influenced by this style he was so familiar with as a young boy.

Over the years he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton including Natalie MacMaster, Howie Mac Donald, Ashley MacIsaac, Dave MacIsaac, and John Allan Cameron among many others.

Since Celtic Colours began in 1997, Buddy has been the host of the late night Festival Club, and he has performed all over the Island with musicians from all over the world, including Scotland's Dougie MacLean and Archie Fisher, Ireland's Tommy Makem and Michael Black, and a host of others. Buddy's songs have been performed and recorded by artists throughout the country.

Buddy continues to tour and chase audiences to wherever they will sit down and listen. Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener.

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