Cormier’s original works are largely comprised of acoustic guitar that highlights a contemporary, modern approach to otherwise classic sounds. The word “versatility” best defines Cormier’s virtuosic talent as at a young age he masterfully performs styles as diverse as jazz, blues, folk, classical and traditional Celtic music.
In 2012, Cormier was awarded the Drive’ers Association and Lakewind Sound’s Big Sampie Award and released his debut album which features collaborations with Gervais Cormier, Scott Macmillan, Colin Grant, Jason Roach, Rankin MacInnis, Ben Marmen and Grammy Award winning Gordie Sampson.
Wendy MacIsaac is high-energy fiddler, piano player and stepdancer from Creignish with three solo records to her credit. A favourite with traditional audiences everywhere, Wendy has toured all over the world as a solo performer and with The Rankins, Mary Jane Lamond, Ashley MacIsaac and Beòlach.
Mary Jane’s sharing of time-honoured Gaelic songs and stories has earned her numerous Juno and ECMA nominations, critical acclaim and a worldwide audience. Her five recordings create a respectful and beautiful framework for ancient Gaelic songs and her spell binding performances make these selections truly come alive.
Established tradition bearers, both Mary Jane and Wendy have been recognized internationally for their solo music careers and are skilful and enthusiastic teachers in high demand at festivals worldwide.
Mary Jane and Wendy are joined onstage by Seph Peters on guitar and banjo and Cathy Porter on Percussion.
Mary Elizabeth was 14 when she first performed with her father in a concert at Judique Parish Hall and, a few years later, began playing with him at the Glencoe Mills dances. She has also traveled with her father to play in Boston, Washington and Toronto.